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10 Most Effective Responses To Prevent A Child From Telling You About Their Minecraft Game

E. R. Catalano | Posted 06.30.2016 | Parents
E. R. Catalano

With school out and my daughter home, I may be short on time and mental resources. But what I do have, by the metric ton, are Minecraft updates. My br...

This New Game Is The Guitar Hero Of Sex (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 05.18.2016 | Weird News

A new fitness program is designed to help people get into shape by getting it on. It's called BangFit, and it gets people to exercise via simulated se...

The Healthiest Way For Older People To Waste Some Time

Jeb Harrison | Posted 05.03.2016 | Fifty
Jeb Harrison

If you were raised on the West Coast in the 1950s and 1960s, you were probably taught that games -- Scrabble, Chinese Checkers, Pick Up Sticks, Monopoly etc. -- were for rainy days. In my family it was a sin to be indoors on a sunny Saturday or Sunday, or after school, or on summer vacation.

Go Lee Sedol!

Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D. | Posted 03.11.2016 | Technology
Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D.

Go, according to Wikipedia, is a 2,500-year-old Chinese game "and is one of the oldest board games played today."{i} With relatively simple rules,{i...

Book Review: Narrative as Virtual Reality 2

Illya Szilak | Posted 12.29.2015 | Books
Illya Szilak

This lucidly written updated book by independent literary scholar Marie-Laure Ryan addresses virtual reality (VR) not as a medium associated with specific hardware, but more loosely as a form of storytelling primarily concerned with immersion and interactivity.

10 Games That Won't Melt Your Crappy Old PC

Playboy.com | Posted 10.07.2015 | Entertainment
Playboy.com

By Kris Goorhuis This article originally appeared on Playboy.com. Enthusiasts with disposable income can build a video-gaming battle station for t...

Making Change: Nordic Countries And Gender Equality in Media

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.13.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Would Swedish actress and Casablanca star Ingrid Bergman have made a good producer or director? Hollywood movie fans may not know much about the Sca...

Itchy Trigger Finger? How About Itchy Brain?

Wray Herbert | Posted 04.12.2015 | Science
Wray Herbert

Response-inhibition training shows exciting potential as a training method for police and the military. The findings might also lead to more insights into cognition and firearms, insights with the potential to reduce society's death toll.

The Games of Our Lives

John Feffer | Posted 02.17.2015 | World
John Feffer

Welcome to the latest generation of computer games. They don't so much help you escape reality as insert you back into it at a different angle.

Young People, Media and Health: Risks and Rights

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 01.22.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

The agonizing book chapter title "Stealing Children's Innocence in Egypt: Media Literacy, Human Rights and Roads of Violence" hit the nail on the head...

Chasing Shadows: Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers is Updated for 2014

Ilana Teitelbaum | Posted 12.22.2014 | Technology
Ilana Teitelbaum

To be a Gabriel Knight fan, growing up, felt like being in possession of a secret language. People might sometimes share the same favorite books, but games?

Faux War

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 11.01.2014 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

Wars can, of course, be started quite by accident. They can be started because the warriors on one side or the other are overly enthusiastic about what they are doing and their enthusiasm leads them to do things that may have unintended consequences.

The Global Search for Education: Girls Just Wanna Have Games!

C. M. Rubin | Posted 09.19.2014 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"Some developers and publishers recognize the huge opportunity and necessity to address girls, especially with STEM games. Our only barriers are legac...

Moebius: Empire Rising a Great Start to Jane Jensen's New Series

Ilana Teitelbaum | Posted 07.14.2014 | Technology
Ilana Teitelbaum

For decades, computer adventure games have been a dead art, but thanks in part to Kickstarter, we may be witnessing a revival. In 2012, renowned adven...

The Slow Gamification of K-12 Classrooms

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Education
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

Children are becoming acutely acquainted with mobile technology long before their K-12 classroom years. When they arrive at their first organized scho...

Confession: The Internet Is the Air I Breathe, and Honestly -- It's Refreshing

Melissa Maypole | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Melissa Maypole

If I don't want my 11-year old to spend three-quarters of his life playing Minecraft, then I need to stop looking at the monitor long enough to take a good, hard look in the mirror.

A Book Itself Is a Little Machine: Emily Short's Interactive Fiction

Illya Szilak | Posted 12.30.2013 | Books
Illya Szilak

When I was first approached to write a piece about interactive fiction (IF), my first thought was of a bunch of geeky teenage boys playing text versions of Dungeons and Dragons on their computers in a moldy rec-room.

Memory Problems After Cancer? Computer Games May Help

Idelle Davidson | Posted 08.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Idelle Davidson

If you've been through cancer treatment and you are struggling with memory or concentration issues, you may be hoping for that doorway back to your pre-cancer self. One area researchers are investigating to whisk you there is cognitive (re)training with specially-designed software.

Remembering the Human: E-lit and the Art of Memory

Illya Szilak | Posted 07.15.2013 | Books
Illya Szilak

Christine Wilks's literary games harness the bodies of players to create poetic meditations on virtual and embodied forms of existence and memory. Coming from a background in film, she transitioned to digital writing, and is one of several e-lit creators who writes her own code.

Reviews Of BioShock Infinite - "The Reason Why I'm Proud To Be A Gamer"

Quora | Posted 07.09.2013 | Technology
Quora

This review originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Connor Eckstein, ★★★★★ There is a lot of good stuff here. The characterizations of...

LOOK: Get Ready To Geek Out...

Posted 04.11.2013 | Weddings

When one gamer wants to marry another gamer, there's only one way to pop the question: make her play for the ring! In a post on Reddit Monday, Alex...

It's All Fun Until Someone Loses: E-lit Plays Games

Illya Szilak | Posted 05.07.2013 | Books
Illya Szilak

Rather than place poetry in opposition to technology, Jason Nelson uses language as an adjunct technology, a means to create an additional play space in which the rules no longer apply.

Build - Geeks at the Geffen!

Jay Weston | Posted 12.29.2012 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

The very talented Will Frears directed Build, playing at the Geffen Playhouse. This work is billed as being the world premiere and won the Edgerton Foundation New American Play Award.

Breaking Up With Minecraft Is Hard To Do

Ann Brenoff | Posted 12.24.2012 | Parents
Ann Brenoff

For the past month, my son has been living in an "all-screen blackout" -- a 100 percent, strictly enforced policy where he gets his stripped-of-all-games phone only when I need for him to have it and he doesn't go near the computer except for homework.

This Kickstarter Project Raised $1 Million In 8 Hours

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 07.11.2012 | Technology

Raising $1 million on Kickstarter is an impressive feat, but doing so in eight hours and 22 minutes is unprecedented. That's the time it took Ouya...