By Robin Ngai, Staff Writer @bluebird1278 When it comes to video games, my knowledge derives mostly from social media and friends who are avid gamers. My skills lie in button mashing and hoping that some sort of glitch in the game that will help me win. Despite my poor playing skills, I’ve grown up surrounded by a […]

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By Ann Singer, Staff Writer @annmsinger Here we go again: a new scientist, a new study, and a not so new debate has caught the world’s attention. Scientist Craig Anderson, director for the study of violence at Iowa State University, recently published a study about the link between violent media exposure and aggression in children. […]

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By Christina Janansky @cjanansky Do you love video games? How about beer? If the answer’s “all of the above,” then Durham-based advertising agency, McKinney, has the perfect game for you. It’s called ‘The Last Barfighter’ and the winner gets a full cup of beer. The custom 2D game—which is played on McKinney’s hand-made ‘Beercade’ machine—was created […]

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By Kimberly Clark, Science Tuesday Editor Pigs still can’t fly, but they’ve been playing video games. Dutch researchers and designers from the Utrecht School of the Arts and Wageningen UR developed an interactive iPad game for pigs and people called “Pig Chase.” To play the game, pigs need a large touchscreen wall in their pigpen, […]

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