How to Learn from Losing in Video Games

How to Learn from Losing in Video Games

Nobody likes losing. We play games to win and winning feels great. Sadly, sometimes there can only be one winner, and sometimes that person isn’t …

Posted by Jacob St. Martin on May 13, 2013
Witty and Loving it: How to Inject Humor into Video Games!

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 …

Posted by Joanie Rich on April 24, 2013
Body Image in Tomb Raider — Lara Croft’s Changing Look

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...

Posted by Lauren Hall-Stigerts on April 22, 2013
The Word of the Year is a Win for the Internet

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 …

Posted by Lauren Hall-Stigerts on January 30, 2013
Games That Make You Think

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 …

Posted by Conor Murphy on September 5, 2012
Game Chic: Fashions for the Geek Girl

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 …

Posted by Conor Murphy on August 6, 2012
Gaming With Your Kids: Five Reasons to Game Together

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 …

Posted by Conor Murphy on July 13, 2012
Enviromental Impact of Games

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 …

Posted by Conor Murphy on June 28, 2012
Why Puzzles Are Good For Kids

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, …

Posted by Conor Murphy on June 13, 2012
The History of Breakout

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 …

Posted by Conor Murphy on May 30, 2012
The 10 Greatest Arcade Games of the 1970s

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, …

Posted by Conor Murphy on May 24, 2012
The Konami Code – What Every Gamer Needs To Know

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 …

Posted by Conor Murphy on September 19, 2011