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 That advice is actually outdated now that television technology has advanced enough to include proper shielding between radiation and your eyes.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

Women in Gaming: Felicia Day

Posted by Conor Murphy on November 12, 2012
Women in Gaming: Felicia Day

One of the interesting things about the growing popularity of video games is that they have inspired projects on separate media platforms. And we're not just talking about rare Mario collectibles - video games have also been making their way into television and popular web videos.Read more

HvZ: A Real-Life Zombie Game!

Posted by Conor Murphy on October 12, 2012
HvZ: A Real-Life Zombie Game!

Video games have inspired a number of new forms of entertainment, some of which are things very few people ever imagined - like building video game collections that sell for thousands of dollars.Read more

Morality in Video Games

Posted by Conor Murphy on September 20, 2012
Morality in Video Games

The debate over whether video games can cause real-world violence has been going on for a while now, but a recent Forbes article written by Erik Kain asked another question: "Do real-world morals have a place in video games?"Read more

3 Epic Video Game Marriage Proposals

Posted by Conor Murphy on September 18, 2012
3 Epic Video Game Marriage Proposals

What's your fantasy wedding proposal? Do you imagine a simple candlelit dinner or something showy like, say, a flash mob wedding proposal complete with a marching band?Read more

Valve Wants Students to Play Video Games … in the Classroom

Posted by Conor Murphy on September 6, 2012
Valve Wants Students to Play Video Games … in the Classroom

If you remember physics class back in high school, you probably remember (or conveniently "archived") a bunch of formulas, calculations and headaches.Read more

Video games, hygiene and the ancient Greeks

Posted by Conor Murphy on September 4, 2012
Video games, hygiene and the ancient Greeks

There has been a large debate over the effect playing violent video games has on gamers. The jury is still out on whether video games have any effect at all on aggressive behavior, but we think people have been asking the wrong question.Read more

Professional video gamers: Are they athletes?

Posted by Conor Murphy on August 24, 2012
Professional video gamers: Are they athletes?

With the 2012 Olympics coming to a close, many of you may be thinking about tremendous physical prowess and skill. But more than a few people have a different kind of competition in mind - one that pits the best video gamers in the world against each other.Read more

5 Reasons Moms Should Play Video Games

Posted by Conor Murphy on August 3, 2012
5 Reasons Moms Should Play Video Games

As research has suggested, the type of people playing video games these days ... well, there really isn't a "type" anymore. Everyone and their mom plays video games. Literally.Read more

Can Video Games Improve Your Health?

Posted by Conor Murphy on July 11, 2012
Can Video Games Improve Your Health?

Video games sometimes get a bad rap for negative affects on public health. But if you choose wisely, gaming can help people improve their health and disease outcomes in all stages of life. For instance, video games have helped improve gait velocity, stride and balance in patients living with Parkinson’s disease and helped kids increase …Read more

5 Signs of a Video Game Addiction

Posted by Conor Murphy on July 10, 2012
5 Signs of a Video Game Addiction

Do the people in your life give you a lot of grief because you like to play video games more than the average person? Alright, maybe "more" is a bit too vague. Maybe your hand has started to mold to the shape of your controller or mouse and you see Zerglings everywhere you go. So what?Read more