Does Bad Behavior Cause You to Avoid Online Games?

Does Bad Behavior Cause You to Avoid Online Games?

A while back Colleen ‘momgamer’ Hannon’s ranted about the ‘hate-filled miasma’ that clouds player vs. player interactions in online role-playing games. And it got me …

Posted by Lisa Galarneau on November 19, 2013
Imagineering Ouya:  The People’s $99 Console

Imagineering Ouya: The People’s $99 Console

There is big launch news out concerning a new gaming console that will soon be available for just $99, which is a big difference in …

Posted by Lisa Galarneau on November 11, 2013
Games for the International Fashionista

Games for the International Fashionista

A recession economy might mean a smaller wallet for actual fashion shopping, but with these (mostly) free to play fashion games you can shop and …

Posted by Lisa Galarneau on November 5, 2013
Adorable (and Smart!) Baby Gamers

Adorable (and Smart!) Baby Gamers

Conor Murphy’s recent post on dogs and cats that love iPads got me thinking about babies:¬† how they play, what they play, how they learn …

Posted by Lisa Galarneau on October 23, 2013
Games-inspired Halloween Fun

Games-inspired Halloween Fun

Halloween is a great time of year for declaring your gaming passions to the world. Not only can you purchase or create the perfect costume, …

Posted by Lisa Galarneau on October 15, 2013
My Other Self is a Butt-kicking Supermodel

My Other Self is a Butt-kicking Supermodel

I swear, I need this bumper sticker. It seems like just about every time I get together with female gamer friends, the topic of conversation …

Posted by Lisa Galarneau on September 23, 2013
Virtual Worlds to Explore & Play With Your Kids

Virtual Worlds to Explore & Play With Your Kids

My kid is a ten year old girl gamer who readily keeps me up to date on the most appealing games and virtual worlds, as …

Posted by Lisa Galarneau on September 17, 2013
Pinterest for Gamers

Pinterest for Gamers

Pinterest¬†is essentially a curated catalog/gallery for anything graphical on the Web, and one of my favorite online services. Pinterest allows a curator to curate/edit/expert filter …

Posted by Lisa Galarneau on September 11, 2013
A Serious Discussion on Violence in Games

A Serious Discussion on Violence in Games

In the news this week, a panel of 200 academics are asking researchers to help put to rest once and for all the question of …

Posted by Lisa Galarneau on September 10, 2013
Keeping House, Gamer Style

Keeping House, Gamer Style

Want to increase your immersion in the videogame universes you love? Or need a place to show off your gamer self? Consider modifying your environment …

Posted by Lisa Galarneau on September 5, 2013
Dissecting the Power of Play

Dissecting the Power of Play

Games and play are a bit of a guilty pleasure in our part of the world, but there are many reasons to consider play therapeutic …

Posted by Lisa Galarneau on August 26, 2013
Your Deepest Emotions Can Be Expressed Through Games

Your Deepest Emotions Can Be Expressed Through Games

Talking about emotions in games often circulates around the constantly regurgitated themes related to media effects (the idea that media are suspect) in a range …

Posted by Lisa Galarneau on August 23, 2013