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Video games are part of a multibillion-dollar industry in which lucrative employment opportunities abound. SDI Productions via Getty Images

5 ways to break into the video game industry

A former video game executive offers advice on how to land a job in the industry.
Fortnite players have to think about what they want to build to achieve their goals. Whelsko via Flickr

5 digital games that teach civics through play

Games can help players practice important skills related to civics and public life, like communication, empathy and compassion, critical thinking, and problem-solving.
A fun game, plus science advancement. Madde/YouTube

Play video games, advance science

We recently set up a Foldit competition between gamers, undergraduate students and professional scientists. The winner might surprise you – and offer important possibilities for scientific research.
Pokémon Go players gather in Union Square in New York, USA. EPA/Justin Lane

What’s made Pokémon GO such a viral success?

Augmented reality games have been around for more than a decade, so what was it about Pokémon GO that allowed it to become a global phenomenon?
Chris, Tim, Lachlan and Emma travelled to the University of Queensland’s Great Court to play Pokemon Go. Daniel Angus

Pokemon GO gets people out and about, and that’s a good thing

The Pokemon GO craze has transformed a generation of gamers who admit they would otherwise be inside watching TV, surfing the internet, or playing console games.
The Division video games uses eye tracking technology to help target the enemy. Tobii EyeX/YouTube screengrab

How eye tracking gives players a new experience in video games

The ability to track where you are looking on screen opens up new options for video game players and developers. But is eye-tracking technology a gimmick or a game changer for the gaming industry?

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