Tagged With video games

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1987 was the year I discovered video games. Before then there were no video games. Before then video games didn't exist.

Before then it was kicking a football against a garage door. Before then it was going to my friend's dad's caravan and learning swear words. Before then it was finding pornography stuck in a hedge and being truly, viscerally terrified of vaginas.

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Ever bought a game that ties into one of your favourite fantasy, scifi, or comic book tales, only to play it and find out it is total crap? Unfortunately, licensed games are historically bad, leaving a lot of fans in this same situation. You probably already know about 1982's E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial and 1999's Superman 64, so these two stinkers are omitted. Here are eight more of the absolute worst ones.

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Market researchers Newzoo early this morning released an update into their annual analysis of the video game industry, and their results aren't really that surprising.

Games make a metric shit load of money.

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Some of our most memorable times with video games have little to do with the game itself, and everything to do with who we were, who we were with and what we were doing at the time. Here are some Kotaku reader's tales of triumph, despair, friendships lost, puking, battles with cancer, broken saves...

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So here's something we were all aware of: digital sales of video games is a massive growth market. Retail sales? Not so much.

Here's something new: in 2015, for the very first time, Australians spent more money on digital games than they did at traditional retail. We all knew this day would come.

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Every morning, I run a pick through my hair. It's important that I do this when it's still spongy and damp from the shower. Wait too long and my hair gets drier and less cooperative, making it harder to pull the comb through my natural. (Pro tip: A natural is something black folks sometimes call hair that hasn't been altered or straightened by heat or chemicals.)

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Most of the chatter from Canberra has been around a new $101 million package to tackle domestic violence and the publication of new statistics about attitudes towards domestic violence. But in a radio interview with 2GB's Ben Fordham, Australia's Federal Minister for Women, Michaelia Cash, indicated that video games could also have a role to part in negative attitudes towards domestic violence.