Monthly Archives: July 2016

Video gaming magazine pioneer Joyce Katz dies

Joyce Katz, a pioneer in the publishing of video games magazines in the 1980s and 1990s, died on Saturday. She was 76. Katz was part of the founding team that … Continue reading

Pope Francis challenges young people to reject video games and engage in activism instead

Pope Francis challenged hundreds of thousands of young people who gathered in a sprawling Polish meadow to reject being a “couch potato” who retreats into video games and computer screens … Continue reading

Pope Francis Loses Cool, Tells ‘Drowsy And Dull’ Kids To Stop Video Game Addiction

Pope Francis has been very outspoken when he attended the International Catholic Youth Festival in Poland last Saturday. His message revolved around the negative effects of technology to the youth … Continue reading

10 Most Underrated Batman Video Games You’ve Never Played

Although the common myth is that superhero games were the absolute devil until 2008’s Arkham Asylum, the subgenre has actually amassed a rather strong selection of titles over the years. … Continue reading

Nick Xenophon calls for first-person shooter video games to be defined as gambling

In what could prove a world first, an Australian politician is seeking to have games such as the hugely popular Counter-Strike series defined in law as gambling. Nick Xenophon, the … Continue reading

Nick Xenophon calls for curbs on teen gambling in eSports video games

Playing highly popular shoot ’em up video games will be defined as gambling under a bill to be introduced by independent Senator Nick Xenophon when federal Parliament resumes next month. … Continue reading

Underwater video game ‘Abzû’ aims for the dream of perfect scuba diving

Video game “Abzû” wants to take you on an emotional journey into an underwater world. It’s the first game to come from Santa Monica’s Giant Squid Studios, which is being … Continue reading

Blasts from the past: Collecting retro video games in the UAE

Nostalgia is a powerful force, one that carries us back to precious memories in romanticised Technicolor. It is also, ­according to a Journal of ­Consumer Research study, a powerful marketing … Continue reading

Police want man who stole video games – WKBW

TOWN OF NIAGARA, N.Y. (WKBW) – Police are looking for a man who tried to return stolen video games at a gaming store. A video from March shows Susan Curtis, … Continue reading

Why Is There No ‘Proper’ Olympics Video Game in 2016?

Promotional imagery for ‘Mario and Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games,’ via Nintendo With the Olympic Games in Rio starting on August 5, you’d be forgiven for expecting to … Continue reading