5 Reasons to Become a Game Designer

5 Reasons to Become a Game Designer

Job hunting. No one likes the anxiety that comes with resumes and interviews. It's even tougher if you don't know what you want to do with your life. After all, how can you tell an employer that you're dedicated and passionate in what you do when you're not entirely sure what you want as a career?

Posted by Conor Murphy on September 9, 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
Games That Make You Think

Games That Make You Think

Oftentimes we play games because they are an escape. However, games can be a great way to keep your brain active and force us to …

Posted by Conor Murphy on September 5, 2012
Video games, hygiene and the ancient Greeks

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.

Posted by Conor Murphy on September 4, 2012
Happy birthday, video games!

Happy birthday, video games!

Video games have reached significant milestone, according to a recent Smithsonian blog post. No, Hidden Object games haven’t achieved sentience (yet). Our beloved form of …

Posted by Conor Murphy on August 30, 2012
5 Feline-themed Games

5 Feline-themed Games

Did you know there are approximately 86.4 million owned cats in the United States? If you're one of those proud cat owners or even a cat enthusiast, your cat sense has probably been tingling lately. That's because we've been working on compiling a list of games featuring our feline friends!

Posted by Conor Murphy on August 28, 2012
Video games can tell the best stories

Video games can tell the best stories

Did you read "Choose Your Own Adventure Books when you were younger? Did you enjoy them or were you frustrated by limited choices?

Posted by Conor Murphy on August 27, 2012
Professional video gamers: Are they athletes?

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.

Posted by Conor Murphy on August 24, 2012
Series Spotlight: Awakening

Series Spotlight: Awakening

In today’s “Series Spotlight,” we take a look at the 4th game in the Awakening series, Awakening: The Skyward Castle. I was able to speak …

Posted by Conor Murphy on August 21, 2012
Careers in Gaming: You’re All Invited

Careers in Gaming: You’re All Invited

Working in the gaming industry, I field questions daily from people interested in what we do and how they can get a foot in the …

Posted by Conor Murphy on August 20, 2012
Week in Review: August 12 – 18

Week in Review: August 12 – 18

Variety is the spice of life – and of video games. Whether you’ve got an insatiable craving for murder mysteries or an appetite for explosions, …

Posted by Conor Murphy on August 18, 2012
Play Poker with Phil Gordon!

Play Poker with Phil Gordon!

Want to learn to play poker like a true pro?  Enter to win a trip to Seattle and the chance to play with World Series …

Posted by Conor Murphy on August 17, 2012