A Reminder That Not Everyone Reads Before Commenting

On April Fool's day, NPR had an extremely simple joke that turned out to be an incredibly effective demonstration of how many commenters on Facebook actually read the articles they comment on. » 4/03/14 7:15pm 4/03/14 7:15pm

NPR Unboxing The PS4 Is As Hilarious As It Sounds

"Knack looks a little... too benign." If you're going to watch a PS4 unboxing video, make it National Public Radio's PS4 unboxing video. » 11/14/13 9:57pm 11/14/13 9:57pm

NPR's Morning Edition Covers MAGfest and Video Game Music

Today, NPR's Morning Edition dedicated a nice segment to the recent Music and Gaming Festival. They interviewed Final Fantasy composer Nobuo Uematsu, among others, closing out with this epic tune. Well played, NPR. » 1/18/12 3:45pm 1/18/12 3:45pm

A Classical Musician's Love for Nintendo Music

It used to be that apprentice musicians and composers would have no choice but to labor through The Well-Tempered Clavier and attend stuffy conservatories. Well, that's still true, for the most part. But it's hard to keep new blood out of even the most ancient art forms, as contemporary classical composer Nico Muhly » 5/23/11 4:20pm 5/23/11 4:20pm

A Teenager Tackles Respect For Girl Gamers

Seventeen-year-old Jessica Cernadas is tired of the way she is treated online and games designed for men. She vents her frustrations in an NPR piece called "Why Do Girl Gamers Get So Little Respect?" Listen to it here. » 1/26/11 11:40am 1/26/11 11:40am

The Year in Gaming With NPR's Morning Edition and... Me!

Earlier this week I went into the local public radio station to chat with Renee Montagne of NPR's Morning Edition about the year in gaming. » 12/29/10 11:20am 12/29/10 11:20am

Why The Wii Cooled Off

Remember when the Wii was the hottest thing? It's cooled off and the people at National Public Radio needed to figure out why. I tried to help, but it was a lady named Elizabeth Bewley who made the best point. » 12/23/10 11:00am 12/23/10 11:00am

The Cooperstown Model Comes To Video Games

Whether you think it should be in Tokyo, Silicon Valley or elsewhere, the International Video Game Hall of Fame inducts its inaugural class this weekend in Ottumwa, Iowa. Today, the mayor went on NPR to justify why it belongs there. » 8/04/10 9:30pm 8/04/10 9:30pm

The Real Consequences of War Fought Virtually

The blowup this week over gun-camera footage showing an Army operation raised comparisons to "video game-like" behavior by the men pulling the triggers. NPR's "On the Media" looked at this controversy and the relationships among games, tactics and weapons systems. » 4/11/10 7:00pm 4/11/10 7:00pm

NPR Takes On Six Days In Fallujah

NPR revisits the controversy behind Atomic Games' Six Days in Fallujah once again, presenting a strong argument in favor of the release of the "game-amentary." » 7/28/09 5:20pm 7/28/09 5:20pm

Discussing a Dangerous Game — for Girls

Another new concept we're trying out for our expanded weekend coverage is the Weekend Reader, where we excerpt a well-written long-form piece on a subject in gaming and invite readers to discuss it. » 7/18/09 5:00pm 7/18/09 5:00pm