Call that a weapon? Playing Fortnite, a web-based multiplayer survival game.
The epic online game Fortnite was released a year ago and has attracted millions of fans (and detractors). So how has this game made such an enormous impact?
Getting ready for school.
Through games and household tasks, parents can help their children learn basic math skills like counting, geometry and algebraic thinking.
Games such as chess should be a welcome addition to the activities available for prisoners.
Post-its, iPad or ping-pong?
Managers work tirelessly to modernise offices, innovate and cut costs, but what really boosts employee performance? The answer is the scientific method: design, test, and measure.
The story of this video game speaks to what seems a powerful political moment, of an American nation literally at war with itself.
A Friend in Need (1903).
Cassius Marcellus Coolidge
With a proposition bet, the odds are always against you.
Two young boys in helmets, playing soldiers with toy guns (1908-1928).
State Library of South Australia (B 28519/136)
Australian children were once free to play on the streets, but today the urban space is less friendly to children and their imaginations.
Play activates cities and engages people, and by appropriating urban spaces it changes what these mean to people.
As adults we often trivialise the value of play. But playing games lets us play with possibilities, see how they play out – and exploring alternative realities helps us see the familiar in new ways.
How do people make complex decisions?
Watching how people play a game against a computer opponent can help identify how humans use – or don't use – game theory principles to make decisions.
Why game playing can be such a powerful tool.
Video games have been helping kids to learn for years, here's how.
Australia's videogame industry has called for an end to the government's silence around funding. And with local games competing on the world stage, it's time for the cultural medium to be recognised alongside TV and film.
Who owns culture in the real-virtual world of augmented reality?
Artificial intelligence can bring many benefits to human gamers.
Sam Jordan Belanger
Twenty years after Deep Blue beat Garry Kasparov at chess, artificial intelligence can make games more fun, and perhaps even endlessly enjoyable, if it learns to adapt.
The truth about chess playing and intelligence.
Big crowds at an Intel Extreme Masters event held in Poland in 2013.
Australia's biggest prize pot for computer gaming is up for grabs this weekend which shows our growing interest in the multi-million dollar eSports industry.
Seeking to make stories that surround us.
'Screen,' by Noah Wardrip-Fruin, Robert Coover, Shawn Greenlee, Andrew McClain, and Ben "Sascha" Shine
People want video games and interactive experiences that help them explore deep and meaningful themes, such as creating family, valuing diversity and living responsibly.
When is a pack of cards truly random?
Poker is a harder game for computers to master than chess or Go.
Artificial intelligence researchers have upped the ante and developed a program that has beaten the world's best Heads-Up No-Limit Texas Hold’em poker players.
'Ouija board' via www.shutterstock.com
The Oujia board's origins were anything but evil. It emerged, in part, out of a longing to communicate with loved ones who had died during the Civil War.
What happens when games and social media infiltrate society to the point that we all become avatars and anonymous usernames?