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Video games are important. They are a storytelling medium, a place for self-expression, a sandbox for the human imagination, and an extension of an ages old tradition of gaming. We play out some of the most essential aspects of our culture in games, and we learn more about ourselves and the world around us in the process.

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Cosplay Changes Lives

Cosplay has now officially entered the public consciousness.

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Cosplay Changes Lives

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The Rise of Videogame Economies

Online gamers have long been aware of their in-game economic potential.

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The Rise of Videogame Economies

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The New Rules of Robot/Human Society

It's easy to imagine robots filling the roles promised to us in science fiction.

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The New Rules of Robot/Human Society

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Are Emoticons the Future of Language?

Written language is a common replacement for face to face chat or phone calls.

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Are Emoticons the Future of Language?

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