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Options are Endless for Students Seeking to Design Video Games

Rich Taylor | Posted 09.11.2014 | Education
Rich Taylor

To help students interested in a career in game design get started, the Entertainment Software Association releases a state-by-state list of video game programs in higher education.

The Ideal Amount Of Time Kids Should Spend Playing Video Games

The Huffington Post | Dino Grandoni | Posted 08.08.2014 | Technology

If you're struggling to lay down some house guidelines for video games, remember the first rule of red wine: While a little bit can be good, too much ...

Parenting Milestone: The Day My Son Threw His First Hadoken

Zach Rosenberg | Posted 09.17.2014 | Parents
Zach Rosenberg

I don't remember when my son started eating solid foods. I'm not entirely sure when it was that my son took his first steps. And sure, I guess I remember his first day at preschool. But by far, the most memorable milestone he's had so far was throwing his first Hadoken.

When Conan Plays Video Games, No Trees Are Safe

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 05.23.2014 | Comedy

Trees in futuristic Chicago better beware. This week, Conan O'Brien, talk show host and "Clueless Gamer," got a sneak preview of "Watch Dogs" for P...

How Video Games Can Improve Dialogue on Mental Illness

Mona Shattell | Posted 06.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Mona Shattell

While there are strong arguments for the games' unique potential as vehicles for a deep, experiential understanding, it is our experience that these kinds of mental health games tend to polarize.

How an Interdisciplinary Transmedia Project Can Address Mental Illness Stigma

Mona Shattell | Posted 06.02.2014 | Education
Mona Shattell

How does one go about an interdisciplinary project spanning art and science? How might this look? we set out to explore how mental health advocacy, video game design, and documentary filmmaking could come together to enhance understanding and fight stigma about mental illness.

Shaq: Don't Hate on Celebs Who Crowd Fund

Shira Lazar | Posted 05.13.2014 | Technology
Shira Lazar

) Shaq spoke with What's Trending at the SXSW Samsung Blogger Lounge about his Shaq Fu Indiegogo Campaign. He let us in on the hottest perks, how t...

Excited for Titanfall? Not As Much As Wayne Brady

Shira Lazar | Posted 05.13.2014 | Technology
Shira Lazar

) Wayne Brady stopped by the Samsung Blogger Lounge at SXSW to talk "How I Met Your Mother," "Whose Line Is It Anyway," and most importantly, Xbox On...

Life Is A Game. This Is Your Strategy Guide.

Oliver Emberton | Posted 04.09.2014 | Technology
Oliver Emberton

You might not realize, but real life is a game of strategy. There are some fun mini-games -- like dancing, driving, running, and sex -- but the key to winning is simply managing your resources.

Why Video Games AREN'T Bad For You (NEW BOOK)

Nick Yee | Posted 03.11.2014 | Books
Nick Yee

When video games get into the news, they are almost always framed using two deeply entrenched yet diametrically opposed tropes. Unfortunately, both these tropes are based more in fantasy than reality.

This Wedding Is The Stuff Video Games Are Made Of (Literally)

Posted 12.06.2013 | Weddings

What happens when a video game creator finds his dream girl and decides to marry her? This epic wedding video. Adventure Quest Worlds creator Adam...

Can Playing Video Games Make You a Better Parent?

Monica J. Vila | Posted 11.11.2013 | TED Weekends
Monica J. Vila

How do you know if you're a good parent? There are some markers along the way to give you an idea of your grade -- such as whether your kids are good, caring friends; whether they work hard in school; and whether they are supportive members of the family.

An Accurate Musical Of How You Feel About Grand Theft Auto 5

Sarah Barness | Posted 09.10.2013 | Entertainment

Love or hate Grand Theft Auto, you have to admit that it's pretty addictive. This musical by the AVbyte Brothers does a pretty good job singing this g...

What All Good Video Games Have In Common

Murray Rosenbaum | Posted 09.20.2013 | Teen
Murray Rosenbaum

Most games and movies today focus more on action sequences and explosions over an actual story. A perfect example is the "Call of Duty" series.

Orlando Jones Embraces Web Audience in Machinima's "Tainted Love" Series (WATCH)

Shira Lazar | Posted 08.19.2013 | Technology
Shira Lazar

Last time Jones was in the studio, he was chatting about his "Meridian" web series with Mystery Guitar Man, and now he has his "Tainted Love" series...

WATCH: How To Play Pong On A 437-Foot Skyscraper

AP | Posted 06.19.2013 | Technology

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A skyscraper-sized game of "Pong" got underway without a hitch Friday night, under starry skies and not rainclouds that were in ...

Josh Tsui, Robomodo, and the Power of Teams

Kathryn Born | Posted 05.15.2013 | Technology
Kathryn Born

Despite Robomodo's established position in Chicago's game design industry, Josh Tsui, one of the company's founders, remains an impassioned voice in the local indie game scene.

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.

Teen Gamers Better At Virtual Surgery Than Medical Residents (WATCH)

The Huffington Post | Hannah Orenstein | Posted 11.16.2012 | Teen

Here's some interesting news to tell Mom next time she reminds you to turn off your video game and start your homework: Scientists at University of Te...

Resident Evil 6 -- Live Commentary From SeaNanners and Voice Star Matthew Mercer (VIDEO)

Shira Lazar | Posted 12.04.2012 | Technology
Shira Lazar

YouTuberSeaNanners brings his famous gaming commentary live to the What's Trending studio while answering fan questions and guiding me through Residen...

Teen Allegedly Stabs Friend Over Video Game

Huffington Post | Rebecca Ballhaus | Posted 08.06.2012 | Crime

A California teen allegedly shot at and stabbed his friend more than a dozen times following an argument over an online video game. The two gamers,...

Teen Game Designer Wins Big At STEM Challenge (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Hannah Orenstein | Posted 01.15.2013 | Teen

Eli Aldinger's mom doesn't need to scold him for playing video games instead of doing his homework. For Eli, gaming is his homework. But before you as...

This Hobby Could Put Your Marriage At Risk

Posted 05.30.2012 | Divorce

Married men, you may want to step away from the Xbox. In a recent online survey of 721 Japanese women, playing video games was the fourth most ci...

The Man Who Turned The 'Video Game Into A Social Revolution'

AP | Posted 07.23.2012 | Home

MADRID — Japan's Shigeru Miyamoto, considered the father of the modern video game, has been awarded Spain's Prince of Asturias Award for Communi...

Christina Wilkie

Obama Administration Embraces Video Games To Promote Fitness

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 05.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Video games, long demonized by public health officials and parents for contributing to sedentary habits and obesity among children, scor...