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
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
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
Video Game Consoles Aren’t Dying (with the help of mobile games)

Video Game Consoles Aren’t Dying (with the help of mobile games)

We’ve been hearing about it for years: mobile games will kill the console. The indie game revolution is bringing more variety to mobile. It’s easier …

Posted by Lauren Hall-Stigerts on June 25, 2015
Can Toys to Life Revive Console Gaming?

Can Toys to Life Revive Console Gaming?

It’s an exciting time to be both a gamer and a game developer. The fierce competition for eyeballs and thumbs in a growing digital gaming …

Posted by Lauren Hall-Stigerts on June 9, 2015
Where to Find Video Games in Hawaii: Maui

Where to Find Video Games in Hawaii: Maui

Maui is known for its outdoor vacation escapes and less as a video game destination. But let’s face it: we can only spend so many …

Posted by Lauren Hall-Stigerts on May 19, 2015
Why I’m Burned Out on Mortal Kombat Fatalities

Why I’m Burned Out on Mortal Kombat Fatalities

Video game kids of the 1990s are reviving their memories of late-night gore such as spine ripping, spontaneous combustion, and giant overhead bats decapitating their …

Posted by Lauren Hall-Stigerts on April 20, 2015
How to Build a Webcomic Universe: Interview with Artist Purple Kecleon

How to Build a Webcomic Universe: Interview with Artist Purple Kecleon

Creating a weekly webcomic around a unique story is dedication. Developing and supporting a fan-driven universe around said webcomic? That is passion. Melanie Herring (“Purple …

Posted by Lauren Hall-Stigerts on April 6, 2015
3 Tools to Make You A Happier and Healthier Gamer

3 Tools to Make You A Happier and Healthier Gamer

Here on the BFG Blog we’ve been talking about how games themselves can be healthy for the mind and body. For example, a game that …

Posted by Lauren Hall-Stigerts on March 27, 2015
Learn Better, Faster, and Stronger By Playing Video Games

Learn Better, Faster, and Stronger By Playing Video Games

The amount of time we spend playing video games every day is on the rise: between 2008 and 2013, our daily game consumption increased 28% …

Posted by Lauren Hall-Stigerts on March 9, 2015
How the Microsoft HoloLens Will Become the Future of Personal Computing

How the Microsoft HoloLens Will Become the Future of Personal Computing

Microsoft announced its heavyweight contender in the wearable technology market: the HoloLens. And despite the proof of concept, it’s creating a lot of skepticism in …

Posted by Lauren Hall-Stigerts on January 29, 2015