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Are We Losing the Magic of Play in a Digital World?

Maggie Jackson | Posted 05.07.2012 | Technology
Maggie Jackson

If we drive children away from their innate needs to go within themselves to reflect and imagine, we'll be losing something of our humanity. Are we looking up from our screens often enough -- and teaching our children to do so?

Memo to Mayor Bloomberg: Let Them Make Games!

Dr. Idit Harel Caperton | Posted 03.14.2012 | Education
Dr. Idit Harel Caperton

Children learn best when they are the designers, builders, navigators, engineering and key operators of their own learning.

Where Will the Next Generation of Innovators Come From?

Dr. Idit Harel Caperton | Posted 02.15.2012 | Education
Dr. Idit Harel Caperton

Yesterday was a busy day. Google announced at 3am EST their "GoogleGiveBack" program, listing grants they've made to support education, technology innovation, and the fight against modern-day slavery.

Arthur Delaney

Video Games Not To Blame For Youth Unemployment, Says Federal Reserve Economist

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 12.18.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The Great Recession has pushed the share of high school kids with jobs to its lowest level ever, thanks in part to competition from olde...

Boys (and Girls) Need Games and Structure

John Thompson | Posted 11.15.2011 | Education
John Thompson

Both males and females need opportunities to test themselves, and to occasionally challenge the system. The key, it seems to me, is a culture of respect.

Heads-Up, Media Producers: Families Still Matter Most in a Digital Age

Michael Levine | Posted 08.06.2011 | Technology
Michael Levine

Tomorrow, the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop is presenting a report at the E 3 Expo in Los Angeles that may surprise media designers and c...

Angry Birds Confirmed For BlackBerry PlayBook

The Huffington Post | Thomas Houston | Posted 07.03.2011 | Technology

Really, can anyone be surprised by a new Angry Birds release these days? While we're patiently waiting for it to come to the Kindle and our old school...

Portal 2: Physics, Teleporting, Shooting, And More

The Huffington Post | Thomas Houston | Posted 06.19.2011 | Technology

'Portal 2,' the sequel to one of the most acclaimed games in recent years, hit the Web just after midnight, and it's already racking up glowing review...

Chinese W.O.W. And StarCraft Theme Park Is No Rumor

The Huffington Post | Chris C. Anderson, Senior Travel Editor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

So geek fantasies do come true. At least they do In Wunjin district, China. Reported way back on February 7, 2011 by a French gaming blog, the videoga...

Waiting for Cupid (not Superman)

Dr. Idit Harel Caperton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Dr. Idit Harel Caperton

The real Superman is inside kids; it's their own inherent love of learning that must be cultivated and empowered through engagement.

John Lennon: Working Class Mythmaker

Scott Thill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Thill

When we examine Lennon, we must examine not just a temporal snapshot but the history of music, film, comics, conspiracy theory, literature, poetry, politics, technology from his birthday onward.

Con Games: Third Dimension @ Aspen Ideas Fest

Michael Conniff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Michael Conniff

Years ago, I traveled to RCA Labs in Princeton to spend a day living in the future. It was then that I learned one of life's great truisms: Americans buy new television sets like clockwork every seven years.

Modern Warfare 2 and Digital Distribution

Theodore Bergquist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Theodore Bergquist

The online retail marketplace for video games was recently shaken by the fact that the PC version of Modern Warfare 2 comes included with third-party technology that includes a virtual storefront.

DLC: The New Black! The Second Coming of Expansion Packs

Theodore Bergquist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Theodore Bergquist

There's been a lot of talk about downloadable content for video games recently. There is no doubt that we are in the midst of a significant, fast growing trend here.

It's Been Too Long...

Theodore Bergquist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Theodore Bergquist

It's been awhile since my initial post on here, but that wasn't the original plan. In the coming weeks and months, I'll start contributing regularly ...

Army's Videogame Recruiting Backed By Lawmakers Despite Controversy

The National Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The House Armed Services Committee last week offered its support to the Army's controversial high-tech effort to increase awareness and knowledge of t...

Vick Will Miss Prison Food -- Takes a Doggie-Bag

Erik Sean Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Erik Sean Nelson

Before the cameras today he announced his partnership with EA GAMES to release new video games based on his life. The first allows players to fight dogs to the death.

Asian Women: Rape And Hate Crimes

Jaemin Kim | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jaemin Kim

Reducing Asian women into a sexual object is not funny, it is not flattering. It is perilous. We can see this when Asian women are subject to race-targeted sexual violence.

Guitar Hero Sales Surge As Halo 3 Cools

Wall Street Journal | Dan Gallagher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Videogame sales jumped 39% in October but came in below several optimistic expectations as sales of the blockbuster Halo 3 slowed considerably followi...