Another Serious Game Falls to Apple's Anger-Inducing Approval Process

Proven countless times over the past several years alone, video games are a form of entertainment uniquely suited to communicating serious subjects in an interactive fashion — far more effectively than reading a book or watching a documentary. Unfortunately Apple wants nothing to do with that sort of communication, so… » 3/21/13 8:30pm 3/21/13 8:30pm

Apple Pulls Most Recent iPhone Game About Foxconn From App Store In…

Surprising more or less exactly nobody, In a Permanent Save State, a serious game based around the suicides of Foxconn employees in 2010, was pulled from Apple's App Store shortly after its listing. » 10/17/12 5:00pm 10/17/12 5:00pm

US Government Turns To Gamers For New Military and Scientific Solutions

When I think of "DARPA," and "video games," my mind leaps to Metal Gear Solid. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), run by the U.S. Department of Defense, has shown up for many years in our games as a shadowy source of implausible technology and machinations. » 4/02/12 11:30am 4/02/12 11:30am

Certain Video Games Can Help Kids Beat Cancer, Researchers Say


Researchers have looked at mainstream video games for years, trying to determine the effects games have on players' brains. Maybe they make us faster decision-makers, or better thinkers, or more aggressive. Studies come out nearly weekly and often seem to contradict each other's findings. » 3/20/12 2:00pm 3/20/12 2:00pm

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 music. » 5/02/11 9:00pm 5/02/11 9:00pm