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Do Sexy Avatars Influence Women Gamers?

Christopher J. Ferguson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Christopher J. Ferguson

A recent study published by Jesse Fox and colleagues in Computers in Human Behavior suggests women who employ sexy avatars in virtual reality (VR) may objectify themselves or blame rape victims in surveys given shortly afterward.

P4RC: Rewarding Engagement in Mobile Gaming

Lin Humphrey | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Lin Humphrey

Gamers have not only the intrinsic motivation of wanting the achievement of passing a level, but also the potential of earning a tangible reward in the form of a brand gift card. This dual appeal to achievement holds much potential.

Relighting an Upstate Broadway: It's Time to Rebuild the Catskills with Casino Gaming

Steven Kurlander | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Steven Kurlander

Legalized casinos are surely not the cure-all to reviving upstate New York's economy or the Catskills, but in 2013 it's the only viable shot in the arm to rebuild a third world Monticello and allow Sullivan County to begin to evolve.

How Soft Skills, Passion and Connection Can Promote Learning, Competence and Employability

Carol J. Carter | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Carol J. Carter

Schools traditionally place the majority of value on the academic skills students acquire in school. Employers, however, often cite communication, collaboration, critical and creative thinking, ingenuity, innovation, and risk-taking as the most sought after skills in new hires.

Gaming with a Purpose -- Financial Literacy

Child and Youth Finance International | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Child and Youth Finance International

Okay, so one thing is clear: Youth are hooked on technology. Computers, smartphones, tablets, social media, video games... the list goes on. Mostl...

See the New Pokémon X and Y Starters Photographed as Sexy Human Poolboys! (PHOTOS)

Matt Baume | Posted 12.16.2013 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

I cast my friends in roles inspired by the new starters: giddy, enthusiastic Chespin; sly, intense Fennekin; and sultry, mysterious Froakie. Add a trainer to keep them all on point, and we had all the ingredients for a sexy poolside photo shoot.

5 Reasons Why Gaymers & GaymerX Matter

Shawn Ahmed | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Shawn Ahmed

I'm a gaymer. To many of my straight friends, identifying as a "gay gamer" is as nonsensical as making the distinction of being a gay Trekkie or a gay Notre Dame football fan.

How To Unlock Invincibility In GTA (And What Happens When You Do)

Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.02.2013 | Technology

As anyone who's played it knows, GTA 5 is a hugely involving and rewarding game. Sometimes though you just want to kick back, take it easy, and blow u...

It's Not a Game: It's Gamification

Rajat Paharia | Posted 11.11.2013 | TED Weekends
Rajat Paharia

I don't think that even Jane would argue that JtCS was fun, and it wasn't meant to be. It was meant to drive a behavior change both in Jane and the people that she "played" with, to help them address the reality of her brain-injured life.

Breeding Versus Parenting: What Type of Society Have We Become?

Laura Wellington | Posted 11.09.2013 | Impact
Laura Wellington

It's a question we really need to mull over and not just in the United States but across the globe as we are seeing the failings of parenting all over. As the impact on our children is enormous, I hasten to guess that the implications on our world have yet to be fully realized.

An Accurate Musical Of How You Feel About Grand Theft Auto 5

Sarah Barness | Posted 09.10.2013 | Entertainment

Love or hate Grand Theft Auto, you have to admit that it's pretty addictive. This musical by the AVbyte Brothers does a pretty good job singing this g...

Modern Music + Classic Nintendo = Awesome

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 09.03.2013 | Technology

If you love modern musicians like Daft Punk and happen to have fond memories of classic gaming days gone by, then you are in for a real treat. Watc...

WATCH: Most Intense Tetris Game Ever Completed In Under 20 Seconds

Posted 08.20.2013 | Technology

Tetris has never looked so mind-bogglingly difficult. In this remarkable video, said to be shot in real-time (!!!), a Tetris whiz clears 40 lines ...

There's A Catch To Some Of The Xbox One's Best Features

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 08.08.2013 | Technology

Microsoft promised that the $499 Xbox One will be an "all-in-one entertainment system," but we now know that gamers will have to pony up a little extr...

A Call to Action: Rally 'For' and Support Legalized Gaming in Catskills and New York State

Steven Kurlander | Posted 10.07.2013 | New York
Steven Kurlander

During the last 40 years, one of the hopes to revitalize our Catskill Mountains has been the legalization of gaming in New York State and the building of casinos in Sullivan and Ulster Counties.

Visitors of Social Networks: Media, Mindnets and Gaming, Oh My!

Wendy Adams Mendenhall | Posted 10.05.2013 | Impact
Wendy Adams Mendenhall

For any of us who are experiencing the "paraphernalia with which to communicate" in the 21st century, the question "Is anybody really listening?" could expand to include, "Is anybody really understanding what they are listening to?"

You Won't Get on a Wheaties Box By Playing Call of Duty

Ari Zoldan | Posted 10.01.2013 | Technology
Ari Zoldan

Professional gamers are not athletes. You can't see the hard work these people put into their craft like you can on athletes; there aren't any muscles. You can't see on the outside how good a video gamer is, or is perceived to be. Electronic sports have no heroes, no demigods.

The Bizarre Feature The New PS4 Controller Almost Had

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 07.16.2013 | Technology

Picture this: You're playing your favorite game. You're low on lives, low on ammo and know there's a boss battle coming up. Your PlayStation 4 control...

Microsoft Discovers The Xbox Isn't Going To Make Everyone Happy

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 07.12.2013 | Technology

Some may have believed that the Xbox One bashing would have died down after Microsoft dropped the most controversial features of its forthcoming game ...

Today It's Zynga, Tomorrow It's You: Why 'Cool' Isn't Enough

Dov Seidman | Posted 09.09.2013 | Business
Dov Seidman

A nap nook won't give people a deep sense of inspiration or commitment. Cool is not equivalent to loyal, and this arms race of out-"cool"-ing the competition isn't an enduring answer. A treehouse is a great place to retreat to, but it doesn't inspire people.

What 'Grand Theft Auto V' Will Look Like

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 07.09.2013 | Technology

Ready to take a trip to Los Santos? The latest trailer for Rockstar Games' heavily anticipated "Grand Theft Auto V" premiered online on Tuesday, an...

Candy Crush, the Movie: Coming to a Theater Near You!

Fueled | Posted 09.01.2013 | Technology
Fueled

Although this short video made by YouTube star Ryan Higa (also known by his username nigahiga) was made for humor, it highlights the exponentially increasing hype surrounding gaming apps for smartphones and tablets.

The Future Of Gaming - It May Be All In Your Head

XPRIZE | Posted 08.26.2013 | Technology
XPRIZE

By Aaron Frank Contributing Writer, Singularity University. Gaming as a hobby evokes images of lethargic teenagers huddled over their controllers, s...

Celebrity Stylist Rachel Zoe Joins Fashion Gaming Trend

Richard Tso | Posted 08.25.2013 | Style
Richard Tso

As consumers flock to the mobile platform, advertisers are adjusting their strategies to capture the attention of people on their most trusted personal computing device. Tablets and smartphones represent the biggest opportunity and challenge for fashion marketers.

Coming Soon To Your Smartphone?

Reuters | Posted 08.24.2013 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp will offer its console and computer games for Apple Inc's iPhone and other smartphone platforms this fiscal y...