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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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Dreamstime
February 12, 2019 - 3:30 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — If you have children between the ages of 2 and 5, the odds are pretty high that they are spending a lot of time watching TV or interacting with computer...
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An innovative way to play video games comes to Chester County.
Dreamstime
Justin Udo
January 06, 2019 - 11:47 am
CHESTER COUNTY, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — An innovative way to play video games comes to Chester County. While out with his wife in West Chester, Kevin Mash noticed lots of kids hanging out and just looking to socialize. That made him realize there was a need for social activities throughout the...
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Steve Tawa
December 19, 2018 - 2:53 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Federal authorities have officially charged a man in Alaska for making bomb threats against Lafayette College — over a video game dispute. A 20-year old man in Anchorage allegedly posted several false and threatening tweets in the name of ISIS, according to the...
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Matt Hendricks opened a board game-themed cafe called Thirsty Dice in Fairmount in October.
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Paul Kurtz
November 30, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Board games will take center stage at the Pennsylvania Convention Center this weekend during the second annual PAX Unplugged . With anticipated crowds of 20,000 gamers a day, PAX draws board gamers together, a trend in the video game convention circuit. Penny Arcade...
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