Josuhe Pagliery grew up playing video games on consoles he says were not common in Cuba. Those games helped inspire him to develop Savior, Cuba's first independent video game. Greg Allen/NPR hide caption

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Amid Isolation, 2 Cubans Develop Island's First Video Game

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A woman tries on Google's virtual reality device "Daydream View" after the opening of Google's pop-up store in New York on October 20, 2016. Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Even In A Virtual World, The Harsh Reality Of Sexual Harassment Persists

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Thousands will watch the action as two teams duel with their fantasy characters and large swords during the League of Legends World Championship Finals in Los Angeles this weekend. Viewers will watch on large screens like they did during Paris Game Week. Lionel Bonaventure/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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E-Sports Athletes Command The Game Just As Much As NBA Stars

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Jake Middleton (right) coaches his brother, Justin, on the cobra pose, which he says can help gamers improve their posture. Alex Smith/KCUR hide caption

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Video Gamers Head To The Gym To Enhance Competitive Edge

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A screenshot from the video game Fallout 3 of a character standing near a Nuka-Cola machine. Soda machines appear in video games a lot more frequently than Jess Morrissette expected, so he decided to document this phenomenon. @decafjedi/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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People play Pokémon Go in New York City on July 25. The New York governor's ban on playing the game will apply to nearly 3,000 sex offenders currently on parole. Mike Coppola/Getty Images hide caption

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A Pokémon is found by a Pokémon Go player at Bayfront Park in downtown Miami. Businesses are looking for ways to profit from the 65 million Pokémon Go users in the United States alone. Alan Diaz/AP hide caption

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In the new Pokémon Go app, players can use their smart phone to see, battle, and catch the monsters in their world. The app will be released to the public sometime in July. Courtesy of Niantic Labs hide caption

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An attendant wearing an Oculus Rift virtual reality headset demonstrates a glove with a Yamaha Corp. rubber-like sensor at the Wearable Expo in Tokyo, on Jan. 13. Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Oculus Rift Launch Makes A Splash. Will It Lead A Wave Of VR Tech?

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SXSW Pressured After Pulling Sessions On Gaming Culture

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A person plays Candy Crush Saga on his tablet in Lille, northern France. This year, mobile games revenues are expected to fly past console games and hit more than $30 billion worldwide. Philippe Hugen /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Apple TV, App Makers Try To Move Casual Gamers To Bigger Screen

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An attendee plays video games at the Gamescom 2015 gaming trade fair on August 5, 2015 in Cologne, Germany. Sascha Schuermann/Getty Images hide caption

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Talking About Women's Issues In Gaming Still Taboo, Developer Says

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Tyler Hines (from left), Jaden Bautista, Eric Apfelbaum, and Justin Bautista play Minecraft together for the Super League Gaming event at Regal Cinemas on Monday in New York City. The players were able to build their own creations in Minecraft and battle each other while connected to the large movie theater screen. Adam Wolffbrandt/NPR hide caption

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Video game designer Shigeru Miyamoto introduces Nintendo's Super Mario Maker at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles in 2014. Jae C. Hong/AP hide caption

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The Legendary Mr. Miyamoto, Father Of Mario And Donkey Kong

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Shigeru Miyamoto plays the latest Mario game, called Super Mario Maker, at the Nintendo booth Wednesday at this year's E3 video game expo in Los Angeles. Travis Larchuk/NPR hide caption

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