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Calling all girls! Don't Just Play Games. Start Making Your Own

Chloe Varelidi | Posted 07.31.2013 | Technology
Chloe Varelidi

As a game designer, I am passionate about helping anyone getting started with making games themselves. And I especially believe that we need more girls of all ages to make new kinds of games that bring us together, trigger our imaginations in unique ways and even inspire us to change the world a little bit.

Online Gambling: Coming To Your State?

Reuters | Deena Beasley and Nichola Groom | Posted 05.01.2013 | Technology

By Deena Beasley and Nichola Groom (Reuters) - New Jersey Governor Chris Christie this week finally approved online gaming in the Garde...

Leveling Up Religion

Rev. Susan Sparks | Posted 04.22.2013 | Religion
Rev. Susan Sparks

Reality is the world after the fall and games are offering one of the few glimpses of the new Eden -- a place where people find meaning and purpose, a world of global cooperation, a community where epic healing can happen.

'Horrifying': Gamer Allegedly Commits Double Murder, Burns Down Cybercafe Over Bad Internet

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 01.29.2013 | Technology

Infuriated that his online game had been interrupted by a spotty Internet connection at an Internet cafe, a Chinese gamer allegedly murdered the estab...

Zynga Announces Major Cuts To Game Lineup

Reuters | Malathi Nayak | Posted 03.02.2013 | Technology

By Malathi Nayak SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Social games publisher Zynga Inc confirmed on Monday that it has carried out 11 of the plann...

Is Human Interaction Dead?

Murray Rosenbaum | Posted 01.28.2013 | Teen
Murray Rosenbaum

I believe that human interaction will never truly die, but gaming is merely a pseudo human interaction and people aren't technically "friends" with the people they met online.

Is World of Warcraft the New Political Taboo?

Diane Russell | Posted 10.10.2012 | Politics
Diane Russell

I have a dark secret. It's one that could jeopardize my political career in Maine. Late at night when no one is looking, I place innocent birds in a sling shot and throw them at wooden structures. It's true. I play... Angry Birds.

Getting to the Next Level: Social Gaming and Child Poverty

Wendy Lazarus | Posted 11.27.2012 | Impact
Wendy Lazarus

Over the last five years, social gaming has exploded. VirtuallyGood4Kids encourages game companies to partner with youth-related causes to create virtual goods and or match donations for check-ins on social network platforms

10 Reasons You Should Marry Your Coworker

Jonathan Grant | Posted 10.15.2012 | Weddings
Jonathan Grant

Dating someone you work with has its challenges, but -- assuming your workplace allows it -- we think it can be a great idea. Here's why.

Online Games for Kids: Essential Safety Lessons

Scott Steinberg | Posted 10.15.2012 | Parents
Scott Steinberg

While parents of online game-playing children often focus on time and search limits, of equal concern to them should be establishing standards of online behavior for their children.

Sexual Harassment In Online Gaming Is All Too Real

New York Times | Posted 08.03.2012 | Technology

When Miranda Pakozdi entered the Cross Assault video game tournament this year, she knew she had a slim chance of winning the $25,000 prize. But she w...

Online Gaming CEO Arrested Over Alleged Ponzi Scheme

The Huffington Post | James Sunshine | Posted 07.03.2012 | Business

Won an online poker game and are expecting your money soon? If the game was on fulltiltpoker.com, don't bet on it. The FBI arrested Raymond Bitar, ...

Will Our Kids' Tomorrow Be Better Than Today?

Daniel Burrus | Posted 08.28.2012 | Business
Daniel Burrus

Remember that technology is neither good nor evil. It's just a tool. Technology could give you cancer or it could cure your cancer. So don't blame the technology. The real issue is how humans decide to use the technology.

Gamers Attempt To Break Solitaire World Record For Charity

Huffington Post | Laura Rothkopf | Posted 06.26.2012 | Impact

Two gamers might be in for a karmic winning streak after their acts of charitable goodwill. Kathleen Henkel of New Jersey and Laura Rich of Cardif...

Why Zynga Is Shedding Users

ReadWriteWeb | Posted 06.13.2012 | Technology

Social gaming company Zynga had an outstanding 2011, leading to a well-hyped IPO in December. But Zynga's biggest risk was always an over-reliance on ...

Kansas Police Search For 12-Year-Old Girl Who Disappeared With Canadian She Met Online

The Huffington Post | Hilary Tuttle | Posted 06.01.2012 | Crime

UPDATE: 6:16 p.m. -- Police in Eaton County, Mich., have found Brandy T. Gray and arrested Kenneth Stewart McGill, the 20-year-old Canadian man with w...

Numbers Game: America's Struggle To Make Math Fun

Reuters | Posted 06.11.2012 | Education

By Stephanie Simon April 11 (Reuters) - Pity poor math. In the American drive to boost science and math education, it's...

Is Gaming Changing Health Care and Helping You Live a Healthier Life? Part 4

Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA | Posted 06.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA

Health care today is all about you. Health care happens before you visit with your doctor, nurse practitioner or other health care provider.

Is Gaming Changing Health Care and Helping You Live a Healthier Life? Part 3

Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA | Posted 05.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA

Do you think gaming is changing the landscape in health care? Do you think it can help you live a healthier life?

INFOGRAPHIC: Is World Of Warcraft The New OKCupid?

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 03.23.2012 | Women

Been having a tough time online dating? Maybe you should ditch Match.com, OKCupid and J-Date look for love in another corner of the Internet -- World ...

A Safe Bet: Online Gambling's Good for U.S.

Patrick Basham | Posted 05.06.2012 | Technology
Patrick Basham

Prohibitionists appear to ignore the fact that most gambling sites, like any reputable business, rely on customer loyalty to remain profitable. The necessity of maintaining a strong customer base would motivate legal American service providers to offer legitimate, reputable gambling sites.

Breaking "the Rules": Finding Love in the Digital Age

Ramona Pringle | Posted 04.16.2012 | Technology
Ramona Pringle

It all starts sounding very depressing... and lonely. But fear not, the future looks bright. You see, we want to connect... and not just to technology, to each other. We may not be bowling, but we are finding each other in new ways.

Should California Legalize Online Poker?

| Posted 03.21.2012 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch. By Lance Williams Congress was in session Wednesday, with officials sparring over the fed...

OnLive Launches Console-like Cloud Gaming on iPhone, iPad and Android

Larry Magid | Posted 02.07.2012 | Technology
Larry Magid

While I don't know much about gaming, I do know something about cloud technology and I'm quite impressed at how OnLive has been able to stream games even better than Netflix streams movies.

Making The Pitch: What A 20-Year Old Whiz Kid Did Right

Porter Gale | Posted 11.30.2011 | Small Business
Porter Gale

What are the biggest factors in landing your pitch? I had an opportunity to witness what it takes in the flesh while eating breakfast with Brian Wong, a 20-year whiz kid and the CEO of Kiip.