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An anti-Semitic slur used during a Twitch livestream embodies the casual toxicity found in gaming culture

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How I Got Through This

It’s a game I didn’t need to win — I just needed to push through

Photo illustration; source: Minecraft/Mojang Studios


Column

Everything I’ve been taught about video games as a parent is a lie

Two young children play the open world game Minecraft on their iPads.
Two young children play the open world game Minecraft on their iPads.
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With a new update to the video game, young people have even more of an excuse to seek out escapism during the pandemic

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The game provides players a sense of daily routine and gives them an open world to wander — a luxury that’s sorely lacking from our lives

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The comedy series’ most surprising feature is that it’s not a caricature of the $152 billion video game market

“Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet” is an office comedy that takes place in the gaming world. Photo: Apple


Andrew Finch’s death shows how easily pranksters can sic the police on their adversaries like a pack of trained attack dogs

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It’s time schools acknowledge that games offer more practical and tangible value than most other subjects taught

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I used to play video games to escape from monotony. Then 2016 happened.

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Great Escape

Teens have always created their own spaces to experiment, socialize, and indulge idle curiosity

Credit: Ryan Hubbard. (Images: Christian Petersen and Chesnot/Getty)

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