Flappy Bird is dead. Now the gold rush is on

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Now that Flappy Bird, a wildly popular smartphone game, has been pulled from the iOS and Android app stores, copycats and people on eBay are trying to profit from its absence.

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Too Popular: ‘Flappy Bird’ Creator Removes App from Stores

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Will success spoil Flappy Bird?

Yes, apparently.

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Press start for love: Man wins wife with video game marriage proposal

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Four or five months might seem like a long time to spend preparing for a proposal, but when one video game developer summoned the courage to ask for his game-loving girlfriend’s hand in marriage, he had his work cut out for him. 

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Video games’ sexual double standard may have real-world impact

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German game developer Crytek caused a stir in the gaming press when the lead producer on its forthcoming multiplayer shooter “Warface” justified the game’s cartoonishly sexualized portrayals of female characters, saying it was what players wanted to see. This is the latest example of a common trend of treating female video game characters differently than their male counterparts — relegating women to derogatory supporting roles, giving them inhumanly exaggerated bodily proportions, and generally casting them as little more than sexual objects.

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'Grand Theft Auto V' sales blow past $1 billion in three days

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"Grand Theft Auto V" has crossed the $1 billion sales mark after three days in stores, a rate faster than any other video game, film or other entertainment product has ever managed, its creator Take Two Interactive said on Friday. 

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Sony finally shows what the PlayStation 4 looks like

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Well, it sure took them long enough.

Almost four months to the day after Sony first unveiled its next-generation PlayStation 4 video game console, the company finally showed what it actually looks like Monday at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles.

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Microsoft kicks off E3 with its Xbox One showcase

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Microsoft kicked off the Electronic Entertainment Expo Monday morning in Los Angeles, showing off a bevy of exclusive games and touting the new console’s prowess. They also announced the price and availability of the console: $499, starting in November.

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Microsoft reveals Xbox One, the ‘new generation’ console

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On this dreary Tuesday at the Microsoft campus in Redmond, Wash., executives are on stage to share news and a glimpse of the new Xbox One console.

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Goodbye productivity… Google image search leads to impromptu game of ‘Atari Breakout’

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Always looking for new opportunities to turn its mammoth search engine and associated features into interactive and exceedingly distracting Easter eggs, Google has put on another show in honor of the 37th birthday of Atari’s classic video game “Breakout.”

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Young patients fight cancer, one video game at a time

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Jose Guevara was 16 when his doctor first told him that he had leukemia.

"They gave me a breakdown," Guevara told NBC News. “‘You have leukemia, you’re staying in the hospital,’ and they brought a wheelchair."

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Microsoft to unveil ‘new generation’ Xbox on May 21

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Turns out, that “special event” that Microsoft has been rumored to have in store next month is real. The Redmond, Wash.-based tech giant sent out invitations this morning asking reporters to “join us as we reveal a new generation of Xbox.”

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Gamers can order Pizza Hut straight from the Xbox — with hand gestures!

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Long slave to the physical demands of picking up a phone, computer, smartphone, or tablet to place an order for food delivery, gamers can now create their own custom Pizza Hut pizzas — and order them — from their Xbox 360 console thanks to a unique partnership between Microsoft and the international chain.

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Girl Scouts chapter to add video game patch

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As recent campaigns across social media have shown, the game industry has slowly begun to own up to its troublesome legacy of sexism — expanding roles for women in the business while updating representations of them in the games.

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Live: Sony reveals PlayStation 4, first shot in the next console war

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Sony has just revealed its new game machine — the PlayStation 4 — as well as a new controller with a touch pad, a “share” button and light bar.

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Angry Birds movie will soar into theaters in 2016

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It seems the Angry Birds are no longer content with dominating smartphone and tablet screens the world over. The furious fowl have plans to take over bigger screens. Much bigger screens.