Can Video Games Improve Your Health?

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 …

Posted by Conor Murphy on July 11, 2012
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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?

Posted by Conor Murphy on July 10, 2012
Week in Review: July 1 – 7

Week in Review: July 1 – 7

Nothing up this sleeve and nothing up that sleeve, but that doesn't stop us from making a full week of new releases appear!

Posted by Conor Murphy on July 7, 2012
Best Things to Drink While Gaming

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.

Posted by Conor Murphy on July 5, 2012
Week in Review: June 24 – 30

Week in Review: June 24 – 30

We’ve got another marvelous batch of new releases for you this week! If you love history, we’ve got games set in two entirely different eras. …

Posted by Conor Murphy on June 30, 2012
Enviromental Impact of Games

How Video Games Impact the Enviroment

After digging into it, we found that electronic waste is a huge contributor to landfills in our country. Fortunately through downloading, you can still enjoy …

Posted by Conor Murphy on June 28, 2012
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A Sneak Peek at Big Fish’s New Universal Cloud Gaming Service

You may have been hearing about Big Fish’s new universal cloud gaming service. Well, later this summer you will be able to try it out for …

Posted by Conor Murphy on June 28, 2012
The Art of Video Games

The Art of Video Games

A debate has cropped up over the past couple years over whether video games should be considered art. We can look to a Sun-Times blog post written by film critic Roger Ebert, who said "no video gamer now living will survive long enough to experience the medium as an art form"

Posted by Conor Murphy on June 26, 2012
Week in Review: June 17 – 23

Week in Review: June 17 – 23

If you're in need of a vacation, sit back and enjoy the tropical delights of Hawaii in Big Kahuna Reef 3. If it has been a while since your brain has had a lexical workout, then Wordary could be the word game for you.

Posted by Conor Murphy on June 23, 2012
Video Game Industry Breaks From Tradition, Finds New Way to Deliver Entertainment

Video Game Industry Breaks From Tradition, Finds New Way to Deliver Entertainment

The nature of traditional video games and television tends to separate the two mediums. Watching TV is usually a relaxing, low commitment activity – something …

Posted by Conor Murphy on June 21, 2012
Casual Gamers: Be Proud, the Future is Bright

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.

Posted by Conor Murphy on June 18, 2012
Week in Review: June 10 – 16

Week in Review: June 10 – 16

A long-dead pirate romance in Nightmares from the Deep: The Cursed Heart brings plenty of heart-pumping action and intrigue to this week's collection of new releases . If a pirate's life isn't for you, Paris Mahjong could take the edge off with a relaxing night steeped in French culture.

Posted by Conor Murphy on June 15, 2012