New inventions come from new voices. Send a message to young women that it is possible to pursue a dream of being a game designer -- especially with a little help from friends through crowdfunding. Find and back a game made by a woman, and fund the next wave of gameplay innovation in the 21st Century's art form.
This is one of my favorite questions to date on Quora! The first task in answering the question is to define the frame of reference -- what is the Mario Universe?
Being forced to call out commands really quickly will encourage you to blurt out things you might normally be a bit embarrassed to ask for. In "Simon Says," you're MEANT be bossy!
Among Nintendo's "diverse and interesting female protagonists" are a pink version of a toadstool and a pink version of a bomb, called Toadette and Bombette.
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:
It comes in levels. They have a lot of tools against card counting and I've experienced many to most firsthand. At the end you just get banned from the casino, or banned from table games. No, there is no backroom, unless you play somewhere you shouldn't be playing in the first place.
Children learn the rules of the game by playing sports. Under those rules, you sometimes prevail and you sometimes lose. Those rules may not always seem fair, but as long as they apply equally to all participants, they teach a most valuable lesson.
Quite often, and probably far too often, aspiring-writers and writers alike, follow the mantra of "write what you know." There are multiple things wrong with that sentence.
The anxiety around technology and Internet has provoked intense debate on its effects on the biology of the brain. ''Neuroplasticity'' has been a powerful word in arguments both for and against the effect of technology on the brain.
Competitive Monopoly is certainly a different beast than the casual games you may have played with your siblings growing up. Once you begin competing at charity tournaments, it only seems natural to then have the desire to become US & World Monopoly Champion.
In the video game industry, streaming capabilities gave rise to a new category of sporting events -- professional video game competitions. Esports is a million-dollar industry with millions of vocal fans worldwide and is quickly becoming the fastest-growing and most-viewed sport in the U.S.
Forget soccer games and violin lessons, teach your kids something really cool -- bridge. Sure the average age of bridge players is closer to 70 than 7, but there are some really awesome reasons to teach your child this amazing game. Here are seven!
Dungeons & Dragons is a social contract, everyone comes to the table with certain expectations and when they don't meet is when you run into problems. Some people expect the DM to dominate the narrative, some people expect to have a lot of agency in where the plot goes, conflicts arise when everyone's expectations don't match up.
Yes, there are real sex/violence issues to be concerned about and you don't have to look far to find them. But let's just leave 50 Shades where it belongs -- in fantasy-land.
To spend more time with my two little girls and to learn something new together, I enrolled us in a Taekwondo dojang.
Dragon Age can not only stand shoulder to shoulder with some of the most inclusive shows on TV, it could teach the Hollywood film industry a thing or two about not underestimating their audience. As for its many LGBT fans, this is a game some of us could have scarcely imagined we'd get to play one day.