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Yes, People Actually Bought These Gold-Plated Video Game Controllers

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 01.25.2015 | Technology

A handful of gamers can now join the "Call of Duty" frontlines with 24-karat gold controllers in hand.

You Can Get A Scholarship For Playing Video Games

The Huffington Post | Allison Bresnick | Posted 01.25.2015 | College

For students who love video games, life can be a constant battle between making it to the next level and doing something more productive. At least tha...

The Woman Who Created a Gay-Dating Sim

Abby Lee | Posted 01.24.2015 | Gay Voices
Abby Lee

The story of the main character you play, a college senior who recently came out of the closet to his two goofy but loving roommates, seemed extremely compelling to me. There was so much potential to make something endearing, comical, and erotic.

You Don't Love Anything As Much As This Man Loves Nintendo

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 01.22.2015 | Technology

Some people will just never have enough video games.

Your Nintendo 3DS Is About To Be Obsolete

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 01.14.2015 | Technology

That shiny Nintendo 3DS you or your kid got for Christmas is about to be eBay fodder.

Top Gaming Trends from CES 2015

Shira Lazar | Posted 01.12.2015 | Technology
Shira Lazar

E3 is where it's at for gaming these days, but Marty Sliva from IGN says there's still a lot to see at CES this year. The televisions, he says,...

PlayStation To Introduce All-You-Can-Play Subscription Service

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 01.07.2015 | Technology

If anything's more outdated than a physical video game disc, it's a video game rental.

You'll Soon Be Using Video Game Discs As Shiny Drink Coasters

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 12.30.2014 | Technology

Got a stack of old VHS tapes in your basement? Your brand new video game discs might be joining them sooner than you'd think.

Here's What Female Gamers Hope For In 2015

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 01.05.2015 | Technology

2014 was one of the most tumultuous years ever for women in gaming culture: Here's how we improve.

The 14 Best Mobile Games You Didn't Play In 2014

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 12.24.2014 | Technology

Here's an excuse to never again engage with that "friend" who constantly sends you "Candy Crush" invites on Facebook: Tell them you've got a whole cro...

The Games of Our Lives

John Feffer | Posted 12.18.2014 | 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.

Mobile Gaming Is About To Overtake Consoles

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 12.05.2014 | Technology

When Hironobu Sakaguchi created "Final Fantasy" for the original Nintendo Entertainment System in 1987, he helped kickstart a trend in role-playing co...

New Sony Ad Markets PlayStation With 'Sexy' Female Doctor

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 11.25.2014 | Technology

It seems there's still work to be done when it comes to sexism in the video game industry.

True Expectations: Catskill Casinos Mean Jobs, Period.

Steven Kurlander | Posted 01.12.2015 | New York
Steven Kurlander

Once upon a time, there was a popular slogan in the Catskills that summed up the reason why most residents living the antithesis of the American Dream in the region favored the building of casinos in the once renown resort area.

More Women in Games!

Philip Tan | Posted 01.11.2015 | Technology
Philip Tan

The current firestorm of harassment aimed at women who work in video games occurs at a remarkable time when women are driving growth in the gaming market in players and in spending.

Why Final Fantasy Is Trying So Hard To Make Characters' Hair Realistic

The Huffington Post | Damon beres | Posted 11.05.2014 | Technology

Gamers got an inside look at the upcoming "Final Fantasy XV" at an event in Paris Thursday--and they know now more than ever that developer Square Enix is serious about hair.

Creative Solutions to Crises -- Through Play

Mary Flanagan | Posted 12.16.2014 | Impact
Mary Flanagan

We must reinvent rusty old conflict models, or we will never escape the vicious cycle of war countering war. Violence isn't the answer to seemingly intractable problems. And yet, we're only as brilliant as the tools we've learned to use.

The Threats Against Anita Sarkeesian Expose The Darkest Aspects Of Online Misogyny

Maureen Ryan | Posted 12.15.2014 | Women
Maureen Ryan

It is tremendously disheartening to suspect that the treatment of women online is getting worse, not better. We've had decades of experience dealing with those who use the Internet with the intent to cause mental or physical distress or harm. We really haven't leveled up?

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...

Minecraft Explained from a Mom Who Gets It (Finally!)

Melissa Maypole | Posted 12.10.2014 | Parents
Melissa Maypole

Since my twelve year-old son has been obsessed with the game for some time now, I thought I'd pick his brain about what exactly is so compelling about the virtual world and what he thinks about the idea of Minecraft in the classroom.

Making Mobile Games #ArtofY

Alex Schattner | Posted 12.08.2014 | Business
Alex Schattner

A year and a half ago, designer Patrick Moberg came to his friend Paul Murphy, a partner at Betaworks, with a great idea for a mobile game. This idea ...

The Politics of Gaymers

Blake O'Bryan Montgomery | Posted 11.26.2014 | Gay Voices
Blake O'Bryan Montgomery

We can hope that GX3: Everyone Games will steer the gaming industry from the cisgendered, white, heterosexual man that represents it today. We can also hope that GX3 will continue to demand space for gaymers without apology.

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...