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Why the actors behind popular video games are on an epic strike

Voice actor Keythe Farley addresses picketers at a SAG-AFTRA rally against 11 video game publishers. Photo by SAG-AFTRA The gaming world put its best and brightest new offerings on display at the 2017 Electronic Entertainment Expo (or E3) last week. But some of the industry’s most anticipated games are coming to market with one noticeable change: the voice actors. Voice actors who have a small but essential role in big-budget games have been on strike …

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TouchArcade iOS Gaming Roundup: Sega Forever, Death Road to Canada, Hearthstone, and More

This week in iOS gaming was dominated by a single thing: The unveiling of the “Sega Forever” program that Sega first started teasing around a month ago. The original announcement came with practically no details beyond Sega was doing something with its massive back catalog of games, which in turn caused speculation to run wild. Eventually the internet decided Sega Forever was going to be a Netflix-like service for classic Sega titles, which turned out …

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New Downtown gaming lounge opens | Money

RACINE — Downtown’s new gaming center, Not Your Parents Basement Gaming Lounge, opened this weekend — and already, the people behind the business figure they will duplicate it elsewhere. Ian Ballantyne, 23, is the owner of the new center in the basement of 410 Main St. The 2,900-square-foot room is accessed from a security-controlled door off the alley between Main Street and Wisconsin Avenue. Inside the lounge — which as of Saturday evening had 591 …

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College Scholarships for Video Games? It’s Happening

For any parent who has fretted about their kids playing video games all day, here’s a reason to relax. Esports — team video game competition — is coming to more college campuses and some schools are treating these digital leagues like traditional sports, complete with recruiting, on-campus arenas and scholarships to entice students. “There’s a phrase out there — esports is the wild, Wild West,” said Michael Brooks, Executive Director of the National Association of …

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League of Legends — WE tops EDward Gaming in premiere LPL match

In the marquee matchup so far in Group A of the League of Legends Pro League, Team WE took down EDward Gaming by a 2-1 score to close out Week 3, Day 3 on Saturday in Shanghai. The 2017 League of Legends Hub is your stop for all the information you need about the five major regions. You’ll find stats, standings, results, recaps and more, all in one place. EDward Gaming (3-2, 7-4 match record) …

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League of Legends — DAN Gaming runs through sweep of Invictus

The surging DAN Gaming took down Invictus Gaming on Saturday in a dominant 2-0 sweep to kick off Week 3, Day 3 of the League of Legends Pro League in Shanghai. The 2017 League of Legends Hub is your stop for all the information you need about the five major regions. You’ll find stats, standings, results, recaps and more, all in one place. When DAN Gaming (4-2, 8-2 match record) entered the Rift in Game …

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7 Things You Need to Know About Dragon Ball FighterZ

Share. There’s a lot to unpack about this gorgeous fighting game. By Mitchell Saltzman Dragon Ball Z has had a ton of fighting games over the years of varying degrees of quality, but none have ever made us more excited than Dragon Ball FighterZ. Visually, it’s pretty easy to see why, but there’s more to this game than meets the eye, which is why we’re here to break down everything you need to know about …

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Gaming Site Asks If Guns Are Holding Video Games Back

Ever since the early days of video games, guns have been a major part of the genre. Gaming had players take their guns and shoot up all of the bad guys they could find in a myriad of ways. While Pac-Man was a huge success in those early days, so were games like Space Invaders, Centipede, and Galaga, all games where you shot stuff. Almost forty years later, games still have players shoot things. It’s a …

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PC Gaming Weekly: Beyond E3’s spectacle, smaller games shine | VentureBeat | PC Gaming

I’m still in my recovery coma after last week’s Electronic Entertainment Expo, the huge game industry gathering at and around the Los Angeles Convention Center. E3 itself is a three-day tradeshow, but it’s long burst from those constraints and is now a near week-long celebration (or, to borrow a turn of phrase from The Hollywood Reporter‘s Tim Goodman, a Death March With Cocktails) of gaming. Much of E3 focuses on the triple-A (aka blockbuster) industry. …

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SK Gaming stays hot in ECS playoffs

After eight weeks of regular season play, it’s now time to get down to business for the ECS Season 3 Finals. Day 1 saw SK Gaming continue its hot streak by securing an early playoff berth, while Cloud9 came out as the top seed in its group with some surprisingly strong play against some of Counter-Strike’s best in London. SK Dominates Group A Coming off a commanding run at DreamHack Summer last weekend in Sweden …

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Replay – Metal Slug 2 – Features

Metal Slug 2 is an insane, bombastic, cooperative shooter that goes places you would never expect. The result is a breezy romp through an impressive shoot ’em up. Released in 1998, Metal Slug 2’s detailed animation outdoes many modern games. And its story is bonkers. We went into this episode with a part two planned, but ended up enjoying the game so much we saw it to its conclusion. This episode also, officially, introduces Game …

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Nex Machina Review – IGN

Share. Developing a love/hate relationship with blowing up. By TJ Hafer When a top-down shooter like Nex Machina comes along, I’m reminded that even in this age of procedural open worlds and emergent storytelling, you don’t need a lot of buzzwords to have a good time. Its five stages of simple, fast, sometimes frantic bot-blasting can be daunting to the unprepared. But when I got a good run going, the responsive controls and exciting, sci-fi …

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Mario Kart, Dragon Ball, Evangelion Featured in Bandai Namco’s Huge VR Arcade

Share. VR Zone Shinjuku opens in Tokyo on July 14. By Andrew Goldfarb Bandai Namco has revealed details on VR Zone Shinjuku, which it’s billing as “Japan’s largest VR entertainment facility” and “the flagship location for the next-generation of entertainment.” VR Zone Shinjuku is set to open on July 14 in Tokyo, with reservations available now on its official site. VR Zone Shinjuku will include 15 VR experiences including Dragon Ball VR: “Master the Kamehameha,” …

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NVC Talks Metroid, Mario, and Says Good Bye to Jose

Share. Nintendo giveth. Nintendo taketh. By Peer Schneider It’s with heavy heart that Nintendo Voice Chat, IGN’s weekly talk show for all things Nintendo, bids farewell to our friend and coworker, Jose Otero. Jose joined the NVC cast in July 2013 and has helped grow the show to become one of the most popular gaming podcasts around. In today’s episode, the team of Jose, Peer, Brian, and Zach follows up on the two biggest Nintendo …

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Marcus ‘Dyrus’ Hill: How a Plumber Became a Gaming Legend

“When I started out, I just played for fun,” says Marcus “Dyrus” Hill, a professional gamer who has carved out a name for himself as champion in one of the most popular online video games in the world, League Of Legends. As a kid growing up in Oahu, Hawaii, Hill mostly kept to himself, and he’d opt to stick around in his room getting good at games like Halo 2 and SOCOM: US Navy SEALs instead …

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