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"Man is a gaming animal." - Charles Lamb

"Gaming is the backbone of Nevadas economy." - Kenny Guinn

"Gaming is the backbone of Nevada's economy." - Kenny Guinn

"Keep flax from fire, and youth from gaming." - Benjamin Franklin

"I've always played games. I've been brought up around gaming." - Asa Butterfield

"Gaming is going into storytelling. It was a new audience." - Kevin Spacey

"To me the arcade experience is the ultimate gaming experience." - Eugene Jarvis

"The gaming experience on Windows Vista is going to go beyond any of the gaming consoles and anything that's been done before." - Jim Allchin

"Our mission is to revive the gaming industry by increasing our user base," - Satoru Iwata

"Gaming corrupts our disposition and teaches us a habit of hostility against all mankind." - Thomas Jefferson

"The gaming industry has been male-dominated ever since its inception." - Anita Sarkeesian

"Gaming finds a man a cully, and leaves him a knave." - Thomas Hughes

"It [gaming] is the child of avarice, the brother of iniquity, and the father of mischief." - George Washington

"Fundamentals in the gaming sector remained relatively healthy during the first quarter." - Brian Gordon

"With pro-gaming that's one of the toughest parts - living game to game." - Jeremy Lin

"Every startup CEO should understand Gamification, because gaming is the new normal." - Bing Gordon

"Gaming is the child of avarice, but the parent of prodigality." - Charles Caleb Colton

"Gaming, women, and wine, while they laugh they make men pine." - George Herbert

"If gaming does an aged sire entice, Then my young master swiftly learns the vice." - John Dryden

"Is it really not possible to touch the gaming table without being instantly infected by superstition?" - Fyodor Dostoevsky

"Online console gaming will continue to grow at a healthy pace." - Trip Hawkins

"The further you get into technology, the further you go into gaming. That's the general rule." - Nick Johnson

"I've always thought that gaming and YouTube and the web is a very post-punk extravaganza." - Malcolm Mclaren

"Zynga made social gaming and play a worldwide phenomenon, and we remain the industry leader." - Mark Pincus

"I came quite late to gaming: I didn't start playing until 2002." - Richard K Morgan

"I'm not a big gamer myself. I've (become) increasingly interested in games. And I certainly am passionate about, about storytelling in gaming. And, and the marriage of, you know, immersive characters, with gaming." - Andy Serkis

"As I said in my state of the state address, we can no longer rely on gaming and sales taxes to pay our way. Indian gaming next door in California is eroding our major industry in Nevada." - Kenny Guinn

"The time for invisible boundaries that guard the 'purity' of gaming as a niche subculture is over. The violent macho power fantasy will no longer define what gaming is all about." - Anita Sarkeesian

"Short of baseball and my family, it was gaming. And gaming is a $20-million to $200-million multi-year effort. It's an insane, stupid and utterly irresponsible act. But I did it." - Curt Schilling

"I do NOT think that PC gaming is over... it will always be the choice of the gaming enthusiast who is willing to put in the extra effort for a richer, more rewarding experience." - Mike Wilson

"In my address last year, I spoke on the issue of gaming. My preference then is my preference now: to keep gaming within its existing contours, but to explore a better deal for all Minnesotans." - Tim Pawlenty

"My characters are all kind of geek archetypes of people I've encountered at gaming and comic book conventions." - Ernest Cline

"By gaming we lose both our time and treasure - two things most precious to the life of man." - Owen Feltham

"Our Quixote bard sets out a monster taming. Arm'd at all points to fight that hydra, gaming." - David Garrick

"When you master role-playing [gaming], you become immersed in an activity that is peerless among leisure-time pursuits." - Gary Gygax

"Gaming is the destruction of all decorum; the prince forgets at it his dignity, and the lady her modesty." - Jean le Rond d'Alembert

"We've taken what was just once a racetrack and made it a multifaceted gaming destination for the entire region." - Steve Martin

"I've always been a gamer, and I had a period where I was gaming at a really hardcore level." - Aisha Tyler

"Every aspect of our lives are now connected: health, travel, sports, gaming, our homes, our cars - everything." - Gary Shapiro

"I played lots of games and I was a fan of gaming, so I was always looking for new games." - Duncan Jones

"Man is a gaming animal. He must always be trying to get the better in something or other." - Charles Lamb

"I had always been intrigued by the emotional aspect of adventure gaming-the fact that people get so personally involved." - Roberta Williams

"Marrying to increase love is like gaming to become rich; alas, you only lose what little stock you had before." - William Wycherley

"A goal of Twitch is to be wherever gamers are, whether its on laptops and handheld devices or integrated into gaming consoles and software." - Emmett Shear

"Given the huge number Xbox owners and how many of them love gaming spectatorship, its a natural fit to bring the Twitch experience to the 360." - Emmett Shear

"All gaming, since it implies a desire to profit at the expense of another, involves a breach of the tenth commandment." - Richard Whately

"Ay, rail at gaming - 'tis a rich topic, and affords noble declamation. Go, preach against it in the city - you'll find a congregation in every tavern." - George Edward Moore

"Whenever you see a gaming table be sure to know fortune is not there. Rather she is always in the company of industry." - Oliver Goldsmith

"All voting is a sort of gaming, like checkers or backgammon, with a slight moral tinge to it, a playing with right and wrong." - Henry David Thoreau

"Free-form games in which the player can make choices about what the game is going to be, become a kind of gaming equivalent of the narrative possibility." - Salman Rushdie

"The roulette table pays nobody except him that keeps it. Nevertheless a passion for gaming is common, though a passion for keeping roulette tables is unknown." - George Bernard Shaw

"The incredible processing power of Tegra X1 enables us to bring Doom 3: BFG to Android and we're excited by the possibilities that GRID is bringing to gaming." - Tim Willits

"[Sometimes] I sit in front of my [gaming] console with my headphones on and I play. I love that. It's a nice form of escapism." - Idris Elba

"Big data is at the foundation of all of the megatrends that are happening today, from social to mobile to the cloud to gaming." - Chris Lynch

"The roulette table pays nobody except him who keeps it. Nevertheless, a passion for gaming is common, though a passion for keeping roulette wheels is unknown." - George Bernard Shaw

"It's a mistake for Hollywood to impose themselves on the gaming space. Not only is it arrogant, but it hasn't really worked." - Gore Verbinski

"'TableTop' is packed with gaming celebrities and independent game creators. This is a huge subculture that really doesn't have a vehicle to rally around or educate people with." - Felicia Day

"I foresee online gaming changing when there are good audio-visual links connecting the participants, thus approximating play in a face-to-face group." - Gary Gygax

"The gaming world is a complete mystery to me! Well, I did play Pac Man and Frogger using big machines at an arcade back in the '80s." - Doug Jones

"I watch NFL football on Sundays. I enjoy gaming with friends, meaning role-playing games; I still enjoy going to conventions and traveling." - George R R Martin

"Democrats love to criticize Republicans on guns, but they are generally mute when it comes to taking on Hollywood or the gaming industry." - Mark Mckinnon

"The incredible processing power of Tegra X1 enables us to bring Doom 3: BFG to Android and we're excited by the possibilities that GRID is bringing to gaming." - Tim Willits

"I got involved early on in social media - I created one of the first social networks - and for me, social gaming was a natural evolution of that." - Mark Pincus

"A goal of Twitch is to be wherever gamers are, whether it's on laptops and handheld devices or integrated into gaming consoles and software." - Emmett Shear

"Given the huge number Xbox owners and how many of them love gaming spectatorship, it's a natural fit to bring the Twitch experience to the 360." - Emmett Shear

"There's no bigger gaming franchise on the console than 'Call of Duty', and we can't wait to see what the community can create with this new tool." - Emmett Shear

"Gaming has been a great way to get to know people. That's part of what I love about games, that they are social." - Rich Sommer

"Ay, rail at gaming - 'tis a rich topic, and affords noble declamation. Go, preach against it in the city - you'll find a congregation in every tavern." - Edward Moore

"Macau is limited in size and land is expensive, so gaming and leisure development must be more efficient. We follow a very conservative financial strategy." - Stanley Ho

"Gaming has kind of evolved a bit. More people play on portable devices. Where we might go in the future, we'll see. Customers love games. I'm not interested in being in the console business in what is thought of as traditional gaming. But Apple is a big player today and things in the future will only make that bigger." - Tim Cook

"Digital intimacy ruins the appetite for the real thing. So, when kids are gaming or even when spouses are gaming, they lose their appetite for genuine intimacy. Kids lose their appetite for getting their intimacy needs, their hunger for significance and attachment, with the family, and it erodes the relationship between them and their parents." - Gordon Neufeld

"Gaming in general is a male thing. It isn't that gaming is designed to exclude women. Everybody who's tried to design a game to interest a large female audience has failed. And I think that has to do with the different thinking processes of men and women." - Gary Gygax

"My own contentious relationship with gaming continued through high school and college: I still enjoyed playing games from time to time, but I always found myself pushed away by the sexism that permeated gaming culture. There were constant reminders that I didn't really belong." - Anita Sarkeesian

"The notion that gaming was not for women rippled out into society, until we heard it not just from the games industry, but from our families, teachers and friends. As a consequence, I, like many women, had a complicated, love-hate relationship with gaming culture." - Anita Sarkeesian

"I would not let an adult drive my robot. You don't have enough gaming experience. But I will let a kid with no license take control of my vehicle system." - Robert Ballard

"As a child growing up, you never thought about being in a videogame, then to have a game of your own and be lucky enough to set the bar with it in the gaming world, it's a dream come true." - Tiger Woods

"The gaming industry is a fairly liberal, hip place, and if you're making games people really don't care what your gender is. At least this has been my experience." - Brenda Romero

"Super Mario Bros. is equivalent to the Big Bang of our gaming universe. If it were not for this blindingly spectacular creation, digital entertainment as we know it today would not exist." - Hideo Kojima

"It's quite an unfair thought that Microsoft are trying to control our gaming, they're trying to force us to be online all the time. [People] didn't really think that through." - Peter Molyneux

"Can you support the expense of a husband, hussy, in gaming, drinking and whoring? Have you money enough to carry on the daily quarrels of man and wife about who shall squander most?" - John Gay

"We stiffened the penalties for fraud, we extended nationwide efforts to make sure that payments are accurate and they closed a loophole in which people were gaming the system. We didn't change eligibility requirements or reduce the level of benefits." - Kevin Drum

"For a lot of geeks, gaming is all about stripping who you are completely and entering this imaginary space, this world that's made for you, where winning and losing have nothing to do with real life." - Arthur Chu

"Sports and gaming, whether pursued from a desire of gain or love of pleasure, are as ruinous to the temper and disposition of the party addicted to them, as they are to his fame and fortune." - Robert Burton

"That reproach of modern times, that gulf of time and fortune, the passion for gaming, which is so often the refuge of the idle sons of pleasure and often, alas! the last resource of the ruined." - Hugh Blair

"The familiarities of the gaming-table contribute very much to the decay of politeness ... The pouts and quarrels that naturally arise from disputes must put an end to all complaisance, or even good will towards one another." - Mary Wortley Montagu

"It feels a little bit funny coming here and telling you guys that Linux and open source are the future of gaming. It's sort of like going to Rome and teaching Catholicism to the pope." - Gabe Newell

"Sir, I do not call a gamester a dishonest man; but I call him an unsociable man, an unprofitable man. Gaming is a mode of transferring property without producing any intermediate good." - Samuel Johnson

"In this media-drenched, data-rich, channel-surfing, computer-gaming age, we have lost the art of doing nothing, of shutting out the background noise and distractions, of slowing down and simply being alone with our thoughts." - Carl Honore

"Casinos are spreading like wildfire, and it seems to be an entertainment option that a significant number of people engage in. That's just the reality of gaming that it is proving to be attractive to a great number of people." - Ron Porter

"Gaming has been resorted to by the affluent as a refuge from ennui. It is a mental dram, and may succeed for a moment; but, like all other stimuli, it produces indirect debility." - Charles Caleb Colton

"Wit generally succeeds more from being happily addressed than from its native poignancy. A jest, calculated to spread at a gaming-table, may be received with, perfect indifference should it happen to drop in a mackerel-boat." - Oliver Goldsmith

"The incredible processing power of Tegra X1 enables us to bring Doom 3: BFG to Android and we"re excited by the possibilities that GRID is bringing to gaming." - Tim Willits

"Any time I consider a new project, I ask myself, is this pushing the state of gaming toward Nobel Prizes? If it's not, then it's not doing anything important enough to spend my time." - Jane Mcgonigal

"Breaking the bank at Monte Carlo is a euphemism for closing a single gaming table. It was last accomplished at the Casino Ste. des Bains de Mer during the final days of 1957, with a harvest of 180 million francs." - Richard Arnold Epstein

"Sir, I do not call a gamester a dishonest man; but I call him an unsocial man, an unprofitable man. Gaming is a mode of transferring property without producing any intermediate good." - Samuel Johnson

"Gambling is not a vice, it is an expression of our humanness. We gamble. Some do it at the gaming table, some do not. You play, you win, you play, you lose. You play." - Jeanette Winterson

"Nintendo DS is not standing still. As a tenth serious competitor decides to make a run at Game Boy, DS raises the bar on portable gaming, before they even get started." - Reggie Fils-Aime

"From its founding, [Nevada] has always struggled to belong. It has had a series of masters-the mining industry, the railroads, the federal government, and now gaming and tourism-that have driven the state's economy and compelled its direction." - Hal Rothman

"I have fond memories of the development work that led to a lot of great things in modern gaming - the intensity of the first person experience, LAN and Internet play, game mods, and so on." - John Carmack

"I'm super excited about gaming always. That's the thing that I geek out over; those are the vlogs that I'm surfing if I'm not already playing a game at night." - Felicia Day

"The video game market is huge, and the ability to tell stories, and tell different kinds of stories in the gaming space is quickly evolving and changing for the better." - Jim Lee

"Being nerdy just means being passionate about something, including everyone - the coolest people on Earth are passionate and therefore nerdy about something whatever it is, whether it's sports, or gaming, or technology, or fashion, or beauty, or food, or whatever." - Zachary Levi

"I don't think anything really consciously went into 'Legend' that was influenced by videogames, but I'm pretty sure some of my experiences and love for gaming contributed to a few of the factors that are in 'Legend'." - Marie Lu

"The idea of the 'lone gamer' is really not true anymore. Up to 65 percent of gaming now is social, played either online or in the same room with people we know in real life." - Jane Mcgonigal

"My mom didn't let me play video games growing up, so now I do. Gaming gives me a chance to just let go, blow somebody up and fight somebody from another dimension. It's all escapism." - Wayne Brady

"Where the gaming world is going - and certainly Activision proved it by hiring me - is being willing to push and bend and move in a new direction of actually capturing the character and storytelling." - Kevin Spacey

"There's a toxicity within gaming culture, and also in tech culture, that drives this misogynist hatred, this reactionary backlash against women who have anything to say, especially those who have critiques or who are feminists." - Anita Sarkeesian

"This will be the racing competition to end all racing competitions, .. I am extremely pleased to be working with Electronic Arts on this exciting opportunity giving music and gaming fans the chance to live the Need for Speed TM experience." - Jay Kay

"Cloud Gaming means that the game doesn't need to be downloaded and run on your computer; it literally means the game runs out on the Internet, in the cloud, with the experience being streamed to the players." - David Perry

"I've watched with a kind of wary eye how gaming has progressed. I was there at the beginning with Pong in the arcade, and a lot of my great childhood memories were around a 'Tempest' machine." - Trent Reznor

"I have been wildly enthused about gaming since I was younger, and a career path I chose not to go down but did really consider was getting into programming and game design." - Trent Reznor

"In the 45 years I've worked in casinos, I dreamed of being honored by an organization like the American Gaming Association, especially since I don't even have a hunting license." - Don Rickles

"My first business was a retro-gaming site where you'd go and play all these cool old-school games. It was a good idea but ahead of its time." - Nick Woodman

"With the recent addition of a full soundtrack and the players map, millions of Poptropicans around the globe are now fully immersed in a multimedia gaming experience when they embark on our high quality adventures." - Jeff Kinney

"If you are willing to take the trip through 'Analogue,' you'll be rewarded with some of the best writing in gaming today and a look into the future of what kind of meaningful stories video games are capable of telling." - Rob Manuel

"I love the melody of an unknown language, the strange food, all the surprises of a strange town, and my own impatience and curiosity ... I love traveling as others love the gaming table; I anticipate a new place as others anticipate the next number to come up." - Elsa Triolet

"In a world which furnishes so many employments which are useful, and so many which are amusing, it is our own fault if we ever know what ennui [boredom] is, or if we are ever driven to the miserable resource of gaming, which corrupts our dispositions, and teaches us a habit of hostility against all mankind." - Thomas Jefferson

"There is no gaming table in the world where loaded dice are tolerated, no athletic field where men must not start fair. Yet Mr. Rockefeller has systematically played with loaded dice, and it is doubtful if there has ever been a time since 1872 when he has run a race with a competitor and started fair." - Ida Tarbell

"Gaming is a kind of tacit confession that the company engaged therein do in general exceed the bounds of their respective fortunes, and therefore they cast lots to determine upon whom the ruin shall at present fall, that the rest may be saved a little longer." - William Blackstone

"Remember, that when I speak of pleasures I always mean the elegant pleasures of a rational being, and not the brutal ones of a swine. I mean la bonne chere, short of gluttony; wine, infinitely short of drunkenness; play, without the least gaming; and gallantry, without debauchery." - Lord Chesterfield

"We all have an aggressive dedication to the narrative arts - comics, film, electronic gaming, and more. We spend much of our time and effort exploring those forms and have an enormous investment in the arts. We're all part of the same brotherhood as far as I'm concerned." - Jim Steranko

"Throughout the history of game development, the game control mechanism has become more and more sophisticated, ... Perhaps those who have quit gaming or who have never played games look at the game controller and think it's too difficult to play, even before they dare to touch it." - Satoru Iwata

"In order to expand the gaming population, it is taken for granted that we need to offer games to satisfy veteran gamers. At the same time, I believe that we need to make a new proposal, so that those who do not play games can say, 'I can do it' and, 'I want to touch it.'" - Satoru Iwata

"Let vice and immorality of every kind be discouraged as much as possible in your brigade; and, as a chaplain is allowed to each regiment, see that the men regularly attend during worship. Gaming of every kind is expressly forbidden, as being the foundation of evil, and the cause of many a brave and gallant officer's and soldier's ruin." - George Washington

"At River Belle we don't just listen to our customers, we also try to anticipate their demands and be the first to market with the features that become industry standards. This extended variety of games is a huge step toward creating a one-stop gaming experience that makes a world of difference for our players." - Tim Johnson

"I was heavily into AD&D in my teens (late 1970s-early 1980s) but fell off the RPG habit in the mid-80s and have never gone back to it; my lifestyle today isn't very compatible with having a regular gaming group (too much travel)." - Charles Stross

"If you ask me, the hypothetical zenith of gaming technology is direct neural interface - no body to hamper you and your brain is in whatever you want it to be in. Plus it leads to existential uncertainty, which could be entertaining." - Yahtzee Croshaw

"We just have to go at 100 miles an hour in all our businesses, be they television broadcasting, be they magazine publishing, be they subscription television, be they online, be they gaming. We just have to go at one hundred miles an hour.." - James Packer

"Gaming is a vice the more dangerous as it is deceitful; and, contrary to every other species of luxury, flatters its votaries with the hopes of increasing their wealth; so that avarice itself is so far from securing us against its temptations that it often betrays the more thoughtless and giddy part of mankind into them." - Henry Fielding

"I've always thought that one of the things that the Internet and the gaming world permits as a narrative technique is to not tell the story from beginning to end - to tell stories sideways, to give alternative possibilities that the reader can, in a way, choose between." - Salman Rushdie

"The great object of life is Sensation - to feel that we exist - even though in pain - it is this "craving void" which drives us to gaming - to battle - to travel - to intemperate but keenly felt pursuits of every description whose principal attraction is the agitation inseparable from their accomplishment." - Lord Byron

"An awful lot of successful technology companies ended up being in a slightly different market than they started out in. Microsoft started with programming tools, but came out with an operating system. Oracle started doing contracts for the CIA. AOL started out as an online video gaming network." - Marc Andreessen

"Paste magazine has served as a tremendous window into culture for my house. I can think of no other publication that provides such critical yet entertaining thoughts on music, movies, books and gaming as Paste. My mailbox would be a dark place indeed without it." - Derek Webb

"It's nuts that we've reached a situation where representing female characters - let alone minorities - is considered "social responsibility" and not, you know, depicting half the world's population. I often feel like the gaming audience is so much more diverse than the characters represented in the games that they play." - Neil Druckmann

"Not everyone supported gaming, but we had a general meeting and a vote on whether to pursue a casino or not and the tribe voted yes, and as a tribal representative to the state legislature, I had to represent that decision." - Donna M. Loring

"A sort of angry populism here in the UK and across Europe, a sort of anti-political mood and what then steps into that place? In one episode [of Black Mirror] you won't have seen, there's a very simple gaming gadget that turns out to be a monstrous idea, which I suspect we will end up doing for real." - Charlie Brooker

"I find the idea quite intolerable that an electron exposed to radiation should choose of its own free will, not only its moment to jump off, but also its direction. In that case I would rather be a cobbler, or even an employee in a gaming-house, than a physicist." - Albert Einstein

"Can you support the expense of a husband, hussy, in gaming, drinking and whoring? Have you money enough to carry on the daily quarrels of man and wife about who shall squander most? There are not many husbands and wives, who can bear the charges of plaguing one another in a handsome way." - John Gay

"I love gaming, I'm actually more of a nerd than a metal head and if you see me at shows chances are I'm by our merch table playing league of legends on my laptop or playing super Nintendo or Playstation through an emulator. My Nintendo pretty much raised me." - Mike Powell

"We identified several features of Internet usage that correlated with depression,' wrote Sriram Chellappan, one of the study's authors.7 'For example, participants with depressive symptoms tended to engage in very high e-mail usage... Other characteristic features of depressive Internet behavior included increased amounts of video watching, gaming, and chatting.
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" - Hooked

"gamification' - defined as the use of game-like elements in non-gaming environments - has been used with varying success. Points, badges, and leaderboards can prove effective, but only if they scratch the user's itch. When there is a mismatch between the customer's problem and the company's assumed solution, no amount of gamification will help spur engagement.
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" - Hooked

"In Las Vegas, people seem to believe, the prosperity spawned by tourism and gaming can make them whole, financially and spiritually. Las Vegas now melds fun, work, and wealth, showing a path toward the brightest vistas of the post-industrial world. It is the first city of the twenty-first century." - Hal Rothman

"I used to game a lot, you know, back in the day. My gaming time done got so short that my skills ain't where they need to be to be online, you know what I'm saying? I just got that Xbox One. I gotta get my skills back, up the par to call myself a gamer." - Ice Cube

"The town formerly known as St. Louis is now 'Defiance.' The scope of the show and game is going to be massive because you have the people who love the genre of gaming who love sci-fi; they're in bed together, normally." - Tony Curran

"An awful lot of successful technology companies ended up being in a slightly different market than they started out in. Microsoft started with programming tools, but came out with an operating system. Oracle started doing contracts for the CIA. AOL started out as an online video gaming network." - Marc Andreessen

"I've always been a bit of a mix between art and technology. I used to paint a lot, but I'm not very good with my hands. It has always been a fusion between my computer gaming interests and being exposed to the rich data of society that we live in." - Aaron Koblin

"Sometimes it's not always about what you can see or hear but what's under the hood of a game that's most impressive. Between those thousands and thousands of lines of code, magic happens. Sometimes the most amazing feats of gaming wizardry happen without you even noticing." - Rob Manuel

"As others have recently suggested, the term 'gamer' is no longer useful as an identity because games are for everyone. These days, even my mom spends an inordinate amount of time gaming on her iPad. So I'll take a cue from my younger self and say I don't care about being a 'gamer,' but I sure do love video games." - Anita Sarkeesian

"Online harassment, especially gendered online harassment, is an epidemic. Women are being driven out; they're being driven offline. This isn't just in gaming. This is happening across the board online, especially with women who participate in or work in male-dominated industries." - Anita Sarkeesian

"I still rate the bit in the first 'Tomb Raider' where the T Rex comes round the end of the valley and roars as one of the most awesome gaming experiences, and I still adore 'Tomb Raider' for putting that in my life." - Rhianna Pratchett



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