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July 25,2017 14:00
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The Korean Games of Thrones

China alone can pressure North Korea, and America alone can pressure China. It is time to stop lecturing both about what is supposedly in their long-term interests ...
July 24,2017 00:00
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Giants complete 100 games, lose their 62nd

The Giants' front office, filled with experienced and successful baseball executives, has expressed a vision that this team can compete in 2018, maybe even contend, while keeping the core largely intact. Perhaps the Giants' moves by next Monday's nonwaiver trade deadline will offer a more focused snapshot of which avenue the front office will take to improve the team, a process that will require...
July 23,2017 04:40
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Outdoor surprises can outplay video games

Outdoor surprises can outplay video games For 2½ hours this past week, fifth-grader Jacob Chapman didn’t turn on a cell phone, tablet, television, send a text or play a video game. In the process, Jacob showed parents across America how they could get their children to break out of the electronic bubble during their summer breaks. In one evening, he went for a boat ride, had a picnic, put a...
July 23,2017 04:40
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Beekman Community Day entertains with outdoor games

The annual Beekman Community Day drew out hundreds of people to Beekman Recreation Center Park who got to participate in outdoor games as well as tour vendors like community organizations and restaurants.
July 22,2017 20:20
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Australia says Chinese spy ship near war games

The Chinese navy’s newest and most advanced spy ship has been seen near waters where a joint military exercise between Australian and US forces is under way, Australia’s defence department said on...
July 22,2017 20:20
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Digital trade games

India must not succumb to global digital trade paradigms and rules that back predatory business
July 21,2017 18:20
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One Of Steam's Top Selling Games Is A Dad Dating Simulator

Dream Daddy is a new dating sim where you play as a father and date other fathers. On the surface, it looks like a light game about hot dads and the dad jokes they make. It is that, but it’s also a sincere look at what it’s like to be a father.
July 21,2017 18:20
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If You Actually Want to Play Games, Get the New Nintendo 2DS XL

The Nintendo Switch exists, and is a fantastic gaming system that you can, in a pinch, play in a bar, a car, or on the train. Phones exist too, and the games on them are better than ever. So why the hell should you own anything else? Because games. The Switch’s library is still small, and smartphones still lack those games you can get lost in for days. So if you want a mobile system that can go...
July 21,2017 06:20
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As games come and go at Evo, Guilty Gear stands firm

It won't ever be the most popular game at the Evolution Championship Series, but a 20-year-old Japanese game called Guilty Gear returns year after year thanks to its dedicated fans and consistent developer support.
July 21,2017 00:20
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Best Total War games

Ranking the Total War games is wonderfully contentious. Maybe it’s because the concept of ‘best’ depends on what kind of mood you’re in—I love them all like dangerous children, and I play them on rotation, influenced by whichever books, films, or other games I’m consuming at the time. Watching the Battle of the Hornburg makes me crave Total War: Warhammer;...
July 20,2017 00:00
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Blade Runner Inspired Two Very Different Video Games

Blade Runner fuses together a morally ambivalent story about godhood with a visual panache that has shaped cinematic science fiction since its 1982 release. While it has inspired many games like Snatcher, Mean Streets, and the forthcoming Cyberpunk 2077, there have actually been only two Blade Runner video games, each of which approaches its source material in unique ways.
July 19,2017 19:20
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Why I love giving forgotten games a second chance

What's your most memorable game-related 'spitting the dummy' moment? We've all had them, those blood-boiling occasions where you've thrown a hissy fit, tossed your toys out of the pram or had kittens—where you've abandoned a game before seeing it through to completion for the sake of your sanity. From a personal perspective, one particular example that sta...
July 19,2017 19:20
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Prospect Roundup: Games of July 18

Yankees prospect Miguel Andujar stood out at the plate for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre while the Rays' Brent Honeywell returned from the Futures Game with authority.
July 18,2017 16:00
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How To Start Speedrunning Video Games

With the time-shattering feats and game-breaking exploits of Game Done Quick still fresh in our memories, some video game players might be wondering how they can start their journey in the mesmerizing world of speedrunning. Here’s some advice for those first few steps.
July 18,2017 13:40
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Police crackdown on adult skill games arcades

EVANS, Colo. -- At least three Denver-area adult, skill games arcades have been raided by police – shut down for “alleged illegal gambling.” This comes on the heels of an exclusive FOX31 Problem Solvers investigation into whether these kinds of strip-mall quasi-casinos are flaunting lo...
July 17,2017 22:00
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Dienhart: Here are my top 25 Big Ten games of 2017

There is no shortage of great games that dot the Big Ten schedule in 2017. The best non-league game? Oklahoma at Ohio State. The best conference tilt? Penn State at Ohio State. Here is my ranking of the Top 25 games on the Big Ten schedule.
July 17,2017 22:00
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New Service Builds Gaming PCs Based On The Games You Want To Play

BLD is a new service from computer hardware maker NZXT that simplifies the process of buying a new gaming PC. Customers select the games they want to play and the price they want to pay, and BLD spits out a rig that’ll get the job done. I went through the process, and it’s pretty painless.
July 17,2017 05:20
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Souhan: X Games stir memories of Minnesota moments

Here's my ranking of the 10 best sporting events held in the Twin Cities in the past 30 years, based on historical importance, national or international attention, degree of difficulty and all of my accumulated biases: