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Blizzard apology does not silence protestors at BlizzCon 2019

The apology Blizzard issued today, regarding the HeathStone pro banned for supporting the Hong Kong protests, has not silenced protestors at BlizzCon 2019. A collection of groups gathered in the street leading to the Anaheim Convention Center, where the event is being held. The groups included people dressed as Winnie …

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The historical precedent for video game demo melons

I saw a bit of the new COD the other day. It was fine. Fighting through the streets, going silent with one of those contraptions on the end of a gun barrel. But then: a marketplace, or the remains of it. And what’s this? Watermelons! Reader, I am emphatically here …

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Five of the Best: Lighthouses

Five of the Best is a weekly series about the bits of games we overlook, those poor old things. I’m talking about crowds, potions, mountains, hands – things we barely notice at the time but can recall years later because they’re so important to the overall memory of the game. …

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Video games in China: beyond the great firewall

Video games are a small window into Chinese life, but they’re a window nonetheless, and video games themselves, in China, are huge. China accounts for more than half of the entire planet’s PC gaming revenue. In fact, despite it being smaller than mobile gaming there, China’s PC gaming market alone …

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