Signs That Gaming Is Stressing Your Kids Out

Many people say they like gaming because it’s an effective stress-reliever—it’s engaging entertainment that keeps your mind off immediate real-world problems. It’s relaxing and it works as a mood-enhancer for...Read More

10 Life and Career Skills You can Learn From MMORPGs

Lucas Gillispie, high school teacher, shares some of the things he’s learned from MMORPGs. Some of them might surprise you.Read More


Games Unplugged: LARPing 101

As a kid, I played games at recess that involved some very weird imaginary scenarios. There was one about a magical rainbow summer camp populated by giant spiders, and another...Read More


8 Tips for Playing Skyrim With Young Kids

Michael Abbot’s daughter Zoe is only four, but she plays The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim—a game that contains blood, gore, and even cannibalism—with her dad. Skyrim is not a child’s game. So what...Read More

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New Research: Gaming Associated With Increase in Brain Volume

A new study from the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, published in the journal Molecular Psychology, has found a direct, causal relationship between playing video games and increases in...Read More

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Game Jams: What They Are and Why They Rock

If you’re an indie game developer, there is no better way to get your heart pumping than by participating a game jam. A game jam is like a 48 hour...Read More

8 Great LGBTQ Characters in Gaming

Looking for a list of openly LGBTQ characters in gaming? Video games haven’t, to date, been the most inclusive of mediums, but there are a few out there that make a...Read More

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