Reporters and reviewers write about Minecraft as if it’s just like any other videogame. Even this highly readable piece about its creator (Markus Persson, aka “Notch”) and its parent company (Mojang) by Harry McCracken in Time magazine doesn’t cover what makes it different from other games specifically for its kid (and parent) players. But he […]
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Now the entertainment-industrial complex is fueling tech innovation, says commentator Andy Kessler, adding: “Huge a geek today!”
Xbox 360 has robust parental controls for the Kinect and all videogaming and media viewing on its platform.
In a deeply sad follow-up to last week’s feature, hunters this week stumbled upon the body of a boy believed to be 15-year-old Brandon Crisp of Barrie, Ontario, the Toronto Globe & Mail reported. An autopsy is being performed today (Friday), but police said they believed the cause of death to be hypothermia. Brandon had […]
The latest edition of Guitar Hero, “World Tour,” is not more of the same, Mike Musgrove at the Washington Post reports. In it, you can go into “studio” mode, lay down your own tracks, then “click a button and ‘publish’ the song online so that any other player with a Web-connected game console can download […]
The details emerging from a tragic national story about a missing boy in Canada point to an important observation about videogaming: that taking away a videogame (or device it’s played on) does not have the same effect as taking away a toy or conventional game. Fifteen-year-old Brandon Crisp of Barrie, Ontario, missing for more than […]
Get ready, parents of gamers. You may’ve already heard from a real authority at your house that today’s the day for Halo fans – Tuesday is release day for Halo 3, and it’s ” almost guaranteed to be a blockbuster hit,” the San Jose Mercury News reports, citing the view of many analysts that it’s […]