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'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...

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?