Video Games

Rocket League Is Soccer’s Beautiful Video Game
September 29, 2015

The game is about skill and athleticism, just like its physical counterpart.

Skyrim Is Teaching Students in Texas About the Decline of U.S. Power
November 26, 2014

A course at Rice uses an open-world action role playing video game as its core reading.

What Amazon Knows—and You Don't—About the Future of Video Games
August 26, 2014

Amazon spent a billion bucks on Twitch. These charts prove it was worth it. 

Tipper Gore Was Right, Violent Video Games Are Bad For You
August 05, 2014

Especially those ones that play with your sense of self.

Why Is it So Appealing to Play as a Terrorist in Video Games?
June 06, 2014

In real life, we abhor terrorism and everything associated with it. So why do so many games manage to convince us that playing at it is fun?

Google Gets It: Video Games Are A Spectator Sport
May 22, 2014

Why buying Twitch, the ESPN of gaming, for a $1 billion makes perfect sense.

How Scrappy Little Sega Nearly Dethroned Nintendo
May 21, 2014

How scrappy little Sega almost took down the video game giant.

Playing Video Games Can Improve Your Dreams
April 08, 2014

Insomniacs are counseled to avoid electronics at night, but research suggests that playing video games before going to bed raises the chances of "lucid dreaming."

A Video Game Without Rules Inevitably Devolves Into Lord of the Flies
March 26, 2014

In a game where players can act out any kind of sadistic fantasy on each other—from taking hostage to force-feeding poison to breaking kneecapswhat incentive is there for humans to express their humanity?