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Addicted to Online Video Games? Don't Worry, You're Far From Alone

Susan Krauss Whitbourne | Posted 04.07.2014 | Fifty
Susan Krauss Whitbourne

You may have heard about the cognitive benefits of video game playing for middle-aged and older adults.

HuffPost Is a Virtual World

John Pavley | Posted 08.29.2013 | Technology
John Pavley

Richard Bartle, one of the original coders of the whole MUD (multi-user dungeons) and gaming industry, has written an easy to comprehend and richly detailed look at the history, design, development, and marketing of virtual worlds.

When Fun & Games Mean Serious Impact

Melissa Jun Rowley | Posted 08.12.2013 | Impact
Melissa Jun Rowley

Games -- they're fun, enjoyable and rewarding. Whether they're designed and labeled as serious or casual, games take the pressure off of learning and giving, making them instrumental drivers of social impact.

Nicolas Cage Minecraft Creation Is Glorious ... And Obviously Creepy

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 06.05.2013 | Celebrity

Sooner or later Nicolas Cage's face will grace at least one thing in each of our lives. Are you listening to me or are you searching for a new iPhone ...

The Hunger Games: How Online Gaming Can Help Animals in Need

Natasha Ashton | Posted 12.23.2012 | Impact
Natasha Ashton

Our pets remind us every day to take a little time for fun, and now thanks to this new breed of online games, our play can be powerful.

Online Games for Kids: Essential Safety Lessons

Scott Steinberg | Posted 10.15.2012 | Parents
Scott Steinberg

While parents of online game-playing children often focus on time and search limits, of equal concern to them should be establishing standards of online behavior for their children.

Jason Gilbert

The Next Big Game On Facebook Is All About ... Yoga?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Gilbert | Posted 08.02.2012 | Technology

There is a new game on Facebook -- a real, actual game that you can play right now on your computer -- called "Yoga Retreat." In the game (which is re...

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.

7 Simple Ways to Protect Kids from Over-Spending Online

Women & Co | Posted 08.25.2012 | Parents
Women & Co

In an age where a simple click can allow kids to unknowingly rack up thousands of dollars in charges, how can parents help children understand the do's and don'ts of online spending?

Why Zynga Is Shedding Users

ReadWriteWeb | Posted 06.13.2012 | Technology

Social gaming company Zynga had an outstanding 2011, leading to a well-hyped IPO in December. But Zynga's biggest risk was always an over-reliance on ...

Farmville Gets An Amex Card

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 05.23.2012 | Money

American Express is willing to farm for money. On Tuesday, the financial services company announced the launch of a new FarmVille-branded prepaid ...

It's Game Time

Richard 'Skip' Bronson | Posted 05.07.2012 | Money
Richard 'Skip' Bronson

My prediction: the legalization of online gaming is imminent; probably a late-game play with a few ticks left on the 2012 clock. This critical outcome will create a highly regulated industry that will operate in the open and, generate critical tax revenues at a time when they are needed most.

Top 10 Holiday-Themed iPhone Apps

Posted 11.25.2011 | Home

Thanksgiving is over. The snowy holidays are somehow here. You haven't started shopping. You have a 12-hour car ride ahead of you to visit your cousin...

Is Facebook Going to Be Challenged as a Social Gaming Platform?

Natasha Starkell | Posted 01.21.2012 | Technology
Natasha Starkell

Last month an announcement came about Zynga launching its own gaming platform. Is this a beginning of the end of Zynga's marriage to Facebook or a PR move to demonstrate to its shareholders it aims to reduce its business model dependence on Facebook?

Going Green By Gaming

Posted 11.29.2011 | Green

From EarthTechling's Susan DeFreitas: Should you toast those dinner rolls in the oven or the toaster? Do that laundry after breakfast, or after din...

How Game Designers Strategically Keep Kids Addicted to Playing

Joel Bakan | Posted 10.06.2011 | Parents
Joel Bakan

Games tap kids' particular fascinations, and are structured in ways that elicit repeat and continued play. "Gaming addiction is a sign of total design success," according to one game designer.

Online Game Lets You Sell Digital Loot For Real Cash

The Huffington Post | Niel Bekker | Posted 10.01.2011 | Technology

Online gaming can be an expensive habit. That will become increasingly true when game developer Blizzard Entertainment launches the hotly anticipat...

GE Surveys Future Of Flight And The World's Most Popular Airports

AOL Travel News | Posted 11.08.2011 | Travel

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Famous Props From Classic Movies: Can You Guess Them All?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Designer Ji Lee's addictive game 'Famous Objects from Classic Movies' is the hangman for movie aficionados. The object of the game? To guess what m...

Fred Wilson: 'Marketing Is For Startups With Sucky Products'

Fred Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Fred Wilson

I believe that marketing is what you do when your product or service sucks or when you make so much profit on every marginal customer that it would be crazy to not spend a bit of that profit acquiring more of them (coke, zynga, bud, viagra).

What the World of Dance Can Learn From World of Warcraft

Jennifer Edwards | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Jennifer Edwards

Given the strong community aspect of WoW and the level of commitment players maintain, I was fascinated by the choreographic aspects of this technologically interactive platform.

Online Game Simulates The Struggles Of Homelessness

Mashable | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

It's one thing to feel bad for homeless people; it's another to be forced into their shoes. Advertising agency McKinney has teamed up with Urban Minis...

The Top 10 Ways Workers Waste Time Online

24/7 Wall St. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

It is broadly assumed that American workers with access to computers spend some portion of their day using them for personal communication, gain, or p...

Get Gaming, Save the Planet?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Today, IBM launched the Smarter Planet game, CityOne, a new online game that aims to help business and civic leaders figure out how to make their citi...

'Herotopia' Online Game Helps Kids Learn How To Combat School Bullying

Tonic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Herotopia provides a safe and anonymous way for young gamers to build self-confident approaches to combating bullies, and they just might learn some c...