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'Irresistible' By Design: It's No Accident You Can't Stop Looking At The Screen

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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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Electronic Arts is one of the video game makers facing a strike from voice actors. Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg/Getty Images hide caption

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Voice Actors Strike Against Video Game Companies

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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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