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

Best Things to Drink While Gaming

Posted by Conor Murphy on July 5, 2012
Best Things to Drink While Gaming

You've got a long night of gaming ahead of you, so you've created a checklist to prepare you for the long haul.Read more

Casual Gamers: Be Proud, the Future is Bright

Posted by Conor Murphy on June 18, 2012
Casual Gamers: Be Proud, the Future is Bright

We were a little surprised to discover there is an apparent rift between two sections of gamers - casual and hardcore - and even more surprised to read some of the comments the two have left for one another, but that doesn't mean the two gaming groups can't get along.Read more

Biggest Lies About Video Games

Posted by Conor Murphy on June 4, 2012
Biggest Lies About Video Games

If your mother ever told you that sitting too close to the TV will ruin your eyesight, you're already aware of one of the most pervasive urban legends about the so-called dangers of technology. Video games have a fair share of false information circulating about them, too.Read more

Writing Game Reviews and Giving Feedback

Posted by Conor Murphy on May 17, 2012
Writing Game Reviews and Giving Feedback

Video game reviews are helpful to other gamers because they provide insight into the game, enabling people to judge for themselves whether it might be something they enjoy. It might surprise you to discover that video game reviews are also very helpful to developers!Read more

Video games: They’re Fun and Good For You!

Posted by Conor Murphy on May 14, 2012
Video games: They’re Fun and Good For You!

Video games may be a fun and relaxing way to spend your glorious free time, but recent research says they might also be good for you. The Games for Health journal recently published research that found gaming helps aging adults lead more fulfilling lives. Although the study was aimed at the elderly, a lot of …Read more

Stereotype-defying Gaming Statistics

Posted by Conor Murphy on May 7, 2012
Stereotype-defying Gaming Statistics

The gaming industry is currently undergoing a revolution, as it’s already begun to banish long-held stereotypes about who plays video games. There’s a ton of statistics and interesting information in the Entertainment Software Association’s 2011 report, but here are some of the highlights to save you some time Games Aren’t Just for Kids In fact, …Read more