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How Games Shape Our World: Wolfenstein 3D to 2013

Giovanna Mingarelli | Posted 05.11.2014 | World
Giovanna Mingarelli

With billions of hours spent playing them, and built-in patterns designed to keep people hooked, will games have a positive or negative influence on the world? I think it all depends on what kinds of games we choose to play.

Online Gambling: Coming To Your State?

Reuters | Deena Beasley and Nichola Groom | Posted 05.01.2013 | Technology

By Deena Beasley and Nichola Groom (Reuters) - New Jersey Governor Chris Christie this week finally approved online gaming in the Garde...

Will The PS4 Be Sony's Last Gaming Console?

Posted 02.27.2013 | Technology

Buying the latest console was once a rite of passage for many Generation X'ers and gamers, but the PlayStation 4 might be the last console available t...

Gamewise Is the IMDb of Video Games

Drew Hendricks | Posted 04.23.2013 | Technology
Drew Hendricks

Gamewise has one simple goal -- to assemble all video game knowledge in one place. For a site that is only a couple of months old, I was amazed at how many pages had already been filled in and the sheer volume of content available on Gamewise.

Leveling Up Religion

Rev. Susan Sparks | Posted 04.22.2013 | Religion
Rev. Susan Sparks

Reality is the world after the fall and games are offering one of the few glimpses of the new Eden -- a place where people find meaning and purpose, a world of global cooperation, a community where epic healing can happen.

Mobile Tech (and Society) on the Verge of Another Giant Leap: Ingress

Pamela Poole | Posted 04.21.2013 | Fifty
Pamela Poole

The game, played on an Android phone, uses augmented reality and GPS data, which enable players to see, on their screens, the invisible portals and other virtual structures and artifacts "overlaid" on our real world.

Can Gamers Save the World?

Kate Gale | Posted 04.19.2013 | Technology
Kate Gale

A relationship with a person involves presence. If you don't believe me, try raising kids by Skype or phone or email. Obviously, it wouldn't work. If you want to have a relationship with your kids or as an adult kid with your parents, you have to commit to presence.

Forget Tickets: This Arcade Game Dispenses Beer To The Victor

Jason Gilbert | Posted 04.16.2013 | Technology
Jason Gilbert

As a kid, there was nothing more satisfying than dominating at a game of Bust-A-Move or arcade basketball and being rewarded with a long line of ticke...

Life Has No Cheat Codes

Graham Milne | Posted 04.10.2013 | Parents
Graham Milne

Instead of putting in the mental exertion or time commitment to try and solve a puzzle -- and develop their critical thinking at the same time -- a kid's first recourse is to beg Dad to go online for a cheat code.

E-lit Plays With Language

Illya Szilak | Posted 02.07.2013 | Books
Illya Szilak

Media, like language, are processes through which information is stored, accessed and presented in certain ways to the relative exclusion (mastery) of others.

Try Performing Open Heart Surgery With This Brutal Computer Game

Jason Gilbert | Posted 04.06.2013 | Technology
Jason Gilbert

Have you ever thought you missed your true calling in life? That instead of flipping burgers/washing dishes/defrauding investors you should have been ...

2013 Just Might Be The Year Of The 'Playstation 4'

Reuters | Posted 04.03.2013 | Technology

TOKYO (Reuters) - Sony Corp will this month host its first major Playstation meeting in two years, sparking a flare-up in online speculation the Japan...

'Horrifying': Gamer Allegedly Commits Double Murder, Burns Down Cybercafe Over Bad Internet

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 01.29.2013 | Technology

Infuriated that his online game had been interrupted by a spotty Internet connection at an Internet cafe, a Chinese gamer allegedly murdered the estab...

After Newtown, Some Places Are Getting Rid Of These

AP | By DENISE LAVOIE | Posted 03.27.2013 | Technology

BOSTON (AP) — It was 10 days after a gunman killed 20 first-graders and six educators in Newtown, Conn., when Tracey Hyams and her family came upon ...

Tragedy, Guns, Games and the Deadly Art of Illusion

Russell C. Smith | Posted 03.27.2013 | Technology
Russell C. Smith

Since so much has been written recently about mental illness and access to guns, it's not a stretch to flip this argument around to include unrestrained force by a governmental body against someone who is dealing with depression.

Jay Mewes Reveals Details on Jay and Silent Bob Animated Movie (VIDEO)

Shira Lazar | Posted 03.26.2013 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

In Noobz, Mewes plays the manager of a video game store who's training for a potentially life-changing Gears of War tournament with his fellow gamers.

What Sci-Fi Can Teach Us About the Present and Future of Information

Evan Selinger | Posted 03.26.2013 | Technology
Evan Selinger

With the technology out of the incubator and in our living rooms, Silicon Valley's mouthpieces are becoming increasingly comfortable generating hype about the exciting new world it will create. Get ready for a "more information-rich, more navigable, more interesting, more fun" existence.

Lasix, Regional VLT's, Bet Rebates, Upping the Legal Age

Liz O'Connell | Posted 03.25.2013 | Sports
Liz O'Connell

Just three weeks into New York's 2013 legislative session, four bills have been introduced that if they become law could significantly change New York's horse racing industry.

Female Game Developers Look To Shake Up The Boys Club

Reuters | Malathi Nayak | Posted 03.16.2013 | Technology

By Malathi Nayak SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - When video game developer Brenda Brathwaite Romero started her career in the 1980s, she coul...

From Casino Gaming to Mobile Commerce: Four Emerging Mobile Trends to Watch in 2013

Dinesh Moorjani | Posted 03.13.2013 | Technology
Dinesh Moorjani

In the backdrop of a U.S. economy struggling to pull itself out of mounting debt and changing consumer spending patterns, the pace of innovation is accelerating. Here are four predictions that will shape the mobile economy in 2013 onward

What Do The Videogame Industry And Gun Industry Have In Common?

Saki Knafo | Posted 03.13.2013 | Politics
Saki Knafo

Who knows whether and what to extent Biden is seriously pursuing regulations of violent videogames? I don't, but one thing seems clear: Both the videogame and gun industries are powerful forces that stand to lose a lot of money if the government steps up its regulatory efforts.

This Family-Sized Tablet Is As Big As 8 iPads

AP | By PETER SVENSSON | Posted 03.09.2013 | Technology

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Dismayed that family members are spread out over the house, each with a separate PC or tablet? Lenovo has something it believes wil...

The Unusual Reason A Dad Assassinated His Own Son In An Online Game

Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology

Frustrated by his adult son's incessant gaming habit, a man in China reportedly hired a number of in-game master "hitmen" to annihilate his son's avat...

Our Congressmen Should Play Civilization

Michael Shammas | Posted 03.04.2013 | College
Michael Shammas

Yesterday I was playing Sid Meier's popular computer game, Civilization V, when I realized my economy was floundering. And by "floundering," I mean I couldn't afford to buy a toothpick. Why? Because for decades, my government had been spending too much and making too little.

Zynga Announces Major Cuts To Game Lineup

Reuters | Malathi Nayak | Posted 03.02.2013 | Technology

By Malathi Nayak SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Social games publisher Zynga Inc confirmed on Monday that it has carried out 11 of the plann...