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The Edutainment Video Game Pipeline: Why Teachers Should Beware

By Matthew Nelson | Aug 27
Last month, strategy game guru Sid Meier and video game publisher 2K announced the 2017 release of "Civilization Edu," a redesign of the wildly popular "Civilization" strategy game series specially tailored for classrooms.

'Mr. Robot' Mobile Game Launches As Phony Messaging App

Aug 23
A fake messaging app inspired by the USA Network hacker drama was released Wednesday for mobile devices.

Players Find Penis-Shaped Animals in Popular New Game 'No Man's Sky'

Aug 17
Players of the new and popular video game "No Man's Sky," which creates its own planets and animals, are finding creatures that happen to look like penises.

'South Park' Game Maker Invents Fart-Smelling VR System

Aug 16
Ubisoft unveiled plans Friday for a VR mask that will pump fart smells into gamers' nostrils as they play the game "South Park: The Fractured But Whole."

Play It Forward: 'Pokemon Go' Players Encouraging Donations

Aug 13
Some "Pokemon Go" players are asking participants to bring a canned food item or cash for charities to gatherings for the popular game.

Ready or Not, Pokemon Go Comes to the Rio Olympics

By Tim Reynolds | Aug 7
Pokemon Go - which has been available in some parts of the world, including the United States, for about a month - has just now arrived in the Olympic host city of Rio de Janeiro.

Cologne Cathedral Hires Lawyer to Stop Pokeman Hunters

Jul 26
The Catholic Church has hired a lawyer to tackle a plague of "Pokemon Go" players invading Cologne Cathedral.

It's Not a Good Idea to Play 'Pokemon Go' at Beyonce & Rihanna Shows

Jul 25
You should really take a break from playing "Pokemon Go" while you're at a Beyonce or Rihanna concert. Just a thought!

'Pokemon Go' Players Stumble On Hidden History

By Matt O'Brien | Jul 25
Historical markers have long dotted the landscape, often barely noticed by passers-by - until they became treasure-filled stops this month on the "Pokemon Go" trail.

Watch It, Cowboy: Japan's 9 Safety Tips for "Pokemon Go"

By Satoshi Sugiyama | Jul 25
Aware of the reports of "Pokemon Go"-related mishaps elsewhere, Japan's government-run National Center of Incident Readiness and Strategy for Cybersecurity has issued a flier with these nine public safety tips.

Too Busy for Pokemon? These Entrepreneurs Will Play for You

By Ezra Kaplan | Jul 23
Too busy with your real life to play the hit augmented reality game "Pokemon Go"? For a price, some entrepreneurs will play the game for you.

How 'Pokemon Go' Went From Prank to Phenomenon

By Michael Liedtke | Jul 22
The origin of "Pokemon Go" is as peculiar as any of the Voltorbs or Snorlaxes that players track and capture in the surprise hit game.

Live-Action Pokemon Movie Is Coming

Jul 21
The movie studio Legendary Entertainment plans to launch the first live-action Pokemon movie franchise.

How Millennial Nostalgia Fueled the Success of 'Pokemon Go'

By Marina Villeneuve | Jul 21
The children who once dreamed of capturing real-life Pokemon starting in the 1990s are now the nostalgic millennials helping fuel the worldwide success of "Pokemon Go."

At Least 6 States Adopt Fantasy Sports Laws; 21 Others Don't

By Philip Marcelo | Jul 19
The daily fantasy sports industry notched some wins but failed to capture a majority of states after an all-out push this year to preserve its legality amid concerns the online games amount to illegal sports betting operations.

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