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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...

Game Over?

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 01.02.2013 | Technology

It appears it may finally be game over for the PlayStation 2. According to Japanese tech publication Famitsu, Sony Computer Entertainment of Japan ...

Crowdfunding Is Not an F-word

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 02.10.2013 | Small Business
Victoria Silchenko

Equity crowdfunding (or crowdfund investing) is not operational and not legitimate in the United States yet and for those who are growing comfortable with the concept, there are three essential facts to remember.

Social Customer Experiences That Matter

Rob Tarkoff | Posted 02.05.2013 | Business
Rob Tarkoff

As much as we can plan and apply technologies and processes to each experience, we must be highly conscious of the fact that it's the customers' perceptions of these experiences that actually matter when the goal is to generate sales and build loyalty. So what matters to social customers?

The Case for Ending Powerball

Eli Lehrer | Posted 01.30.2013 | Politics
Eli Lehrer

Now, with the big drawing over and a few people much, much richer than they were on November 27th, it's a good time to look at America's lotteries. And an objective look at them reveals a simple truth: They're a bad idea.

SIC Video Interview With Chanel Sumers, Soundscape Artist

David Shing | Posted 01.06.2013 | Technology
David Shing

As a respected gamer and musician, Chanel Sumers is today called a "soundscape artist." Having been at the forefront of technological advances for the last decade, Chanel believes we are at a tipping point in video game audio.

SIC Video Interview With Elan Lee, Founder of Fourth Wall Studios

David Shing | Posted 11.01.2012 | Technology
David Shing

It's not just gamers and day-dreamers who do it. Inserting oneself into a favorite story has always been a part of our active imaginations. But wha...

Ralph Baer: The Father of the Video Game

Steve Karras | Posted 12.19.2012 | Technology
Steve Karras

For those video game enthusiasts old enough to remember Pong, it's not hard to marvel at how mind-blowingly sophisticated games have become. No one, however, is more amazed than Ralph Baer, the man responsible for inventing video games.

Let the Games Begin: PwC Observations on Video Content and Gaming Consumption

Russell J. Sapienza, Jr. | Posted 12.03.2012 | Technology
Russell J. Sapienza, Jr.

A survey of more than 600 U.S. participants and follow-up focus groups found that although gamers now spend more time playing games than streaming movies or TV shows to their computer, phone, and game consoles, they're hungry for more.

Getting to the Next Level: Social Gaming and Child Poverty

Wendy Lazarus | Posted 11.27.2012 | Impact
Wendy Lazarus

Over the last five years, social gaming has exploded. VirtuallyGood4Kids encourages game companies to partner with youth-related causes to create virtual goods and or match donations for check-ins on social network platforms

Are Food Companies Luring Kids via Mobile Games?

David Kirsch | Posted 11.26.2012 | Parents
David Kirsch

The FTC needs to come in and regulate advertising on mobile games like they do with commercials on television.

Art of Living: Poker and Mindful Meditation

Kate Moulene | Posted 11.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Kate Moulene

I have found the most productive, fun, and effective exercise for mastering discipline comes from playing poker. Fifty-two cards, eight opponents and a lifetime of lessons that can be applied to just about everything.

Are Videogames Ruining Your Marriage?

Chris C. Anderson | Posted 11.12.2012 | Weddings
Chris C. Anderson

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?

Fable: The Journey Hands-On Impressions

Chris C. Anderson | Posted 11.05.2012 | Technology
Chris C. Anderson

Will "Fable: The Journey" for Microsoft's Xbox360 Kinect deliver a terrific, engaging gaming experience? After a bit of hands on time with the game, you just might be surprised at the answer.

eSports and How to Stay Connected with Your Grown-Up Kids

John Pavley | Posted 10.25.2012 | Technology
John Pavley

Looking around the vast auditorium floor I see only a handful of parents. But that's ok. I'd rather spend a weekend in the world that my kids inhabit than force them to suffer through mine.

Join the Epic World of Heroes With Stan Lee on YouTube (VIDEO)

Shira Lazar | Posted 10.23.2012 | Technology
Shira Lazar

So, why did Stan Lee decide to create the epic World of Heroes on YouTube? It's simple, really. "We put it together for mankind," Lee says.

Transmedia Makers: Frustration + Opportunity = Magic

David Kleeman | Posted 10.21.2012 | Media
David Kleeman

It's easy to imagine teens of 2000 bouncing medium to medium, while longing for a connective thread -- a TV-show website that goes deeper than cast bios and "printables"; magazines that explore the worlds of their favorite games; the book-based backstory to the film they just saw.

Westboro Sets It Sights On 2013's LGBT 'Geek And Gaming' Convention

Posted 08.16.2012 | Gay Voices

After years of picketing the funerals of celebrities as well as U.S. servicemen, the Westboro Baptist Church now has its sights set on GaymerCon. ...

Sexual Harassment In Online Gaming Is All Too Real

New York Times | Posted 08.03.2012 | Technology

When Miranda Pakozdi entered the Cross Assault video game tournament this year, she knew she had a slim chance of winning the $25,000 prize. But she w...

Oculus Rift Shows Virtual Reality Potential For The Futre Of Gaming

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 08.03.2012 | Small Business

Things are about to get real. The Oculus Rift, a "virtual reality headset" currently catching fire on Kickstarter, has its creators claiming it may...

Kids and Video Games: Health and Safety Issues

Scott Steinberg | Posted 09.22.2012 | Parents
Scott Steinberg

Where video games and kids are concerned, education and engagement are always key.

What You Need to Know about Technology and Your Family

Scott Steinberg | Posted 09.18.2012 | Parents
Scott Steinberg

Technology can be a hugely beneficial part of kids' lives. But to realize its full potential, you've got to prepare them to meet its ups and downs.

Worshipping Final Fantasy Video Games

Greg Perreault | Posted 09.08.2012 | Religion
Greg Perreault

They may not be Trekkies, but Final Fantasy fans can hold their own in terms of devotion to the material.

WATCH: Conan Reviews The New Michael Phelps Game

Posted 09.07.2012 | Comedy

Conan O'Brien may not be the first guy you'd think to turn to for video game reviews, but now that he's started a new web segment called "Clueless Gam...

The Beginning of the End of the Game Console (As We Knew It)

Keith McCurdy | Posted 09.01.2012 | Technology
Keith McCurdy

With the Sony and Gaikia combination gamers will now be able to decide to buy, rent, or try a game and immediately start playing it.