A version of this story aired on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered. Imagine this: you and your cleverest friends…
The other morning I asked my friend Amanda Mae Meyncke, a writer here in Los Angeles, to explain an app…
If you’re a gamer, or have one in your household, odds are that there is a wedge of black plastic studded with joysticks and buttons nestled in the cushions of your couch. Buttons get pressed, and things on the TV go boom. That would be the humble video game controller. Humble, perhaps, for not much longer.
Before virtual reality can be “the next big thing” engineers and researchers have to defeat an old nemesis: motion sickness.
Before the UCSB murders over the weekend, one of the last flash points in the debate was around one of these hashtags, and in the aftermath of the rampage some green shoots of hope have emerged from its opposite.
When Facebook purchases a company, you can often hear a collective groan go around the internet — “there goes the neighborhood.” The social network’s purchase of Instagram and WhatsApp gave Facebook access to a younger and more global user base.
The Internet– like it has done for so many industries — has opened up the art world to everyone. Now…
Inside gaming culture, “hardcore” and “casual” are tribal divisions. For the hardcore, gaming is the passion. Casual players enjoy games, yet they don’t steep themselves in gamer culture rites like midnight openings.
When the Pokemon cartoon theme song first hit American TV airwaves in 1998, “Gotta catch ‘em all,” became a mantra for kids. But few people imagined that in 2013, the stars of this cartoon would still be going strong