15 Irresistible Video Game Knee Socks

Posted by Lauren Hall-Stigerts on May 16, 2013
15 Irresistible Video Game Knee Socks

Who can resist knee socks – especially when they’re adorned with your favorite video game characters? They’re versatile, too. Even if you’re not into wearing skirts, shorts, or dresses to show them off, these socks look great with a simple pair of jeans and some flats that expose just a hint of the pattern on …Read more

How to Pick the Best Gaming Headset

Posted by Jacob St. Martin on April 16, 2013
How to Pick the Best Gaming Headset

Sound is a key elements of PC gaming, and investing in a decent headset/headphones is a must have for both the casual and serious gamer. Although visuals and dependable controls are the skeleton of gameplay, sound really fleshes out and completes the gaming experience. Let's take a brief look at why owning a good headset is important, and then check out some headsets which can make your gaming even more fun.Read more

Here’s What It Means To Be A Gamer

Posted by Lauren Hall-Stigerts on April 4, 2013
Here’s What It Means To Be A Gamer

A recent Nintendo campaign for their 3DS had a very puzzling tagline: a young female celebrity is caught playing the portable gaming device and proclaims, “My name is [insert celebrity name here] and I am not a gamer.” For example Olympic gold medalist Gabrielle Douglas:   The commercial is repeated with two TV actresses. How …Read more

The Best April Fools Video Game Jokes to Play on Your Friends

Posted by Lauren Hall-Stigerts on April 1, 2013
The Best April Fools Video Game Jokes to Play on Your Friends

Ah, the beginning of spring. The sun is shining, flowers are blooming, and you’re thinking of how to fool your friends on April 1st. Here’s a little video game inspiration to add some variety to your list. Strategically-placed in-game pranks Sometimes all you need is a multiplayer online game, a few in-game props, and a …Read more

WWII Pin-up Style Meets Modern-Day Feminism in D.C. Bombshells Series

Posted by Lauren Hall-Stigerts on March 22, 2013
WWII Pin-up Style Meets Modern-Day Feminism in D.C. Bombshells Series

Pinup girls on the side of bomber planes are iconic symbols of World War II America. The pouty lips! The flirty winks! The playful poses! Enough of that sweet and delicate stuff. What if they were transformed into superwomen and were ready to fight shoulder-to-shoulder with the men? D.C. Comics answers with their Bombshells figurine …Read more

What Can The Oregon Trail Teach Us About Personal Finance?

Posted by Jacob St. Martin on March 13, 2013
What Can The Oregon Trail Teach Us About Personal Finance?

The Oregon Trail is one of the most beloved video games of all time. A game built with education in mind, it gained massive popularity and became a favorite of elementary students. While many learning centered games have been developed, none have had the impact of the Oregon Trail. For those who are unfamiliar, the …Read more

Emerald City ComiCon 2013: Costume Roundup

Posted by Lauren Hall-Stigerts on March 6, 2013
Emerald City ComiCon 2013: Costume Roundup

What a whirlwind weekend at Emerald City ComiCon! Whether you live too far from Seattle to attend or you couldn’t buy tickets before they sold out, I was pounding the pavement to bring you some of my highlights. (Thanks to Brian Fioca for snapping this photo of me.) Here’s a hand-picked collection of the costumes …Read more

Win a Chance to Wear the Internet on Your Face with Google Glass

Posted by Lauren Hall-Stigerts on February 21, 2013
Win a Chance to Wear the Internet on Your Face with Google Glass

Last year Google unveiled its latest foray into life-embedded technology: Internet glasses. Well, “glass,” to be exact. Google Glass is one square that hovers unobtrusively in the top right corner of your field of view and displays practically anything you can cull from the Internet. And now you can be one of the first to …Read more

10 Geeky Valentine’s Day Gifts to Express Your Love

Posted by Lauren Hall-Stigerts on February 11, 2013
10 Geeky Valentine’s Day Gifts to Express Your Love

Every day is a geek celebration with your honey. I really don’t think you need an excuse like Valentine’s Day to acquire these symbols of geeky love. But since it’s that time of year and I had an excuse to go shopping for you, let’s revel in the awesomeness that is hand-made Amor del Empollón …Read more

Prolific Video Game Voice Actors

Posted by Conor Murphy on February 7, 2013
Prolific Video Game Voice Actors

When people think of careers in video games, they often think of programmers or graphic artists. However, there are actually quite a few ways to make a name in the industry – writing, marketing, and don’t forget voice acting! Speaking of which, have you ever been playing a video game and thought you’ve heard a particular character’s voice before? That might be because quite a few actors have made names for themselves through their work in a large number of games. One video game voice actor even has a world record!Read more

What Does it Mean to be a Gamer?

Posted by Lauren Hall-Stigerts on January 14, 2013
What Does it Mean to be a Gamer?

Playing games is more than a hobby for me. Games are how I bonded with my brothers growing up. Games are how I met some of my best and closest friends. Games are how I met my eventual husband from one thousand miles away. Games are a part of who I am. Although I don’t …Read more

Researchers Use Video Games to Understand the Real World

Posted by Conor Murphy on December 27, 2012
Researchers Use Video Games to Understand the Real World

There are a lot of unique ways that people have learned to utilize video games over the years. They've served as motivational tools, high-profile competitions … a model from which to study complex economic scenarios.Read more