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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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Julian Gerighty of the video game maker Ubisoft and actress Aisha Tyler speak at a press conference during the E3 video game trade show in Los Angeles. Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP hide caption

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UmmaGawd (Tommy Tibajia), a pilot in the Drone Racing League, flies his quadcopter in an abandoned power plant in New York. The Drone Racing League hide caption

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A Video Game IRL: Drone Racing League Aims To Be NASCAR In The Air

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Saudi Independent developers showcasing their games at GCON2015. Courtesy of Ashwag Bandar hide caption

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For Young Saudi Women, Video Games Offer Self-Expression

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SXSW Pressured After Pulling Sessions On Gaming Culture

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In 'Gamelife,' A Portrait Of The Writer As A Young Role-Player

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Can playing the Project Evo game really improve the brain's ability to deal with distractions? Its manufacturer thinks so. Courtesy of Akili hide caption

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'Play This Video Game And Call Me In The Morning'

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Participants play the latest video games at the gamescom computer game fair in Cologne, Germany, on Wednesday. The Electronic Sports League, which sponsors a tournament in the city later this month, says it will require random drug tests to ensure players are clean. Martin Meissner/AP hide caption

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A Saudi company produced the first successful Arabic-language online video game, Unearthed: Trail of Ibn Battuta. It's an adventure tale based on the life of a 14th century Arab explorer. Semaphore hide caption

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As Saudi Arabia's Love Of Online Gaming Grows, Developers Bloom

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Will Doctors Soon Be Prescribing Video Games For Mental Health?

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At a Minecraft camp in Shaker Heights, Ohio, kids trade secrets about making their virtual worlds come to life. Sarah Jane Tribble/WCPN hide caption

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Sometimes A Little More Minecraft May Be Quite All Right

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