Video Games & Gear
Video games have come of age as an entertainment medium and the technology continues to mature. Learn about how your favorite video game consoles work, and see what's on the gaming horizon.
Putting Yourself Into a Video Game for Free Just Got Way Easier
How the PlayStation Camera Works
10 Reuses for Old Video Game Controllers
Are cheat codes really cheating?
Are there video games designed for moms?
How are video games regulated in the U.S.?
Think You Own That Online Video Game You Bought? Think Again
Run, Jump & Climb Your Way Through Our Roblox Quiz
Can You Survive Our Minecraft Quiz?
How the Nintendo Power Glove Worked
How Xbox One Works
How PlayStation 4 Works
The Candy Crush Quiz
Is the 'Blue Whale' Online Game Pushing Teens to Suicide?
The 10 Best U.S. Cities for Gamers
Buying movies, video games and music online may be convenient, but what if the company you bought it from stops providing it or goes out of business? You could be out of luck.
By Talon Homer
With more than 40 million "experiences" (they don't call them games) to choose from, there's something for everyone in Roblox. Take this quiz to learn more.
By Alia Hoyt
Tetris was developed during the Cold War by a puzzle-happy programmer working for the Russian Academy of Sciences. So how did this addictive game break free of the Iron Curtain?
By John Donovan
The role playing game upended the video game industry two decades ago, and still looms large on its 20th anniversary.
NDGT's ambitious plan would create an educational game with input from George R. R. Martin, Neil Gaiman, Bill Nye and Amy Mainzer, among others.
In this immersive online game, suicide is the last task.
And they look super fun, whether you're a gamer or not.
A pocket monster by any other name would smell as sweet. But it would also raise issues of fan respect, linguistics, politics and cultural imperialism.
By Chris Opfer
New, free avatar-creation technology developed at USC means video gamers could be significantly closer to playing as themselves on the small screen.
By Chris Opfer
For years, kids have been filling their Pokédexes with Pokemon they've caught in Nintendo's digital fields. Why has it stayed so popular while other franchises haven't?
By Bryan Young
Computer games have long been a place to escape from reality. Unless, of course, that game is about your life.
By John Donovan
With 74 percent reporting that they already play video games weekly, moms aren't exactly waiting around for game makers to craft them the perfect "mom game." But then again, what does a mom game even look like — and are there any on the market?
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.
"Candy Crush." "Flappy Bird." "Farmville." You've likely played at least one of the many "freemium" games out there — and chances are you've also wondered how these companies make any money. Sure, ads help, but there's a bit more to it than that.