If I am a 'Man' - let alone a HuffPost Man - why do I spend my time playing with toys for a living? Why are two of the three tabs on my browser open to Lego.com? Why do I so enjoy watching cartoons featuring comical dogs and signing up for pointless feats of strength? And why am I holding, as I write this blog, a lime-green NERF SlingFire Anti-Zombie shotgun - in the office?
Traditionally geeky things have never been more popular or more widely available. Comic-book movies have Hollywood in a spandex clad death grip, comics themselves are enjoying a popular revival and video games have sales revenue counted in the billions. Surely if I threw a gamepad in any direction I would hit a promising candidate...
To be honest the whole thing just makes me sad, it makes me sad that we live in a world where anyone thinks it's acceptable to threaten the rape of someone they don't like. It makes me sad that anyone still thinks that a hobby where 48% of the participants are female and whose spiritual home is Japan is purely the domain of white men.
GamerGate has become an online movement that has spawned a torrent of despicable behaviour, despite what it first set out to achieve. Equality and freedom are virtues that every human being should have and live for. I fail to understand why anyone would abuse someone for simply believing they should have the same rights as everyone else.
WWE 2K15 will usher in a new era of WWE video games and deliver the gaming experience that fans have sought for generations!
The biggest issue with video-games in the families I work with is whether parents are engaged with purchasing and playing the games themselves.
F1 2014 is the fifth Codemasters game in the Formula One franchise to be released on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 consoles, and likely to be their last appearance ahead of F1 2015 on PS4 and Xbox One around May next year.
Far Cry 4 is an open-world, first-person shooter that delivers the most expansive and immersive Far Cry experience ever. Players find themselves in Kyrat, a breath-taking, perilous and wild region in the Himalayas struggling under the regime of a despotic self-appointed king.
I've been thinking about the psychology of Destiny's loot system and how it compares to other games. I think they've done one thing well and one thing not as well. Let's look at something I think Bungie's designers flubbed on first.
Given the choice to play video games or go to school on any given day, my children would choose video games. So as both a father and a video game designer I wonder: could schools tap into the things that make learning so addictive in the games that my kids are playing?
Paris, 1789. The French Revolution turns a once-magnificent city into a place of terror and chaos. Its cobblestoned streets run red with the blood of commoners who dare to rise up against an oppressive aristocracy.
n the battle of good vs evil there needs to be balance. For every extremist-made comic there should be one purporting an adventurous alternative. Dilbert's gags about expense reports just won't cut it.
Concern over technology affecting our brains persists - and is getting louder and more dystopian... we are connected more, but retaining less - how many phone numbers can you recall now?
Featuring world-class graphics and handling, a ground-breaking dynamic time of day & weather system, and deep tuning & pit stop functionality, Project CARS leaves the competition behind in the dust.
The first thing you will notice about the C.T.R.L.R gamepad is that it looks very similar to an Xbox 360 controller. Gamers should immediately feel at home holding it, as it feels nice and robust in your hands.
Sony recently launched its new Playstation Now service that lets you rent access to streaming games. Technically I know they're saying it's still in b...