iOS app Android app

Gaming

How Video Games Can Improve Dialogue on Mental Illness

Mona Shattell | Posted 04.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Mona Shattell

While there are strong arguments for the games' unique potential as vehicles for a deep, experiential understanding, it is our experience that these kinds of mental health games tend to polarize.

An Incredible Collection of Animal Crossing Fan Art

Simone Collins | Posted 04.13.2014 | Arts
Simone Collins

Barold by Amy Liu Though the community simulation game Animal Crossing has been around since 2001, it saw a surge in mid-2013 and is seeing a fresh...

10 Ways Gaming Can Help or Harm Your Brain

Tom Lowery | Posted 04.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Tom Lowery

Are the effects of gaming harmful? According to experts, it depends.

Artists Organize an Awesome New Take on Katamari Damacy

Simone Collins | Posted 04.09.2014 | Entertainment
Simone Collins

For nearly ten years, Katamari Damaci, a Japanese puzzle-action video game (whose name literally translates to "clump soul") has captured the attention and hearts of millions of gamers.

Watch What Happens When Mario Breaks Into The Real World

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 04.08.2014 | Technology

Watch out, world -- Mario is busting out, and he's ready to do some damage of the non-digital variety. In a video posted to YouTube, Buffalo, N.Y....

'Tetris' On The Side Of A Skyscraper Is Awesome

AP | By KATHY MATHESON | Posted 04.06.2014 | Technology

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Sam Robinson said it's been about 15 years since he last played the videogame Tetris on a Game Boy. On Saturday night, he played...

Big Brand Game Companies See New Audience in Youngest Gamers

Robin Raskin | Posted 03.25.2014 | Technology
Robin Raskin

Choosing to design themselves as either a dog or a cat, the child's character learns to interact with a group of fanciful on-screen animals in socially acceptable ways. For example, there's a scene where you hold your breath rather than get angry.

Maximum Engrossment: 6 Ways to Play Titanfall in Style

Jayson DeMers | Posted 03.17.2014 | Entertainment
Jayson DeMers

Fans have been anxiously awaiting Titanfall since it was announced at E3 in 2013. For Microsoft, it's considered a system seller. For gamers, it's an exciting beginning to what promises to be blockbuster multiplayer console gaming experience.

Top 10 Trends to Emerge from SXSW 2014

Jonathan Hall | Posted 03.17.2014 | Technology
Jonathan Hall

Big brands need to gear up for the collaborative economy before it passes them by, and pay attention to four key shifts that will help them stay in touch.

If Hyrule Had Cops, 'The Legend Of Zelda' Would Be Ridiculous

Posted 03.13.2014 | Entertainment

All it takes is one rational police officer to show that Hyrule, the universe of "The Legend of Zelda," has essentially no rules, rhyme or reason. ...

Uncovering the Right Wine

Britney Campbell | Posted 03.10.2014 | Taste
Britney Campbell

I've seen quite frequently that there is a correlation between wine, age group, and demographic.

Let's All Admit The PlayStation 2 Is The Best Video Game Console Ever

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 03.06.2014 | Technology

Gaming history is full of contentious arguments. Which "Grand Theft Auto" is the best? Why did the Sega Dreamcast have to die so young? Has anyone ...

Casinos for Seniors: Full of Sound and Light, Signifying Emptiness

John Culhane | Posted 02.26.2014 | Fifty
John Culhane

How do we hope our aging parents will spend their time? How do we hope to spend our time once we retire from our jobs and have the free time many of us routinely whine about not having? Casino gambling, it turns out, is the answer for many millions of seniors. And it's dismal.

Gaming (As We Know It) Is On The Way Out

Marc Jones | Posted 02.26.2014 | Technology
Marc Jones

The market for online gaming is expected to hit $111 billion next year, and if current momentum is any indication, that figure is just the tip of the iceberg.

These 20 Pokemon Will Make You Think Twice Before Trying To Catch 'Em All

The Huffington Post | Taylor Casti | Posted 02.24.2014 | Technology

The release of Pokemon X and Y in October 2013 introduced 70 new Pokemon, bringing the known total of Pokemon in the Pokedex to 719. That's a lot of c...

Betting Strategies for Breakthrough Innovation Contests

Soren Petersen | Posted 02.22.2014 | Business
Soren Petersen

Guiding design teams though the design innovation process is one of the biggest challenges in new product development (NPD). The path is strewn with a...

Why Do We Love Video Games?

Greg Perreault | Posted 04.12.2014 | Technology
Greg Perreault

"Games are providing rewards that reality is not. They are teaching and inspiring and engaging us in ways that reality is not. They are bringing us together in ways that reality is not."

How 'Dungeons & Dragons' Saved My Life

Levi A. Miles | Posted 04.08.2014 | Gay Voices
Levi A. Miles

I went from a mousey, shy and confused teen to a confident, assertive and creative young man. I became proud of who I was, and who I was becoming.

Who Knew Interstellar War Could Look This Amazing?

Taylor Casti | Posted 01.29.2014 | Technology

In the wee hours of Monday morning, an immense fight erupted over a space station. Lasers fired, vessels were obliterated and thousands upon thousands...

Here's What Video Games Will Look Like On Google Glass

The Huffington Post | Taylor Casti | Posted 01.29.2014 | Technology

Despite the more salacious Google Glass apps that have garnered attention lately, Google developers have been working on a more PG use for the device:...

One Of World's Rarest Video Games Is On eBay

Taylor Casti | Posted 01.24.2014 | Technology

If you're a Nintendo fan with a few thousand bucks to spare, have we got a deal for you! An extremely rare Nintendo World Championships NES game ca...

The Power of Disruptive Innovation

Rina Onur | Posted 03.26.2014 | Impact
Rina Onur

Even if we fail in games," we said, "You'll have learned skills that will enable you to succeed in something else."

Men And Women Get All Freaky Friday With This Virtual Reality Device

The Huffington Post | Taylor Casti | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology

Talk about seeing the world through someone else's eyes. Virtual reality gaming headset Oculus Rift is being used in Gender Swap, an experiment wit...

Know Thy Avatar: Good and Evil in the Gaming World

Wray Herbert | Posted 03.24.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

It's all good fun. But is it possible that such complete immersion in novel and extraordinary identities might have unintended consequences?

Sony Investigates PS4 Error

Taylor Casti | Posted 01.25.2014 | Technology

Sony is investigating a PlayStation 4 error that causes some players to lose saved data, according to Polygon. Known as CE-34878-0, the error indi...