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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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Revelers play Johann Sebastian Joust. Brent Knepper/Courtesy of jsjoust.com hide caption

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Joust To The Music: Video Game Evolves Beyond The Screen

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Nathan Drake (foreground) is the lead protagonist of the Uncharted series of games for the Sony PS3. His character is just one in a long line of games where the dominant figure is a white male action hero. AP/Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. hide caption

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"I make a living attempting to beat video games on my show, and people watch," says Jayson Love, whose stage name is Man. Twitch.tv screengrab hide caption

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Twitch Boosts A New Pro Category: Video Game Player

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If you want to try the console gaming experience without the jaw-dropping cost, step back from the hype and consider older models. Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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