Video Games

Are They Really Making a FarmVille Movie?
Get your crops ready, hayseeds — there might be a FarmVille movie coming. As one of the most popular video games probably ever, the scourge of Facebook is about to hit the silver screen thanks to screenwriters Alec Sokolow and Joel Cohen.
Is the Full Tilt Poker Site Just a Massive Ponzi Scheme?
Full Tilt Poker, one of the Internet’s most popular poker sites, operated “as a massive Ponzi scheme against its own players,” alleges Manhattan’s US attorney.
The allegations come as part of a civil money laundering complaint claiming that funds the site raised went to pay members of its board of…
Play Super Mario Bros. in a Cardboard Box [VIDEO]
The Super Mario Bros. have made hundreds of appearances in different video games since the characters were introduced in 1985, but this one is probably the most unique.
It’s an electronic board game version of the Nintendo classic, the player maneuvers Mario analog-style, us…
Teacher Uses Angry Birds to Explain Projectile Motion to Students
With over 200 million downloads to mobile devices, Angry Birds is a full-fledged phenomenon. Now an Atlanta teacher has found a way to use it as an educational tool as well.
Since the birds are catapulted into the sky, John Burk, a ninth-grade physics teacher, felt it was a great way to teach student…
Are Violent Video Games Contributing To the Declining Crime Rate?
A new academic paper suggests that the proliferation of violent videos games over the past 20 years has contributed to the more than 50 percent decrease in violent crime over that time period.
The paper’s authors analyzed published studies on the topic of violence and video games, and were able to co…