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Video games as art

Mar 11, 2013
The $70 billion video game industry is now making inroads in the art world. The Museum of Modern Art is the latest mainstream museum to feature digital games, citing graphics, original computer code and the interaction between human and machine as evidence of their modern design qualities.
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As mobiles apps about, wither video games?

Feb 5, 2013
Despite the gaming rage, sales of video games are down. Is that because of fatigue or the onslaught of mobile devices and their casual games?
Posted In: video games, mobile apps, gaming

Atari declares bankruptcy

Jan 22, 2013
The legendary video game company could be facing the end after years of sagging business.
Posted In: atari, video games, bankruptcy

Arcade veteran seeks to be pinball wizard

Jan 21, 2013
Video may have killed the pinball machine, but arcade veteran Jack Guarnieri aims to give it new life.
Posted In: pinball, games, video games

A gaming "ceasefire" for Newtown

Dec 21, 2012
A man asks fellow gamers to lay down their digital weapons in the wake of Newtown, and a new report from Pew's Excellence in Journalism project looks at why reaction to this shooting was different.
Posted In: Newtown, violence, gaming, video games

Why do we keep returning to video games? Simple rewards

Dec 18, 2012
Students at USC's video game design school say jumping and flying are the fun experiences that keep us coming back to classic games.
Posted In: video games, videogames, USC, mario

Shutting off the Internet in Syria, resisting the smartphone craze, and celebrating Pong at 40

Nov 30, 2012
An Internet and telecom blackout hits Syria, Pew research numbers get to the bottom of why some avoid buying smartphones, and the video game Pong turns 40-years-old.
Posted In: Pong, Syria Internet, smartphones, video games

With Kickstarter, gamers take control

Nov 21, 2012
Video game producers are turning to the crowd-funding site Kickstarter to fund their projects. And people are forking over the big bucks with no guarantee they'll actually get their hands on the video game.
Posted In: kickstarter, video games

Switching up the violent video game trend

Aug 7, 2012
Each time there's a mass shooting in the real world, people ponder again the link between violent media and violent actions. The link isn't clear in recent cases -- and it's not proven as a general matter. But is there any harm in investigating alternatives?
Posted In: video games, violence

Giant video gaming conference E3 gets going in L.A.

Jun 5, 2012
And it's all about the game consoles. How will Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony stave off mobile and social games?
Posted In: video games, e3, nintendo, Sony, Microsoft

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