Prom Week is a social game and a social simulation game, an IndieCade finalist designed by a team at the University of California at Santa Cruz.
Video game preservation, educational robot dragons and Department of Homeland Security Sno Cones are just some of the "outlandish" federally funded projects called out in U.S. Senator Tom Coburn's annual big book of wasteful government spending this week.
Huntington, New Yorkers spend more than four times the average amount of video games, according to a recent study by credit card spending tracker Bundle.
Did you spend less on games last year? More on mobile purchases? Ratings research firm Nielsen said gamers shifted their budgets into mobile app purchases and "other leisure activities," mirroring the widely-bemoaned sales decline seen last year.
A U.K. newspaper asked three married moms to track how much money they spend on their kids each month. Gaming proved to be a very small part of it.