The game board slips into memory and magic

This August is Kickstarter’s ZineQuest! Originally, every February, the timing was changed to 2022 to coincide with GenCon. However, after a lot of feedback, they pushed it back to February for 2023. But: That does mean that there is a tons of crowdfunding projects, so we’re skipping new releases this week. Enjoy all these very … Read more

Microsoft Xbox, Sony PlayStation, Nintendo: Rounding Out Video Game Revenue

A gamer plays on Sony’s Playstation 5 console at his home in Seoul. Yelim Lee | AFP via Getty Images The video game giants saw their sales decline in the second quarter as the initial tailwind of the Covid pandemic faded. In the three months ended June, Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo each posted disappointing results … Read more

GamePass vs. The new PS Plus, the comparison we had to make

Image: Sony / Microsoft / Kotaku Two months ago, Sony reinvented PS Plus, the old membership program for PlayStation owners. Now it’s very much like Microsoft’s Game Pass: for about the same money, both offer access to a Netflix-esque games-on-demand library. Obviously, we had to stack the two services against each other. Price Game Pass … Read more

DGR Dave fundraiser gives game systems to Geisinger

DANVILLE, Dad. (WTAJ) — Last year, a gamer from Central Pennsylvania used his online platform to prepay, raising more than $80,000 for kids spending time in hospitals. Now DGR Dave’s efforts have become a reality, with two new portable game stations available for use at Geisinger Janet Weiss Children’s Hospital in Danville. For many children … Read more

Birmingham Commonwealth Games athletes add UK heatwave to their list of challenges

Britain’s record temperatures have seen mixed results at the hopeful Commonwealth Games in Australia, with the opening ceremony now just a week away. Most important points: The two Commonwealth Games athletes in Mallee undergo their final preparations before the competition starts in a week Table tennis player Dillon Chambers is confident for his first ever … Read more

Hidden danger of online gaming for teens revealed

For a small number of people, video games can lead to serious behavioral problems. It’s no secret that more teens than ever are playing video games online, but for some, the pastime has become hugely problematic. A new study from Macquarie University found that nearly 3 percent of teens could have a diagnosable condition known … Read more

Lego recreates The Office’s Dunder Mifflin Scranton branch

Lego on Friday revealed the final details for the highly anticipated model of Dunder Mifflin Scranton, the workplace from the hit TV series ‘The Office’. The big pictureLego has built a huge business selling sets that allow adults to build plastic-brick versions of their pop culture favorites, and “The Office” has proven to be one … Read more

All those video games could boost an unexpected life skill, a new study finds

As a hobby, video gaming can get bad press when it comes to its effects on our physical and mental health – and it’s common knowledge that sitting still all day isn’t particularly good for us. However, if you do it in moderation, there are advantages to video games. A new study suggests that hours … Read more

Child advocate warns of virtual reality gaming as gateway to exploitation

WEST PALM BEACH, Florida – Gavin McSweeney, 15, has been gaming for four years. “I think it’s fun to play with your friends and stuff,” McSweeney said. McSweeney’s mother, Julie Shapiro, used to ask her son to play online games in her presence, but as he gets older, Shapiro allows her son to play in … Read more

Young Indigenous Men Star in New Gaming Web Series Filmed in Central Australia

Like many young people in Australia and the world, Tevice Ronson who goes by the name ‘Device’ grew up with video games. “I’ve been playing games since I was a kid,” he said. Device lives in the remote community of Ltyentye Apurte, also known as Santa Teresa, about 50 miles southeast of Alice Springs. He … Read more