| |The Constitution and You: Video Games and the First Amendment
New York Times (blog)
As The Times's Adam Liptak reported, in June a divided United States Supreme Court took seven months before deciding – on the very last day of its 2011 term — that teenagers have a Constitutional right to buy and watch video games
| |Global ad spending in video games to top $7.2B in 2016
The global market for ads in video games
is expected to grow from $3.1 billion in 2010 to $7.2 billion in 2016. Market researcher DFC Intelligence said that advertisers are spending more money in games via in-game ads, around-game ads, and advergames. ...
| |What's Left Behind When a Gamer Dies
In today's very special installment of Speak Up on Kotaku, commenter Mark Vincent N. Cocjin waxes eloquently on the ghostly digital echoes left behind when a gamer
passes on. It's a very difficult question where people's beliefs vary according to their ...
| |Top 10 Unscheduled Video Games That Could Set 2012 on Fire
International Business Times
Here is the list of the Top 10 unscheduled video games
that may arrive in 2012. Halo 4: Undoubtedly one of the biggest games that will arrive in the fourth quarter of 2012, Halo 4 is expected to be the first of a new trilogy of Halo series games, ...
| |Video Games Killed the Video-Game Star
What I did not expect from Dead Island — and what it doggedly, depressingly, and finally infuriatingly provides — is an experience woefully bound up in a concept that only recently leapt the transom of academic gamer
discourse and is now being ...
| |Should War Video Games Keep Ignoring Civilian Casualties?
by Sam Taxy In light of the recent Supreme Court case on violence in video games
— and the shocking scientific evidence that showed that violent games cause users to become more violent — people have started to become much more aware of the dangers ...
| |Checklist for the modern LAN gamer
Derrick joined MyBroadband in 2011 as a junior journalist with a strong background in computer hardware and gaming. He is also regular columnist and hardware... Have you ever seen that guy rock up to a LAN? The one who arrives and proceeds to unpack 4 ...
| |Should game makers include civilians in military video games?
Dallas Morning News (subscription) (blog)
I wrote an article back in 2009 about how video games
were embracing a patriotic, pro-military stance that the movie industry has stepped away from, unlike in past eras when the US was at war. But whether you consider that stance "propaganda" or not ...
| |Freddie Wong video shows the possible future of video games
by Mark R - on September 13th, 2011 Perhaps you have never heard of Freddie Wong before, but he is the winner of the World Series of Video Games
in 2007. He is also a filmmaker with two very popular YouTube channels, and he makes some pretty awesome ...
| |Best Buy Profits Down On Weak Demand For TVs, Video Games
Best Buy Co Inc reported on Tuesday a lower quarterly profit on weak demand for televisions and video game products. The world's largest consumer electronics chain said its net profit fell to $177 million, or 47 cents a share, for its second quarter ...
| |Schoolchildren can now create video games easily
These schoolchildren did not have to learn in-depth coding knowledge to use the tech, and it is hoped the editor will attract children to enjoy creating their own video games
. The tech has already won a lot of influential people in the industry backing ...
| |Maroon and Gamer: Investigating LA Noire's Development
The State Press
By Spencer Fawcett September 12, 2011 at 5:12 pm Print This Post In May, Team Bondi developed a game called LA Noire in which the player interacts in the 1950s as an upstanding detective named Cole Phelps. This is more than a period piece as gamers ...
| |Game review - NHL 12
Even though NHL 12 has some downsides, it is still worth buying, unless you already have NHL 11 and/or do not care about hockey video games
. For those who don't fit those qualifications, this game is perfect for you and can be purchased here in St. ...
| |Hispanics and Blacks Missing in Gaming Industry
New America Media
The pixilated elephant in the room of the multi-billion dollar gaming industry: African Americans and Hispanics play and purchase video games
more than any other ethnic group in the US, yet the overwhelming majority of characters in games are young ...
| |Cashed- up Aussie kids spend $1.5b on fun
Kids of the "screen generation" enjoy video games
, TV and computers. Source: The Courier-Mail CASHED-up Aussie kids are being handed more than $1.5 billion to spend on enjoying themselves every year. The "screen generation" is devoting less time to ...
| |New video games guidelines for GB writers' guild
by Craig Chapple | Email a friend | Print The Writers' Guild of Great Britain has published a new version of its video games
guidelines. The trade representatives say the new document was prepared after consultation with a large number of writers and ...
| |Are Video Games 'Cinema 2.0′?
Someone who does know a thing or two about video games
is award-winning games writer Andrew Walsh (Prince of Persia, Ubisoft), and he's certain the two industries can exist in harmony. “It's a changing market and people want different things from each ...
| |Xenonauts Dev Diary #2
PC Gamer Magazine
routinely features Developer Diaries: tales of what goes on behind-the-scenes in the development studios making your favorite games. In this entry, Xenonauts Project Lead Chris England talks about the evolution of the look and feel of indie ...
| |Pay Attention!
For now, we can only guess at the true relationship between video games
and ADHD. Nicholaus Noles is a dad and avid gamer
. He writes about psychology, games, and the psychology of games. Nicholaus received a Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology from Yale ...
| |GameStop to Launch Its Own Android Gaming Tablet in 2012
By Matt Peckham on September 13, 2011 Your next Android tablet may well be dedicated to video games
, and the company behind it's arguably the one you'd least expect: GameStop. That's right, the monster-sized video games
retailer we'd probably have long ...
| |Nintendo seeks to rev up 3DS popularity with array of holiday games
By AP, TOKYO — Nintendo is readying an array of video games
for the holidays in an aggressive attempt at catch-up for lost time from the sales delay of the 3DS portable machine last year. Nintendo Co., which makes the Wii home console and Super Mario ...
| |Business Insider Research Morning Call 9/13/11
The amount of ad
revenue flowing into video games
currently pales in comparison to other media, considering that video games
account for a huge share of leisure time. But video game advertising is expected to increase as more games go online and the ...
| |GameStop to Begin Offering iOS Devices
By Oliver VanDervoort, Contributing Writer As more and more gaming purchases are moving out of the brick and mortar stores, one of the last brick and mortar businesses devoted solely to video games
is trying to adapt. GameStop has announced a couple of ...
| |Do Video Games Make You Smarter? Maybe Not. - Association for ...
But a new study suggests the jury is still out on video games
. In a paper recently published as Do Action Video Games
Improve Perception and Cognition? in the journal Frontiers in Psychology, psychologists Walter R. Boot, Daniel P. Blakely ...
Association for Psychological Science