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

17 Geek Conventions You Must Attend Before You Die

Posted by Lauren Hall-Stigerts on March 4, 2013
17 Geek Conventions You Must Attend Before You Die

Think about what gets you excited. You know, what do you love to do so much that you stay up until 1am on a work night thinking about, talking about on the Internet with friends, or building? Awesome. Now, have you been to a convention about it? It’s definitely not a requirement to be a …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

An Interactive History of Cloud Gaming

Posted by Conor Murphy on December 18, 2012
An Interactive History of Cloud Gaming

Want to learn about about the history of cloud gaming? From flight simulators and role-playing games to mobile devices & smart TVs, see how cloud gaming has evolved over the years. Will streaming games change how we play and is it here to stay? Click on the image below to see the interactive infographic!!Read more

How to Improve Your Eyesight by Playing Games

Posted by Conor Murphy on December 3, 2012
How to Improve Your Eyesight by Playing Games

Have you ever been told that sitting too close to the TV will ruin your eyesight? That advice is actually outdated now that television technology has advanced enough to include proper shielding between radiation and your eyes. These days, planting your face directly in front of the TV or computer doesn't hurt your vision, and if there’s a fun Mystery game on the tube, it might even get you to see in 20/20!’Read more

NASA Uses Video Games to Explore Space

Posted by Conor Murphy on November 27, 2012
NASA Uses Video Games to Explore Space

Just imagine what the scene must look like over at NASA - a team of researchers focused on satellite and telescope images, as well as a lot more calculus than anyone ever wants to see. Oh, and video games.Read more