How Games Can Change Your Brain for the Better!

Posted by Conor Murphy on January 10, 2014
How Games Can Change Your Brain for the Better!

If you were ever told playing video games all day would rot your brain, we have some good news - it's not true! In fact, playing all of those video games may have given you a mental edge.Read more

Raising a Gamer Kid

Posted by Lisa Galarneau on January 7, 2014
Raising a Gamer Kid

If you’re a parent you’ll understand that some of our little ones are simply crazy for video games and any technology that stimulates their agile, digitally-wired minds.  You may find it hard to get them to read books (old technology in their minds), and you may struggle with guilt about letting them indulge their passions.  …Read more

Ten Ways We Learn From Games

Posted by Lisa Galarneau on January 2, 2014
Ten Ways We Learn From Games

One of the things that has most amazed me about studying gamers is just how fertile their learning skills are. The gamer generation has developed a range of skills that result from gameplay. From hard skills (hand-eye coordination, scientific thinking, problem-solving) to soft ones (collaboration, teamwork, leadership), games are solid ground for developing a range …Read more

Games-inspired Holiday Baking

Posted by Lisa Galarneau on December 30, 2013
Games-inspired Holiday Baking

Baked goods are a creative staple of gaming fan cultures, and excellent inspiration if you are hoping to improve your baking skills.  You can bake from scratch, or use pre-packaged mixes and frostings.  You can even buy complete cake kits with decorations, like this Moshi Monsters kit available on eBay. Baking Basics Equipment You may …Read more

Easy last-minute gifts that will save the world (or at least make you feel good)

Posted by Lauren Hall-Stigerts on December 21, 2013
Easy last-minute gifts that will save the world (or at least make you feel good)

Zoinks! Less than a week left until Christmas and there’s still holiday shopping to do, huh? Are you allergic to anxious holiday shopping crowds? Don’t want to spend your last paycheck on overnight shipping? Refuse to succumb to consumer overindulgences by buying more clutter for the home? I hear you – most shopping options at …Read more

“Hidden Expedition: Smithsonian Hope Diamond” is Yours to Have in Your House!

Posted by Jessica Sachs on December 20, 2013
“Hidden Expedition: Smithsonian Hope Diamond” is Yours to Have in Your House!

The First Collaboration by the Smithsonian on a Video Game!   You can’t have the actual Hope Diamond, but you can take off on an adventure to save it in Big Fish’s “Hidden Expedition: Smithsonian Hope Diamond.” In this first collaboration by the Smithsonian on a video game, Big Fish worked with the world’s largest …Read more

Holiday Gamer Gift Guide

Posted by Lisa Galarneau on December 17, 2013
Holiday Gamer Gift Guide

The great thing about the holidays in 2013 is that there are now more options available than ever before, with new ones on the way all the time.  There are recent announcements about some great new technology, for instance, like a whole new crop of smart watches and other devices. I’ve done some of the …Read more

Behind the Curtain: The Making of Awakening Kingdoms

Posted by Conor Murphy on December 12, 2013
Behind the Curtain: The Making of Awakening Kingdoms

Have you ever played the Awakening game series? The Awakening hidden object puzzle adventure (HOPA) series is a story set in a light fantasy theme about a girl named Sophia who slept for a hundred years. When she woke up, she found no other humans and learned she was the only one born without magic. …Read more

What Gets You in the Christmas Spirit?

Posted by Jessica Sachs on December 11, 2013
What Gets You in the Christmas Spirit?

For many, it is reading the beloved Charles Dickens novel A Christmas Carol which introduced to the world the tale of the much maligned Ebenezer Scrooge and his Christmas Eve journey to redemption.  Scrooge’s redemption came to pass because, as the Christmas spirits proved, there was in fact good in in his heart.  While A …Read more

Found: A Hidden Object Adventure Game Has Been Updated!

Posted by Conor Murphy on December 10, 2013
Found: A Hidden Object Adventure Game Has Been Updated!

Have you tried Found: A Hidden Object Adventure Game for iOS and PC yet? It just received a new update and is more fun than ever! Are you ready to see what secrets are in store for you in paradise? After an alarming plane crash, you find yourself stranded on a secret isle to create …Read more

Gamer DIY and Real Life Crafting

Posted by Lisa Galarneau on December 3, 2013
Gamer DIY and Real Life Crafting

One of the things I love most about gamers is how incredibly creative so many of them are. In this article we’ll explore the worlds of Gamer DIY and crafting and offer step-by-step tutorials for creating your own gamer art, crafts, baked goods, case mods, fashions, and decor.  One of the things I’ve discovered about …Read more

Hope You Had a Playful Thanksgiving!

Posted by Lisa Galarneau on November 28, 2013
Hope You Had a Playful Thanksgiving!

We game lovers have to stop and pause a few minutes to think about the best possible ways to spend Thanksgiving with play and fun on our minds. Sometimes our interests run a bit contrary to the mainstream, so it could be that an after dinner football game isn’t going to do it for us …Read more