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The ‘gamification’ of leisure and work has become widespread — and controversial
Games developer seeks to have ‘Fortnite’ rejoin App Store under groundbreaking new law
From its troubled Soviet origins, the game became world famous by creating order from chaos
Analysts warn rules on the hours teenagers can play will hit future revenues at Tencent and NetEase
Escapist entertainment can have real social and mental benefits if used wisely
Chinese internet group’s Europe dealmaking surge coincides with tightening regulatory noose at home
Historical games walk a tightrope between accuracy and engagement
Non-fungible tokens have captivated the art world. Now, fashion collectors foresee profits in clothes whose only form is a digital file
‘Social deduction’ games such as Among Us and Dread Hunger have grown in popularity, especially during lockdown
South Korea’s Krafton falls close to 20 per cent after $3.8bn IPO on valuation concerns
New business models target a small number of high-spending power users
Gaming’s global popularity would boost the Summer Games’ ageing, declining viewership
The luxury brand’s latest foray into gaming aims to engage 3bn players and crack a market worth some $176bn
The trend for bringing together fictional universes and characters is on the rise — but not everyone is on board
A growing indie scene is producing titles ranging from the melancholic to the ‘outrageous and perverted’
Last week someone paid $1.56m for a pristine, never-opened copy of Super Mario 64. What is going on?
Subverted murder mystery game Overboard! proves that the power of narrative storytelling endures
Stories of haunted video games have circulated for decades and tap into an age-old folklore tradition
‘Wholesome’ games that eschew violence are rising in popularity and reaching new audiences
Downloadable games have many advantages over physical ones — but the transition has come at a cost
Tencent-backed Krafton could top Coupang to become country’s biggest-ever share sale
Guitar Hero and Rock Band became $1bn global successes, and there are strong parallels between playing music and playing games
These fan-made games translate modern titles to the standards of older hardware
From furniture designer Ini Archibong to future fabrics, via department stores and Covid-era design
A naked banana and the definition of a video game enlivened the court hearing