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True Expectations: Catskill Casinos Mean Jobs, Period.

Steven Kurlander | Posted 11.12.2014 | 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 11.11.2014 | 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 10.16.2014 | 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 10.17.2014 | 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 10.10.2014 | 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 10.09.2014 | 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 09.26.2014 | 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...

3 Ways Your Kids Can Get You Hacked

Adam Levin | Posted 11.12.2014 | Technology
Adam Levin

Google is planning to open Gmail and YouTube to kids under the age of 13. While the company will restrict this king's ransom of new clicks to kid-friendly content, hackers could well have a field day.

Something Unexpected Gave This Paralyzed Man His Life Back

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 09.09.2014 | Technology

After waking up almost entirely paralyzed in the hospital about 20 years ago, Ken Worrall asked to be disconnected from his life-giving machines. But,...

Arya Stark Straight-Up Doesn't Know What To Do With A Nintendo NES

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 09.09.2014 | Comedy

What a pixel-perfect throwback. In this latest episode of The Fine Bros' "Teens React" series, a group of teens -- including Maisie Williams, who p...

One Woman's Amazing Response To Sexism In The Tech Industry

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 08.28.2014 | Women

Brianna Wu regularly receives threatening emails, and she's over it. Wu, the Head of Development at Giant Spacekat and host of the Isometric podcas...

Getting Chased By Zombies Can Also Teach You Important Disaster Prep Skills

The Huffington Post | Katherine Boehrer | Posted 08.12.2014 | Green

Kids participate in disaster preparedness games. In an emergency situation, having the right supplies and knowledge to survive can be critical, b...

Betting On Teens In Wearable Tech

Carrie Yury | Posted 09.30.2014 | Technology
Carrie Yury

Tapping into and extending imagination, and engaging social behavior, wearable technology for teens could have a huge impact on the teen-focused gaming and entertainment industries.

New Dungeons & Dragons Rules Embrace Diverse Gender Identities, Sexual Orientation

Dana Rudolph | Posted 09.16.2014 | Gay Voices
Dana Rudolph

Many of us have been bending our characters' genders and sexual orientations for years, but it's terrific to see the game officially embrace this.

Another Major Hit For Atlantic City

AP | By WAYNE PARRY | Posted 09.11.2014 | Business

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City's crumbling casino market disintegrated even further Saturday as the owners of the Trump Plaza casino said ...

Got Game? How Play Enhances Learning

Delicia Sepulveda | Posted 08.17.2014 | Impact
Delicia Sepulveda

I wasn't really into video games as a child, but after observing students playing games in school labs, I began to understand what makes them compelling for kids.

NO SECURITY: Action/ Time/ Vision

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 08.10.2014 | Huffpost Code
Michael Nirenberg

Artists are using code to consider the nature of reality, which of course has been a philosophical quest since the beginning of time. Coding not only influences content, but also form.

5 Steps to Bliss with Kids and Games: An Interview with Jordan Shapiro

Jordan Lloyd Bookey | Posted 07.29.2014 | Parents
Jordan Lloyd Bookey

"I grew up in a world where stories were still linear, they had beginnings and ends. And my kids are grew up in a world where stories have beginnings and a whole bunch of hyperlinks and never really come to an end."

The Art of Games: Dialing Into the Outdoors Through Mobile Game Apps

Bill Chameides | Posted 07.27.2014 | Green
Bill Chameides

Can game apps get kids out of the house and literally into nature? The makers of games like Habitat, whose play combines cartoon-character virtual s...

A Map for the New World: The Johns Hopkins Guide to Digital Media

Illya Szilak | Posted 07.12.2014 | Books
Illya Szilak

The Johns Hopkins Guide to Digital Media The recently published "Johns Hopkins Guide to Digital Media", weighing in at over five hundred pages, claim...