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  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: How Have Video Games Shaped Your Life?

    We're all video game fans for different reasons. Let's hear what brought you into the hobby, discussing the larger impact video games have had on you. Today my colleague, Brian Shea, wrote a very personal piece about how video games have shaped his life . It got me to thinking about how we all... More
  • Blog Post: Adam Sandler Fights Pac-Man And Donkey Kong In The First Trailer For Pixels

    In Pixels, Adam Sandler is joined by Kevin James, Josh Gad, Peter Dinklage, and Michelle Monaghan in a battle for Earth against city destroying video games. To answer your question in advance, yes this is a real thing that I did not make up. Despite knowing about the movie for some time , seeing the... More
  • Blog Post: The Year In Gaming In Under Two Minutes (2014 Edition)

    Every year YouTube user Malcolm Klock puts together an impressive, approximately two-minute video summing up the games of the year, and 2014 is no exception. Below you will find Klock's 2014 video which features just about every video game you remember from the year all set to a tune from The National... More
  • Blog Post: Donate To Charity For A Chance To Play Video Games With Will Ferrell

    Will Ferrell is holding a contest for a winner to play some video games with him, and it's all in the interest of raising money for charity. To be part of Will Ferrel’s Super Mega Blast Max Charity Gaming Extravaganza, taking place in San Francisco on October 26, all you need to do is donate... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Who's Your Favorite Gaming Princess

    In honor of national Princess Peach month, we get down to the pit of the matter by asking a hard hitting question. Okay, National Princess Peach month isn't a real thing, but it actually is National Peach month, and Nintendo thinks that includes its popular princess. August is National (Princess... More
  • Blog Post: Stanford University Bioengineer Creates Organic Microbe-Powered Video Games

    Bioengineer Ingmar Riedel-Kruse of Stanford University has created a series of games where players control organic microbes. The games, which you can see showcased in the video below, places a collection of single-celled protozoans called paramecia in a thumbnail-sized chamber with electrode-lined edges... More
  • Blog Post: Titanfall, PlayStation 4 Top April NPD Charts

    Microsoft's big exclusive was the best-selling game of April, but Sony continued its run atop the hardware sales charts. Overall, the industry saw 17-percent growth over the same month last year, due largely to the continued strong sales of PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. "Life to date, sales of... More
  • Blog Post: Countdown 50 Of The Most Frustrating Moments In Video Games

    Video Games can be a lot of fun, but they can also sometimes make you want to smash stuff or say words that aren't very possitive. Here is a list of 50 moments from games that have sent players into a tizzy. Check out this video of 50 of the most frustrating moments in video game history, courtesy... More
  • Blog Post: Anti Video Game Violence Crusader Arrested On Corruption Charges

    California state senator Leland Yee loved to publicly denounce violent video games like Grand Theft Auto. It turns out he may have more in common with those gritty Rockstar anti-heroes he targeted than he was letting on. NBC Bay Area reported earlier today that Yee, a Democratic candidate for secretary... More
  • Blog Post: Seth Rogen Making Film About The '90s Console War

    Actor Seth Rogen ( Pineapple Express, Knocked Up ) and writer/director Evan Goldberg ( This Is The End ) have signed on to make a movie detailing the '90s console war between Sega and Nintendo. Sony optioned the movie rights to a book by Blake Harris called Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo And The Battle... More
  • Blog Post: Ancient Chinese Instrument Plays The Super Mario Theme Beautifully

    Despite being created thousands of years before Super Mario composer Koji Kondo even knew what a video game was, this instrument seems perfectly suited for the Mario soundtrack. The instrument you see in the video, which looks more like a dark tower of despair than an instrument capable of creating joyful... More
  • Blog Post: Lego Watchmen And Other Video Game/Comic Book Mashups

    What would the cover of a Lego Watchmen game look? How might the Guardians of the Galaxy feel about the game Space Invaders? How would Nightcrawler navigate the world of Pitfall? Find out in this slick gallery of video game and comic book mashups. Each week, Comic Book Resources runs a gallery of comic... More
  • Blog Post: Google Releases Five Mini-Games For Glass

    Google has released five experimental tech-demo mini-games for its wearable Glass hardware. If you're a Google Glass early adopter, you can head here download the games now. Tennis, Balance, Clay Shooter, Matcher, and Shape Splitter aren't really meant to be full games, but instead serve to try... More
  • Blog Post: NPD: Video Game Content Sales Total $3.5 Billion In First Quarter

    The video game industry tracking organization says that sales on total video game content were the same as the first quarter of a year ago, with digital content sales rising. In the company's Games Market Dynamics: U.S. report, NPD revealed that a total of $3.5 billion had been spent on game content... More
  • Blog Post: Google Appoints Chief Game Designer, Won't Say Why

    Google has hired Noah Falstein, someone with a long history in game development, and given him the title chief game designer. Outside of those few details, we no nothing else. Falstein confirmed to Gamasutra that this is all true, but he couldn't say anything else. "I can confirm that the title... More
  • Blog Post: Obama Credits Video Games As A Reason To Introduce Programming Education

    In a Google+ Fireside Hangout on February 18, President Obama stated that video games could be a good way to attract children to computer programming. President Obama said that introducing computer programming in elementary schools makes sense because children nowadays are knowledgeable about the internet... More
  • Blog Post: December 2012's NPD Numbers

    The NPD Group has just released December's list of best-selling games, and has also revealed the best-sellers for the entire year, as well as the hardware and software sales picture for the month. Unfortunately for the industry as a whole, dollar sales in the hardware, software, and accessories categories... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Video Game Makers, The NRA, And The Vice President Planning To Meet

    Update: Until now, it wasn't clear who would be representing the video game industry in a series of meetings being conducted by Vice President Joe Biden's task force on gun violence. We now have confirmation that Entertainment Software Association CEO Michael Gallagher will be attending the summit... More
  • Blog Post: Politicians, Media Continue To Tie Video Games To Newtown Tragedy

    In the wake of the tragic mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut, members of the news media and politicians are turning their eye to the role that violent video games might have played in the shootings. The most prominent move came from U.S. Senator Jay Rockefeller, who has introduced... More
  • Blog Post: Disbarred Florida Lawyer Gets People To Pay Attention To Him Again

    Guess who's back? Unsurprisingly, anti-game crusader Jack Thompson is not one to miss the opportunity to capitalize on a tragedy. Thompson, a former lawyer who was disbarred by the Florida Supreme Court in 2008, has been relatively silent in recent years. This was perhaps due to the U.S. Supreme... More
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