Competitive video game tournaments have grown exponentially in both prevalence and commercial popularity over the past decade. Previously, game franchises such as Madden and Halo received the most attention from the gaming community, but in recent years, that has shifted dramatically.
It's just aggressively mediocre, and pretty much vanishes from your brainpan as soon as the credits start rolling and you've hit your mental "reset" button on your way out the door. In that sense, I guess it fits right in with the extensive oeuvre of star Adam Sandler.
What do you want to be when you grow up? Youth today have many creative options when it comes to answering this big question. Among the plethora of options today, professional video gaming -- aka "e-sports" -- is becoming an acceptable answer.
By now, to say that tablets and mobile apps are popular among young children is superfluous, akin to saying they like sweets. A new study, however, shares rich detail of under-5s' surprising digital competencies, as well as how mobile media use is shaped by - and shapes - kids' daily routine and emotional states.
Even in the summer, weekends are still weekends, which means they're reserved for fun. Whether you're planning on spending the day lounging outdoors, enjoying time with the family, or improving your space, spend this weekend living it up with these fun ideas.
The video game industry is mourning the death of Nintendo's President and CEO, Satoru Iwata, and countless fans across the world are paying tribute to a man that truly dedicated his life to what he loved.
The floor, after all, is for foot traffic. It's hard... needs a good cleaning, and is much farther away from our derrières than the comfy sofa. The floor has a bad rep. But as a movement therapist, I have learned that the floor is my friend. Here are three reasons why:
Admittedly, I am not a social scientist, nor do I play any video games, let alone Minecraft. While purists would use the term empirical research to describe my observations, we are now beginning to see the first of more formal research on these early teens and even younger kids.
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).
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The major platform holders -- Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo for well over a decade now -- have grown adept at spinning visions of distant horizons while trying to distract attention from thin line-ups in the months ahead.
In a very particular world, dominated by a very particular breed of men, Trisha Williams decided to step to the forefront and give this dangerous milieu exactly what it needs. This, ladies and gentlemen, is the world of video games.
Whether your kids enjoy creating fun new game elements, editing existing game content, or fully designing their own games from scratch, these programs can help bring their ideas to the screen.
While the disease is serious, the approach to fundraising can be unexpected, fun and downright quirky. Games typically start at sunrise and last through the evening. The different strategies for raising funds are as varied as the players.
The game industry is currently growing at a healthy rate that is four times faster than the growth of the overall U.S. economy. However, there is a lot of chaos associated with this growth as publishers try to figure out appropriate business models that work with free-to-play and games becoming more of a service than a product.
Our intentions are good, but we're focusing on the wrong thing, and it's hurting students. If students can flip and multiply, they can pass the test -- the standard sign of academic achievement. Our worry over the achievement gap puts students into narrow contexts of thought full of vast, isolated content and speedy tricks. Unlike the cereal, tricks aren't for kids.