Video Games

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Justin Udo
June 22, 2020 - 4:59 pm
The coronavirus pandemic has forced many traditional summer camps to close their doors for the season. But Philly-based gaming company Nerd Street Gamers, partnered with Butler University, launched an online summer camp program to give kids a full day of esports practice and education. Read more...
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Justin Udo
April 29, 2020 - 1:37 pm
The coronavirus pandemic is keeping most of us confined to the great indoors, and many have turned to video games as a way to keep themselves occupied. But experts say too much gaming can become an unhealthy habit. Read more here.
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A man plays a video game at home to pass the time during coronavirus stay-at-home orders.
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Dave Uram
April 01, 2020 - 12:44 pm
Sporting events are on pause while the coronavirus pandemic progresses, but video games are one way for some sports entertainment, including live charitable tournaments by your favorite players. Read more here.
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A Minefaire display allows Minecraft fans to build by hand.
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Justin Udo
December 29, 2019 - 12:04 pm
Philadelphia played host to an expo for the most popular video game in the world, and the event brought families together to educate through entertainment. Read more here.
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CNN
September 23, 2019 - 12:07 pm
It's possible that not all screen time is equally bad for your child's performance at school. A new review of 58 studies from 23 countries found only the time spent watching television and playing video games negatively impacted a child's academics.
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Game enthusiasts and industry visit the Nintendo exhibit during the E3 Video Game Convention at the Los Angeles Convention Center on June 11, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.
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August 19, 2019 - 1:16 pm
By Shannon Liao, CNN Business (CNN) -- Nintendo kicked off the Gamescom pre-show by announcing the arrival of dozens of new independent games for the Switch. Gamescom is a European video game conference that is bigger than the E3 gaming expo held each year in the United States. Gamescom's opening...
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Walmart El Paso Shooting Memorial
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August 09, 2019 - 10:17 am
By Chris Isidore, CNN Business (CNN) -- Walmart is taking down displays of violent video games in its stores in the wake of recent shootings. But the company plans to still sell the controversial video games -- and guns. The change in policy does not apply to the sale or display of actual firearms...
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Fortnite World Cup Preview
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July 26, 2019 - 9:04 am
By Shannon Liao, CNN Business (CNN) -- Fortnite, the biggest video game in esports, is starting to lose momentum. In a bid to remain popular, Epic Games is throwing a giant Fortnite sporting event. The game involves 100 players dropping onto a fantasy island and fighting until only one remains...
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Pokemon Co. president
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May 29, 2019 - 10:32 am
By Michelle Toh, CNN Business (CNN) -- Pokémon thinks we gotta catch 'em all — even in our sleep. Three years after the Pokémon Go craze temporarily boosted Nintendo's market value, the Pokémon Company on Wednesday revealed a handful of products in Tokyo including an app called Pokémon Sleep. The...
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Fusion Arena
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Justin Udo
March 25, 2019 - 1:37 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A new neighbor is getting ready to move in to the South Philadelphia Sports Complex. Fusion Arena, a $50 million project, will be the home of the Philadelphia Fusion, the city's e-gaming team that competes in tournaments and leagues around the globe. The 60,000-square...
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