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What is a virtual band?

So you've got a pretty sweet piano melody, but no band. Upload that melody to a virtual band Web site and watch while other musicians round out your tune with drums, guitar -- maybe even an oboe.

Is the 'Blue Whale' Online Game Pushing Teens to Suicide?

In this immersive online game, suicide is the last task.

The 10 Best U.S. Cities for Gamers

We did not see No. 1 coming.

Virtual Reality Arcades Are Getting Real in the U.S.

And they look super fun, whether you're a gamer or not.

How Alternate Reality Gaming Works

Who cares if it's an elaborate marketing scheme if it's fun? In alternate reality gaming, the line between fiction and reality is blurred, and players enter a world filled with rabbit holes and mysteries.

Are there scholarships for video game players?

College scholarships for video gamers? You'd better believe it. The payoff is big at colleges offering a boost to the field's best and brightest up-and-comers.

Do video games really improve hand-eye coordination?

The debate on whether video games help players build any lasting skills is as old as video games themselves. Luckily, science has decided to weigh in on the conversation — including the claim that gaming improves hand-eye coordination.

Is there an archive for out-of-print video games?

Scratching the nostalgia itch can be tricky — especially if it involves playing classic out-of-print video games like "Oregon Trail" or "Street Fighter II." But fear not: When you're in the mood for a little old-school gaming, you have options.

How Gold Farming Works

Don't be a n00b — gold farming has nothing to do with actual mining. The practice of selling virtual gold for actual cash might be lucrative, but it's also been accused of creating "virtual sweatshops" in many countries.

How Twitch Works

Video games have been popular for years, and now Twitch lets players and oglers share their love of gaming in real time. Think you're ready to broadcast your gaming skills (or lack thereof)?

How Project Morpheus Works

You may have seen the occasional VR headset in an arcade, and home models have popped up now and again, only to fizzle. Sony is hoping to change that with Project Morpheus.