I'm not an obsessive gamer, but I am a life long gamer, and my wife has always understood this and accepted it. Until one night, to my surprise, she didn't. Would I have to push the power off button on my gaming hobby permanently to maintain a happy marriage?
I set out to talk to the moms and dads behind the creation, production and distribution of video games to find out how they handle the negative perception on the part of friends, family, and neighbors.
If we drive children away from their innate needs to go within themselves to reflect and imagine, we'll be losing something of our humanity. Are we looking up from our screens often enough -- and teaching our children to do so?
Years ago, I traveled to RCA Labs in Princeton to spend a day living in the future. It was then that I learned one of life's great truisms: Americans buy new television sets like clockwork every seven years.