10 Geeky Valentine’s Day Gifts to Express Your Love

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 …

Posted by Lauren Hall-Stigerts on February 11, 2013
Prolific Video Game Voice Actors

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!

Posted by Conor Murphy on February 7, 2013
What Does it Mean to be a Gamer?

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 …

Posted by Lauren Hall-Stigerts on January 14, 2013
Researchers Use Video Games to Understand the Real World

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.

Posted by Conor Murphy on December 27, 2012
An Interactive History of Cloud Gaming

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 …

Posted by Conor Murphy on December 18, 2012
How to Improve Your Eyesight by Playing Games

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 That advice is actually outdated now that television technology has advanced enough to include proper shielding between radiation and your eyes.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

Posted by Conor Murphy on December 3, 2012
NASA Uses Video Games to Explore Space

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.

Posted by Conor Murphy on November 27, 2012
Women in Gaming: Felicia Day

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.

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

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.

Posted by Conor Murphy on October 12, 2012
Morality in Video Games

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?"

Posted by Conor Murphy on September 20, 2012
3 Epic Video Game Marriage Proposals

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?

Posted by Conor Murphy on September 18, 2012
Valve Wants Students to Play Video Games … in the Classroom

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.

Posted by Conor Murphy on September 6, 2012