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In Time for the Scottish Referendum, the Battle of Bannockburn Gets a Facelift

Helen I. Hwang | Posted 07.31.2014 | Travel
Helen I. Hwang

The 1314 Battle of Bannockburn victory for the Scots in the First War of Scottish Independence, led by Robert the Bruce, inspired the Scots to believe they could triumph even if they were outnumbered and outarmored by the English.

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.

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.

Big Brand Game Companies See New Audience in Youngest Gamers

Robin Raskin | Posted 05.25.2014 | Technology
Robin Raskin

Choosing to design themselves as either a dog or a cat, the child's character learns to interact with a group of fanciful on-screen animals in socially acceptable ways. For example, there's a scene where you hold your breath rather than get angry.

Why Do We Love Video Games?

Greg Perreault | Posted 04.12.2014 | Technology
Greg Perreault

"Games are providing rewards that reality is not. They are teaching and inspiring and engaging us in ways that reality is not. They are bringing us together in ways that reality is not."

Know Thy Avatar: Good and Evil in the Gaming World

Wray Herbert | Posted 03.24.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

It's all good fun. But is it possible that such complete immersion in novel and extraordinary identities might have unintended consequences?

Proof Gamers CLEARLY Love Their Pizza

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology

Some stereotypes are rooted in truth. Take for example the fact that gamers just love their pizza. Xbox 360 users bought $1 million worth of Pizza ...

Drew Guarini

Everything You Need To Know About The Xbox One

HuffingtonPost.com | Drew Guarini | Posted 11.22.2013 | Technology

After an eight-year run and 80 million units sold, the sun has officially set on the Xbox 360. Waiting in the wings is the new Xbox One, the third con...

9 Ways Video Games Can Actually Be Good For You

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 11.07.2013 | Technology

Your mother was wrong. Video games aren't bad for you. They're actually making your life better. Despite hand-wringing over a supposed connection b...

Modern Music + Classic Nintendo = Awesome

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 09.03.2013 | Technology

If you love modern musicians like Daft Punk and happen to have fond memories of classic gaming days gone by, then you are in for a real treat. Watc...

Who Won at the E3 2013 Press Conference?

Quora | Posted 08.11.2013 | Technology
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Tim Chin, Raised on games Winner: Sony and the PS4Loser: Microsoft and the Xbox OneThe game ...

5 Ways to Prepare for the Release of Call of Duty: Ghosts

Jayson DeMers | Posted 07.22.2013 | Technology
Jayson DeMers

Identify which store will be the go-to spot to score the game first and consider the weather conditions.

Another One Bytes The Dust

Posted 04.04.2013 | Comedy

It's Rhett versus Link in this week's "Make A Better Commercial Than We Did" Contest video, and it's not all fun and games. Check it out in the clip a...

How Games Shape Our World: Wolfenstein 3D to 2013

Giovanna Mingarelli | Posted 05.11.2014 | World
Giovanna Mingarelli

With billions of hours spent playing them, and built-in patterns designed to keep people hooked, will games have a positive or negative influence on the world? I think it all depends on what kinds of games we choose to play.

Will The PS4 Be Sony's Last Gaming Console?

Posted 02.27.2013 | Technology

Buying the latest console was once a rite of passage for many Generation X'ers and gamers, but the PlayStation 4 might be the last console available t...

Five Things We Still Don't Know About the PlayStation 4

Jonathan Rettinger | Posted 04.27.2013 | Technology
Jonathan Rettinger

Sony held a big press event last week to unveil its next-generation console, the PlayStation 4. But, unfortunately for gamers, it didn't do much actual unveiling at all.

Try Performing Open Heart Surgery With This Brutal Computer Game

Jason Gilbert | Posted 04.06.2013 | Technology
Jason Gilbert

Have you ever thought you missed your true calling in life? That instead of flipping burgers/washing dishes/defrauding investors you should have been ...

After Newtown

Dr. David P. Gushee | Posted 02.17.2013 | Religion
Dr. David P. Gushee

Everyone has a responsibility to do what they can to end these monthly massacres of children in school, mall shoppers, churchgoers, movie watchers. Only a comprehensive solution will do.

3 Years Later, Video Poker Finally Comes To Illinois

Posted 10.10.2012 | Chicago

Chicago gaming enthusiasts will have to venture outside of city limits to test out the new video poker machines that finally descended on Illinois Tue...

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

Westboro Sets It Sights On 2013's LGBT 'Geek And Gaming' Convention

Posted 08.16.2012 | Gay Voices

After years of picketing the funerals of celebrities as well as U.S. servicemen, the Westboro Baptist Church now has its sights set on GaymerCon. ...

Can A Video Game Tackle Alcoholism Without Being Preachy?

Mashable | Posted 10.15.2012 | Technology

Video games are meant to be an escape. Become the hero or blow up your enemies. Games don't often tackle real-world issues because that hasn't been th...

Engaging New Audiences In The Fight Against AIDS

Deborah Dugan | Posted 07.22.2012 | Impact
Deborah Dugan

It is going to require a renewed commitment by the public and private sectors to excite and activate people around the world to bring an end to HIV/AIDS. The (RED)RUSH TO ZERO campaign is the kind of aggressive action that is needed to make this goal a reality.

Will There Be a Secret Cow Level in Diablo III?

Quora | Posted 06.26.2012 | Entertainment
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Andrew Brown, Software Engineer at ArtistSignal After asking the question, I dug around and did a l...