Flash Game Says Nintendo's Console Manufacturing Supports Slave Labor

Nintendo is again being chastised by activists for not ensuring that minerals mined by slave labor in African conflict areas are not used in the manufacture of their electronics. Nintendo is criticized annually for this, but this time the activists have made a Super Mario game to underscore their point. » 6/19/13 2:30pm 6/19/13 2:30pm

This Game Awards You Points For Smashing Real World Cameras

Gamification—the use of game mechanics in the real world—remains largely a joke, often relegated to a bullet point in a marketing strategy or manifested as an ineffective experiment. Some might even call it bullshit. Sometimes, though, you see something noteworthy and interesting—and in this case, gamification has… » 1/28/13 1:30pm 1/28/13 1:30pm

The Complicated Truth Behind Games That Want To Change The World

If you listen closely to those who advocate for games as a worthwhile medium, you can sense the hope that games will change the world. Either society becomes enraptured by the possibilities that interactivity presents, or games become another avenue for making a difference—if not both. We stand on the precipice of… » 10/24/12 11:00am 10/24/12 11:00am