Gamers from all over the world have gathered in Cologne to compete in the ESL 'Counter Strike' World Cup. Competitors dismissed the idea that violent video games can have a bad influence on young players.
The early gamers are now grown up - and they're expecting challenging stories from their games. From "Life Is Strange" and "Vampyr" to Ken Follett's "Pillars of the Earth," new releases boast innovative storytelling.
Cooperative play is the buzz phrase at Gamescom 2017. But in spite of the excitement around eSports and unprecedented attention from politics, the theme "just play together" might only apply to consumers, not creators.
The overall-wearing Italian plumber has swept the prizes at the video game trade fair in Cologne. The new Super Mario installation will be released in October - some 36 years after Mario first debuted as "Jumpman."
Computer addiction is now recognized as a serious disorder. Gamers can spend years playing, only to end up addicted and isolated. Anxiety attacks and withdrawal symptoms may result when they're away from the computer.
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