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Young women cosplay as the main characters of the mobile game Arena of Valor in Tianjin, China, in October. More than half the game's players in China are female. Zhang Peng/LightRocket via Getty Images hide caption

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China's Most Popular Mobile Game Charges Into American Market

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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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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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An attendee at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles plays Sony's Project Morpheus London Heist video game with a virtual reality headset and Move controllers. Lucy Nicholson/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Gaming Industry Pushes Virtual Reality, But Content Lags

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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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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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This is Desert Bus. This is it --€” plus the occasional bus stop. Desert Bus hide caption

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Terrible Video Game, Great Fundraiser: Meet Desert Bus For Hope

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Atlantic City, N.J., has seen four casinos close this year, and a fifth may soon follow. Officials are trying to diversify the city's economy by weaning itself from gambling, its biggest industry. Yuki Noguchi/NPR hide caption

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As Casinos Fold, Stakes Are High For Atlantic City Transformation

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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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Chip maker Intel recently pulled an advertising campaign from a gaming site amid pressures from supporters of the online #Gamergate movement. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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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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The studio audience watches a match between professional teams Dignitas (left) and Evil Geniuses (right) during the League of Legends North American Championship Series on Feb. 22. Robyn Beck /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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