Of Quests and Brain Chemicals: How the Best Video Games are Designed to Make Us Feel

Of Quests and Brain Chemicals: How the Best Video Games are Designed to Make Us Feel

That rush of victory when you complete a mission. The fear that grips as you explore a zombie-infested cityscape at twilight. The sadness at the …

Posted by Lauren Hall-Stigerts on August 26, 2015
Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday, Montana 1883. Image Courtesy Flickr User: Richard Elzey.

Casino Legends: Doc Holliday and the Wild West

In honor of our new Big Fish Casino Guide, we just can’t get enough on the history of gambling! There’s so much adventure and excitement. …

Posted by Kate Hagan on August 18, 2015
Don’t Be Frightened, Non-Gamers! <sp>  10 Types of Non-Traditional Games

Don’t Be Frightened, Non-Gamers! 10 Types of Non-Traditional Games

While most people don’t say this anymore, thank goodness, there was a time (basically the 2000s, the oughts, the lost years) when people would say …

Posted by Tyler J. Hill on August 12, 2015
Daily Habits of Creativity: Interview with Artist Piper Thibodeau

Daily Habits of Creativity: Interview with Artist Piper Thibodeau

Success can sometimes feel just out of reach. Overcoming mental blocks to unleash creative ideas isn’t magic: to artist Piper Thibodeau, it’s a matter of …

Posted by Lauren Hall-Stigerts on August 3, 2015
17 Geek Conventions You Must Attend Before You Die

17 Geek Conventions You Must Attend Before You Die

UPDATE [07/31/2015]: 2015 and 2016 dates, locations, and pricing. Also check out the new comic added below. Thanks to your excellent feedback on this article, …

Posted by Lauren Hall-Stigerts on July 31, 2015
Casino Legends: Poker Alice

Casino Legends: Poker Alice

In honor of our new Big Fish Casino Guide, we just can’t get enough on the history of gambling! There’s so much adventure and excitement. …

Posted by Kate Hagan on July 28, 2015
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A Gamer’s Guide to Atlanta – The Gaming Capital of the World

Although it’s been a topic of much debate, Atlanta, GA tops the charts as the Number 1 place to go if you’re a gamer. While …

Posted by Taylor Stein on July 24, 2015
World of Farmcraft: 7 Smart Farming Games to Boost Your Brain

World of Farmcraft: 7 Smart Farming Games to Boost Your Brain

Farmville. Farm Story. Farm Town. It seems every day there are new social farming games begging us to spend time watering crops and sharing with …

Posted by Lauren Hall-Stigerts on July 22, 2015
Gamify Your Life – The Ultimate Guide to Personal Electric Vehicles

Gamify Your Life – The Ultimate Guide to Personal Electric Vehicles

If you’re the observant type, you may have noticed a slight shift recently in the way people commute in the big cities (I didn’t, someone …

Posted by Krista Lofgren on July 20, 2015
Thanks, Mr Iwata

Thanks, Mr Iwata

Today the Internet is paying its respects to Satoru Iwata, who passed away at only 55 on Saturday, 12 July 2015. And rightly so, for …

Posted by Tyler J. Hill on July 14, 2015
How Video Games Can Save Your Life

How Video Games Can Save Your Life

I’m either at the tail end of Generation X or an old-as-dirt Millennial, depending on who is doing the judgmental labeling that particular day, which …

Posted by Tyler J. Hill on July 10, 2015
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Gamify Your Life: Drones – The Racing Game of the Future

You’ve spent months training, perfecting your aircraft, building it piece by piece and hand-picking each part to give you an edge over the competition. It’s …

Posted by Jessica Chappell on June 29, 2015