Atari Women (Non-Profit)

The women of Atari are strong, smart, leaders in their fields, having won many software development awards and patents; some are game playing or e-Sports champions, winning competitions as far back as 1970s. This type of awesome should be praised and revered. These ladies are gaming gods. How come we haven't heard more about them?... Continue Reading →

The Modern Evolution of Nintendo

For my MBA strategy class, my husband and I decided to dissect the success of the little Japanese Company that redefined video games; the pioneer and innovator in an industry that is now run by Sony and Microsoft. Nintendo was once the destroyer of consoles, the end all behemoth that could not be annihilated but... Continue Reading →

Cheater!! You turned the sound OFF…

Tetris isn't the mind twisting, nail bitting, move your controller buttons and scream at the TV masterpiece Nintendo intended without the speeding music. As an extra element to the experience, the score of the game is designed to engage all of your senses and submerge you in the gameplay. Heart rates go up just by... Continue Reading →

Street Fighter V Collectors Edition

Growing up with a Super Nintendo was so much more fun thanks to Capcom and Street Fighter. Ryu (sounds like Rio) and his pal Ken use their super cool karate chops to prove to the world they are forces to be reckoned with. In an alternate reality where the supernatural meets the ordinary mundane existance... Continue Reading →

Black O(o)ps III

There are so many things wrong with this game, I don't even know where to start. Normally, my review would be about how awesome the graphics are and how original the story was but for some reason it didn't impress me. After watching my sister and husband struggle with the enemies and the story twists,... Continue Reading →

Women in Gaming: They Do Exist!

The statistical data was taken from the 2015 ESA and 2014 IGDA market research studies sponsored by these organizations. When relevant, the data has been copied from the reports and included. Credits and rights to the graphics belong to the ESA and IGDA. My friend Professor GWSS booked me to teach a class about gender... Continue Reading →

What Video Games Taught Me (and My Family)

A lot of parents these days blame video games for all the violence and bullying that occurs in schools. The media tries to play the “GTA” angle on every school shooting or hate crime that kids and adolescents commit, blaming their lack of respect for life and their inability to differentiate between real life and... Continue Reading →

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