Cat with Bow Golf. A cat, with a bow, playing golf: it's perfectly simple. And now my life is whole and complete. Halo what?
IEEE Spectrum’s gaming blog was retired in 2010, but it is preserved here for archival reference.
Google Uses Minecraft to Teach Quantum Physics Rules
Google's Quantum AI Lab aims to familiarize kids with quantum mechanics rules in a popular game
Valve's SteamOS Aims to Push PC Gaming Into Living Rooms
Game developer Valve unveils its much-anticipated operating system
Crowdsourced Disaster Response Turns to Online Gamers
Players of popular online games such as World of Warcraft could help out disaster response efforts
Defiance: The First Video-Game Television Show
A new science fiction franchise faces many technical challenges in marrying a video game with a television show
Etch A Sketch Was My First Videogame Machine
This “drawing” tool foreshadowed early video games
Mind Reading to Predict the Success of Online Games
Engineers devise a way to predict an online game’s success by gamers’ initial emotional response
Gaming at CES 2013
Retrogaming made a splash at the show, with classic console emulators and pinball machines
CES 2013: Replacing the Game Board with a MultiTouch Computer
Intel’s vision of a family computer gets people out from behind their laptops and tablets
The Sony PS4: Less Dazzle, More Social
The big makers of game consoles will renew their rivalry, and Sony has a chip on its shoulder
Glitch (the Game) Bites the Dust
MMO game can’t make enough money
Wii sales may recover, but kids will still be fat
Nintendo’s next version of its physical-fitness game console will do more for its bottom line than for kids’ big bottoms
A Transhuman Future
A neuroengineer infuses science in the next "Deus Ex" game to expose players to real-world mechanical augmentation
How Sony's Antipiracy Approach Made It a Hacker Target
In the fight to control access to the PlayStation 3, Sony won a battle but lost much more
Facebook vs. Google: Game On
FarmVille has led a social-game ascendance that will sway the Facebook-Google struggle and threaten the digital gaming industry
Music Gaming Won't Die
Guitar Hero and Rock Band may be through, but the genre is thriving without plastic controllers
Sifteo Makes Smart Blocks for Gaming and Education
An MIT Media Lab concept becomes a commercial product
Amazing New Motion Capture Tech Makes Games Look Like Films
"LA Noire" raises the bar of video game realism
The Hottest Game System On the Planet Is...
How parents (and kids) are changing the game.
Engineering the Mob
How a new videogame brings the post-war mafia to life.
The science of Texas Hold 'Em