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

The ABCs of Getting a Job in Game Development

Posted by Lauren Hall-Stigerts on August 18, 2014
The ABCs of Getting a Job in Game Development

“Do what you love.” And if you’re like most professionals in the game industry, you want to work with games because you love playing them. Game development jobs are competitive – you’ll need the right skills, experience, education, and knowledge to break into the industry. Photo Credit: DarthNick via Compfight cc Here is an overview …Read more

Buying a Gaming Keyboard? Read This First.

Posted by Lauren Hall-Stigerts on March 24, 2014
Buying a Gaming Keyboard? Read This First.

Computer gaming is here to stay, and the technology you use to play those games can make or break your fun. Gaming keyboards are an essential part of the computer gaming experience. You don’t need to be a hardcore gamer to make the most of a good keyboard – and if you know what’s important …Read more

How to Get an Epic Win on Your Gamer New Year’s Resolution (or any resolution, really)

Posted by Lauren Hall-Stigerts on January 13, 2014
How to Get an Epic Win on Your Gamer New Year’s Resolution (or any resolution, really)

It’s that time of year again. New year’s resolutions. A clean slate brings newfound hope—we imagine our ideal self: healthier, smarter, kinder, wealthier. Read more books. Lose more weight. Wake up earlier. I’ll let you in on a little secret: the older I get, the more I enjoy the refreshed optimism of new year’s. Like …Read more

Geeky Video Game Pumpkin Stencils and How To Carve Them

Posted by Lauren Hall-Stigerts on October 10, 2013
Geeky Video Game Pumpkin Stencils and How To Carve Them

You don’t need to be a natural-born artist to carve amazing Halloween pumpkins! Here are 10 geeky video game pumpkin stencils and instructions on how to carve them like an expert. How to carve a pumpkin Step 1: Gut your pumpkin and collect your supplies The most beautiful pumpkin carving photos in the world were …Read more

Gaming Skills: Remodel your kitchen with 3D modeling

Posted by Lauren Hall-Stigerts on July 31, 2013
Gaming Skills: Remodel your kitchen with 3D modeling

We love playing games for many reasons. I love being inspired by the strong female characters. In fact, I’m so inspired that I learned how to create costumes to portray them at conventions. This got me thinking: what other skills have people learned thanks to games? How have people taken their passions offline? What creations …Read more

How to Change Any Bad Habit Using Game Mechanics

Posted by Lauren Hall-Stigerts on May 6, 2013
How to Change Any Bad Habit Using Game Mechanics

“If only I could read through all the books I own.” “If only I could get more work done in less time.” “If only I could lose weight.” Yup, those sound familiar. Sometimes it feels impossible to make a change. The good news is that I’ve done the research on how it can be easier. …Read more

How to get Flash for Android, Without Rooting

Posted by Conor Murphy on February 14, 2013
How to get Flash for Android, Without Rooting

Trouble getting Flash working on your Android device? That’s because Flash is no longer being supported on Android phones and tablets. HTML5 beat out Adobe Flash in the mobile war last August when the company said it was ceasing development of Flash for mobile devices. To make matter worse, the Flash plugin was removed from the Google Play …Read more

Video Games and Computer Performance

Posted by Conor Murphy on May 12, 2012
Video Games and Computer Performance

If you're an avid computer game player, you've probably run across one that slows down your computer. You'll notice it's a little more difficult to run other programs when you have a game running, and the game itself might get choppy or even shut down.Read more

How to Write Better Forum Posts to Up Your Game

Posted by Conor Murphy on August 15, 2011
How to Write Better Forum Posts to Up Your Game

Did you know nearly half a million of our fans have contributed over 3 million posts to over 150,000 discussions in our forums? We’ve all watched as today’s social media craze has captured the world, but did you know much of the groundwork for such person-to-person interaction was laid by website forums? Many people prefer …Read more