Roblox: The Platform Fueling a Chaotic Music Scene

Players can customize their own worlds on the platform. Many illegally upload songs — called “bypassing audio” — and some make intense tracks in a new genre, robloxcore.

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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.

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My Kid Sold Her Soul to Roblox

It’s my daughter’s main social outlet, and I’m not taking it away from her.

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You May Not Know This Pandemic Winner, but Your Tween Probably Does

Millions of children have flocked to the online gaming site Roblox since March. That’s helping game developers, some as young as 16, make a lot of money.

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