The art of video game screenwriting

With the complexity of modern titles, even major screenwriters like John Milius (Apocalypse Now), and Robert Towne (Chinatown), have written scripts for the gaming world.

New Doctor Who video game is less of an enigma

Last week, BBC Worldwide confirmed a Doctor Who video game is in development by Supermassive Games (of Little Big Planet fame).

BBC teases new Doctor Who video game

BBC has released a teaser for its upcoming video game Doctor Who: The Eternity Clock, which is being developed by Supermassive Games.

Is Hollywood threatened by video games?

The world of video games can best be described as somewhat manic depressive. One day it's going like gangbusters, and the next it's fallen off a jagged precipice into a downward spiral. 

Kids who play video games are more creative

Both boys and girls who play video games tend to be more creative - even if the games they're playing are violent.

Video games may be able to treat "lazy eye" in older children

A recent study has concluded that symptoms of amblyopia or "lazy eye" can be alleviated in older children by following a regimen which includes playing video games alongside standard treatment.

Researchers claim link between profanity and aggression

We all know about the studies that claim violent TV shows and video games can spark an increase in aggression among children. Now a new study is hypothesizing the same may also hold true for media with foul language.

Can Guillermo del Toro bring horror to video games?

Guillermo Del Toro's definitely got a full plate of projects for years to come. 

First up is the remake of the horror TV movie Don't Be Afraid of the Dark - which Del Toro produced - due for release on August 26.

On violence and video games

The never-ending debate about the alleged link between violence and video games has hit the news yet again.

Violent games desensitize the brain

Violent video games could be creating a generation of aggressive teenagers, new research indicates.

Video games help teach kids how to walk

There are video games to help you work out, improve memory, and obviously, just for plain fun. But what about advanced physical therapy video games?

Study claims playing video games makes you eat more

According to a recent study by Canadian researchers, playing video games actually makes people eat more food, even if they aren’t hungry.

Video game helps autistic children with social interaction

Psychology professor Carrie Pritchard is creating a computer game not just for fun, but to help teach autistic children social skills. Pritchard - who received  a $20,000 grant for the project - plans to design the educational video game with a focus on interaction and responsibility.

Smithsonian wants your help to choose video games exhibits

The Smithsonian American Art Museum is to hold its first exhibition of video games - and is asking the public to vote on what should be included.

Study finds girls positively affected by video games

It seems like all too often parents send kids to watch TV or play video games as a way to get them out of their hair. But could virtual video game babysitters actually be good for your young daughter? Well, yes, according a new study. At least, kind of.

Should the government ban the sale of violent video games to kids?

Do you think the government should ban the sale of violent video games to kids? Well, if you do, you are certainly not alone.

Starcraft II gets July 27 release date

The sequel to one of the most popular RTS games of all time has finally been slated with a release date, triggering countdown clocks at PC gamer homes across the country.

7-Eleven explodes into video game sales

Nearly 100 games are on the fast track for shelf space at thousands of 7-Eleven convenience store locations across the country.

"Missile Command" movie on the way...Wait, what?

There is not much of a plot: shoot the falling bombs before they hit the blue blocks (i.e., "cities") at the bottom of the screen. It's not exactly the "high concept" that Hollywood usually seeks, but Atari seems to think their vintage arcade game could make a captivating flick.