Nowadays, video games are part of our life. Even if they are often disparaged because of their violence, they are also recognized to have some benefits. Various studies show that playing can improve some professional skills, like providing better hand-eye coordination for surgeons, for example.
Darren Wall is raising funds for Sensible Software 1986–1999 by Read-Only Memory on Kickstarter! The definitive biography of Sensible Software, one of the world's most groundbreaking video game companies.
It’s all fun and games until … Playing violent shoot-‘em-up video games makes people more accurate at firing real guns, and make them more likely to aim for the head, a new study finds. Just 20 minutes of video game practice does the trick.
The digital revolution has triggered a wild proliferation of video games, but what of the revolution in biotechnology? Does it have the potential to spawn its own brood of games? Stanford physicist Ingmar Riedel-Kruse has begun developing "biotic games involving paramecia and other living organisms.
I'm a digital archivist at the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP) in the Office of Strategic Initiatives at the Library of Congress and a doctoral student at GMU. I'm interested in online communities, digital history, and video games.