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Tencent and Alibaba to battle over game streaming market
Gaming creates moments of enchantment to rival the finest music or theatre
The game’s island location began as a battleground but became a hang-out spot for its young players
A new game brings mirth to a medium in which humour is a rarity
The developer has pushed the medium into the realm of art by emphasising emotion
Has the country’s addiction to ‘loot boxes’ gone too far?
Live performances of beloved scores such as ‘Assassin’s Creed’ are bringing a new young audience to symphonic music
News of disappointing Switch Lite sales numbers in Japan knocked shares in the games maker
Mario Kart Tour is company’s biggest mobile game release to date
Researchers are exploring how mental illnesses can be alleviated by games
Dying in games usually signals a restart — but can it be made more meaningful?
An application of AI that isn’t primarily about marketing.
The industry is filled with mobile games that are designed to be fiendishly unputdownable
Games struggle to portray romance and sex realistically — but there are exceptions
Australian state regulator to investigate allegations of money laundering and criminality
The medium’s ace-card is immersion, but mainstream games often lack inventive narratives
Gaming graphics have reached new heights of sophistication since the days of Super Mario
Recent mass shootings have put gaming back in the spotlight — though many gamers and game-makers say it is an easy target
Games have often borrowed the language of film to good effect, but the reverse has never worked
It’s captivated a generation of teens. Now it’s making millionaires of its star players
Game makers and artists use the medium to explore new ideas and ask questions about our world
Pace at which technology will find its way to mass gamer audience depends a lot on cost
Real female characters are beginning to emerge on screen, at a time when women make up half of gamers
As blockbuster budgets swell and big studios grow more risk-averse, indies are leading the way with innovation