How video game training can boost employee performance

A recent study by Harvard and Columbia universities finds "gamified" training can lead to better business outcomes.
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Chinese video game designers experiment with AI

Sep 13, 2023
China's video gaming sector is the first to feel the impact of generative artificial intelligence.
An AI-generated animation character by a Chinese video gaming firm in Chengdu city.
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Why more new video games now cost $70

Feb 10, 2023
Nintendo announced that The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom will retail for $69.99. Several video game publishers have been embracing the $70 price tag as the new standard for major releases.
Nintendo announced that it would price its highly-anticipated "Tears of the Kingdom" game at $70, a $10 increase from standard prices for new video games.
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Esports have exploded, but the profits haven't followed

Jan 19, 2023
Over the past decade, esports have grown to a point where events sell out NBA stadiums. But as popularity has boomed, esports leagues still face major business barriers.
The League of Legends World Championship at San Francisco's Chase Center in November 2022.
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Video game industry's growth could drop a level or two

Jul 11, 2022
However, the slowdown in growth could also lead to a friendlier supply chain.
The video game industry experienced a boom during the pandemic.
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Here's why Microsoft is buying Activision Blizzard

Jan 18, 2022
Microsoft plans to spend nearly $70 billion for the video game maker, whose problematic workplace culture will present challenges.
Though Microsoft may be challenged to fix Activision’s workplace culture, the deal will give the software company more weight in the video game industry.
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Cyberpunk 2077. Hot. Mess. Discuss.

Dec 18, 2020
The much-anticipated video game was finally released. Now, refunds are being offered.
The release of Cyberpunk 2077 was much anticipated. Above, the Cyberpunk 2077 stand at a video game trade fair in Germany last year.
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Making a video game about your life

Mar 7, 2019
Catt Small's newest game puts the player in very familiar shoes — her own.
For Catt Small, creator of the game "Sweetheart," game development is about "trying to understand ways to communicate what it means to be a person to other people." 
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