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Take Your Flight Gaming Into the Real World

Steve Tupper | Posted 03.09.2014 | Technology
Steve Tupper

There's nothing wrong with being adept with a game controller. In fact, skills developed on gaming consoles and in simulators have real-world application for those who fly unmanned aerial vehicles ('UAVs').

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.

Moore College Creates Mobile Game Animation Major for Women

Diane Propsner | Posted 11.09.2013 | College
Diane Propsner

The world of gaming as we know it is changing. Women are the new target market as gaming applications continue to expand into the mobile market -- cell phones and tablets. With this shift, companies are looking for talented artists to provide the visual creative component in these devices.

The Game Is You: Adding Years to Your Life

Barbara Ficarra | Posted 09.07.2013 | TED Weekends
Barbara Ficarra

Did you notice that McGonigal's talk is titled, "The game that can give you 10 extra years of life"? It doesn't say, "The game that will give you 10 extra years of life." There's a big difference between "can" and "will."

You Won't Get on a Wheaties Box By Playing Call of Duty

Ari Zoldan | Posted 10.01.2013 | Technology
Ari Zoldan

Professional gamers are not athletes. You can't see the hard work these people put into their craft like you can on athletes; there aren't any muscles. You can't see on the outside how good a video gamer is, or is perceived to be. Electronic sports have no heroes, no demigods.

LOOK: World's Biggest 'Halo' Fan Designs Geekiest Wedding Ring Ever

The Huffington Post | Erin Migdol | Posted 05.14.2013 | Weddings

For fans of the video game "Halo," it's pretty obvious what the ideal wedding ring would look like. Die-hard "Halo" fan Mike Coscia designed a wedd...

WATCH: 15 Geekiest-Ever Proposals

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Lai | Posted 05.25.2012 | Weddings

Dropping down on one knee doesn't cut it for everyone. When it comes to the Big Moment, some grooms-to-be take it one step further and incorporate...

WATCH: 9 Adorably Awesome Video Game Proposals

Posted 01.06.2012 | Weddings

When Joe decided that it was time to pop the question to longtime girlfriend Jen, he knew that no ordinary proposal would do. So the gamer boyfrie...

Gamers Have Bodies Of '60-Year-Old Chain Smokers' (STUDY)

Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

While a new breed of video games, like Nintendo's Wii Fit, are hoping to recast gaming as exercise, a study of the physical prowess of ''elite cyber-s...

Urban Gaming: Game Culture Makes Cities More 'Playful'

guardian.co.uk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

I think, through the omnipresence of game culture and conventions, and the growing popularity of virtual worlds in general, our sense of reality is be...

Islamic Group Forces Site To Remove Satirical Religious Video Game "Faith Fighter"

Huffington Post | Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Saudi-based Islamic group Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) spoke out Tuesday against "Faith Fighter" -- an online video game that pits...

Video Gamers Sue Electronic Arts Over "Anticompetetive Conduct"

East Bay Business Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Gamers in California and Washington, D.C., have sued Electronic Arts Inc. over what they call "blatantly anticompetitive conduct" in its football gam...