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Anita Sarkeesian Planning Two New Video Series For 2015

In the wake of Feminist Frequency’s annual report that showed it raised over $440,000 in 2014, Anita Sarkeesian has announced that she’ll be expanding from her Tropes vs. Women in Video Games series into two new topics.<p>While the original series will continue (and a new installment, Women as Reward, …

Feminism

Ubisoft banks on history with two new ‘Assassin’s Creed’ games

Ubisoft’s <i>Assassin’s Creed</i> franchise has sold more than 73 million copies and generated over $3.5 billion since it debuted in 2007. Since then, the …

Saatchi Art

German street artist CASE, known for his hyperreal murals around the world, incorporates hands as a recurring motif.

Xbox One Gets Another Price Cut

Slash, slash slash: the once-$499 Xbox makes its way all the way down to $349 with a special promotional offer from Microsoft taking $50 off the top (it lost those other $100 along with the Kinect a few months ago). This deal, for right now, is temporary and US only, though I can’t imagine we won’t …

Sony's big PS4 update coming tomorrow with Share Play, themes, and YouTube

One year into the PS4 and Xbox One war, Sony has been lagging far behind Microsoft in bringing new software updates to its console. But it's finally delivering a big one tomorrow: version 2.0 of the PlayStation 4 firmware is coming, and with it we'll see the introduction of some major new …

Meltdown: the UK’s first e-sports bar

It sounds geeky – and it is – but with e-gamers now playing for millions in sponsorship and prizes, will this bar be the first of many?<p>Behind an unpromising black facade on north London’s Caledonian Road, a quiet revolution has begun. Meltdown, which opened last June, is the UK’s first e-sports …

Amazon completes its $970M acquisition of game-livestreaming firm Twitch

Amazon has completed its $970 million acquisition of Twitch, the gameplay livestreaming company that it snatched away from Google.<p>The Seattle online commerce giant reported the closing of the deal today in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Amazon previously announced that it was …

The Politics of Gaymers

The image of a teenage boy deriding someone's kill as "totally gay" on XBox Live is a common one. Autostraddle.com, a queer women's news site, recently declared, "In the gaming world, to be different is to be wrong."<p>But this July, a few thousand queer gamers gathered in San Francisco for GaymerX2, …

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