Video game designers envision characters who are more like us
Is it possible to hold hands with a video game character? That is, in many ways, a ridiculous question, but is one posed by the developers of "Murasaki Baby."
Five cool things at E3: This year it's software
In front of the Los Angeles Convention Center this week, there's a mutant strapped to the front of a bus, signaling the beginning of the sensory barrage that is the Electronic Entertainment Expo.
2K Games releasing doc chronicling art contest
The next release from 2K Games, the publisher of such interactive adventures as the sci-fi shoot-'em-up series "Borderlands" and the alternate history saga "BioShock," won't be another out-of-this-world game. ...
Criticism of violent video games has decreased as technology has improved, gamers age
Members of the media and others often have attributed violence in video games as a potential cause of social ills, such as increased levels of teen violence and school shootings. Now, a University of Missouri researcher has ...
Leadership emerges spontaneously during games
(Phys.org) —Video game and augmented-reality game players can spontaneously build virtual teams and leadership structures without special tools or guidance, according to researchers.
There's more to gamification than just playing games
Video games have expanded rapidly and created a large and growing industry since the 1980s.
Zynga builds on casino-style play with Elite Slots
Facebook games pioneer Zynga on Wednesday said it was expanding its casino-style offerings with an "Elite Slots" title that weaves social and story elements with luck-based play.
Researchers unveil new technique to detect bots in casual online games
(Phys.org)—Casual online games, such as FarmVille and Fantastic Contraption, have thousands of enthusiastic followers – but the use of automated "bots" to give some players an advantage is short-changing ...
Gamers confront copyright law, says Rutgers law scholar
These days, gamers aren't just saving the virtual world, they're creating it.
Foldit gamers improve protein design through crowdsourcing
'Skyrim' videogame sales eclipse $600 million
Sales of epic medieval videogame "Skyrim" have soared to about $650 million, with rave reviews pegging the title as game of the year.
Skyrim videogame sales rocket skyward
"Skyrim" has become the year's second fastest selling videogame, with more than 3.4 million copies snapped up in the two days after its release, industry tracker VGChartz reported on Tuesday.
Skyrim unleashes latest videogame adventure
Skyrim unleashes its magic on videogame lovers, opening a boundless world of medieval adventure complete with death-dealing dragons, Nordic gods, and foreboding prophecy.
What gamers want: Researchers develop tool to predict player behavior
Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new method that can accurately predict the behavior of players in online role-playing games. The tool could be used by the game industry to develop new game ...