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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...

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...