Dreaming of the Perfect Role Playing Game

Dreaming of the Perfect Role Playing Game

After spending a bit of time playing World of Warcraft together a few years back, colleague Gordon Calleja and I had a discussion by phone …

Posted by Lisa Galarneau on January 3, 2015
Love in the Virtual Worlds

Love in the Virtual Worlds

If you’ve ever read the Everquest or World of Warcraft Widows mailing lists (a bit of a guilty pleasure), you’d think that the road to …

Posted by Lisa Galarneau on December 13, 2014
Exploring the Depths of Minecraft

Exploring the Depths of Minecraft

A friend of mine has a 10 year old boy who is a MAJOR Minecraft fan, so I interviewed her about his obsession and how …

Posted by Lisa Galarneau on October 6, 2014
Gamer Fashion and Lifestyle Options

Gamer Fashion and Lifestyle Options

One thing I have learned about gamers is that they love to proclaim their passions just about any way they can. The great thing about …

Posted by Lisa Galarneau on August 25, 2014
Learning to Draw Game Environments

Learning to Draw Game Environments

In a recent post I provided an outline for learning to draw video game characters. In this article I will cover game environments and how …

Posted by Lisa Galarneau on August 15, 2014
2013 Gamers Survey Results: Demographics, Platforms and Smartphone Use

2013 Gamers Survey Results: Demographics, Platforms and Smartphone Use

The researchers here at Big Fish created a survey to better understand gamers in the U.S.  We got over 1000 responses, which gave us some …

Posted by Lisa Galarneau on August 1, 2014
2014 Mobile Gaming Predictions

2014 Mobile Gaming Predictions

The new year is an excellent time to ponder the future, and mobile devices are one of the most exciting areas of developing technology.  In …

Posted by Lisa Galarneau on June 23, 2014
How Stories Are Told in Games

How Stories Are Told in Games

Storytelling has been fundamental to human experience for thousands of years (probably the earliest form of entertainment), and yet, novel methods to tell a great …

Posted by Lisa Galarneau on June 3, 2014
New Games That Inspire Learning in Kids

New Games That Inspire Learning in Kids

We’ve been talking a lot recently about how playing games with kids can be great for family bonding and for identifying and exploiting learning opportunities. …

Posted by Lisa Galarneau on May 29, 2014
The World’s Best Free-to-Play Games

The World’s Best Free-to-Play Games

The world has really opened up for gamers these past few years.  Free-to-play games offer all the basics for free: you deliver the cash (if …

Posted by Lisa Galarneau on May 24, 2014
Building a Better Brain, One Game at a Time

Building a Better Brain, One Game at a Time

Do you have a New Year’s resolution to improve your brain’s performance?  If so, playing more games might just be the answer! In a previous …

Posted by Lisa Galarneau on May 19, 2014
Mobilizing Gameplay

Mobilizing Gameplay

It’s a bit hard for an old school gamer like me to believe that so much gaming now occurs on mobile devices. People are enthusiastically …

Posted by Lisa Galarneau on May 5, 2014