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Today, the United States Supreme Court will spend one hour hearing the latest arguments in an old, important debate that affects everyone watching television in the US: Who owns the airwaves? ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox and others use the broadcast frequencies our TV antennas pick up; the government regul...

April 22nd 2014 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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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 ot...

March 24th 2014 at 10:30pm 0 Comments
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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 become...

February 21st 2014 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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Apple TV's continuing expansion rolled on today with the addition of PBS and Yahoo's Screen channel. The streaming box has been steadily adding channels from the likes of Disney and ESPN over the last year. PBS fans eager to watch the channel on Apple TV will first need to sign in using their Fac...

November 19th 2013 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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Yahoo's been working hard to include support for Apple services in its Screen iOS app, now it's gone one better and launched its video-discovery app on Apple TV. With an emphasis on comedy, Yahoo Screen has been designed to collate the best of web video, including clips from Saturday Night Live, T...

November 19th 2013 at 10:44am 0 Comments
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If you aren't watching anything from PBS, you're missing out and now you have one less reason to ignore America's Public Broadcasting Service. Starting today, both local and national PBS programming is coming to the Xbox 360 -- if you have an active subscription to Xbox Live Gold. This includes bo...

October 23rd 2013 at 2:57am 0 Comments
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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 other...

October 22nd 2013 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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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 exp...

October 10th 2013 at 2:30am 0 Comments
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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 gam...

October 2nd 2013 at 11:00pm 0 Comments
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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....

September 11th 2013 at 3:30am 0 Comments
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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 Tr...

August 28th 2013 at 2:00am 0 Comments