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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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As more and more people download video games, what's the future for retailers?

Dec 8, 2020
Video game retailer GameStop reports third quarter earnings, but its business model may be getting old.
An 11-year-old boy plays Fortnite, on April 23, 2020, in South Pasadena, California.
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With some college sports on hold, an opportunity for esports to thrive

Sep 15, 2020
Schools are trying to get esports programs started during the pandemic.
A student plays at a League of Legends College Championship match in 2017.
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Why people still love Pac-Man, 40 years later

May 22, 2020
Creator Toru Iwatani wanted to make a mass-market product that nongamers and girls would love, too.
A key part of Pac-Man's success was that he was an actual character — one of the first video game heroes.
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Twitch CEO Emmett Shear: "People need to connect online"

May 12, 2020
In the age of social distancing, are people looking for community via streaming service Twitch? According to the numbers, they might be.
Twitch CEO Emmett Shear. Stay-at-home orders have boosted viewership.
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Video games attract millions of players as the world "shelters in place"

Mar 30, 2020
With more people stuck inside during the COVID-19 pandemic, some are flocking to console and computer games.
What to do while stuck at home? Play video games, of course.
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The economic ripples of events canceled due to COVID-19

Mar 11, 2020
Events like Coachella generate hundreds of millions for the parts of the country they take place in.
Beyonce performing at Coachella back in 2018.
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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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U.S. videogame giant seeks next approval in China, despite controversy over punishing Hong Kong gamer

Nov 22, 2019
The Chinese gaming market is estimated at more than $30 billion, second only to that of the United States.
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Streaming video games are here. Does anyone want to play them?

Nov 18, 2019
Google's new cloud-based video game service debuts this week.
A visitor plays a cloud game at the stand of Google Stadia during the video games trade fair Gamescom in Cologne, Germany, on Aug. 21, 2019.
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