Gamers

Frustration vs. Video Game Violence in Real-Life Aggression

Jamie Madigan | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Tech
Jamie Madigan

Games are complex, as are our interactions with them, and there are many theories about what makes for fun, frustrating, or enjoyable game beyond just how much red is on the screen... The "violence in the video games" scene needs to move beyond simply "do they or don't they".

Video Games Underestimate Young Girls' Potential

Malin Gustavsson | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK Tech
Malin Gustavsson

49% of the British gaming population are female... over 85% of all characters in games are male... Why should girls have to be passive damsels in distress, waiting to be rescued, or have to pout their way to success?

Sadistic and Decadent: Queering Video Games

B.J. Epstein | Posted 15.04.2013 | UK Tech
B.J. Epstein

LGBT History Month is a good time to consider whether and, if so, how lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people are represented in popular media. While TV shows, films, and books are frequently analysed, one form of popular media that might get forgotten is video games. So how do video games depict LGBT people and why does this matter?

#OSCeaseFire: Gamers Hold One-Day Ceasefire After Massacre

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 17.02.2013 | UK Tech

Update: an earlier version of this story referred to the ceasefire as a 'boycott'. After constructive feedback, we agree this doesn't describe the eve...

Modern Warfare Map Pulled After Islamic Script Causes Offence

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 14.11.2012 | UK Tech

A Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 map has been pulled after a number of Muslim gamers complained over Islamic script featured in a bathroom on one of t...

IMVU Gamer Couple Who Met As Avatars Wed In Real Life

Huffington Post UK | Melanie Hick | Posted 26.04.2012 | UK Tech

A couple who met via online role-playing game IMVU have married in real life after falling for each other's avatars. The online personas of Marie ...

Final Fantasy XI: The Beginning of Reality

Rollo Ross | Posted 28.05.2012 | UK Tech
Rollo Ross

I became good in-game friends with an extreme variety of this Final Fantasy world's population from soldiers serving in Afghanistan, single mums from Dalston and unemployed Muslim kids in Leeds to convicted bank robbers, professional live-cam gay "models," and croupiers from Vegas.

Can Gamers Live Without GAME?

James Poyner | Posted 21.05.2012 | UK Tech
James Poyner

GAME has been a high street institution for gamers with a large wad of cash burring a hole in their pocket for what feels like a couple of decades, so news that GAME group is going into administration saddens me a little.

'Dress Like a Videogame Character Day' Sees Gamers Do Just That

The Huffington Post UK | Simon Crisp | Posted 03.12.2011 | UK

Hundreds of gamers are said to have dressed up as video game icons including Mario and Sonic the Hedgehog, to celebrate 'Dress Like a Videogame Charac...

Female Gamers 'Have More Sex Than Non-Gamers'

Huffington Post UK | Huffington Post Reporter | Posted 28.01.2012 | UK Tech

Female gamers have more sex, are happier and more sociable than non-gaming women, a study has claimed. The findings are the polar opposite to the c...