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Women now outnumber men in USC’s video game design program, heralding big industry changes

In video games, an arena of pop-culture that’s long been characterized as a boys’ club, the news that women now outnumber men in the University of Southern California’s graduate video game design program feels revolutionary. And it very well may be.

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Why ‘Oxenfree’ May Just Be the First Must-Play Game of 2016

Oxenfree mixes its terror with plenty of playfulness, creating a game in which wonder and ambiguity rather than pure frights and boos are a priority.

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‘WWE 2K16’ Requires Too Much Excellence in Execution to Have a Good Time

WWE 2K16 is far, far too complicated to just pick up and play. I understand why. Wrestling is not like other sports. There’s a sadistic creativity surrounding it.

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‘Friday the 13th’ Game Well on Its Way to Ruling Next Year’s Halloween

A determined group of developers has nearly funded a project to bring horror movie franchise Friday the 13th to the multiplayer gaming realm.

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IndieCade 2015: New Games Get All Touchy-Feely

Kissing. Sex. Breakups. Games today are getting emotional — and sometimes even sexy.

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‘Super Mario’ Looms Large in the Game World 30 Years Later

Three decades on, the character drawn up by game design master Shigeru Miyamoto is still immediately identifiable. And his games regularly sell in the multiple millions. What’s the secret?

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‘Assassin’s Creed’ Film Won’t Save Game-to-Movie Adaptations, and That’s Fine

For the most part, gaming culture is simply popular culture. There’s no hierarchy for entertainment.

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‘Mad Max’ Is More ‘American Pickers’ Than Apocalyptic Film Series Adaptation

Mad Max the game does a few things well, but it lacks focus.

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Players Have Every Right to Be Unhappy With ‘Star Citizen’ Progress

How can a game with nearly $90 million in funding possibly be behind schedule? We were supposed to have a fully formed beta version by the end of 2014, but that isn’t coming until 2016. What happened?

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Gaming Against Sexual Assault, with ‘Decisions That Matter’ and Other Video Games

The game tackles sexual assault, and it asks players to witness disturbing situations that test their moral fortitude.

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Supernatural: Season 11, Episode 12 - "Don't You Forget About Me"

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"In another stand-alone episode, there's a lot of teen drama and some surprises, but not much potential.

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