Video game workers speak out about treatment amid industry's record sales

Aug 4, 2020
There have been charges of pay disparities, discrimination and harassment.
Gamers at the BlizzCon 2017 gathering in Anaheim, California. Some workers in the industry have complained about the conditions they face.
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Gaming sales top a record $120 billion in 2019

Jan 3, 2020
The industry is growing its audience and finding new ways to monetize games.
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Apple wants users to add its "Arcade" to subscriptions

Sep 20, 2019
It remains to be seen whether gamers are willing to pay for the kind of games they're used to getting for free.
"Some of the games in Apple's new video game subscription service, Apple Arcade."
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Google's new cloud-based gaming platform will meet gamers where they are

Mar 20, 2019
Yesterday at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, Google unveiled a new gaming platform called “Stadia.” Instead of focusing on a local console, the platform will be cloud-based and offer instant access to play from sites like YouTube, meeting…
Google Vice President Majd Bakar speaks on-stage during the annual Game Developers Conference at Moscone Center in San Francisco, California on March 19, 2019. - Google set out to disrupt the world of video games with a Stadia platform aimed at putting its massive data center power in game maker's hands and letting people play blockbuster titles from any device they wish.
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The gaming industry's rise to the top

Nov 9, 2017
A listener (kind of) stumped Molly with this question on Make Me Smart's Explainathon.
Gamers test 'Destiny 2' at the Sony PlayStation exhibit during the Electronic Entertainment Expo E3 at the Los Angeles Convention Center on June 13, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.
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Why you should want your surgeon to play video games

Dec 19, 2016
A virtual reality app gamifies surgery to help train medical professionals.
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Video game insiders head to a new dimension at E3

Jun 14, 2016
Coming off a strong year for the industry, game companies are pushing virtual reality.
People try the new Sony VR headset at a Sony PlayStation E3 event in Los Angeles, California on Monday. 
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Reality gaming meets business team building

Dec 24, 2015
Co-workers have to crack a riddle or solve a problem together.

Nintendo goes mobile

Oct 29, 2015
Gaming giant Nintendo announces its first smartphone game.
Pioneer electronic game developer Nintendo has been losing its edge as Apple products and smartphones become popular for gaming. So instead of trying to beat them, it's joining them.
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Virtual reality film festival an immersive experience

Oct 12, 2015
At traveling Kaleidoscope festival, filmmaking intersects with game playing.