video games

Gamers Get Pretty Gross Facebook Ads

If you have a Facebook profile, chances are good that you’ve populated it with some information about yourself. Like say, some of your favourite games — that way, anyone can look on your page and learn a little bit about you. It’s a useful feature, but it’s also used so that Facebook can spit more “relevant” ads at you.


Not All Kids Think Video Games Are Good For You

Now that YouTuber Game Dave and his army of young, free-spelling youngsters have weighed in on the console war, it’s time to tackle a tougher issue — are video games bad for you?


PS4 And Xbox One Fail To Lift JB Hi-Fi's Crappy Software Sales

At the tail-end of last year, Sony and Microsoft released their first major consoles in more than five years. It was kind of a big deal, with multi-million dollar advertising campaigns, relentless media coverage and a strategic launch date aimed to capitalise on the Christmas shopping frenzy. You’d therefore expect these months to create a significant boost to JB Hi-Fi’s software sales. Except they didn’t. In fact, sales went in the opposite direction.


I'm Still Not Ready To Introduce My Three-Year-Old To Video Games Yet

Broken Age almost made me violate one of my golden rules about kids and video games. I almost let my daughter watch me play it.


Today's Reason To Feel Good About Being A Gamer

You still get it, don’t you? That sneer on the face of someone who thinks that the hours spent playing video games are a waste of time. Here, show them this.


2014 Might Be The Year To Believe In Kickstarter And Video Games Again

That sound you’ve been hearing all week? Oh, it’s nothing: just the collective exhale of millions of people who are all grateful that Broken Age doesn’t suck.


I Help Make Video Games, And I'm Sick Of The Hatred From Gamers

Dear consumers and fans of video games, You don’t know me. But you might know some of the games I’ve helped create. And as I come to a close on another one of the AAA titles I have worked on, I begin to get excited for all of the people that will love our game, and I begin to loathe those who will hate it.


You've Never Heard Of Half Of These Songs About Video Games

I love old songs about video games. Not specific games mind you, but just the general idea of video games. They tend to be joyful, simple and wonderful. With that, here are some you might not have heard of.


Google's Top 10 Video Game Searches Of 2013 Are... Interesting

Quick, what do you think were the biggest games on Google this year? Grand Theft Auto? Call of Duty? League of Legends?


The Most Searched For Game Cheat In 2013 Was... Scrabble?

Australians searched Google for scrabble cheats more than any other game this year, according to Google’s own statistics. In a surprise result, the Mattel board game took out the top slot for most searched game cheat, beating out the likes of GTAV, Minecraft and Candy Crush.