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PSA: Xbox Live service limited, video apps hit hardest

Xbox Live is currently issuing a service alert to notify subscribers that Microsoft's online gaming hub is having issues with a handful of video apps and even the company's own Xbox Video service. According to the alert, some Xbox Live members are unable to download Xbox Video items that they've...

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PBS Game/Show offers a defense of cheating, even in multiplayer

No stranger to courting controversy, the latest episode of PBS' thought-provoking YouTube series Game/Show posits the idea that maybe cheating in video games isn't such a bad thing after all. First, the video draws a distinction between those who repeatedly flout the rules to ruin a game for...

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PBS' Game/Show asks, 'What is a Gamer?'

The latest episode of PBS' series Game/Show aims to define what a gamer is. Is it anyone who plays a game or is it simply anyone who plays a certain type of game? Despite gaming's strong community, the term isn't as inclusionary as we might think. Game/Show argues that the "gamer club" has...

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PBS brings Masterpiece, Austin City Limits, more to Xbox 360

Joining the stable of streaming video options on the Xbox 360 is a new PBS app, which offers on-demand access to full episodes of fan-favorite shows like Nova, the Masterpiece anthology series and Austin City Limits. Though it includes a huge range of programming (especially when compared to...

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PBS Game/Show asks: Can permadeath teach us to live better lives?

The latest episode of PBS' ongoing Game/Show series poses an interesting question: Does DayZ and other permadeath games teach us how to live better lives? Game/Show thinks so, positing that the threat of a permanent end to a gaming experience ultimately adds more weight to the time within that...

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Latest episode of PBS' Game/Show discusses male stereotypes

The latest episode of PBS' weekly webseries Game/Show asks the question: Do video game stereotypes hurt men? Following a recent episode exploring sexism in gaming culture, host Jamin Warren returns to discuss growing body image issues and social expectations men face, as well as the ways video...

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PBS' Game/Show delves into video game violence

The latest episode of PBS' webseries, Game/Show, dives into the often-controversial topic of violence in video games. The episode briefly explores the history of violence within sports and other types of games, helping to explain why violent acts are depicted as often as they are in video games....

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PBS introduces 'Game/Show,' new webseries analyzing video games

PBS is furnishing a new weekly webseries called Game/Show, produced by Kornhaber Brown and focusing specifically on video games. The first episode attempts to analyze the popularity and staying power of three gaming icons: Mario of the brothers Mario, Sonic the Hedgehog and Link, wielder of the...

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PBS mini documentary covers eSports' many bases

Off Book, the PBS webseries that previously investigated what makes indie games so darn creative, has produced an eight minute documentary on the history of the eSports its four major facets: RTS, MOBA, FPS and fighting games, the latter of which are too cool for acronyms....

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Xbox Live adding SkyDrive, CNET, Maxim, Karaoke apps in US today

A throng of new apps are coming to Xbox 360s worldwide, so if you've been feeling like your dash needs more squares with logos in them then today won't disappoint. Today sees the US launch of Maxim and CNET apps, with the latter also coming to Canada, while Karaoke and SkyDrive apps roll out...

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