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A woman who accused video game designer Chris Avellone of sexual assault opens up about her allegations and says it’s time to oust abusers from the industry

Chris Avellone, a high-profile video game designer known for his work on “Planescape: Torment” and two “Fallout” games, has been accused of sexual assault. One of Avellone’s accusers, Karissa, told Business Insider that Avellone forcibly kissed her and then tried to put his hand down her pants while she was […]
A woman who accused video game designer Chris Avellone of sexual assault opens up about her allegations and says it’s time to oust abusers from the industry
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15 games to play on Zoom, from a murder mystery to cooking challenges

As the coronavirus closes schools and workplaces, people are increasingly turning to Zoom video calls for work and fun. As video calls become the primary method of socialising, websites and apps are popping up designed to facilitate games on Zoom. Some other simple games and activities can be easily adapted […]
15 games to play on Zoom, from a murder mystery to cooking challenges
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The oldest relay race in the world just took place in ‘Minecraft’ on UPenn’s painstakingly recreated virtual campus — here’s what it was like

Students at the University of Pennsylvania recreated their campus on “Minecraft” after COVID-19 ended their semester early. On Friday, the annual Penn Relays, the oldest track event in the US, was held in “Minecraft.” The event was sponsored by the US Marines, and participants competed in four different courses. Visit […]
The oldest relay race in the world just took place in ‘Minecraft’ on UPenn’s painstakingly recreated virtual campus — here’s what it was like
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UPenn students recreated their campus on ‘Minecraft’ in painstaking detail while stuck at home — take a look

Students at the University of Pennsylvania are recreating their campus on “Minecraft” after COVID-19 ended their semester early. Events including graduations and weddings have been moved online to “Minecraft,” “Animal Crossing,” and other online games since the coronavirus spread throughout the world. Most US colleges have moved to remote learning […]
UPenn students recreated their campus on ‘Minecraft’ in painstaking detail while stuck at home — take a look
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How Sony created the perfect video game controller

In 1997 Sony’s Teiyu Goto designed what became the standard for video game controllers. The DualShock controller used a curved design that fits more comfortably in player’s hands and the inclusion of two analogue sticks allowed for a greater range of controller input. Sony’s DualShock controller ushered in a new […]
How Sony created the perfect video game controller