Jonathan Farah

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Skyrim players are taking screenshots to dramatic new heights

One of the most popular RPGs ever released, <i>The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim</i>, is on sale right now for $4.99 through Steam. Even though it was released in 2011, the game's graphics still hold up, which has led to a flurry of artistic screenshots scrambling up the ranks on Reddit.<p>While none of them came …

Movies struggle with something gaming knows well: Getting information to the viewer

If you love movies and don't subscribe to Every Frame a Painting on YouTube, you're missing out. Each video is a short but intense look at some aspect of movie making, and you'll always learn something by watching. This video explains how movies have dealt with something we take for granted in our …

Destiny's 'haunted' loot cave makes me hopeful for the future of the game

Much has been made about Destiny's phenomena of the loot caves, and Bungie's response in patching them out of the game.<p>The developer has also learned a hard lesson about what players want from loot-unlocked multiplayer events, and the game's overall loot system has already been adjusted. This is …

Watch out for spoilers in this Borderlands visual timeline

Borderlands didn't trot out a reboot or a prequel for its latest edition; <i>Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel</i> is something in between, and if you're wondering how that fits into the continuity — and can tolerate a lot of spoilers — here's a visual timeline.<p>I suppose it's not a spoiler that Claptrap "spends …

Moon-landing conspiracy claim refuted by video game graphics

The makers of state-of-the-art video game graphics technology say they have used it to debunk those who continue to think the United States' manned moon landings were a hoax filmed on a movie set.<p>Nvidia, makers of top-of-the line graphics cards for PC gaming, put its Maxwell architecture on the …

Want to be happier? Buy video games

There has been research that measured the effects of buying things versus the effects of buying experiences, and the findings were that purchased experiences make us happier. So if you can buy a painting on one hand, or a trip to space on the other, the trip to space is going to do more for your …

MMOs help kids learn English faster, says new study

Students of English learn the language faster when they play video games, especially MMOs, according to a new report.<p>The study at the University of Gothenburg and Karlstad University, Sweden, looked at a group of sixth graders and how they interact with English in non-educational situations. …

How a video game helped save my sanity

One year ago, I quit drinking.<p>When I quit, life became thorny and unfun. Playing <i>Civilization 5</i> helped me get through a rough patch.<p>---<p>I had been a big drinker for the past 30 years. It was hard for me to say goodbye to something that had given me so much pleasure. But it was definitely time to move …

Like an apple a day, study says daily gaming can be good for children

Children and adolescents who spend less than an hour playing video games on school days are "better adjusted" than those who don't play video games, according to a study by Oxford University.<p>Dr. Andrew Przybylski surveyed 5,000 young people 10-15 years old, 75 percent of whom said they play video …

If a goat game can be good, then a Rock Simulator can be, too, says dev

Developer Strange Panther Games' <i>Rock Simulator</i> initially began as a parody of parody of the successes of simulation titles for farms, trains and trucks, but it steamrolled into a fully realized game as positive community reaction built up.<p>Its description on Steam gushes that the simulator is a rock …

IGN First: Forza Horizon 2 Announced

Open-world racing sequel heading to Xbox One and Xbox 360 this fall.<p>Exit Theatre Mode<p><b>UPDATE 2:</b> Check out our full hands-on preview!<p><b>UPDATE:</b> To …

How gaming in wartime connected soldiers, a father and a son

Every son yearns to connect with his dad and every father wants a meaningful relationship with his son. It’s not always easy; life’s responsibilities can put obstacles in the way.<p>As a command sergeant major in the U.S. Army — the service's highest enlisted rank — Chris Fields has a mountain of …