Thanks, Mr Iwata

Thanks, Mr Iwata

Today the Internet is paying its respects to Satoru Iwata, who passed away at only 55 on Saturday, 12 July 2015. And rightly so, for …

Posted by Tyler J. Hill on July 14, 2015
How Video Games Can Save Your Life

How Video Games Can Save Your Life

I’m either at the tail end of Generation X or an old-as-dirt Millennial, depending on who is doing the judgmental labeling that particular day, which …

Posted by Tyler J. Hill on July 10, 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
The Science of Video Games:<br />Jetpacks and Half Lives

The Science of Video Games:Jetpacks and Half Lives

I first knew that I wanted to be a scientist when I played Jet Set Willy II: The Final Frontier on my Amiga 500. Given …

Posted by Sam Illingworth on June 1, 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
Garden Games, Gardening, and Mom-Shaped Wisdom

Garden Games, Gardening, and Mom-Shaped Wisdom

Now that winter is (mostly) over, the Puget Sound region is blooming with daffodils, azaleas and of course, tulips. With spring in the air and …

Posted by Faith Price on April 9, 2015
Movies that feel like video games

Movies that feel like video games

Are you ever watching a movie and think to yourself ‘this could totally be a video game’? With technology and game development catching up with Hollywood this …

Posted by Carlos Rodela on February 4, 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
2015 New Video Games that will Blow Your Mind

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 …

Posted by Lauren Hall-Stigerts on January 13, 2015
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