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Why Minecraft Fans Are Right To Be Nervous

The Huffington Post | Kerry Flynn | Posted 09.17.2014 | Technology

By the time Microsoft bought Rare in 2002, the game developer had already created numerous popular video game franchises like Donkey Kong Country, Ban...

5th-Grader Begs Microsoft Not To Mess Up Minecraft

The Huffington Post | Kerry Flynn | Posted 09.15.2014 | Technology

Upon hearing that Microsoft would be buying the company behind the wildly popular Minecraft video game, 10-year-old Sabrina Lane had just one request:...

'Minecraft' Fans Freak Over Rumors Of 'Selling Out' To Microsoft

The Huffington Post | Kerry Flynn | Posted 09.12.2014 | Technology

Fans of the ultra-popular game "Minecraft" are revolting against creator Markus "Notch" Persson as rumors swirl about a sale to Microsoft. The fans ar...

3 Ways Your Kids Can Get You Hacked

Adam Levin | Posted 09.12.2014 | 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.

Something Unexpected Gave This Paralyzed Man His Life Back

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 09.09.2014 | Technology

After waking up almost entirely paralyzed in the hospital about 20 years ago, Ken Worrall asked to be disconnected from his life-giving machines. But,...

Arya Stark Straight-Up Doesn't Know What To Do With A Nintendo NES

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 09.09.2014 | Comedy

What a pixel-perfect throwback. In this latest episode of The Fine Bros' "Teens React" series, a group of teens -- including Maisie Williams, who p...

One Woman's Amazing Response To Sexism In The Tech Industry

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 08.28.2014 | Women

Brianna Wu regularly receives threatening emails, and she's over it. Wu, the Head of Development at Giant Spacekat and host of the Isometric podcas...

Getting Chased By Zombies Can Also Teach You Important Disaster Prep Skills

The Huffington Post | Katherine Boehrer | Posted 08.12.2014 | Green

Kids participate in disaster preparedness games. In an emergency situation, having the right supplies and knowledge to survive can be critical, b...

Betting On Teens In Wearable Tech

Carrie Yury | Posted 07.31.2014 | Technology
Carrie Yury

Tapping into and extending imagination, and engaging social behavior, wearable technology for teens could have a huge impact on the teen-focused gaming and entertainment industries.

New Dungeons & Dragons Rules Embrace Diverse Gender Identities, Sexual Orientation

Dana Rudolph | Posted 09.16.2014 | Gay Voices
Dana Rudolph

Many of us have been bending our characters' genders and sexual orientations for years, but it's terrific to see the game officially embrace this.

Another Major Hit For Atlantic City

AP | By WAYNE PARRY | Posted 09.11.2014 | Business

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City's crumbling casino market disintegrated even further Saturday as the owners of the Trump Plaza casino said ...

Got Game? How Play Enhances Learning

Delicia Sepulveda | Posted 08.17.2014 | Impact
Delicia Sepulveda

I wasn't really into video games as a child, but after observing students playing games in school labs, I began to understand what makes them compelling for kids.

NO SECURITY: Action/ Time/ Vision

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 08.10.2014 | Huffpost Code
Michael Nirenberg

Artists are using code to consider the nature of reality, which of course has been a philosophical quest since the beginning of time. Coding not only influences content, but also form.

5 Steps to Bliss with Kids and Games: An Interview with Jordan Shapiro

Jordan Lloyd Bookey | Posted 07.29.2014 | Parents
Jordan Lloyd Bookey

"I grew up in a world where stories were still linear, they had beginnings and ends. And my kids are grew up in a world where stories have beginnings and a whole bunch of hyperlinks and never really come to an end."

The Art of Games: Dialing Into the Outdoors Through Mobile Game Apps

Bill Chameides | Posted 07.27.2014 | Green
Bill Chameides

Can game apps get kids out of the house and literally into nature? The makers of games like Habitat, whose play combines cartoon-character virtual s...

A Map for the New World: The Johns Hopkins Guide to Digital Media

Illya Szilak | Posted 07.12.2014 | Books
Illya Szilak

The Johns Hopkins Guide to Digital Media The recently published "Johns Hopkins Guide to Digital Media", weighing in at over five hundred pages, claim...

How Video Games Can Improve Dialogue on Mental Illness

Mona Shattell | Posted 06.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Mona Shattell

While there are strong arguments for the games' unique potential as vehicles for a deep, experiential understanding, it is our experience that these kinds of mental health games tend to polarize.

An Incredible Collection of Animal Crossing Fan Art

Simone Collins | Posted 04.13.2014 | Arts
Simone Collins

Barold by Amy Liu Though the community simulation game Animal Crossing has been around since 2001, it saw a surge in mid-2013 and is seeing a fresh...

10 Ways Gaming Can Help or Harm Your Brain

Tom Lowery | Posted 06.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Tom Lowery

Are the effects of gaming harmful? According to experts, it depends.

Artists Organize an Awesome New Take on Katamari Damacy

Simone Collins | Posted 06.09.2014 | Entertainment
Simone Collins

For nearly ten years, Katamari Damaci, a Japanese puzzle-action video game (whose name literally translates to "clump soul") has captured the attention and hearts of millions of gamers.

Watch What Happens When Mario Breaks Into The Real World

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 04.08.2014 | Technology

Watch out, world -- Mario is busting out, and he's ready to do some damage of the non-digital variety. In a video posted to YouTube, Buffalo, N.Y....

'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...

Big Brand Game Companies See New Audience in Youngest Gamers

Robin Raskin | Posted 05.25.2014 | Technology
Robin Raskin

Choosing to design themselves as either a dog or a cat, the child's character learns to interact with a group of fanciful on-screen animals in socially acceptable ways. For example, there's a scene where you hold your breath rather than get angry.

Maximum Engrossment: 6 Ways to Play Titanfall in Style

Jayson DeMers | Posted 05.17.2014 | Entertainment
Jayson DeMers

Fans have been anxiously awaiting Titanfall since it was announced at E3 in 2013. For Microsoft, it's considered a system seller. For gamers, it's an exciting beginning to what promises to be blockbuster multiplayer console gaming experience.

Top 10 Trends to Emerge from SXSW 2014

Jonathan Hall | Posted 05.17.2014 | Technology
Jonathan Hall

Big brands need to gear up for the collaborative economy before it passes them by, and pay attention to four key shifts that will help them stay in touch.