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Stop Buying Physical Video Games Already!

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 11.25.2015 | Technology

New data suggests people are buying more of their video games digitally, rather than banking on clunky plastic cases and discs. A report published Tu...

Volleyball Video Game Won't See U.S. Release Due To 'Issues' With Women

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 11.24.2015 | Technology

The latest entry in a well-known video game series will not be released in the U.S. or Europe because of "issues" with how women are treated in the ga...

Wake Up, Game Awards: Women Are Gamers, Too

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 11.17.2015 | Technology

The Game Awards are meant to celebrate "the year's best" in video gaming, but they're reinforcing one of the worst ideas in the industry today -- that...

Don't Call Nintendo's New Monsters 'Pokémon'

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 11.16.2015 | Technology

Japan's "Yo-Kai Watch" may just be the biggest phenomenon you've never heard of. Since its release in 2013, the video game franchise has raked in bil...

The Woman Behind The Game-Changing 'Star Wars Battlefront'

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 11.12.2015 | Technology

When "Star Wars Battlefront" launches on Nov. 17, it could bring diversity into everyone's favorite space fantasy like never before. The video game -...

How We'd Survive The Post-Apocalyptic World Of "Fallout"

The Huffington Post | Eliza Sankar-Gorton | Posted 11.11.2015 | Science

Could humans survive a nuclear apocalypse, like the one seen in the "Fallout" video game series? That's the premise of a new video (above...

'Fallout 4' Is Too Stupid To Be Game Of The Year

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 11.09.2015 | Technology

It's impossible to kill your pet dog in "Fallout 4." Oddly, that's a problem. Hear us out. The latest game in the popular post-apocalyptic series lau...

Representation Matters: Women Speak Out Against Misogyny in Video Gaming Culture

Sarah M. Aoun | Posted 11.02.2015 | Entertainment
Sarah M. Aoun

A positive and empowering portrayal of women in games reaches beyond the screen. Representation matters. Driving demand for games with positive inclusion of female characters will economically push developers to comply by market standards and address concerns.

What Can Parents Learn From Video Games?

Brian Watkins | Posted 10.30.2015 | Entertainment
Brian Watkins

Have you ever sat down and played Minecraft with an 8 year old? It is astounding how fast they pick up new concepts and geometric construction techniques. There are some amazing things being built, and shared, just in that community alone.

The 10 Most Violent Video Games of 2015 (And Better Alternatives for Your Kids)

Common Sense Media | Posted 11.24.2015 | Parents
Common Sense Media

If you want to be engaged in your kid's hobbies, you try to understand as much as possible about them. But when the video games your kid wants feature ultra violent content, it's tough to keep an open mind.

'Halo 5' Will Consume A Huge Chunk Of Your Xbox's Storage

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 10.26.2015 | Technology

When the new "Halo" hits Tuesday, you're going to need a healthy amount of open hard drive space on your Xbox One to enjoy it. As Gamespot reported la...

The Invisible Superhero

Safa Sadeghpour | Posted 10.26.2015 | Impact
Safa Sadeghpour

If a comic-book superhero had stopped a falling plane, the entire entire nation would crowd to see it -- and the president himself would be giving her a medal on national TV. If we met her, we'd excitedly ask what her workout regimen is and what designer made her supersuit.

Women Who Write About Tech Are Still Being Abused Online

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 10.13.2015 | Technology

Women who write about tech are no strangers to online abuse -- an issue some women say is serious enough to push them to change careers.  Catheri...

Sony Cuts PS4 Price. Here Are 10 Games You Can Buy With That Leftover Cash

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 10.09.2015 | Technology

On Friday, the PlayStation 4 became a little bit easier to own. Sony cut its price from $399.99 to $349.99, leaving potential customers with a bit of ...

Google 'Super Mario' Right Now For A Little Surprise

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 09.15.2015 | Technology

Super Mario, Nintendo's famed Italian plumber, turned 30 on Sunday. To mark the occasion, Google appears to have popped a "?" block" into its sea...

'Starcraft II: Legacy Of The Void' Is Coming In November

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 09.15.2015 | Technology

The final part of the "Starcraft II" trilogy will be released on Apple computers and PCs on Nov. 10, Blizzard Entertainment announced Sunday.  Th...

Game Review: 'Super Mario Maker' Is A DIY Triumph

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 09.11.2015 | Technology

Every kid with access to an original Nintendo and graph paper wanted to create their own "Super Mario" levels. Now, Nintendo's letting them. "Super Ma...

Apple Announces Revamped Apple TV That Will Double As Gaming System

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 09.10.2015 | Technology

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It’s Time For Everyone To Embrace Virtual, Holographic Pop Stars

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 09.09.2015 | Technology

Get ready for a shock if you still think pop stars need to be made of flesh and blood.  Years ago, Yamaha developed Vocaloid, musical softwa...

Hey adults, stop telling gamers to stop gaming. Instead, respect, and redirect.

Caleb Clark | Posted 09.05.2015 | Education
Caleb Clark

I hate it when I hear an adult, (especially a teacher!) react to a kid passionately playing a computer game by saying, "go outside," or in some other ...

Slave Trade Video Game Edited After Backlash

AP | Alexandra Ma | Posted 09.03.2015 | Technology

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- An educational video game has been edited following a social media backlash over a scene depicting slaves being packed into a shi...

Women Are Prizes In Video Games -- And That Should Bother You

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 08.31.2015 | Technology

Swelling breasts, revealing costumes, wet turtle smooches: These are the rewards you may be used to seeing in your favorite video games. A new entry&...

Nintendo's Insanely Popular Amiibo Toys Just Went Indie

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 08.28.2015 | Technology

Shovel Knight is about to burst into a multimillion-dollar business. Nintendo announced via press release Friday that Shovel Knight, who stars i...

Your Favorite Pokemon Will Brutalize Each Other In New Wii U Game

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 08.21.2015 | Technology

Get ready to see Pikachu's savage side. Nintendo announced Friday that "Pokken Tournament," a buzzed-about video game that's been exclusive to a...

Why People Die Playing Video Games

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 08.14.2015 | Technology

"He played the game to pass the time: ten hours of uninterrupted questing. Then, mind hazed by the room's thick cigarette smoke and eyes stinging from...