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Game Technology and Children

Children make up a large part of the market for computer and video games. This topic in depth explores some of the perceived negative and positive facets of games and their impact on children. A study by the Kaiser Family Foundation (1) finds that "children age zero to six spend as much time with TV, computers and video games as playing outside." Current discussions not only focus on perceived...

Though there are many individuals who would rather that the 1980s had never happened, it is a verifiable fact that they did, and the decade certainly left behind a veritable treasure trove of cultural artifacts that are now being discovered by the younger set. One such product that has found its way onto the web is the curious television show Starcade. The show’s rather novel (at least at the...
International Journal of Intelligent Games & Simulation

This publication, from the University of Wolverhampton UK and The Society for Modeling and Simulation International (SCS Europe BVBA) offers technical papers relating to games. The August 2004 issue includes articles on multiplayer games, game-based learning, and artificial intelligence (AI). The full articles are available to download once the visitor completes the no-cost registration...
The Video Game Revolution

Video games may now have officially reached a new level of cultural and social importance, especially since PBS (and station affiliate KCTS) have seen fit to create this very interactive and informative site to complement their recent television special, "The Video Game Revolution". The television program tells the history of video games, starting all the way back in 1952, and proceeding all the...

People have enjoyed miniaturized versions of their favorite full-size counterparts for centuries. One need only think of such items as miniature train sets and dollhouses to be reminded of this curious fascination with such items. Video game machines are certainly no exception, and during the 1970s and 1980s, some of the biggest competitors in the market produced handheld versions of their...
Pac-Man celebrates his 30th birthday

Pac-Man hits 30 without losing its way Happy birthday, Pac-Man Q&A: Pac-Man Creator Reflects on 30 Years of...
University of Illinois: Gaming Initiative

Video games have been the subject of scholarly inquiry for some time now, and disciplines such as psychology, speech communications, and information science continue to look into their use for a variety of purposes. The Gaming Initiative at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) created this website to bring together actual video games, along with sponsoring campus-wide events,...
Internet Arcade

Arcade games from the 1970s, 1980s, and early 1990s continue to be popular among both the nostalgic as well as younger players drawn to these games' aesthetics. On this website, courtesy of the Internet Archive, visitors can explore and play a number of these classic games from the comfort of their personal computer. As of this write up, the collection includes over 600 games, complete with their...