All posts tagged Consumers

Discovery Channel – Rise of the Video Game

Rise of the Video Game is a five-part documentary on video games produced by the Discovery Chanel. Video, as well as descriptions of each episode, are shown below the fold.

Discovery Channel – Gamer Generation

The Discovery Chanel hosted a two-part video series – Gamer Generation. While these videos are a bit dated, each still provides a useful overview of the industry, media effects, and video games research. Of particular note, Dr. Weber’s study Does playing violent video games induce aggression? Empirical evidence of a functional magnetic resonance imaging study is featured in the fourth […]

Videogames, Who Knew?

The latest edition of The Economist published a special report on video games. The piece considers industry growth, fears of violence and game addiction, use of casual games, and games for education and training. Briefly summarized, the article suggests that the games industry has matured to the point that it is difficult to ignore. For those […]

The History of MMOs: A 4-Part Video Series

A week ago, Ralph Koster linked to a 4-part video series on the history of the MMO genera. Koster’s post does a good job outlining some of the video’s weaknesses including: technical inaccuracies and the strange omission of kids focused MMOs like Club Penguin and other forms of virtual worlds like Second Life. Tobold also has some […]

Google+ and Circles – A Site for Multiple Expressions of the Self

  (Author’s note: This post is imported from an old, deactivated, blog – thus the topic is a bit dated). I have been a member of Google+ since July 7th. Even though I was not part of the first wave of invites, I was able to get in before Google opened Google+ to anyone with […]