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The 5 Types of Annoying Gamers You Always Find Yourself Playing With | Posted 10.02.2015 | Comedy

Many of us have grown up on video games and passed the gaming torch onto the next generation, creating a world of video games like never before. The problem is that the more guys and girls playing games, the more likely there will be garbage people that ruin it for everyone

What Does the Character You Play in World of Warcraft Say About You?

Quora | Posted 07.06.2015 | Technology

I'll approach this question from the three major roles one can play in a five-man group, regardless of race/class combinations: the tank, the healer, and the dps (which stands for damage per second, for those of you who have not reached level 100 in Being a Nerd).

"Flame Con": NYC's First Queer Comic Con Takes Over Park Slope's Grand Prospect Hall

Christopher Murray | Posted 06.22.2015 | Gay Voices
Christopher Murray

In Park Slope, Brooklyn on a recent Saturday this June, a picture perfect summer day started early with a speedy bicycle race around Prospect Park. Later the Pee Wee League was swinging at everything at Our Lady's Field, and in mid-afternoon, neighbors in floppy hats and gloves were happily pruning and chatting at the 6/15 Green Community Garden underneath the shade of a massive weeping willow.

6 Life Lessons Your Gamer Children Can Learn From Playing Video Games

Quora | Posted 05.16.2015 | Parents

When I was seventeen years old, I became one of the highest ranked World of Warcraft players in North America. Below are some of the most powerful lessons I learned on my quest for Internet fame and success:

The Ultimate Gamer Way To Announce A Pregnancy

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 01.26.2015 | Parents

When avid gamers Travis and Rachel Vocino found out they were expecting their first child, they decided to parlay their shared interest into a very cr...

Grand Theft Auto V and the Culture of Violence Against Women

Malika Saada Saar | Posted 02.08.2015 | Women
Malika Saada Saar

We must call out the very practices that bind our daughters to a culture of violence. Even when those practices include a popular, profit-busting video game that our kids, or other family members, want for the holidays.

Reindeer Gamers

Jeff Danziger | Posted 02.08.2015 | Technology
Jeff Danziger

Reindeer Gamers

Where Are My Rape Threats?

David Trumble | Posted 12.23.2014 | Women
David Trumble

The malignant only threaten those who make inroads, who carve out spaces where they can be heard and can affect change, who realize their independent and collective power and wield it, from every dark corner into every dark corner.

Are The Cultural Criticisms Of #Gamergate Accurate?

HuffPost Live | Posted 10.17.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

At the end of a week in which a #Gamergate ruled headlines, HuffPost Live hosted its third roundtable #Gamergate discussion on Friday regarding the cu...

Female Gamers React To #Gamergate

HuffPost Live | Posted 10.15.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

After hosting a #Gamergate conversation with Brianna Wu and 8chan founder Frederick Brennan on Tuesday, HuffPost Live sat down with three female gamer...

What Is #Gamergate?

HuffPost Live | Posted 10.15.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

HuffPost Live hosted a conversation on Tuesday about #Gamergate, the controversy that has rocked the gaming community since August. The conversation c...

3 Ways Your Kids Can Get You Hacked

Adam Levin | Posted 11.12.2014 | Technology
Adam Levin

Google is planning to open Gmail and YouTube to kids under the age of 13. While the company will restrict this king's ransom of new clicks to kid-friendly content, hackers could well have a field day.

Comic Con 2014: Amended Schedule

Spencer Green | Posted 09.27.2014 | Comedy
Spencer Green

12:30pm - MEETUP: The People Who Hated the Last Episode of Lost Meet the People Who Are Still Upset Over Ben Affleck as Batman, and Hug

Conan's 'Super Smash Bros' Review Will Have Gamers Freaking Out

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 06.12.2014 | Comedy

Gamers, prepare to freak out. Conan O'Brien has already reviewed some crazy huge video games, but this exclusive sneak peek at the new "Super Smash...

Women Play Video Games. Can We Cut The Sexist Crap Now?

The Huffington Post | Taylor Casti | Posted 04.26.2014 | Technology

You really shouldn't need any more proof that women are a huge part of the video games industry, but we're going to give you some anyway. Accordin...

'Tetris' On The Side Of A Skyscraper Is Awesome

AP | By KATHY MATHESON | Posted 06.06.2014 | Technology

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Sam Robinson said it's been about 15 years since he last played the videogame Tetris on a Game Boy. On Saturday night, he played...

Why Is Gaming Today So Insufferable, and How Can We Fix It?

Noah Baron | Posted 03.08.2014 | Media
Noah Baron

Games have the potentiality to advance empathy and social justice -- but they haven't.

Are Gamers Athletes? The U.S. Government Thinks So.

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.16.2013 | Technology

For those who argue gamers aren't athletes, take a look at what just happened to South Korean gamer Kim "ViOLet" Dong Hwan. The 23-year-old "Starcr...

Why The NSA Was Really Spying On Gamers

The Huffington Post | Carol Hartsell | Posted 12.09.2013 | Comedy

And the NSA spying saga continues: news broke this week that both American and British intelligence agencies have been spying on players of fantasy ga...

Call of Duty and a Generation of Joystick Warriors

Jackson Katz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media
Jackson Katz

It is naïve to think we can talk about the forces shaping the socialization of boys and men (and girls and women) and not include a thoughtful discussion about the role of mega-popular video games like C.O.D.

Do Sexy Avatars Influence Women Gamers?

Christopher J. Ferguson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Christopher J. Ferguson

A recent study published by Jesse Fox and colleagues in Computers in Human Behavior suggests women who employ sexy avatars in virtual reality (VR) may objectify themselves or blame rape victims in surveys given shortly afterward.

Moore College Creates Mobile Game Animation Major for Women

Diane Propsner | Posted 11.09.2013 | College
Diane Propsner

The world of gaming as we know it is changing. Women are the new target market as gaming applications continue to expand into the mobile market -- cell phones and tablets. With this shift, companies are looking for talented artists to provide the visual creative component in these devices.

Tokyo Akihabara "Must See" Top Five

Gail Nakada | Posted 09.06.2013 | Travel
Gail Nakada

A carefully planned urban revolution has poshed the place up over the last couple of years. New high rises, open plazas, restaurants and cafes now spread out around the station. There are almost as many places to eat as shop.

Leather, Kilts and Corsets: Indianapolis Welcomes GenCon & MotoGP

Kimann Schultz | Posted 04.16.2014 | Style
Kimann Schultz

It's a well-known fact that when the Indianapolis convention center was built and later greatly expanded, the eye on the main prize was, not surprisingly, the Republican National Convention.

You Won't Get on a Wheaties Box By Playing Call of Duty

Ari Zoldan | Posted 10.01.2013 | Technology
Ari Zoldan

Professional gamers are not athletes. You can't see the hard work these people put into their craft like you can on athletes; there aren't any muscles. You can't see on the outside how good a video gamer is, or is perceived to be. Electronic sports have no heroes, no demigods.