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Christina Wilkie

Sheldon Adelson Looks To Harry Reid For A Big Favor

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 12.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Billionaire casino magnate and GOP sugar daddy Sheldon Adelson wants a big favor from Capitol Hill, and he’s looking to the top Democr...

MMOs and MMORG -- Control Your Kids Online Gaming

Jason P. Stadtlander | Posted 11.19.2014 | Parents
Jason P. Stadtlander

I have a strict policy in my house. No MMO games, or rather -- no MMOs that are actually enabled online. I know, some of you parents and grandparents are saying, "What? What's an MMO?"

Carolyn Gregoire

Why Are Millions Of People Spending So Much Time Watching Others Play Video Games?

HuffingtonPost.com | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 09.12.2014 | Healthy Living

Amazon just spent nearly $1 billion to buy Twitch.tv, the world's most popular game streaming platform. Every day, millions of users tune in to Twitch...

Is Online Video Gaming a Haven for the Insecure?

Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D. | Posted 10.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D.

What this research yielded challenges to a significant extent the popular belief that "excessive" online gaming is psychologically harmful, or that "gamers" lack social skills. What they found was that social skills were not predictive of devoting more time to online gaming.

5 Online Games From Our Childhood That Were Totally Underrated

Cat Blake | Posted 07.08.2014 | Teen
Cat Blake

If you were born anytime in the 1990s or later, chances are you've spent a good amount of your childhood on the computer, playing online games. Some of those online games may still be around but there are also many that are no longer with us today.

One Of The Coolest Things I've Seen On The Internet (Involving Pokémon)

Murray Rosenbaum | Posted 05.27.2014 | Teen
Murray Rosenbaum

The Internet has become the most unpredictable collective being. One of the most recent creations is extremely interesting. It involves a live-streaming channel, Pokémon and a LOT of people.

Bills Banning Online Gambling Introduced In Congress

AP | By ALAN FRAM | Posted 05.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers from both parties introduced legislation in the House and Senate on Wednesday aimed at banning online gambling, setting ...

Gaming (As We Know It) Is On The Way Out

Marc Jones | Posted 04.27.2014 | Technology
Marc Jones

The market for online gaming is expected to hit $111 billion next year, and if current momentum is any indication, that figure is just the tip of the iceberg.

SPOOKS SPIED ON ONLINE GAMERS

The New York Times | Posted 12.09.2013 | Technology

Not limiting their activities to the earthly realm, American and British spies have infiltrated the fantasy worlds of World of Warcraft and Second Lif...

The Dark Side of Farmville: When Social Media and Mobile Gaming Go Too Far

Alissa Fleck | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Alissa Fleck

The sun may never set on Farmville, but hopefully a generation of people will be able to look back and say, I have not wasted my life and alienated those around me by buying fake cows and harvesting fake crops for hours on end under the guise of improving my social connections.

5 Reasons Why Gaymers & GaymerX Matter

Shawn Ahmed | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Shawn Ahmed

I'm a gaymer. To many of my straight friends, identifying as a "gay gamer" is as nonsensical as making the distinction of being a gay Trekkie or a gay Notre Dame football fan.

The Extreme New Game We Totally Want To Play

The Hufington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 09.24.2013 | Weird News

The trend of so-called "room escape" games is sweeping China. In the game, players pay to be locked inside a maze of dark, eerie rooms with only a...

Is World of Warcraft Dying?

Quora | Posted 09.10.2013 | Technology
Quora

If I had to answer the question one way or the other, I would say WoW is dying, but still going strong.

Microconsoles: The Little Game Consoles That Could

Tadhg Kelly | Posted 08.10.2013 | Technology
Tadhg Kelly

With E3 looming, my non-games industry friends and family are asking which of the new consoles I find most exciting. Am I ready for the Xbox One with ...

Calling all girls! Don't Just Play Games. Start Making Your Own

Chloe Varelidi | Posted 07.31.2013 | Technology
Chloe Varelidi

As a game designer, I am passionate about helping anyone getting started with making games themselves. And I especially believe that we need more girls of all ages to make new kinds of games that bring us together, trigger our imaginations in unique ways and even inspire us to change the world a little bit.

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...

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.

'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...

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...

Is Human Interaction Dead?

Murray Rosenbaum | Posted 01.28.2013 | Teen
Murray Rosenbaum

I believe that human interaction will never truly die, but gaming is merely a pseudo human interaction and people aren't technically "friends" with the people they met online.

Is World of Warcraft the New Political Taboo?

Diane Russell | Posted 10.10.2012 | Politics
Diane Russell

I have a dark secret. It's one that could jeopardize my political career in Maine. Late at night when no one is looking, I place innocent birds in a sling shot and throw them at wooden structures. It's true. I play... Angry Birds.

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

10 Reasons You Should Marry Your Coworker

Jonathan Grant | Posted 10.15.2012 | Weddings
Jonathan Grant

Dating someone you work with has its challenges, but -- assuming your workplace allows it -- we think it can be a great idea. Here's why.

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.

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...