Video Games in the News
Changing public perceptions of video games and dispelling gamer stereotypes are two crucial goals of VGVN and its members. Here we’ve complied our blog posts and some of the best articles about free speech, censorship and the benefits of video games.
Check them out below!
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The link between video games and societal impacts is a tired one.READ POST ›
Remember Senator Leland Yee from California? The guy who shut down gamers for their supposed lack of credibility when discussing violence and gun control? Here’s a refresher.
Well, it looks like the tables have turned. It seems that our anti-video game crusader is a hypocrite and will face a 5-year prison sentence for weapons trafficking and bribery.READ POST ›
The Democratic presidential hopefuls gathered in New Hampshire for their final debate of the year.READ POST ›
Nine presidential hopefuls took the stage last night for the final Republican debate of 2015. We followed along closely.READ POST ›
Start Democracy will capitalize on the highly engaged video game audienceREAD POST ›
US presidential hopeful and Governor of Louisiana Bobby Jindal is rightfully under fire for his recent commentsREAD POST ›
Video games are still largely aimed at a male audiences, which is no surprise since women make up a small portion of game designers and programmers.READ POST ›
According to researchers at Penn State, their studies revealed that video game playing could make people feel more energetic and positive–and thus more creative.READ POST ›
Depression and anxiety can be huge obstacles for many of us. Scientists and doctors are seeing medically beneficial reasons for people to play video games.READ POST ›
Nothing beats having a live pet as a companion, but sometimes due to allergies, housing or difficult schedules, it just isn’t possible.READ POST ›
Now a former Microsoft engineer and dog lover turned entrepreneur has a new idea: video games for dogs.READ POST ›
The report indicates video gaming has become as much about interacting with friends as it is about playing the game itself.READ POST ›
Wells Fargo & Co., lagging behind its rivals in mobile-banking prowess, is turning to an unlikely source for advice: the video-game industry.READ POST ›
During a seven-week summer course put on by the national organization Girls Who Code, the students conferred with each other as they puzzled out solutions and wrote lines of code at the front of the classroom so the others could follow their logic, then in small groups, tested their results on the robots.READ POST ›
“Soda Drinker Pro” is a small indie video game that lets you walk around and drink soda. It’s also simple enough that it’s now being used by Myomo, a Cambridge-based startup, that is helping people with partly paralyzed or weakened arms to regain movement in their limbs.READ POST ›
One major advantage of playing video games on computers instead of game consoles is the ability to mess with the structure, look, and gameplay of your favorite titles.READ POST ›
Voters in more than half the states will soon be able to register online, rather than filling out a paper form and sending it in.READ POST ›
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg may not have gotten into programming had it not been for video games, the 31-year-old billionaire said this week during a town hall Q&A meeting.READ POST ›
Since Oregon Trail made its way into elementary-school classrooms across the country, this approach has drawn skeptics who question whether students are learning or simply being entertained. To address such concerns, we must ensure that sound pedagogy forms the foundation of any gaming experience.READ POST ›
Entrepreneurs face challenges every day, and they're constantly searching for "outside the box" solutions and ideas to overcome those challenges.
Perhaps the most "outside the box" solutions reside within a Microsoft Xbox, Sony PlayStation or Nintendo Wii.READ POST ›
There's apparently a really easy way to improve your multi-tasking skills, and it doesn't involve doing sudoku on a pogo stick.READ POST ›
Businesses looking to innovate and stay ahead of the curve would do well to look to the computer and video game field for inspiration.READ POST ›
Yanis Varoufakis is one of the most important men in Europe right now, and he used to work for Valve Corporation.READ POST ›
I have two stand-out Election Day video game memories. One involves Fable II. The other involves a highlight of my career: going to the Supreme Court on November 2, 2010, to see a gaming industry lawyer argue—successfully—that games deserve the protection of the First Amendment.READ POST ›
"Video gamers are a passionate bunch. There is always a ton of debate going on within video game culture, but while the game discussions go on, I feel the true fight for video games is overly ignored. "-Patrick Scott PattersonREAD POST ›
Girl gamers have been considered a niche audience for a long time, but it’s time to stop treating them as a minority in the industry.READ POST ›
Warlock or druid?READ POST ›
Video games and their impact on kids are regularly debated, but some recent latest reports show that video games offer a lot of benefits for kids.READ POST ›
Like video games, comics inhabit a bizarre point in the art continuum, relying on multiple factors (some of which are unique to their form) to communicate with their audience. It seems fitting then, that there are a good deal of comics, mainly webcomics, that draw from video games for their inspiration.READ POST ›
The majority of video games in the U.S. are purchased and played by adults. The largest titles make money that Hollywood films could only dream of raking in, and the biggest players in the industry run multibillion-dollar multinational operations that employ thousands of people.READ POST ›
Twitch is the largest live streaming site in the United States by a wide margin according to a new report by Qwilt.READ POST ›
The social gaming industry is booming.READ POST ›
New research from HEC Paris business school suggests that businesses should take lessons from videogame developers in order to achieve technological breakthroughs.READ POST ›
The Xbox One and PlayStation 4 are almost here! For those about to wait in line and pick up a system, we salute you! We also want to give you something to go with your shiny new video game system, just for spreading the word about the Video Game Voters Network.READ POST ›
The time for gamers to stand up and speak out is now! Your voice could not be more important. Take the first step to protect video games — join VGVN today.