How Video Games Help Soldiers Deal With The Horrors Of War

War takes a terrible toll, not just in lives lost but in psyches shattered. Depression in the armed forces is widespread, and suicide rates among members of the military are higher than they've ever been. In addition to more traditional treatments, soldiers have been looking to video games to help them cope with the… » 10/02/13 9:00am 10/02/13 9:00am

He Went To War So He Could Make Video Games

When you're a problem solver like Joe Ricks, nothing stands between you and your dream. For Ricks, the dream was the holy grail of any kid growing up attached to a controller: making video games. So determined was the cash-strapped man, that he risked it all to get the education he needed. Joe Ricks enlisted and went… » 9/14/12 11:00am 9/14/12 11:00am

Razer's Combat Knife-Inspired Blade Gaming Laptop Will Be Home For…

With only a few short weeks before Christmas, Razer prepares to take preorders on their dedicated gaming laptop, the Razer Blade. Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan explains what's changed since the "world's first true gaming laptop" was revealed in August, and talks about the Army origins of the laptop's sleek and sexy design. » 12/07/11 12:40pm 12/07/11 12:40pm

Suprisingly Competent Blackwater Kinect Title Could Be Its Own Greatest…

This week was the first time we heard of publisher 505 Games' Blackwater, an FPS that would cast you in the role of Blackwater Worldwide mercenaries. The topic seemed thorny—the mercenary company, now renamed Xe Services LLC., has been at the center of a multiple of controversies and the subject of highly critical… » 6/08/11 6:40pm 6/08/11 6:40pm

This Military Simulator is a Match Made in Heavy Metal Heaven

Brothers Ondrej and Marek Spanel—who spent their childhood in communist Czechoslovakia playing Atari games "bought on the black market"—are the surprising originators behind a military-training game employed by the governments of at least five major nations. Among the brothers' sources of inspiration: heavy metal… » 5/02/11 9:00pm 5/02/11 9:00pm