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Nintendo’s Sad Struggle For Survival
Facing an uncertain future, the company keeps trying to mine its storied past.
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Sony’s Bet on Gamers Can’t Get Much Bigger
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Venus and Serena Williams
S.G. For many top pro athletes, an Olympic medal is a nice accessory to have hanging in the game room. The Grand Slams, majors and NBA titles are what pay the bills—a point made clear this summer when LeBron James, Stephen Curry, Rory McIlroy and ma
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An Unlimited Digital Universe With Wonder to Spare
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60. Why Are Sports Events so Expensive?
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Why This Fantasy Sports Company Is a Dream Come True for Fans
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See Mario. See Mario Run
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Video Games Have A Race Problem
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Ebay Tries to Push Past Its Tag-Sale Roots
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A Video Game, With Sex
ONCE UPON A TIME, a willingness to look for love online was considered a sign of insanity or desperation. Now? “Who prowls for sex in bars?” says Vogue.com sex columnist Karley Sciortino. “Like, how desperate are you?” The last time either of us went
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My Kids Give Me Strength
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App Syncs Phone and Tablet Screens to Create One Big Picture
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New Year's Revolution
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What you said about ... INTERNET TROLLS Joel Stein’s Aug. 29 cover story on the rise of Internet trolling, from the alt-right in particular, sparked discussions everywhere from Fox News to the New York Observer to Twitter, where Andrew Stroehlein ob
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55. A Night Game in Sunlight
Sean Gregory BASEBALL HAS ALWAYS played games with time. A pitcher plods in a summer haze; no buzzer ends an inning. We lose ourselves, happily sacrificing hours for the crack of a bat. The annual Midnight Sun game, played since 1906 on or around t
- Sep 26 20162 minutes
How Sports Can Move Beyond Lip-Service Patriotism
WITH HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF fans packed into stadiums across the country and millions more watching on TV, the NFL kicked off its new season on Sept. 11 with a ritual that has become a given at American sporting events: playing the national anthem.
- Dec 1 20142 minutes
Old-School Games Get New Life
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The PGA Tour Takes on China
CANCELED TOURNAMENTS, BAD LUCK, AND SO MUCH PROMISE: INSIDE THE GOLF INDUSTRY’S STAR-CROSSED STRUGGLE TO GET CHINESE CONSUMERS TO HIT THE LINKS.
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What Happens in Vegas Doesn’t Stay There
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- Jan 1 20152 minutes
Why This Collaborative Platform for Musicians Is Drumming Up Big Bucks
Splice brings music and technology together in perfect harmony.
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ANNOUNCED By Alex Rodriguez, designated hitter for the New York Yankees, his retirement from playing professional baseball. A-Rod will play his last game for the team on Aug. 12 but will serve as a “special adviser and instructor” to the Yankees unt
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The Chicago Cubs and Their Unlikely Ace Could Make History
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Ted Cruz As Jon Snow
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Australia Battles Its Gambling Addiction
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The Pokémon Fad Shows the Unnerving Future of Augmenting Reality
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The Ethics Coach on Practicing What You Preach
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Transforming the Video Game World
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