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Video games can be played across distances with new and old friends, as a family and for learning. (Jeshoots.com/Pexels)

Social video games to play during the coronavirus quarantine

Forced to stay inside, here are some games suggestions for connecting with new people, old friends and older members of your family.
The game’s players are able to customise their own storyline, which can then be ‘featured’ and shared with other players. The catch is, there’s more than 12 million creators - and the content isn’t exactly well-regulated. STEFANY LUNA DE LINZY / Shutterstock.com

Episode – Choose Your Story: the inappropriate game your kids have probably played

The mobile game has been downloaded more than 50 million times. If you have kids, they've probably played it. But it's more problematic than most people realise.
Rockstar Games has been criticised in the past for stereotypical portrayals of female characters in its games. Shutterstock

Violence towards women in the video game Red Dead Redemption 2 evokes toxic masculinity

A video uploaded to YouTube last month depicted an avatar in a video game physically assaulting a female character until she was unconscious. Should that be allowed in today's gaming culture?
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.
How do you defend yourself in virtual reality? Imaginechina via AP Images

Sexual assault enters virtual reality

Underlying online harassment is the false idea that events that happen on internet aren't real. But whenever people are interacting, it's all real.

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