Valkyrae Gets a Big Chair in the Gaming World

The 29-year-old gamer from Los Angeles is a new owner of 100 Thieves, the e-sports team giant.

#100-thieves-fashion-label, #computer-and-video-games, #content-type-personal-profile, #e-sports, #twitch-interactive-inc, #valkyrae-rachel-hofstetter, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #women-and-girls, #youtube-com

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Forgotten Copy of Super Mario Bros. Sets Record at Auction

The game was bought as a Christmas gift in 1986 but was left in a desk drawer for 35 years. It sold for $660,000 at an auction on Friday.

#auctions, #computer-and-video-games, #gifts, #heritage-auctions, #nintendo-co-ltd, #super-mario-bros-video-game

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Discord, a Chat App for Gamers, Said to Have Discussed Deal With Microsoft

An acquisition of Discord, which could top $10 billion, would buttress Microsoft’s gaming business, as video gaming has boomed in the pandemic.

#computer-and-video-games, #computers-and-the-internet, #discord-inc, #initial-public-offerings, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #microsoft-corp, #social-media, #software, #start-ups, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #xbox-video-game-system

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Review: Living the ‘Dream,’ on Your Laptop or Phone

Gorgeous but thin, this half-hour experiment from the Royal Shakespeare Company turns Puck into an avatar and “theatergoers” into fireflies.

#a-midsummer-nights-dream-play, #computer-and-video-games, #dream-play, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #royal-shakespeare-co, #shakespeare-william, #theater, #williams-em-actor

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Roblox Soars 43% on First Day of Trading as Gaming Booms

The gaming site, a tween favorite, began trading at $64.50 a share, up from its reference price of $45. The opening trade values it at nearly $42 billion.

#computer-and-video-games, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #initial-public-offerings, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #roblox-video-game, #start-ups, #stocks-and-bonds

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Meyers Leonard Will Be Away From Heat ‘Indefinitely’ After Use of Anti-Semitic Slur

Leonard, a reserve center for the Miami Heat, lost gaming sponsorships after a video emerged of him using the slur while playing a video game on the livestreaming site Twitch.

#anti-semitism, #basketball, #computer-and-video-games, #e-sports, #faze-clan-inc, #leonard-meyers-1992, #miami-heat, #national-basketball-assn

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Meyers Leonard Apologizes for Using an Anti-Semitic Slur

Leonard, a reserve center for the Miami Heat, lost gaming sponsorships after a video emerged of him using the slur while playing a video game on the livestreaming site Twitch.

#anti-semitism, #basketball, #computer-and-video-games, #e-sports, #faze-clan-inc, #leonard-meyers-1992, #miami-heat, #national-basketball-assn

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Video of Meyers Leonard Using an Anti-Semitic Slur on Twitch Surfaces

Leonard, a reserve center for the Miami Heat, used the epithet while playing a video game.

#anti-semitism, #basketball, #computer-and-video-games, #e-sports, #faze-clan-inc, #leonard-meyers-1992, #miami-heat, #national-basketball-assn

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A New Generation of Wi-Fi to Improve Your Home Network

The technology, Wi-Fi 6, is designed to reduce congestion from devices. We put it to the test.

#computer-and-video-games, #computers-and-the-internet, #content-type-service, #eero-inc, #hewlett-packard-enterprise-company, #mobile-applications, #netgear-inc, #smartphones, #tablet-computers, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #wireless-communications

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The GameStop Craze Was Mostly Just Crazy

The congressional hearing about the “meme stock” frenzy shows it was definitely bizarre, but maybe not as meaningful as we desire.

#banking-and-financial-institutions, #computer-and-video-games, #gamestop-corporation, #short-selling, #united-states-politics-and-government

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In GameStop Saga, Robinhood Is Cast as the Villain

Lawmakers at a congressional hearing kept coming back to the chief of the stock-trading app with pointed questions and a key argument: “Something very wrong happened here.”

#banking-and-financial-institutions, #citadel-investment-group, #computer-and-video-games, #gamestop-corporation, #house-financial-services-committee, #house-of-representatives, #melvin-capital-management-lp, #robinhood-financial-llc, #stocks-and-bonds, #tenev-vladimir, #united-states-politics-and-government, #waters-maxine

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Robert Altman, Video Game Mogul Who Survived Scandal, Dies at 73

He and his mentor, Clark Clifford, were caught up in a major financial fraud case. He later switched careers to lead the prominent game company ZeniMax.

#altman-robert-a, #bank-of-credit-and-commerce-international, #clifford-clark-m, #computer-and-video-games, #deaths-obituaries, #frauds-and-swindling, #legal-profession, #zenimax-media

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Pumps and Dumps and Chumps

Please, stop falling for fake populism.

#computer-and-video-games, #gamestop-corporation, #hedge-funds, #reddit-inc, #short-selling, #social-media, #stocks-and-bonds

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E.A. Sports Will Resurrect College Football Video Game

The planned return of a game beloved by fans was announced amid a protracted national debate over whether players should be paid for their images.

#college-athletics, #colleges-and-universities, #collegiate-licensing-co, #computer-and-video-games, #electronic-arts-inc, #football-college, #national-college-players-assn, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn

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Robinhood’s C.E.O., Vlad Tenev, Is in the Hot Seat

Vlad Tenev has incited the fury of the trading app’s fans amid a stock market frenzy. His lack of preparedness on nuts-and-bolts issues was part of a pattern, former employees and analysts said.

#banking-and-financial-institutions, #bhatt-baiju, #computer-and-video-games, #computers-and-the-internet, #customer-relations, #financial-brokers, #gamestop-corporation, #millennial-generation, #mobile-applications, #robinhood-financial-llc, #social-media, #start-ups, #stocks-and-bonds, #tenev-vladimir

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What Is GameStop, the Company, Really Worth? Does It Matter?

The frenzy for the troubled retailer’s stock has been a headscratcher for the analysts who try to determine a company’s value.

#company-reports, #computer-and-video-games, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #e-commerce, #gamestop-corporation, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #shopping-and-retail, #short-selling, #stocks-and-bonds, #united-states

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The GameStop Rebellion

What began as a story about Reddit versus Wall Street has since revealed itself to be something larger. We have an explanation of what happened and what it means.

#computer-and-video-games, #computers-and-the-internet, #gamestop-corporation, #hedge-funds, #reddit-inc, #shopping-and-retail, #social-media, #stocks-and-bonds

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They’re Flocking to America to Make a Fortune Playing Video Games

League of Legends teams in the U.S. lag behind their competitors in Asia, so they recruit the world’s best players by offering huge salaries.

#china, #computer-and-video-games, #computers-and-the-internet, #e-sports, #league-of-legends-video-game, #riot-games-inc, #united-states

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The ‘Roaring Kitty’ Rally: How a Reddit User and His Friends Roiled the Markets

A Massachusetts man who goes by “Roaring Kitty” on social media helped fuel the frenzy around GameStop. His $53,000 investment in the company briefly reached $48 million in value.

#computer-and-video-games, #computers-and-the-internet, #gamestop-corporation, #hedge-funds, #reddit-inc, #robinhood-financial-llc, #short-selling, #social-media, #stocks-and-bonds, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

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Still Looking for a New Gaming Console? Here’s Why

A month after the holiday season, gamers are still contending with scalpers, bots and immense demand as they hunt for elusive devices.

#computer-and-video-games, #computers-and-the-internet, #microsoft-corp, #playstation-video-game-system, #playstation-5-video-game-system, #shopping-and-retail, #shortages, #sony-corporation, #xbox-video-game-system

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Modern Love: Feeling Lonely? Wearing Cat Ears May Help

There may be no better time than the present to find love on multiplayer online role-playing games.

#computer-and-video-games, #dating-and-relationships, #love-emotion

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What Do Gamers Wear?

With millions of fans on social media, gamers have stepped up their game, incorporating luxury, streetwear and even cosplay into their looks.

#accessories-apparel, #computer-and-video-games, #e-sports, #fashion-and-apparel, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #your-feed-fashion

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Thank You, Dr. Fauci

Readers cite his professionalism, patriotism and courage. Also: The emoluments clause and Donald Trump; children and screen time; girls and sanitary products; French justice for a rooster.

#chickens, #children-and-childhood, #computer-and-video-games, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #emoluments-clause, #fauci-anthony-s, #france, #menstruation, #rooster, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Pandemic Paved the Way for Sim Racing, but Will It Last?

Nearly a year into the experiment, digital racing appears to be paying off for fans, race teams and even tracks.

#automobile-racing, #computer-and-video-games, #enascar-nascar-digital-media-llc, #formula-one, #fox-sports, #iracing, #larson-kyle, #national-assn-of-stock-car-auto-racing, #wallace-darrell-jr

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Children’s Screen Time Has Soared in the Pandemic, Alarming Parents and Researchers

“There will be a period of epic withdrawal,” warned one addiction specialist, once schools, activities and social life return to normal.

#addiction-psychology, #children-and-childhood, #computer-and-video-games, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #habits-and-routines-behavior, #mobile-applications, #social-media

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FarmVille Once Took Over Facebook. Now Everything Is FarmVille.

The game, a phenomenon a decade ago, is shutting down on Thursday. But its legacy — for better and for worse — carries beyond gaming.

#computer-and-video-games, #facebook-inc, #farmville-video-game, #social-media, #zynga-inc

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The Lasting Lessons of John Conway’s Game of Life

Fifty years on, the mathematician’s best known (and, to him, least favorite) creation confirms that “uncertainty is the only certainty.”

#computer-and-video-games, #computers-and-the-internet, #conway-john-horton-1937, #game-of-life, #gardner-martin-1914-2010, #mathematics, #wolfram-stephen, #your-feed-science

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Cyberpunk 2077 Was Supposed to Be the Biggest Video Game of the Year. What Happened?

Nearly a decade of hype led to a troubled release riddled with glitches, a livid fan base, refunds for potentially millions of players and a possible class-action lawsuit.

#cd-projekt-sa, #computer-and-video-games, #cyberpunk-2077-video-game, #microsoft-corp, #sony-corporation, #your-feed-internet-culture, #your-feed-longreads

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Sony Pulls Cyberpunk 2077 From PlayStation Store and Will Offer Refunds

The company said it would also offer refunds to gamers while the developer of the much-hyped title works to fix bugs and glitches.

#cd-projekt-sa, #computer-and-video-games, #cyberpunk-2077-video-game, #defective-products, #playstation, #playstation-4-video-game-system, #sony-corporation

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In a Big Year for Games, These Players Are Shifting the Culture

Designers, competitors, streamers, voice actors and labor activists have been working to make video games more inclusive.

#computer-and-video-games, #fortnite-video-game, #naughty-dog-inc, #riot-games-inc, #the-last-of-us-part-ii-video-game, #twitch-interactive-inc, #women-and-girls, #your-feed-innovation, #your-feed-internet-culture

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The Video Games That Got Us Through 2020

These are not necessarily the best games or the newest games. But these are the games that people across The New York Times played for hundreds of hours this year.

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Cyberpunk 2077 Developer Apologizes and Offers Refund for Game Glitches

The company behind the long-awaited video game pledged to fix the bugs and crashes after complaints from players poured in over the weekend.

#cd-projekt-sa, #computer-and-video-games, #cyberpunk-2077-video-game, #playstation-4-video-game-system, #xbox-one-video-game-system

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This Blockbuster Is Coming to a Living Room Near You

The next generation of event viewing is likely to look more like ‘Game of Thrones’ and less like ‘Tenet.’

#computer-and-video-games, #disney-plus, #movies, #nolan-christopher, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #television, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #warner-brothers

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Twitch Cracks Down on Hate Speech and Harassment

The livestreaming site announced new guidelines after contending with claims that its streamers were too easily abused.

#metoo-movement, #clemens-sara, #computer-and-video-games, #computers-and-the-internet, #corporate-social-responsibility, #cyberharassment, #hate-speech, #rumors-and-misinformation, #sexual-harassment, #social-media, #twitch-interactive-inc, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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How the New Spider-Man Game Gets Miles Morales Right

Evan Narcisse, a writer for the new Spider-Man game for PlayStation 4 and 5, worked to make the hero’s connections to his Afro-Latino neighborhood feel as authentic as possible.

#comic-books-and-strips, #computer-and-video-games, #marvel-entertainment, #narcisse-evan, #race-and-ethnicity, #spider-man-fictional-character

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It’s Time for a Digital Detox. (You Know You Need It.)

Excessive screen time can be harmful to our well-being, but we can free ourselves from tech’s hooks with goals, rules and boundaries.

#addiction-psychology, #computer-and-video-games, #computers-and-the-internet, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #facebook-inc, #mobile-applications, #news-and-news-media, #rumors-and-misinformation, #sleep, #social-media, #twitter, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #youtube-com

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‘I Forget About the World:’ Afghan Youth Find Escape in a Video Game

The game’s cultlike following in Afghanistan inhabits a real-life version of its violent virtual reality.

#afghanistan, #computer-and-video-games, #kabul-afghanistan, #pubg-video-game, #taliban, #terrorism, #violence-media-and-entertainment, #youth

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The Best Video Games to Get Lost In This Holiday Season

A ninth-century Viking adventure, a game about robots that literally feels good to play and an escape from hell: Here is what’s new across gaming systems to satisfy players of all stripes.

#assassins-creed-valhalla-video-game, #astros-playroom-video-game, #computer-and-video-games, #computers-and-the-internet, #content-type-service, #cyberpunk-2077-video-game, #demons-souls-remastered-video-game, #destiny-video-game, #hades-video-game, #hyrule-warriors-age-of-calamity-video-game, #microsoft-corp, #nintendo-co-ltd, #nintendo-switch-video-game-system, #playstation-3-video-game-system, #playstation-4-video-game-system, #playstation-5-video-game-system, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #sony-corporation, #the-pathless-video-game, #ubisoft-entertainment, #watch-dogs-legion-video-game, #xbox-video-game-system, #xbox-one-video-game-system

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New PlayStation and Xbox Arrive During a Pandemic Gold Rush

The video game industry has notched record spending and profit in 2020, but to sustain its growth, it must prepare to compete with the return of concerts, movie theaters and live sports.

#computer-and-video-games, #computers-and-the-internet, #e-sports, #microsoft-corp, #playstation-video-game-system, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #sony-corporation, #take-two-interactive-software-inc, #twitch-interactive-inc, #xbox-video-game-system

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PlayStation 5: The Next Step in Sony’s Rebound

The gaming console, coming out in its latest version on Thursday, has become the Japanese giant’s centerpiece product.

#company-reports, #computer-and-video-games, #computers-and-the-internet, #electronics, #hirai-kazuo, #microsoft-corp, #playstation-4-video-game-system, #sony-corporation, #xbox-video-game-system, #yoshida-kenichiro

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PlayStation 5 Review: Sony’s New Console Is an Entertaining Behemoth

With a winning combination of solid hardware and software, Sony’s new console makes us excited about the next generation of gaming.

#computer-and-video-games, #computers-and-the-internet, #microsoft-corp, #playstation-4-video-game-system, #sony-corporation, #xbox-video-game-system

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Escape Rooms in an At-Home Era? Here’s the Key

The immersive games are reinventing for online, at-home play — which is no surprise, an industry expert said: “These folks are deeply creative, and they’re scrappy.”

#computer-and-video-games, #computers-and-the-internet, #escape-room-game, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #theater

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Xbox Series X and S Review: Microsoft’s New Consoles Are a Good Value. Is That Enough?

Nice hardware? Check. Fair price? Check. Cool, exclusive games? T.B.D.

#computer-and-video-games, #computers-and-the-internet, #microsoft-corp, #playstation-4-video-game-system, #sony-corporation, #xbox-video-game-system

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How J Balvin Made His Trippy, Eye-Popping Halloween Concert in Fortnite

The video game has become a music venue as the pandemic continues to keep live shows off the road. The Latin pop star put his own colorful spin on the experience.

#computer-and-video-games, #epic-games, #fortnite-video-game, #halloween, #j-balvin-1985, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #rap-and-hip-hop

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They Scream! We Scream!

What’s more fundamental to scary movies than the bone-chilling shriek? But delivering a terrifying wail isn’t easy. It’s an entire art with a history and a world of its own.

#actors-and-actresses, #allen-nancy, #ashley-peldon, #blow-out-movie, #blum-jason, #computer-and-video-games, #movies, #roth-eli-1972, #shaye-lin-1943, #trevor-gates, #voice-and-speech

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A.M.D. Agrees to Buy Xilinx for $35 Billion in Stock

The deal would broaden A.M.D.’s business into chips for markets like 5G communications and automotive electronics.

#advanced-micro-devices-inc, #company-reports, #computer-and-video-games, #computer-chips, #computers-and-the-internet, #factories-and-manufacturing, #intel-corporation, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #xilinx-inc

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Apple Does Not Need to Return Fortnite to App Store, Judge Rules

Fortnite’s parent company, Epic Games, had broken its contract with Apple, a federal judge found. The case goes to trial next year.

#antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #apple-inc, #computer-and-video-games, #decisions-and-verdicts, #epic-games, #fortnite-video-game, #gonzalez-rogers-yvonne-1965, #mobile-applications, #suits-and-litigation-civil

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35 Thoughts About Mario on Super Mario’s 35th Anniversary

Insights and observations about Super Mario, what he means to video game culture and why he remains popular today.

#computer-and-video-games, #nintendo-co-ltd, #super-mario-bros-video-game

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Apple and Epic Games Spar Over Returning Fortnite to the App Store

The two companies argued in federal court over Apple’s power over apps, as their fight heads to trial next year.

#antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #apple-inc, #computer-and-video-games, #computers-and-the-internet, #decisions-and-verdicts, #epic-games, #mobile-applications, #mobile-commerce-and-payments, #software, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #sweeney-tim-1970

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To Fight Apple and Google, Smaller App Rivals Organize a Coalition

Spotify, Match Group, Epic Games and others have created a nonprofit alliance that they hope will amplify a protest against the power of the giants.

#antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #apple-inc, #basecamp-llc, #blockchain, #computer-and-video-games, #computers-and-the-internet, #epic-games, #google-inc, #match-group-inc, #mobile-applications, #mobile-commerce-and-payments, #smartphones, #software, #spotify, #sweeney-tim-1970

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