It struck me recently that as much as I love video games, and have devoted a ton of time to learning about them (possibly more than I do playing them), I haven’t actually read many books on them. This is the sort of realization that comes when you’re given the dreaded “Historical Research Paper” assignment. …

When we last met, Jane McGonigal was spouting out random statistics while I was futilely trying to write blog posts via slime murder. This time, we’ll be taking a look at Slate‘s Culture Gabfest and their review of McGonigal’s book Reality is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change The World. …

The BBC reported on a new form of pain therapy being used to help burn victims through rehabilitation. The kicker? They’re using virtual reality to do so. As someone who used to burn the crap out of themselves on a regular basis by working in a restaurant, I can’t even imagine the amount of pain …