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
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
Behind The Curtain: Testing MCF Shadow Lake for iOS

Behind The Curtain: Testing MCF Shadow Lake for iOS

How do you test a game that you’ve already played approximately 102 times?  This was the challenge for Mac QA when Mystery Case Files: Shadow …

Posted by Mac QA Team on October 14, 2013
Chew on This: Analyzing 200 Dogs & Cats Playing with iPads

Chew on This: Analyzing 200 Dogs & Cats Playing with iPads

In the age old battle of dogs vs. cats, the arena has taken many stages: Conquering the corner of the couch. Battling for food dish …

Posted by Conor Murphy on October 7, 2013
Best Games to Play with Your Kids

Best Games to Play with Your Kids

When considering new games to play, sometimes the best choices aren’t all that new. In fact, there are likely quite a few hidden treasures to …

Posted by Conor Murphy on October 1, 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
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
Best Mac Games of Summer 2013

Best Mac Games of Summer 2013

While you were out soaking up the sun, playing beach volleyball, and eating various barbecued food items, you may have missed some amazing games that …

Posted by Mac QA Team on September 4, 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