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

Murray Rosenbaum | Posted 03.27.2014 | 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 03.26.2014 | 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 02.26.2014 | 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...

Online Gaming CEO Arrested Over Alleged Ponzi Scheme

The Huffington Post | James Sunshine | Posted 07.03.2012 | Business

Won an online poker game and are expecting your money soon? If the game was on fulltiltpoker.com, don't bet on it. The FBI arrested Raymond Bitar, ...

Will Our Kids' Tomorrow Be Better Than Today?

Daniel Burrus | Posted 08.28.2012 | Business
Daniel Burrus

Remember that technology is neither good nor evil. It's just a tool. Technology could give you cancer or it could cure your cancer. So don't blame the technology. The real issue is how humans decide to use the technology.

Gamers Attempt To Break Solitaire World Record For Charity

Huffington Post | Laura Rothkopf | Posted 06.26.2012 | Impact

Two gamers might be in for a karmic winning streak after their acts of charitable goodwill. Kathleen Henkel of New Jersey and Laura Rich of Cardif...

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 ...

Kansas Police Search For 12-Year-Old Girl Who Disappeared With Canadian She Met Online

The Huffington Post | Hilary Tuttle | Posted 06.01.2012 | Crime

UPDATE: 6:16 p.m. -- Police in Eaton County, Mich., have found Brandy T. Gray and arrested Kenneth Stewart McGill, the 20-year-old Canadian man with w...