Computer Games

The Modern Tale Of 'The Birds And The Bees'; How To Keep Your Kids Safe Online This Summer

Claire Stead | Posted 02.08.2017 | UK Parents
Claire Stead

We can't see everything our kids are doing at all times; and it's something that if we tried to police, it would only build up resentment. Similarly, we can't ban the tech our children are using - it's about finding a balance, setting time limits and offering alternative activities to being online are good starting points.

Super Mario Run: The Perfect Metaphor For Millennial Life

Scott Manley Hadley | Posted 25.04.2017 | UK Comedy
Scott Manley Hadley

I recently stopped drinking to force myself into productivity. In some ways, this went well - I've been shortlisted for an award for my literary criti...

Digital Games And Mental Health - Cause Or Cure?

Beverley Bryant | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Tech
Beverley Bryant

They can't be imposed on a gamer. We desperately need the best and most creative of the developer community working on health gaming, as much as on the next GTA or first person shooter. And if we get it right, it will deliver ever more powerful tools to help the next generation of fourteen year olds.

What in the Name of All That's Baffling Is 'Minecraft'?

Chris Harris | Posted 10.04.2015 | UK Tech
Chris Harris

I'm a 40-year-old man and I'm about to play Minecraft for the first time. I'm doing it for you, for me, for all of us that have no rational idea of what it is, what it does or what it means. Is it Adolf Hitler's second, more 'downtime' book? Or some trending subterranean hobby that they're all psyched about on the QVC channel? From the look of the screen in front of me, no.

History of Music in Japanese Video Games

Iain Fraser | Posted 31.01.2015 | 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 play...

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? | 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...