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E3 2016: Reaching Even Greater Heights

Rich Taylor | Posted 08.11.2016 | Technology
Rich Taylor

In June, global leaders and innovators across the video game industry converged on Los Angeles for the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), to showcase...

Quirky Retro Video Shows Evolution Of The Video Game Controller

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 06.27.2016 | Technology

Video game controllers have come a long way. The Oculus Rift virtual reality headset would have been a mere fantasy for gamers in the late 1950s, who ...

Game Design Takes Teen from High School to White House

Rich Taylor | Posted 05.20.2016 | Science
Rich Taylor

On a sunny spring day last month, 30 of the nation's brightest and most promising young minds gathered in Washington, D.C., for the sixth annual White...

This Adorable Toddler Has NO Time For Super Mario World

The Huffington Post | Kimberley Richards | Posted 01.05.2016 | Parents

Dad Matt Silverman asked his little one Amelia to review '90s video game "Super Mario World." But without a feature from Disney's "Frozen," the toddle...

Opportunities to Learn, Work With Video Games Multiply

Rich Taylor | Posted 11.11.2015 | College
Rich Taylor

Activision Blizzard's purchase of mobile games developer King Mobile made headlines around the world last week, demonstrating once again that video ga...

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) of the Amer...

Here's What You Should Know About 'Fallout 4,' According To Conan

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 11.10.2015 | Comedy

Conan O'Brien and the hottest new video game are about to have a fallout. There's a lot O'Brien likes about "Fallout 4," one of the year's most antici...

Video Games Rarely Warn For Smoking The Way They Do For Violence

Reuters | Alexandra Ma | Posted 09.29.2015 | Technology

(Reuters Health) - Video games popular with children and teens often feature characters that smoke even though few packages carry warnings about tobac...

Slave Trade Video Game Edited After Backlash

AP | Alexandra Ma | Posted 01.03.2017 | 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 ship...

E3 2015: A Bigger, Better Show Built For Everyone

Rich Taylor | Posted 08.06.2016 | Entertainment
Rich Taylor

Although the doors to the Los Angeles Convention Center have closed on E3 2015, the buzz it generated continues. The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), the world's premier trade show for computer and video games and related products, always excites.

'Jeff Koons Must Die!!!' A Video Game That Brings Your Angry Art World Fantasies To Life

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 07.14.2015 | Arts

"What if you were locked in an art museum overnight, with a rocket launcher, during a Jeff Koons retrospective?" That's how artist Hunter Jonakin sets...

Brave New World(Building): How an Author Became a Game Designer

Amanda Gardner | Posted 06.12.2016 | Home
Amanda Gardner

I felt stripped of all the conventions that I'd come to rely on, especially as someone who always wrote in first person. Pulling a story out of me this way was like trying to give birth through your bellybutton -- just not going to happen.

This Video Game Perfectly Depicts The Struggles Of Every Cat Owner

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 05.20.2015 | Good News

"We piss you off, but you love us anyway." -- the motto of cats everywhere. Which is why Will Herring's video game, "My Garbage Cat Wakes Me Up at...

Review of Racing Video Game Soundtrack, AG Drive

Morena Duwe | Posted 05.09.2016 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

Music has developed a close relationship with technology. The birth of the electronic era has changed how music is heard and experienced. The technological age has made it possible for one person to create powerful music that once required a team. Now, though an unlikely pairing, even video games are joining the music world.

Video Games' Place in American Culture

Rich Taylor | Posted 06.14.2015 | Technology
Rich Taylor

Video games are one of the largest entertainment industries in America. The question is not who plays, but what games, on what device and with whom. In fact, nearly half of the U.S. population -- 155 million people -- play video games.

Rise of eSports is a Game Changer

Rich Taylor | Posted 05.04.2015 | Sports
Rich Taylor

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.

Putting Together Ikea Furniture Sucks So Much, These Guys Made A Video Game About It

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 01.30.2015 | HuffPost Home

Another day, another round of complaints about the FML experience that is assembling IKEA furniture. Luckily, our frustration is understood far and...

The Woman Who Created a Gay-Dating Sim

Abby Lee | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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.

Gamers Deck the Virtual Halls of Their Disney Infinity Toy Boxes

Jim Hill | Posted 02.13.2015 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

As you've probably already heard, Disney Parks and Resorts go kind of Christmas Crazy this time of year with character-specific decorations giving each land at the Parks an especially festive feel for the holiday season. But what you may not have heard is that Disney Infinity fans are now also embracing the spirit of the season.

'Tis the Season to Pass on Our Geek Addictions

Michael L. Berman | Posted 02.04.2015 | Technology
Michael L. Berman

'Tis the season for all of us technogeeks to raise our children (and grandchildren) in our image. This means, of course, our Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or Christmas gift list needs to be dominated by a few items geared toward geek development.

Video Game Industry Adds Billions to US Economy

Rich Taylor | Posted 01.13.2015 | Business
Rich Taylor

Compensation continues to rise. Employees in the computer and video game industry earned an average of 94,747 in 2012, up from90,000 in 2010. In comparison, the average U.S. household income in 2012 was51,759.

Here's The Cast And Characters Of The 'Warcraft' Movie

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 11.08.2014 | Entertainment

The "Warcraft" movie just leveled up. Saturday at the BlizzCon gaming convention, the characters for the upcoming movie based on the "World of Warc...

Options are Endless for Students Seeking to Design Video Games

Rich Taylor | Posted 11.11.2014 | Education
Rich Taylor

To help students interested in a career in game design get started, the Entertainment Software Association releases a state-by-state list of video game programs in higher education.

The Ideal Amount Of Time Kids Should Spend Playing Video Games

The Huffington Post | Dino Grandoni | Posted 08.08.2014 | Technology

If you're struggling to lay down some house guidelines for video games, remember the first rule of red wine: While a little bit can be good, too much ...

Parenting Milestone: The Day My Son Threw His First Hadoken

Zach Rosenberg | Posted 09.17.2014 | Parents
Zach Rosenberg

I don't remember when my son started eating solid foods. I'm not entirely sure when it was that my son took his first steps. And sure, I guess I remember his first day at preschool. But by far, the most memorable milestone he's had so far was throwing his first Hadoken.