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eSports, which includes online multiplayer games like PUGB, is an industry forecast to reach nearly US$1 billion in revenue by 2019. YouTube

War as eSport: the politics of PlayerUnknown’s Battleground

PlayerUnknown's Battleground - a multiplayer, fight-to-the-death video game - was the most downloaded game for the first quarter of 2018. It feels like an immersive experience of today’s nightmares.
According to research, gamers are well-aware of the artificiality of the fictional video game world. (Screenshot/DICE)

Why violence in video games isn’t really a problem

Do video games increase violent behaviour? A music scholar who has focused on how musical elements contribute to immersion in video games explores the issue.
Next year’s must-have games include a number of sequels to popular franchises. from www.shutterstock.com

The five most anticipated digital games of 2018

From Harry Potter: Wizards Unite to The Last of Us Part 2, the new year promises some exciting releases in the world of gaming.
Players of video game Star Wars Battlefront II can emulate a dogfight from the new film Star Wars: The Last Jedi in TIE and X-wing fighters. (Handout)

How Star Wars battlefront ‘loot boxes’ & The Last Jedi change video games

Star Wars Battlefront II, which lets you play parts of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, ignited debate among gamers, industry and governments that may change how video games are played and make money.
A leading Twitch streamer was disciplined for gender bias. Screenshot of Trainwreckstv on Twitch

Can online gaming ditch its sexist ways?

Many online communities have developed toxic social norms, including sexist tendencies, that they will need to address as more members join in.

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