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A growing number of gamers are LGBTQ+, so why is representation still lacking?

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If you, like me, wake up in the middle of the night covered in sweat wondering how to best prepare yourself for Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth (pictured), read on! Square Enix hide caption

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NPR's 24 most anticipated video games of 2024

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Parent and consumer groups warn against 'naughty tech toys'

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Life is like a video game now, says author Max Brooks — it's constantly updating. Pavlo Gonchar/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images hide caption

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This author says Minecraft helps prepare kids for our world

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The 2023 Pokémon World Championship wraps up in Japan

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Visitors watch a demonstration of The Sims 2 at E3 on May 19, 2005. The Sims 2 is no longer commercially available on most platforms. David McNew/Getty Images hide caption

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These are the classic video games you can no longer play (Spoiler: It's most of them)

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South Korean pop culture is a hit worldwide. Now, video games are next

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Worried about your kids' video gaming? Here's how to help them set healthy limits

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In 'The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom' the open world is wide open

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