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The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) is a non-profit organization of industry professionals, which organize the annual D.I.C.E. ("Design Innovate Communicate Entertain") Summit which includes the presentations of the D.I.C.E. Awards.
The American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) is an American not-for-profit performance-rights organization (PRO) that protects its members' musical copyrights by monitoring public performances of their music, whether via a broadcast or live performance, and compensating them accordingly.
Anita Sarkeesian (born 1983) is a Canadian-American feminist media critic, blogger, and public speaker.
Ars Technica (a Latin-derived term that the site translates as the "art of technology") is a website covering news and opinions in technology, science, politics, and society, created by Ken Fisher and Jon Stokes in 1998.
Artificial intelligence (AI, also machine intelligence, MI) is intelligence demonstrated by machines, in contrast to the natural intelligence (NI) displayed by humans and other animals.
Blizzard Battle.net is an Internet-based online gaming, social networking, digital distribution, and digital rights management platform developed by Blizzard Entertainment.
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is a British public service broadcaster.
Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. is an American video game developer and publisher based in Irvine, California, and is a subsidiary of the American company Activision Blizzard.
BlizzCon is an annual gaming convention held by Blizzard Entertainment to promote its major franchises Warcraft, StarCraft, Diablo, Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm and Overwatch.
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) is an independent charity that supports, develops and promotes the art forms of the moving image – film, television and game in the United Kingdom.
During British Summer Time (BST), civil time in the United Kingdom is advanced one hour forward of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) (in effect, changing the time zone from UTC+0 to UTC+1), so that evenings have more daylight and mornings have less.
Burbank is a city in Los Angeles County in Southern California, United States, northwest of downtown Los Angeles.
Busan, formerly known as Pusan and now officially is South Korea's second most-populous city after Seoul, with a population of over 3.5 million inhabitants.
Call of Duty is a first-person shooter video game franchise.
Cerebral palsy (CP) is a group of permanent movement disorders that appear in early childhood.
The team-based first person shooter video game Overwatch, developed by Blizzard Entertainment and released in May 2016, currently features 27 playable characters (heroes) and a number of supporting characters as part of the game's narrative, which is told through animated media and digital comics outside of the game.
Christopher Vincent "Chris" Metzen (born November 22, 1973) is an American game designer, artist, voice actor, and author known for his work creating the fictional universes and scripts for Blizzard Entertainment's three major award-winning media franchises: Warcraft, ''Diablo'' and ''StarCraft''.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) is a multiplayer first-person shooter video game developed by Hidden Path Entertainment and Valve Corporation.
CraveOnline Media, LLC is a male lifestyle website based in Los Angeles with sales offices in New York City, Chicago and San Francisco.
In video games, cross-platform play, or cross-play, is a term used to describe the ability of a video game with an online gaming component that allows players using different video game hardware to play with each other simultaneously.
The Design Innovate Communicate Entertain (D.I.C.E.) Awards (formerly the Interactive Achievement Awards (IAAs)) are the awards that recognize the year's best videogames, computer games, online entertainment, outstanding individuals, and groundbreaking development teams that have propelled the advancement of the entertainment software industry.
D.Va is a fictional player character who appears in the 2016 video game Overwatch—a first-person shooter developed by Blizzard Entertainment—and related animations and literary media.
Dark Horse Comics is an American comic book and manga publisher.
Death, due to its prominent place in human culture, is frequently imagined as a personified force, also known as the Grim Reaper.
Destructoid is an independent website, that was founded as a video game-focused blog in March 2006 by Yanier Gonzalez.
Digital Spy is a British-based entertainment, TV and movies website and brand, and is the largest digital property at Hearst UK.
Digital Trends is a technology news, lifestyle, and information website that publishes news, reviews, guides, how-to articles, descriptive videos and podcasts about technology and consumer electronics products.
Droga5 is a New York City-based global advertising agency with an additional office in London.
E! (originally an initialism of Entertainment Television) is an American basic cable and satellite television channel that is owned by the NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment Group division of NBCUniversal, all owned by Comcast.
ELEAGUE, sometimes shortened as EL, is a professional eSports league that began broadcasting in 2016 on the American television channel TBS.
Electronic Gaming Monthly (often abbreviated to EGM) is a monthly American video game magazine.
Engadget is a multilingual technology blog network with daily coverage of gadgets and consumer electronics.
ESL, formerly known as Electronic Sports League, is an eSports organizer and production company that produced video game competitions worldwide.
ESPN (originally an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network) is a U.S.-based global cable and satellite sports television channel owned by ESPN Inc., a joint venture owned by The Walt Disney Company (80%) and Hearst Communications (20%).
eSports (also known as electronic sports, esports, e-sports, competitive (video) gaming, professional (video) gaming, or pro gaming) are a form of competition using video games.
Eurogamer is a website focused on video game journalism, reviews, and other features.
First-person shooter (FPS) is a video game genre centered around gun and other weapon-based combat in a first-person perspective; that is, the player experiences the action through the eyes of the protagonist.
Freedom of speech is a principle that supports the freedom of an individual or a community to articulate their opinions and ideas without fear of retaliation, censorship, or sanction.
Funko is an American company that manufactures licensed pop culture collectibles.
Gamasutra is a website founded in 1997 that focuses on all aspects of video game development.
In game design, balance is the concept and the practice of tuning a game's rules, usually with the goal of preventing any of its component systems from being ineffective or otherwise undesirable when compared to their peers.
The Game Developers Choice Awards are awards annually presented at the Game Developers Conference for outstanding game developers and games.
Game Informer (GI) is an American monthly video game magazine featuring articles, news, strategy, and reviews of video games and associated consoles.
Game Revolution (formerly Game-Revolution) or GR is a gaming website created in 1996.
Gamescom (stylized as gamescom) is a trade fair for video games held annually at the Koelnmesse in Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
GameSpot is a video gaming website that provides news, reviews, previews, downloads, and other information on video games.
GamesRadar+ is an entertainment website dedicated to video game-related news, previews and reviews, that is owned by Future Publishing (a subsidiary of Future plc).
GamesTM (styled as gamesTM) is a UK-based, multi-format video games magazine, covering console, handheld, PC and Arcade games.
Giant Bomb is an American video game website and wiki that includes personality driven gaming videos, commentary, news and reviews, created by former GameSpot editors Jeff Gerstmann and Ryan Davis.
A golden age is a period in a field of endeavor when great tasks were accomplished.
The Golden Joystick Awards, also known as the People's Gaming Awards, is a video game award ceremony; it awards the best video games of the year, as voted for originally by the British general public, but can now be voted on by anyone online.
(also known as GSC or Good Smile) is a Japanese manufacturer of hobby products such as the Nendoroid and figma product lines, as well as scale figures.
A griefer is a player in a multiplayer video game who deliberately irritates and harasses other players within the game, using aspects of the game in unintended ways.
is a playable character appearing in the 2016 video game Overwatch, a first-person shooter video game developed by Blizzard Entertainment.
The Hollywood Music in Media Awards (HMMA) honors music in film, television, video games, commercials, and trailers.
IGN (formerly Imagine Games Network) is an American video game and entertainment media company operated by IGN Entertainment Inc., a subsidiary of Ziff Davis wholly owned by j2 Global.
Intellectual property (IP) is a category of property that includes intangible creations of the human intellect, and primarily encompasses copyrights, patents, and trademarks.
An Internet meme is an activity, concept, catchphrase, or piece of media that spreads, often as mimicry or for humorous purposes, from person to person via the Internet.
Inverse is an American digital media company covering topics such as technology, science, and culture for a millennial audience.
Jeffrey Kaplan is an American video game designer who is vice president of Blizzard Entertainment.
Kill Screen (stylized as KILL SCREEN) was a print and online magazine founded in 2009 by Jamin Warren and Chris Dahlen and owned by Kill Screen Media, Inc.
Kotaku is a video game website and blog that was originally launched in 2004 as part of the Gawker Media network.
League of Legends (abbreviated LoL) is a multiplayer online battle arena video game developed and published by Riot Games for Microsoft Windows and macOS.
The League of Legends Championship Series (LCS) is the name of two professional League of Legends eSports leagues run by Riot Games.
Lego (stylized as LEGO) is a line of plastic construction toys that are manufactured by The Lego Group, a privately held company based in Billund, Denmark.
In video games, a loot box (sometimes loot crate or prize crate, among other names) is a consumable virtual item which can be redeemed to receive a randomised selection of further virtual items, ranging from simple customization options for a player's avatar or character, to game-changing equipment such as weapons and armor.
The Los Angeles Rams are a professional American football team based in the Los Angeles metropolitan area.
Massively multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPGs) are a combination of role-playing video games and massively multiplayer online games in which a very large number of players interact with one another within a virtual world.
Mercy is a player character appearing in the 2016 video game Overwatch, a Blizzard Entertainment–developed team-based first-person shooter, and its related animated and literary media.
Metacritic is a website that aggregates reviews of media products: music albums, video games, films, TV shows, and formerly, books.
Microsoft Windows is a group of several graphical operating system families, all of which are developed, marketed, and sold by Microsoft.
Microtransaction (sometimes abbreviated as MTX) is a business model where users can purchase virtual goods via micropayments.
Multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA), also known as action real-time strategy (ARTS), is a subgenre of strategy video games that originated as a subgenre of real-time strategy, in which a player controls a single character in a team who compete versus another team of players.
A multiplayer video game is a video game in which more than one person can play in the same game environment at the same time, either locally or over the internet.
National Academy of Video Game Trade Reviewers (NAVGTR) is a non-profit organization that promotes and recognizes the interactive entertainment industry.
Native Americans, also known as American Indians, Indians, Indigenous Americans and other terms, are the indigenous peoples of the United States.
The series is a brand of plastic figures created by the Japanese Good Smile Company in 2006.
Nerf (trademarked in capitals as NERF) is a toy brand created by Parker Brothers and currently owned by Hasbro.
The New England Patriots are a professional American football team based in the Greater Boston region.
Nintendo Co., Ltd. is a Japanese multinational consumer electronics and video game company headquartered in Kyoto.
Overwatch is an American digital comic series published online by Blizzard Entertainment and republished by Dark Horse Comics' digital service, featuring events surrounding the characters of the ''Overwatch'' universe.
Blizzard Entertainment's 2016 video game Overwatch inspired a notable amount of fan-made pornography.
Blizzard Entertainment released several computer-generated cinematic trailers and teasers, as well as animated shorts, to promote and develop the story for their 2016 first-person shooter video game, Overwatch.
The Overwatch League (abbreviated as OWL) is a professional eSports league for the video game Overwatch, developed and fully controlled by Blizzard Entertainment.
Overwatch is an online team-based first person shooter developed by Blizzard Entertainment, and released worldwide in May 2016.
The Overwatch World Cup (OWC) is an Overwatch eSports tournament organized by Blizzard Entertainment, the video game's developer.
Paul "Redeye" Chaloner (born 11 November 1971) is a professional esports and video game broadcast host from Shoreham-by-Sea, England.
A PC bang (Korean: PC방; literally "PC room") is a type of LAN gaming center in South Korea, where patrons can play multiplayer computer games for an hourly fee.
PC Gamer is a magazine founded in the United Kingdom in 1993 devoted to PC gaming and published monthly by Future plc.
A pin-up model (known as a pin-up girl for a female and less commonly male pin-up for a male) is a model whose mass-produced pictures see wide appeal as popular culture.
The PlayStation 4 (PS4) is an eighth-generation home video game console developed by Sony Interactive Entertainment.
Polygon is an American video game website that publishes news, culture, reviews, and videos.
Pornhub is a Canadian pornographic video sharing website and the largest pornography site on the Internet.
In sports leagues, promotion and relegation is a process where teams are transferred between multiple divisions based on their performance for the completed season.
In the Republic of Korea, a resident registration number (RRN) (Korean: 주민등록번호 (romanized: Jumin Deungnok Beonho), Hanja: 住民登錄番號) is a 13-digit number issued to all residents of South Korea regardless of nationality.
A review aggregator is a system that collects reviews of products and services (such as films, books, video games, software, hardware and cars).
Robert Kenneth Kraft (born June 5, 1941) is an American businessman.
Rolling Stone is an American monthly magazine that focuses on popular culture.
Shooter games are a subgenre of action game, which often test the player's speed and reaction time.
Slant Magazine is an American online publication that features reviews of movies, music, TV, DVDs, theater, and video games, as well as interviews with actors, directors, and musicians.
A sniper is a military/paramilitary marksman who operates to maintain effective visual contact with the enemy and engage targets from concealed positions or at distances exceeding their detection capabilities.
A software release life cycle is the sum of the stages of development and maturity for a piece of computer software: ranging from its initial development to its eventual release, and including updated versions of the released version to help improve software or fix software bugs still present in the software.
Source Filmmaker (abbreviated as SFM) is a video capture and editing application that works from inside the Source game engine.
Splatoon is a third-person shooter video game developed and published by Nintendo for the Wii U, which was released worldwide in May 2015.
Enos Stanley Kroenke (born July 29, 1947) is an American business entrepreneur.
Star Wars Battlefront II is an action shooter video game based on the Star Wars film franchise.
StarCraft is a military science fiction media franchise, created by Chris Metzen and James Phinney and owned by Blizzard Entertainment.
StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty is a military science fiction real-time strategy video game developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment.
Steve Wang is a make-up artist and filmmaker.
Stratasys, Ltd. is a manufacturer of 3D printers and 3D production systems for office-based rapid prototyping and direct digital manufacturing solutions.
Switzerland, officially the Swiss Confederation, is a sovereign state in Europe.
The WOW Gaming Awards are awards given to video games during the annual South by Southwest Festival (SXSW), held in Austin, Texas typically in March of that year.
TBS is an American basic cable and satellite television channel owned by Turner Broadcasting System.
Team Fortress 2 (TF2) is a team-based multiplayer first-person shooter video game developed and published by Valve Corporation.
Terrorism is, in the broadest sense, the use of intentionally indiscriminate violence as a means to create terror among masses of people; or fear to achieve a financial, political, religious or ideological aim.
The Denver Post is a daily newspaper and website that has been published in the Denver, Colorado area since 1892.
The Escapist (typeset as the escapist) is an online magazine covering mostly video games as well as movies, comics, TV, and more.
The Game Awards 2016 ceremony took place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on December 1, 2016.
The Game Awards 2017 ceremony, which honored the best video games of 2017, took place on December 7, 2017.
The Guardian is a British daily newspaper.
The Hollywood Reporter (THR) is a multi-platform American digital and print magazine founded in 1930 and focusing on the Hollywood film industry, television, and entertainment industries, as well as Hollywood's intersection with fashion, finance, law, technology, lifestyle, and politics.
Lego System A/S, doing business as The Lego Group (stylised as The LEGO Group), is a Danish family-owned company based in Billund, Denmark.
The Market for Computer & Video Games (short MCV, formerly The Market for Home Computing & Video Games) is a United Kingdom-based media brand which focuses on business aspects of the video game industry, including development, publishing, marketing and retail.
The News & Observer is an American regional daily newspaper that serves the greater Triangle area based in Raleigh, North Carolina.
The Verge is an American technology news and media network operated by Vox Media.
Titan was the project name for a cancelled Blizzard Entertainment massively multiplayer online game.
Titanfall is a multiplayer first-person shooter video game developed by Respawn Entertainment and published by Electronic Arts.
Lena Oxton, better known as Tracer, is a fictional player character who appears in the 2016 video game Overwatch—a first-person shooter developed by Blizzard Entertainment—and related animations and literary media.
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. is an American media conglomerate that is part of AT&T's WarnerMedia, and manages the collection of cable television networks and properties initiated or acquired by Ted Turner.
The United Nations (UN) is an intergovernmental organization tasked to promote international cooperation and to create and maintain international order.
USA Today is an internationally distributed American daily, middle-market newspaper that serves as the flagship publication of its owner, the Gannett Company.
Valve Corporation is an American video game developer and digital distribution company headquartered in Bellevue, Washington.
Variety is a weekly American entertainment trade magazine and website owned by Penske Media Corporation.
VentureBeat is an American technology website.
VG247 (stylized as VG24/7) is a video game blog published in the United Kingdom, founded in February 2008 by industry veteran Patrick Garratt.
Vox Media is an American digital media company founded on July 14, 2005 as SportsBlogs Inc.
A Webby Award is an award for excellence on the Internet presented annually by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, a judging body composed of over two thousands industry experts and technology innovators.
Winston is a player character appearing in the 2016 video game Overwatch, a Blizzard Entertainment developed first-person shooter and its related media.
Wired is a monthly American magazine, published in print and online editions, that focuses on how emerging technologies affect culture, the economy, and politics.
World of Warcraft (WoW) is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) released in 2004 by Blizzard Entertainment.
Xbox One is a line of eighth generation home video game consoles developed by Microsoft.
YouTube is an American video-sharing website headquartered in San Bruno, California.
The 13th British Academy Video Game Awards awarded by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, is an award ceremony that was held on 6 April 2017 at Tobacco Dock.
The 14th British Academy Video Game Awards was an awards ceremony by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, which took place on 12 April 2018 at Tobacco Dock.
The 2017 Teen Choice Awards ceremony was held on August 13, 2017.
The 2018 Teen Choice Awards ceremony will be held on August 12, 2018.
The 22nd annual Webby Awards were held at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City on May 14, 2018, which was hosted by comedian and writer Amber Ruffin.
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