Witty and Loving it: How to Inject Humor into Video Games!

Posted by Joanie Rich on April 24, 2013
Witty and Loving it: How to Inject Humor into Video Games!

I fondly remember playing the PC adventure games of the nineties. What they lacked in visuals they made up for in spades with their amazing writing, whose characters made me laugh. The Secret of Monkey Island used clever puns to sword fight, and Torin’s Passage had one area designed like a 50’s sitcom, complete with …Read more

Body Image in Tomb Raider — Lara Croft’s Changing Look

Posted by Lauren Hall-Stigerts on April 22, 2013
Body Image in Tomb Raider — Lara Croft’s Changing Look

Lara Croft of TOMB RAIDER fame is a video game icon. She was one of the first female protagonists in a gaming industry filled with women in supporting roles. And she has come a long way. Lara has a strikingly different look in the latest release of TOMB RAIDER. Her evolution of character development – both physical design and story depth – says something about how we see women in pop culture and society over the last two decades that transcends...Read more

The Word of the Year is a Win for the Internet

Posted by Lauren Hall-Stigerts on January 30, 2013
The Word of the Year is a Win for the Internet

When I was a kid, we didn’t have mobile phones to entertain us. Our friends had to visit our house to play a cooperative video game together. And to see the latest movie VHS release, we had to leave the house to rent a movie from the store. But you know what entertained me then …Read more

Games That Make You Think

Posted by Conor Murphy on September 5, 2012
Games That Make You Think

Oftentimes we play games because they are an escape. However, games can be a great way to keep your brain active and force us to really think. This is especially true for games that involve critical thinking skills. While many games have elements that can be challenging, games such as Midnight Mysteries: The Edgar Allan …Read more

Game Chic: Fashions for the Geek Girl

Posted by Conor Murphy on August 6, 2012
Game Chic: Fashions for the Geek Girl

If you came to hang out at Big Fish for a day, you would quickly learn we have a separate internal email list for employees to share anything that’s not directly work related. Usually, the best news we get on here is free donuts, but the other day something with a little more substance (if that was even possible) …Read more

Gaming With Your Kids: Five Reasons to Game Together

Posted by Conor Murphy on July 13, 2012
Gaming With Your Kids: Five Reasons to Game Together

For many of us who grew up before the dawn of the internet, talk of gaming brings to mind card games and board games with our family just as quickly as it brings to mind today’s Daily Deal. Quality family time has long been tied to such down time activities. In today’s online world, it’s …Read more

How Video Games Impact the Enviroment

Posted by Conor Murphy on June 28, 2012
How Video Games Impact the Enviroment

After digging into it, we found that electronic waste is a huge contributor to landfills in our country. Fortunately through downloading, you can still enjoy all your favorite games without contributing to all the waste. Click on the picture below to more about the dirty stats:Read more

Why Puzzles Are Good For Kids

Posted by Conor Murphy on June 13, 2012
Why Puzzles Are Good For Kids

Kids are sponges for knowledge. We’ve all seen this. How many times have you marveled at how quickly young children pick up new skills? Walking, talking, writing, playing a musical instrument…all highly complex activities kids pick up in stride. This ability to learn quickly and permanently makes a child’s early years an ideal opportunity for …Read more

The History of Breakout

Posted by Conor Murphy on May 30, 2012
The History of Breakout

There has been a lot of interest generated from our post about the best arcade games of the 1970s. It seems we resurrected a lot of good memories with our look back at “the good old days”. The overwhelming majority of the comments, however, focused on one piece of the post – the role Apple …Read more

The 10 Greatest Arcade Games of the 1970s

Posted by Conor Murphy on May 24, 2012
The 10 Greatest Arcade Games of the 1970s

 Many of us got our start in gaming at the local arcade circa the 1970s or 1980s. For just $0.25 we could pilot a starfighter, battle space aliens, or command an artillery battery. These games were simple with, by today’s standards, amateur artwork and simple, straightforward gameplay. But they were as addictive then as computer …Read more

The Konami Code – What Every Gamer Needs To Know

Posted by Conor Murphy on September 19, 2011
The Konami Code – What Every Gamer Needs To Know

If you’ve never heard of the Konami Code, that’s not much of a surprise. First, let’s make sure we all know who Konami is. The Konami Corporation is a leading Japanese game developer and publisher of toys, trading cards, anime, tokusatsu, slot machines, arcade and video games. Konami is responsible for the following popular game …Read more

Finding Time to Play Games at Home

Posted by Conor Murphy on August 29, 2011
Finding Time to Play Games at Home

We’re all busy in our own way. With family responsibilities, work obligations, and social engagements, it can be difficult to squeeze in any play time. Who knew finding time to game could be a challenge? Like any other hobby or extra-curricular activity, gaming takes time and has to be planned for. We’ve taken some time …Read more