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Cameo Stevens, 35, plays Mike Tyson's Punch-Out! at Save Point Video Games in Charlotte, N.C. The market for old video games of the '80s and '90s has seen a surge in recent years. Ben Bradford/WFAE hide caption

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Businesses Offer A Link To The Past For Lovers Of Old Video Games

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Allison Begalman, a student at the University of Southern California, wears goggles and headphones to experience a virtual mortar strike on civilians in Aleppo, Syria. James Delahoussaye/NPR hide caption

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Virtual Games Try To Generate Real Empathy For Faraway Conflict

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A screen shot from Seven Quests shows a battle with the hero, Rostam, and his troops. The game is based on a 1,000-year-old Iranian poem. Courtesy of Gameguise hide caption

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Video Game Based On Ancient Story Aims For Audiences In Iran, Beyond

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German-American game developer Ralph Baer shows the prototype of the first games console which was invented by him during a press conference on the Games Convention Online in Leipzig, Germany in 2009. Baer died on Saturday. He was 92. Jens Wolf /DPA /Landov hide caption

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Ralph Baer, The Man Who Thought Up Video Games, Dies

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Feminist critic Anita Sarkeesian, seen here filming her Tropes vs. Women web series, recently canceled a talk at Utah State University after the school received threats of a mass shooting at the event. Jonathan McIntosh hide caption

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One Feminist Critic's Battle With Gaming's Darker Side

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Under the #Gamergate hashtag, a debate has flared surrounding ethics in video game journalism and the role and treatment of women in the video game industry. iStockphoto hide caption

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#Gamergate Controversy Fuels Debate On Women And Video Games

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Will Davidson and his Minecraft creation, modeled off the Santa Cruz Mission Steve Henn hide caption

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Minecraft's Business Model: A Video Game That Leaves You Alone

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San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is the only player in the newest edition of the Madden NFL video game franchise to have his signature tattoos faithfully rendered in the game. EA Sports hide caption

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For The First Time, Real Tattoos Make Their Madden Debut

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The game Never Alone tells the story of a young Inupiaq girl, Nuna, and her companion, an Arctic fox, as they go on a quest to save her village. Upper One Games hide caption

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Native Stories From Alaska Give Gamers Something To Play With

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A tournament in Finland for the competitive digital card game Hearthstone raised attention last week when the invitation called for male players only. Ina Fassbender /Reuters /Landov hide caption

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The video game BioShock Infinite took players to an alternate U.S. and a story filled with philosophy and a rich narrative — but also a lot of violence. AP Photo/2K Games/Irrational Games hide caption

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Modern Video Games Go Beyond 'Jumping On Blocks'

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