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Right to be forgotten is a false right, Spanish editor tells Google panel

Montserrat Domínguez of Huffington Post says European ruling runs contrary to the rights of citizens to access information<p>Google is being forced to create "information gaps" and act as a "false court ruling on a false right", according to the editor of the Spanish edition of the Huffington …

In A Church Built On Tradition, The Pope Likes Spontaneity

In the seven months since he was elected, Pope Francis has shaken up the Catholic world and beyond with off-the-cuff homilies, phone calls to ordinary folk and unscripted interviews. His Twitter followers now exceed 10 million. Described by the Vatican as "conversational," the new papal style is …

YOLO: The Potential of Permanent Death

Permadeath caters to players looking for a specific challenge, but it also allows for a form of storytelling unique to videogames.<p>Speculation …

Return of the graphic adventure: 'Myst' is getting a successor 20 years later

Can a slow-paced game work like it did in 1993?<p>Two decades ago <i>Myst</i> was released on the PC, a game that was as strange as it was successful. A slow-paced, thoughtful adventure that was more about exploration than action, it's one of the best-selling games of all time. <i>Myst</i> was followed by <i>Riven</i> and a …

Opinion: To rival the film industry, games need to grow up

For an industry with a market cap over $100 billion, video games don't get as much press as one might expect. At least they didn't until this month.<p>Over the past couple weeks, as a reporter focused on the games industry, I've fielded interviews with popular news outlets eager to cover <i>Grand Theft</i> …

Why racial diversity and authenticity in games benefit players

Why diversity can benefit players<p>The representation of racially diverse and authentic playable characters in video games will result in more powerful experiences for players, according to game designers Mattie Brice and Toiya Kristen Finley.<p>Speaking at the IGDA Summit in San Francisco at a panel …

Five Underutilized Game Settings That Shouldn't Be

Summer is a great time to take a vacation, but I like to travel to exotic locations in video games. Here is a list of locales I'd love to visit in …

Google And Apple May Bring Us A Console War We Didn't See Coming

Last night, the Wall Street Journal brought us news that Google has now set its sights on making its own Android-based video game console. The kicker? This is supposed to be in response to Apple doing the very same thing.<p>Google and Apple video game consoles? Are the Xbox One and PS4 dead already? …

The Gaming Industry Needs To Take The Google Console Seriously

According to the Wall Street Journal, there’s big news coming to gaming. Google is building a console, possibly as early as the fall, and it’s going to run Android. Together with Apple‘s recent announcement that iDevices will start to support dedicated game controllers, this paints a clear picture. …

Why violence is good for games — and storytelling

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p>When video game violence makes headlines, it’s usually at the expense of geekdom. Such was the case with Vice President Joe Biden’s recent comments that he …