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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.
There’s nothing inherently male about playing video games. Videogame culture, on the other hand, is decidedly anti-female. Chesnot/Getty Images

The Activision Blizzard lawsuit shows gamer culture still has a long way to go: 5 essential reads about sexual harassment and discrimination in gaming and tech

Sexual harassment and discrimination in gaming and tech is not inevitable or permanent, write experts in the field. The solutions are positive community standards and women in power.
In addition to being fun, video games can build real-world skills. Carol Yepes/Moment via Getty images

Is gaming good for kids?

Research shows multiple social and cognitive benefits of playing video games.
This holiday season, be kind to yourself and others as you deal with excessive behaviours, like binge-watching or gaming. (Unsplash)

5 strategies to reduce addiction-like behaviours over the holidays

With the pressures of the holidays, rising COVID-19 rates and social isolation, people can easily fall into addictive-like behaviours. Here are some ways to challenge ourselves and family.
As the cold weather approaches and we look for indoor activities, video games are both fun and educational. (Shutterstock)

Video games can add to kids’ learning during COVID-19 pandemic

Video games can be useful in learning English, math, history, physics and yes, even physical education. While they’re not a substitute for schooling, video games are a great indoor activity.

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