Video game 'amoralists' argue killing in gaming isn't harmful since no living being is actually hurt. But when it comes to hurting virtual animals, we disagree.
The video game community on Twitch has taken a massive interest in chess. The young, irreverent gamers and the ancient world of chess are both transforming as their cultures collide.
They'll make you laugh, cry or just help you zone out.
We live in the time of the 'quantified self'. This means we're constantly under pressure to use technology to 'optimise' ourselves, and may be why many people view gaming as a 'waste of time'.
Multiplayer games can inspire creativity and sustain children's friendships while sheltering at home
The game is a fantastic metaphor for understanding how extinctions cause ecosystems to become more fragile.
Somewhere between the early Buddhist times and today, worries about game addiction have given way to scientific understanding of the benefits of play, rather than its detriments.
Untitled Goose Game is a global phenomenon out of an indie games house in Melbourne. Its success shows us where a little investment in games can lead.
We need to keep active and exercise to stay healthy. So why not teach school kids some of the activities they'd go on to enjoy later in life?
Faced with local planning changes like infill development people often fear they could lose the neighbourhood they love. But serious games are proving effective in giving locals a say in their future.
Having trouble playing the latest video game? New AI tools can learn how you and others play, and help you be a better player.
Video games were once thought to offer an escape from everyday life – but they often hold a mirror to what we do in reality.
Many of the board games we play today were originally created in the last century and they impart many interesting lessons about life.
A regular family ritual like a dinner and games night contributes to the rhythm and predictability of life and becomes part of a family's unique DNA.
Melbourne has its first playable art tram – a 32.5-metre-long musical score played via augmented reality. So what's the idea of playable trams and playable cities really about?
Problem gambling among children has gone up, and it's got everything to do with gambling-like features in video games.
Games have come a long way since their genesis in the 1970s. Today, games designers consult with ecologists and other experts to create worlds that feel alive and real.
Rockstar Games's latest release has set a new precedent for realism, but living the "every day" in games can easily test our patience.
It's withstood the test of time, and it's leading people to get out of the house, travel around and spend more time with their families.
In the 'World Climate' simulation, people play delegates to UN climate negotiations and work to strike an agreement that meets global climate goals. Playing it has made thousands want to take action.