Marcin Grablewski

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15 Ways Video Games Make You Smarter And Healthier

Video games are a huge industry and a big part of our society — take a look at Microsoft's recent purchase of a game studio for $2.5 billion — but games get a bad rap.<p>They're often portrayed as antisocial, violent, and as an addictive waste of time that encourages obesity.<p>But that's not necessarily …

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Woman Makes Smart Video On Portrayal Of Women In Games, Receives Death Threats From Trolls

Feminist Frequency’s “Women as Background Decoration” is an important examination of a problematic issue in games. It also demonstrates just how much online abuse real women can be subject to.<p>One of the earliest memories video game-loving children of the ’80s share is playing <i>Super Mario Brothers</i> on …

How to attack a woman who works in video gaming

A culture of hate and suspicion has descended on the games industry, and at the centre of the vortex is a familiar foe: women. Ask Anita Sarkeesian and Zoe Quinn.<p>There’s a hot trend among a vocal minority of gamers right now: the harassment of women developers and critics. Of course, this sort of …

The Doors' Self-Made 'Feast of Friends' Doc to Finally Come Out This Fall

Self-produced film from 1968 summer tour gets proper release 46 years later<p><i>Feast of Friends</i>, a Doors documentary that the band members produced …