Posts Tagged 'Gamer'

How fun and games can make a better world, and a better you

How fun and games can make a better world, and a better you

Among the most common comments about people who like playing video games is that they are wasting their time. In fact, after her first TED talk, in which she argued that video games can make a better world, Jane McGonigal started receiving this comment, in this form or another, repeatedly:  on your death-bed, are you really going to wish you’d spent more time playing angry birds?

What is this? Madison Avenue in the 1960s? Women in game development speak up

What is this? Madison Avenue in the 1960s? Women in game development speak up

Last week, women who work in the video game industry started massively tweeting about the attitudes and harsh comments they have to face in their field.

As I read some articles on the topic, some of the declarations I read sounded familiar, some made me laugh of despair, and some made me so angry I wanted to cry.