The Art of Video Games: Exhibition Trailer [VIDEO]

The Art of Video Games: Exhibition Trailer [VIDEO]
The Art of Video Games exhibition is on view at the Smithsonian American Art Museum until September 30, 2012. For more information, visit

Video Games Should Be Funnier, Says Tim Schafer
Tim Schafer wants more video games to make you laugh. The legendary designer behind Grim Fandango and Day of the Tentacle thinks comedy is necessary and not enough games are doing it right. Or even trying. Speaking to some two hundred people at the NYU ...

'Angry birds;' Happy Gamer
"Angry Birds" fans: Be prepared to spend hours mastering the newest edition of the popular game. " 'Angry Birds' Space" is set for release today by Rovio Entertainment. It's the fourth game in the series. "Angry Birds" fans use birds with different ...

WARNING: Exposure to Video Game Labeling Laws May Be Hazardous to Freedom of Speech
HR 4204, the Violence in Video Games Labeling Act, is only the most recent in a ... Even though it is not required by law, many video game developers have ...

Lana Del Rey performs 'Video Games' on 'American Idol': Watch it here
Entertainment Weekly
Last night, her road to redemption continued when she got on stage on American Idol and performed “Video Games” for the umpteenth time on television. Was it her finest performance of the song yet, and has she improved since the great SNL debacle of a ...

No Hunger video Games, please
89.3 KPCC (blog)
From a business point of view, there's a larger question to be asked, beyond the philosophical and ethical ones that have already been addressed: Will "The Hunger Games" inspire massively successful video-game and merchandising tie-ins?

89.3 KPCC (blog)

3 Ways the Video Game Business Could Bounce Back
By Rick Aristotle Munarriz, The Motley Fool Folks aren't buying video games the way they used to -- and that's a problem, at least for the companies in the industry. GameStop (GME) reported quarterly results on Thursday morning and it wasn't pretty.

Exhibit Explores Artistic Side of Video Games
Voice of America
March 23, 2012 Exhibit Explores Artistic Side of Video Games 80 games help trace 40-year history Susan Logue | Washington, DC “Awesome!” exclaims Jacob Smith, 6, as he enters the newest exhibit at the National Museum of American Art. It's not the kind ...

Play 'Mad Men: The Video Game"!
Philadelphia Inquirer (blog)
Put together by the Fine Brothers, the game combines the quaintly primitive look and cheezy scoring of 8-bit video games with the interactivity of choose-your-own-adventure story books. Both pop art forms came inito vogue after the 1960s time frame of ...

Philadelphia Inquirer (blog)

Trayvon Martin: a typical teen who loved video games, looked forward to prom
Trayvon Martin's death gripped the nation, but in life he was a typical Miami teen who texted his friends, loved video games and saw his future in aviation. A photo of Trayvon Martin wearing a hoodie was used on banners and signs carried by protesters ...

“Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two” Releasing on Multiple Video Game ...
MarketWatch (press release)
Disney Interactive Media Group today announced the development of “Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two”, the sequel to the critically acclaimed and commercially successful “Disney Epic Mickey” video game. In “Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two”, ...

The DeanBeat: Video games can be about love, not just violence
For decades, the dominant theme in video games has been violence. That's not surprising, since violent competitions have been dominant in culture for thousands of years. But it doesn't have to be that way. Video games can be about love, emotion, ...


Trayvon Martin: a typical teen who loved video games, looked forward to prom
Bradenton Herald
He wanted to fly or fix planes, struggled in chemistry, loved sports video games and went to New York for the first time two summers ago, seeing the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty and a Broadway musical, The Addams Family.

Lana Del Rey: 'Video Games' On 'American Idol'
Just Jared
The 25-year-old singer belted out her famous song “Video Games” to a crowd of her fans. She was accompanied by a sixteen piece orchestra! Lana's appearance was pre-taped in front of a live studio audience last week. That same day, Lana performed at the ...

Video game tax breaks: what does it mean and what happens now?
The Guardian (blog)
On Wednesday, the chancellor committed to providing tax credits for the video games, animation and high-end television industries, "subject to state aid approval and following consultation". He also claimed that his ambition was to turn Britain into ...

The Guardian (blog)

Whacky rabbit to feature in new video game alongside Mickey
Daily Mail
The rabbit with a whacky personality is featuring in a new video game alongside Mickey and Disney has released this sketch by the company's founder Walt for a new exhibition about the groundbreaking animator. Morphing mouse: This drawing of Oswald the ...

Lana Del Rey: 'Video Games'
By Brian Mansfield, USA TODAY Last week, Mary J. Blige showed the American Idol singers what they could aspire to. This week, they get to see what they could have been if they'd had enough money behind them to skip this whole competition process.

Video Game Quick Hits 3/23/12
Big Shiny Robot!
Then again, if the US government gets a little overzealous regulating video games, we could always move to the UK. Chancellor George Osborne revealed the 2012 budget on Wednesday, including plans to provide tax relief to their local game developers.

Big Shiny Robot!

'American Idol': Lana Del Rey Does "Video Games"
Idolator: All About The Music
Check out the two coolest grandmas in the world: Next, Lana Del Rey performed “Video Games.” Let's talk about it! (Deep breaths everyone.) She wore an all-white outfit perfect for that tennis match she scheduled right after her set, and was backed, ...

SOURCE: Play N Trade Video Games International Inc.
Marketwire (press release)
Both chains are recognized as providing an experience where the gamer comes out winning. These stores are unique in their industry in that they provide tournaments, try before you buy shopping, a broad selection of the hottest titles and devices, ...

Lana Del Rey's 'American Idol' Performance: Pop Starlet Sings 'Video Games ...
Huffington Post
Embattled pop princess Lana Del Rey's performance of "Video Games," a track off her debut album, Born to Die, was featured on Thursday's "American Idol". While it remains to see if Del Rey will ever be mentioned without the words "widely panned ...

Comment: Video game tax breaks are our 1966 World Cup moment
The next big challenge is inspiring and equipping a new generation of developers that will in a few years become the backbone of the video games industry. By Dr Richard Wilson When chancellor George Osborne spoke about offering tax breaks to the UK's ...

Video Games and Movies or Video Game Movies?
Washington College Elm
Do we really want to take a developer's work and put it in the hands of what could potentially be a non gamer? This hasn't worked in the past, with book-based movies being extremely unpredictable with their quality. Should we trust anyone but Shigeru ...

Casual Friday TAG: Thoughts of Video Games in Media
Piki Geek
Jeroen: Okay, so hilarious media video game stupidty a-go-go. Inspired by this lovely piece of journalism. It's incredible that it took TWO people to write this 450 word waste of space. Brian: It frightens me more that it sounds exactly like a press ...

Video game evangelism and shoeless preaching — gems from the Tulsa Workshop
Christian Chronicle (blog)
When I got to the workshop, however, I noticed that there was a tagline after the title: “Where Video Games and Gospel Meet.” I decided to give it a shot nonetheless. When I arrived in the dimly lit room, the presenters — twin brothers Chad and Eric...

Christian Chronicle (blog)

Meet video game composers at Arcada Theatre tonight
Suburban Life Publications
By Elizabeth Stoever, The Arcada Theatre will host Video GamesLive this evening, an event featuring interactive game demos, competitions and a meet-and-greet with game composers and designers. Music from popular video games ...

What do game writers and designers think about BioWare changing the Mass ...
PC Gamer Magazine
The possibility of BioWare modifying the game's ending has stirred a conversation on Twitter, message boards, development blogs, and elsewhere: would changing a game's final moments based on feedback set a bad precedent for video games' creative ...

PC Gamer Magazine

An Open Letter to Japanese Video Game Developers (and Their Critics)
Platform Nation
It's no secret that Japan no longer dominates the video game market, but according to luminaries like Hideo Kojima and Keiji Inafune, the Japanese development community is mostly oblivious of Western tastes and doomed to fail in its current state.

More moms playing video games
KPRC Houston
Women and moms are increasingly turning to video games for some release. "When I have some down time and it's rare when you have two kids and mine are very active, but that's when I do it," Robin Hunt, a mother told KNBC. Whenever this single mom of ...

The Roar: What Makes Massive Multiplayer Video Games So Addicting
Millions of people all around the world play video games. These games create virtual worlds that any person can jump into at any time and experience in their own way. Video games are just as addicting as caffeine and Facebook, to the point that people ...

Disney sketching 'Epic Mickey 2' video game
by Derrik J. Lang - Mar. 22, 2012 10:40 AM AP LOS ANGELES -- Warren Spector realizes that he made a mistake with "Epic Mickey," his 2010 action-adventure game starring the world's most famous mouse. Despite his insistence on crafting an interactive ...

If your child plays video games online beware ... predators do, too (blog)
(Times photo by David Dieter) HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- Does your child love to play online video games? If so, here's a sobering thought, so do sexual predators. That's according to a speaker at a national symposium on child abuse held in Huntsville this ... (blog)

'American Idol': Lana Del Rey sings 'Video Games' - how'd she do ...
By Andrea Reiher
For the “American Idol” Top 10 results show, Lana Del Rey, the quirky little indie pop girl, was on hand to perform her hit “Video Games” and ... well, she's lucky Haley Reinhart didn't go first.
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