Web games probed over possible child pressure
A watchdog has launched an investigation into whether children face "unfair pressure" to spend money on apparently free web and app-based games, it said Friday.
Computer scientists develop video game that teaches how to program in Java
Computer scientists at the University of California, San Diego, have developed an immersive, first-person player video game designed to teach students in elementary to high school how to program in Java, ...
Electronic Arts CEO John Riccitiello leaving (Update)
Video game publisher Electronic Arts Inc. said Monday that its CEO, John Riccitiello, will step down on March 30.
Microsoft offers new version of Kinect for Windows SDK
SimCity climbing from launch wreckage
The hugely popular SimCity game is rapidly recovering from its trouble-plagued launch but problems are yet to be completely eradicated, company officials said.
Apple to hand out iTunes credits in settlement
Apple has agreed to give more than $100 million in iTunes store credits to settle a lawsuit alleging that the iPhone and iPad maker improperly charged kids for playing games on their mobile devices.
Study uses grins and frowns to predict online game hits
Review: Chromebook improves, but still doesn't beat PC
Google has done a good job of improving its Chrome OS software. But the flagship Chromebook doesn't fulfill the software's potential.
Researchers undertake a large-scale study of sports video game players
From Gran Turismo to WWE Smackdown, sports-based video games represent a wide variety of pursuits. When it comes to the people who actually play those games, however, little is known. How do sports video game players fit ...
Creativity and linguistic skills important for immersion in World of Warcraft
The sense of immersion in role-play and computer games is sometimes viewed as dangerous, as players' strong perceptions of fictional worlds are assumed to make them lose contact with reality. On the other hand, players' immersion ...
Qeexo screentouch experience puts knuckles and nails to work (w/ video)
Level up: Study reveals keys to gamer loyalty
Online role-playing game developers can get ahead of the competition by giving gamers more opportunities to get social, collaborate and take control of their online personas, according to a study from the University at Buffalo ...
Games play into Facebook's future
As investors agonize over Facebook's future, the online social network used by a seventh of the world's population isn't forgetting the importance of play.