How Video Games Strengthen Families

For years, researchers have been railing on the destructive nature of video games. To them, all these games are capable of doing is creating violent players who carry out their aggression on real-world victims. But the fact of the matter is that these researchers weren’t looking at all the angles. Other professionals have argued that there’s more to video games [...]

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Stuck Indoors? How Your Computer Can Keep You From Going Stir-Crazy

The rest of the country is probably jealous of our temperatures in Austin right now, because it’s cold almost everywhere else. Like, really cold. Being stuck indoors because of the frigid temperatures outside is not an optimal situation. If you’re only going outdoors when you absolutely have to, you’re going to have to entertain yourself with indoor options. Instead of turning on [...]

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NSA, British Intelligence Found Spying on Gamers

If you play on World of Warcraft, Second Life, or even Xbox Live, you could be talking to a spy in in-game chat. Earlier this month, former National Security Association (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden leaked documents that revealed that the FBI, CIA, and British intelligence agency Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) have all secretly been spying on gamers in these online systems. A [...]

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