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Amazon’s formal challenge to huge Pentagon award uses videos that mark potential influence exerted by Trump

The e-commerce giant formally filed a protest with the Court of Federal Claims to challenge the award of the cloud-computing contract, following through on a threat it made last week. It said it did so under seal to protect trade secrets. In a statement, Amazon repeated its claims that “unmistakable bias” and “political influence” tainted […]

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There’s serious potential in serious games

The world is being transformed by play. Serious games, or games that have a purpose beyond entertainment  (not games that require serious effort to play, as their moniker suggests) are increasingly being used across industries as potent vehicles to educate, evaluate or make a social impact. Their influence is being felt across healthcare, where games […]

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Sony might have killed the PlayStation Vita, but these games showed off its peak potential

“Gravity Rush”/Sony“Gravity Rush” was originally a PlayStation Vita exclusive, but was remastered for PlayStation 4.&quotGravity Rush”/Sony Sony discontinued production of the PlayStation Vita in March 2019, bringing the lifespan of this  portable video game console to a close. Released worldwide in February 2012, the Vita was the successor to the PlayStation Portable, but failed to […]

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EA defies Belgian loot box decision, setting up potential “gambling” lawsuit

Enlarge / The Belgian government says these kinds of randomized in-game cards are a form of gambling. EA is standing firm in its disagreement. In the months since the Belgian Gaming Commission determined that certain video game loot boxes constituted illegal gambling, publishers like Blizzard, Valve, and Take-Two have removed loot boxes from their games […]