Computer Games

History of Music in Japanese Video Games

Iain Fraser | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK Entertainment
Iain Fraser

Over the past couple of weeks I have been looking at how the composers of video game music influence today's music industry , with some fascinating results.

This Is How You Play Tetris

Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK Tech

That massive TV you play video games on is pathetic. This is how you do it - on an skyscraper. Epic Hundreds of people got the chance to pl...

Playing Video Games Literally Alters The Way You See The World

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

Playing video games can alter the visual perceptions of gamers, a study has found. Researchers at Nottingham Trent University looked at the after-e...

PLAY: Super Tory Boy

Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.10.2013 | UK Politics

Clear your schedule for the next hour. Not that there is much competition but those ever-entertaining folks at Us Vs Them have come up with the bes...

Take a Chill Pill: Are Children's Games Creating A Nation Of Pill-Poppers?

Sandi Mann | Posted 28.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sandi Mann

Children's games that encourage kids to use drugs for every minor or temporary complaint are not harmless fun. They are insidious in that their influence is creeping, hidden and wrapped in cute and cuddly packaging. They pave the way for a tacit acceptance of prescribed and even non-prescribed uppers, downers, relaxants and stimulants.

WATCH: 8-Bit Anchorman

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.09.2013 | UK Comedy

It's the geekiest mash-up ever - it's cult comedy classic 'Anchorman' reproduced in retro 8-Bit form! Yes, just click play on the video above to en...

Ellen Page Says 'The Last Of Us' Creators 'Ripped Off My Likeness'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.06.2013 | UK Tech

Ellen Page has accused a video game of 'ripping off' her likeness without her consent. Page is to star alongside Willem Defoe in the upcoming game,...

Will 3.5. Copies Of The 'Worst Game Ever' Be Found In This Desert?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.06.2013 | UK Tech

A film crew has been given permission to dig up a New Mexico desert landfill in the hope it contains 3.5 million copies of "the worst video game ever ...

WATCH: Final Fantasy VII Buster Sword Made By Blacksmith

Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.05.2013 | UK Tech

Blacksmith Tony Swatton has taken on the mammoth task of recreating the Final Fantasy VII Buster Sword - and proven the weapon is practically unusable...

Is This Call Of Duty 4?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.04.2013 | UK Tech

Tesco Direct appears to have unwittingly unveiled the next game in the hugely popular 'Call of Duty' series. A retail listing by the supermarket wa...

Michael Rundle

Is BioShock Infinite Really For Everyone - Or Just For Gamers?

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Rundle | Posted 05.06.2013 | UK Tech

What is there left to say about BioShock Infinite? Irrational Games' narratively-driven first-person shooter has won near universal acclaim since i...

Downloads, E-Books and Computer Games Still Seen as Second Best to Old World Retail

Martin Newman | Posted 21.05.2013 | UK Tech
Martin Newman

Despite the growth of online markets and digital applications the mark of success is still "getting off" the Internet and into "the real world" a gathering of publishers and tech start-ups has been told.

Parents Need to Gift Themselves With a Real 'Call of Duty' This Festive Season!

Rob Blakeman | Posted 26.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Rob Blakeman

Consider if you could never see your children play football or swim how you would feel? Yet thousands of us don't bother to do these things or do so less and less. So you have a choice. If not for your sake then for little David's or Brittany's sake-do the right thing and put a limit on Game Station time equalled by activity play time.

Child + Computer Games = Aggression

Mandy Saligari | Posted 10.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Mandy Saligari

The mission in these games is almost always a fight for your life. Whether that's in the fantasy playground of Wii or the simulated war scenes of Call of Duty, with violent graphics and emotive language that desensitise a person to killing and bloodbaths, the result is the same - raised levels of adrenalin, the fuel of aggression.

22 Amazing Pieces Of 3D Street Art

The Huffington Post UK | Sam Parker | Posted 29.08.2012 | Home

We've seen a lot of 3D street art on HuffPost Culture, but there's something joyful about Leon Keer's fantasy worlds we can't stop looking at. The ...

The First Ladies of Computer Gaming

Jay Cowle | Posted 15.08.2012 | UK Tech
Jay Cowle

Now, it's well known women play games and also typically play different types to men, but I'm not here to cross examine ladies (no matter how much I try to make that happen). My point of interest is far more pixel focused: Who are the first ladies of computer games?

Max Payne 3 Out 18 May

Huffington Post UK | Melanie Hick | Posted 17.05.2012 | UK Tech

Max Payne is back, and he's in more pain than ever. Max Payne 3 will launch on 18 May, dropping us nine years after the events of the last game. M...

Three Predictions for the Future of Gaming

Jay Cowle | Posted 13.07.2012 | UK Tech
Jay Cowle

Gaming moves at a pace that means in but a few months this article will most likely seem ridiculous. But, like a digital Nostradamus, I shall offer my thoughts and remember anything that may come to appear false is simply a code for a greater truth.

I Let My Kids Play Violent Video Games And They're FINE

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 05.04.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Parents who let their children play addictive video games have hit back at claims they increase playground violence and lure children into a bloody an...

Addictive Games Are 'Luring Young Into Violent Fantasy World'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.04.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Violent and addictive computer games are luring youngsters into a fantasy world of drugs, murder and crime, a union leader warned on Wednesday. It ...

Violent Computer Games Damage 'Tender Young Minds'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.03.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Violent computer games damage the "tender young minds" of children, a teaching union has warned. The Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) ra...

Should The NHS Help Those Addicted To The Internet?

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 19.03.2012 | UK Politics

The NHS should offer support to people addicted to the internet and video games, the chairman of the Commons Home Affairs Select Committee has said. ...

The Childish Nature of Poetry

Phil Brown | Posted 29.02.2012 | Home
Phil Brown

So why is a child's mind so inherently poetic? A good portion of it comes from the fact that children are at a linguistic disadvantage to their elders and will often brilliantly bridge the gap in a creative fashion.

FIFA 12 Glitches Show Rooney Soaring Through The Air, Messi WIth A Broken Leg (PICTURES) (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Alastair Plumb | Posted 09.12.2011 | UK Comedy

There are three new additions to this year's FIFA game, FIFA 12. They are Tactical Defending, Precision Dribbling and the Impact Engine. The one to...

A Skyrim Widow Speaks Out

Kate Harrad | Posted 05.02.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Kate Harrad

One of the reasons why I wish I liked computer games is that I have currently lost my partner to one. Well, not lost. I know where he is. He's in his room, killing people in order to steal their souls and sell them so he can buy soft furnishings for his house.