Where to Find Video Games in Hawaii: Maui

Posted by Lauren Hall-Stigerts on May 19, 2015
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 hours in the sun before we feel crispier than a burned marshmallow over a campfire. Or maybe a week of staring at the water isn’t what it’s cracked up to …Read more

Why I’m Burned Out on Mortal Kombat Fatalities

Posted by Lauren Hall-Stigerts on April 20, 2015
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 unassuming victim. No, this isn’t a reference to the latest ridiculous installment in the SAW horror flick franchise. It’s the latest ridiculous installment in the MORTAL KOMBAT fighting game franchise. …Read more

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

Posted by Lauren Hall-Stigerts on April 6, 2015
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 Kecleon” in the webcomic community) has been developing her own concepts for as long as she can remember. She is a full-time artist who has navigated the challenges of independent …Read more

3 Tools to Make You A Happier and Healthier Gamer

Posted by Lauren Hall-Stigerts on March 27, 2015
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 treats lazy eye in both kids and adults is being developed by a major video game publisher – giving games for health more credibility and creating a lot of buzz …Read more

Learn Better, Faster, and Stronger By Playing Video Games

Posted by Lauren Hall-Stigerts on March 9, 2015
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% and is expected to increase by another 23% by 2018. As electronic gaming has grown in popularity over the last three decades we’ve heard all the ways it might harm …Read more

How the Microsoft HoloLens Will Become the Future of Personal Computing

Posted by Lauren Hall-Stigerts on January 29, 2015
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 its wake. The Rise (and fall) of Wearable Technology Wearable technology has been getting a considerable amount of press in the last few years after the announcement, availability, and demise …Read more

What CES 2015 Revealed About the Future of Gaming

Posted by Lauren Hall-Stigerts on January 26, 2015
What CES 2015 Revealed About the Future of Gaming

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is an annual electronics industry trade show held in Las Vegas. Thousands converge to test and report on the latest gadgetry. A bellwether for the pace of technological innovation, CES attendees are hungry to see what’s hot and new. A busy CES show floor.CES is not exactly a hotbed for …Read more

2015 New Video Games that will Blow Your Mind

Posted by Lauren Hall-Stigerts on January 13, 2015
2015 New Video Games that will Blow Your Mind

Tracy Fullerton of USC Interactive Media & Games said it well: “The next step in the evolution of games is not newness and it’s not surprise, it’s depth.” 2015 is going to be full of new surprises in the gaming industry, but what will characterize it is the richness of external worlds and the depth …Read more

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Video Game Deals 2014

Posted by Lauren Hall-Stigerts on November 26, 2014
Black Friday and Cyber Monday Video Game Deals 2014

Gird your loins: the Black Friday deals are here! Stay inside this weekend and shop from the comfort of your home instead of fighting the crowds. Image: GameTrailers.com Here is a mix of tried-and-true, favorite Black Friday outlets to find video game deals and a few you might not have even considered. Note that prices …Read more

5 Sneaky Tricks to Get the Blind Box Mystery Mini Toy You Want

Posted by Lauren Hall-Stigerts on November 18, 2014
5 Sneaky Tricks to Get the Blind Box Mystery Mini Toy You Want

Blind box toys are small figurines wrapped inside uniform packaging to keep their identities secret until they are opened. These little toys are often pop culture characters borrowed from television, comics, movies, and more–and they’re terribly addictive once you start collecting them. They’re also known as “mystery minis”, toy manufacturer FunKo’s trademarked brand of blind …Read more

Video Game Costume Ideas: To Buy or DIY?

Posted by Lauren Hall-Stigerts on October 29, 2014
Video Game Costume Ideas: To Buy or DIY?

Halloween is just around the corner! If you’re one of the many costumers who can’t catch a moment until the last week to find a stunning costume: don’t sweat it, you have options. Photo Credit: zizzybaloobah via Compfight cc Here are ten costume ideas from ten hot video games. Don’t have the time to put …Read more

13 Iconic Video Game Scenes Built Out of Lego Parts

Posted by Lauren Hall-Stigerts on October 17, 2014
13 Iconic Video Game Scenes Built Out of Lego Parts

Lego blocks. Video games. Two great tastes that go great together, especially when you can combine them for maximum childhood nostalgia. Here are a thirteen glorious video game scenes lovingly recreated by fans who happen to be talented Lego masters. Be sure to look between the lines: an awe-inspiring level of detail, creativity, and problem …Read more