Nov 29, 2013 — As video games become more mainstream, some social action organizations are using them to raise awareness or raise funds. They advocate for a range of causes, from the struggles of women in the developing world to the effects of power in Congress.
Nov 22, 2013 — Among gamers, there's a great schism between the casual players who poke away at their cellphones and hard-core devotees who pound at controllers and keyboards for hours at a time. Game makers are trying hard to target both thriving groups.
Nov 20, 2013 — Trip Hawkins founded Electronic Arts, the company behind the Madden NFL video game. His latest venture is heading in a very different direction: using the advances in gaming technology to teach children emotional intelligence.
Nov 19, 2013 — Video games are increasingly seen as a deep, artistic medium, as much as a form of entertainment. But behind the big-budget behemoths of the video game industry sits the growing and expanding market of independent video games. These are games created by small teams and even solo developers.
Nov 18, 2013 — New basketball video games are touting their high-tech graphics, but the realistic play experience extends to the ear as well. The games feature action-packed commentary from famous TV announcers with dialogue for every situation. The more spontaneous it sounds, the better.
Nov 18, 2013 — Coming up on All Tech this week: how video gaming can compel real-life action, the return of old favorites, and the latest innovations in the world of gaming. And, of course, we've started a new Tumblr to go with it.
Nov 15, 2013 — More than seven years since their previous releases, Sony and Microsoft are debuting new versions of their popular game consoles — PlayStation and Xbox. Hard-core gamers are excited, but once that initial rush is over, Sony and Microsoft will have to work a lot harder to expand beyond that market.
Oct 1, 2013 — Storytelling defines humanity. We use it to remember who we are, to warn ourselves about who we don't want to be and to imagine who we might become. Can these same needs be served by video games? Commentator Adam Frank asks that question and, with the help of some friends, answers with an emphatic "yes."
Sep 4, 2013 — The aging brain may be more flexible than we thought, a study of older adults now suggests. After playing a racing car video game an hour a day, thrice weekly for a month, adults age 60 and over were better at multitasking than untrained 20-year-olds.
Jul 29, 2013 — Boys with autism spectrum disorders or ADHD put in twice as much time each day playing video games as do typically developing boys. But researchers say they don't know if the games contribute to behavior issues or if the children's difficulties make video games more alluring.