Making A 'Hunger Games' Video Game Is A Bad Idea

Making A 'Hunger Games' Video Game Is A Bad Idea
Something about the notion of turning the popular young adult novel The Hunger Games, and its film adaptation, into a video game rubs me the wrong way. It's not that it would almost certainly require players to kill children, either, though that's a ...


The Modern Parent's Guide to Kids and Video Games  (free download)
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Opinion: Video games caught in the crossfire of the culture war
by Christian Nutt [Console/PC, Exclusive, Business, Design] [There's a culture war happening, and a letter campaign directed at EA from anti-gay groups is further evidence that video games are often unknowingly caught in the crossfire, says Gamasutra ...


Video-game review: 'Xenoblade Chronicles'
Bellingham Herald
By BILLY O'KEEFE - McClatchy-Tribune No single gaming genre is mired in a longer slump than the Japanese role-playing game, which (scattered exceptions aside, naturally) has been consistently reeling for years. "Xenoblade Chronicles" is the arguable ...

Art of Video Games
CNET (blog)
Twenty game consoles and more than 80 games star in the multimedia exhibit that "focuses on the interplay of graphics, technology, and storytelling" in video games. Spanning consoles from the retro Atari to the modern PlayStation 3, many great game ...

Why video games are good for you — the cheat sheet
Video games are good for you and your kids. So argues Scott Steinberg, author of The Modern Parent's Guide series for high-tech parenting. Steinberg, who also serves as a game industry consultant at TechSavvy Global, has launched a free tip sheet for ...


Video-game designer Anna Anthropy describes the life of a radical, queer ...
Capital New York
By Jed Lipinski In 2002, Anna Anthropy, the prolific transgender video-game developer, decided to quit playing video games. At the time, she was a sophomore at Purchase College, SUNY, in New York, buried in the coursework and psychic burdens that come ...

Capital New York

Video Games Are Good for You, Says High-Tech Parenting Expert
NEW YORK, NY (April 10, 2012) – Video games can be a hugely positive part of kids' and adults' lives, offering pronounced health, learning and career benefits, says Scott Steinberg, author of the bestselling The Modern Parent's Guide high-tech ...

Most boring video game ever?
Chicago Tribune (blog)
The objective of the game is to drive a bus from Tucson, Arizona to Las Vegas, Nevada in real time at a maximum speed of 45mph. The feat requires 8 hours of continuous play to complete, since the game cannot be paused. The bus contains no passengers, ...

Baron and Budd Reaches Settlement with GameStop Regarding Downloadable Content ...
MarketWatch (press release)
... Senior District Judge Thelton E. Henderson entered an order preliminarily approving a class action settlement Baron and Budd reached with GameStop Corporation, the world's largestvideo game retailer. The settlement concerns used video games sold ...

This week in Video Game Criticism: From the Krogan to revenge eating
It's This Week in Video Game Criticism! "When an entity exists in an ecosystem, and acts within that ecosystem in a way that is short-sighted, behaving in a way that is actively destructive to the healthy functioning of that ecosystem and the other ...


Video games: New scoreboard coming
Sussex Sun
By JR Radcliffe Down and distance won't be the only pieces of information available to fans at Stan Grove Field when they gaze to the south end zone this fall. The Hamilton High School booster club has put in motion a fundraising plan that will bring a ...

Video Games Need to Be More Meaningful
Knickerbocker Ledger
Whatever the outcome, video games need to be significant enough for players to experiment with unimaginable circumstances in safety. Why? Primarily because the video game industries needs an outlet of gaming that can bring players to a ...

Knickerbocker Ledger

Free downloadable guide now available: Why Video Games are Good For You
By Nadia Oxford Video games aren't just fun to play; they can also be good for you. Video games can improve hand-eye coordination, they can foster storytelling skills, and they can even make operating basic technology a less intimidating task—a very ...

RIP, the Man who Helped Get me Into Video Games
That day we brought home a Commodore 64, my first ever video game system, the device which first kindled my lifelong passion for video games and which, ultimately, has led to who I am and where I am today. Born in Łódź, Poland in 1928, Tramiel's early ...

Video Game Quick Hits 4/10/12
Big Shiny Robot!
Not a lot for the early edition this week, but basically every item is about a strong game or franchise. Read on: The fan backlash against the ending of Mass Effect 3 led to the announcement last week of the Extended Cut coming this summer via free DLC ...

Big Shiny Robot!

Video Game Review: Non-Stop Action Can't Hide Flaws of 'Resident Evil ...
CHICAGO – I adore the “Resident Evil” franchise to such extremes that I kept trying to find ways to overlook the notable flaws of the action spin-off “Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City” but they add up to the point that they can no longer be ...

Take a stroll through 'The Art of Video Games'
CNET (blog)
An exhibit at the Smithsonian takes a look at 40 years of video games and the unique conversation among the game, the artist, and the player. by Christopher MacManus April 10, 2012 9:00 AM PDT Follow @sonyinsider Twenty game consoles and more than 80 ...

Electronic Arts Fights Backlash Against Gay Video Game Characters and Plot Lines
So if BioWare, the maker of Star Wars video games, adds LGBT characters for kids to select as their action character it could be something like Darth RuPaula, a combination of Darth Vader, one of the most popular Star Wars characters, and RuPaul, ...

New video game releases
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Intergi Entertainment Doubles Reach to Online Gamers over the Last Month
MarketWatch (press release)
According to comScore, Intergi has increased their percentage reach from 19.6 to 47.4 -- almost half of the online gamer audience. With the addition of new exclusive partnerships -- Operation Sports, Super Cheats, and GoNintendo -- Intergi's total ...

VIDEO GAMES: Tron Online
Comic Book Movie
Okay, I'm going to admit, this isn't a fully fleshed out idea so far. But I have the basic framework, and I'm gonna keep working on it! So basically, the idea is for an MMO or MMORPG (depending on how you define RPG) based on the Tron universe.

Comic Book Movie

Video Game Industry Looks to Grow in NY
NY Convergence
While the Entertainment Software Association cites that 72 percent of American households played computer or video games in 2011, NY's share of the video game market is minuscule: 5 percent of companies directly involved in the video game industry are ...

NY Convergence

Gamer's Domain #10 for 4/10/12
Marshalltown Times Republican (blog)
Hello and welcome to the 10th official Gamer's Domain! I'm Levi Castle, and I have some exciting news for those of us who are PC players! Eleven minutes ago, ArenaNet officially opened the Guild Wars 2 pre-purchase part of their website, and it's been ...

Still wondering how video games are good for you? Have a cheat sheet News (blog)
by Joe Osborne, Posted Apr 10th 2012 10:30AM Now, we've posted studies and opinions time and time again on how video games can be beneficial, but maybe the point hasn't been driven home completely just yet. Luckily for you, tech expert and author of ...

Video game simulation picks pair of playoff upsets
CP24, Canada
(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck) BURNABY, BC — The Vancouver Canucks are poised to dispatch the LA Kings, while the Ottawa Senators will be ousted in the first round of the NHL playoffs -- if a simulation by the "NHL 12" video game is accurate.

Video game helps children with eye problems
BBC News
Doctors in Glasgow have developed a new game that might be good for your health. The programme has been designed to help children with a problem called a lazy eye, which is when the vision in one eye doesn't develop properly.

1 of 12 from Exhibit explores 'The Art of Video Games' (photos)
"The Art of Video Games" exhibit, recently opened at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, features multimedia showcasing 80 video games and 20 gaming consoles made over the past 40 years. Over 119000 people voted online last year to help choose the ...

The Cutest Damn Video Game, Comic and Movie Stars You've Ever ...
By Luke Plunkett
The Cutest Damn Video Game, Comic and Movie Stars You've Ever Seen. Artist Mike Mitchell recently held a show at the ... rip 11:00 PM 0 RIP, the Man who Helped Get me Into Video Games· open thread 10:30 PM 0 Wait, I'm Doing the ...

New Study Questions Video Game Violence Debate | GamePolitics
By Andrew Eisen
New Study Questions Video Game Violence Debate. April 9, 2012. Is the teenage gamer cursing your mother over Xbox Live acting so aggressively because he's played too many violent games? Or is it simply because he sucks at the one ...
GamePolitics blogs

Top selling video games of 2011 | Clocking In | a blog
By Chris Quinn
It may be 4 p.m. or 4 a.m., no matter, the game is on. Even though video game sales were down last year from 2010, Americans still spent billions on gaming. According to market researchers, NPD Group, here were the top selling video games ...
Clocking In

Lana Del Rey – Video Games (Demo) | HYPETRAK
By Petar Kujundzic
A demo version of Lana Del Rey's breakthrough single "Video Games" has hit the digital sphere. The stripped down version offers a slightly different vocal arrangement from the singer who admitted that the song was never intended to be a ...

Gamer at Heart - Fandom Base
By Cheezburger Network
Gamer at Heart. x. Share. video game memes - Gamer at Heart. Get Over Here and Play a Video Game · Incorrect source or offensive? artawesomecategory:the internetscontrollergoombaNES · Share on Facebook ...
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New Video Games for the Week of 4/10: All Fezzed Up Edition
By Charles Webb
It's not so much "what games are coming out this week" as "what else besides FEZ" is coming out this week as the anticipated—let's say "coveted"—release from Polytron makes its debut on XBLA on Friday. But that's not doing justice to this ...
MTV Multiplayer

Terra Nova: Gamer Nannies!
By Edward Castronova
One Debbie Denard of has identified nanny characters she'd like to see in video games. I guess there'd have to be kids in games first. Wonder how The Sims nannies stack up.
Terra Nova

Video Games Are Art Says the Smithsonian | Gamer Swagger
By T-Hill
Developers like David Jaffe and Ken Levine have talked about how video games are almost art and how they want them to be considered art but the truth is they already are. When the Smithsonian decides to celebrate the last 40 years of ...
Gamer Swagger

By TheGamerSheep
Half Naked Gamer Girl – Twitter: Facebook: T-Shirts & Hat Store: Second Channel: ...

Love, DOTA, and One Reluctant Chinese Gamer's Big Gamble ...
By C. Custer
Tweet · Tweet. Last week, a gaming addiction story about a young college couple caught fire on the Chinese internet. These stories are common; generally, the boy has lost interest in the relationship because he's deep in some game and the ...
Tech in Asia

Video Games Are Good for You, Says High-Tech Parenting Expert ...
By RawmeatCowboy
The Federation of American Scientists (FAS) has proclaimed that kids need more, not less,video game play. “The success of complex video games demonstrates that games can teach higher-order thinking skills such as strategic thinking, ...

The Art of Video Games at Smithsonian through Sept. 30 | The Retroist
By TheSixMillionDollarJedi
The Smithsonian American Art Museum is hosting an exhibit showcasing the art of the video game now through Sept. 30. The Smithsonian Web site describes the exhibit: Video games are a prevalent and increasingly expressive medium ...
The Retroist

Exclusive reveal: Neverwinter's CG PAX teaser trailer and - PC Gamer
Cryptic's upcoming Neverwinter game has undergone a lot of changes. Originally announced in 2010 as a small-scale co-op RPG, the game's been blown out to ...

Take This 20-Question Video Game Quiz. It's Gorgeous.
This neat, super-tricky video will put your video game knowledge to the test. Can you guess all 20 games these planets are from?

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