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Why violence is good for games — and storytelling

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p>When video game violence makes headlines, it’s usually at the expense of geekdom. Such was the case with Vice President Joe Biden’s recent comments that he …

The Joy of Jury Duty

Why Americans should stop complaining and learn to appreciate this constitutional obligation<p>How can one appreciate an obligation? This is a question approximately 30 million Americans don't ask every year when they receive their jury summons because they are too busy grumbling about this core …

The Unluckiest Generation: What Will Become of Millennials?

Coming of age in a recession has set back Millennials for decades. The good news? In the age of abundance, they could turn out to be pretty great decades, anyway.<p>AP<p>The nearly 3.7 million American babies born in 1982 weren't special, except to their families. But in the eyes of demographers, they …

Why Is There a 'Red Line' on Chemical Weapons but Not on 70,000 Deaths?

Obama's strategy in the Middle East is 'engage where we must, disengage where we can'<p>As evidence of the Syrian regime's use of chemical weapons mounts, the Obama administration has further confused matters regarding its own stated "red lines." The evidence appears to be strong but not necessarily …

Meet the New Middle Class: Who They Are, What They Want, and What They Fear

After years of economic turmoil, most families now believe the most valuable--and elusive--possession in American life is economic security.<p>Reuters<p>Americans still believe they can reach for the stars, but they are increasingly fearful they are standing on a trapdoor as they try.<p>That's the deeply …

Lighting for Lingerie Photography

When photographing lingerie and boudoir style images, it’s especially important to make sure the lighting flatters the model. There are a few …

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The Boston Marathon Bombing: Keep Calm and Carry On

It is easy to feel scared and powerless in the wake of attacks like those at the Boston Marathon. But it also plays into the perpetrators' hands.<p>As the details about the bombings in Boston unfold, it'd be easy to be scared. It'd be easy to feel powerless and demand that our elected leaders do …

Relationships Are More Important Than Ambition

There's more to life than leaving home.<p>This month, many of the nation's best and brightest high school seniors will receive thick envelopes in the mail announcing their admission to the college of their dreams. According to a 2011 survey, about 60 percent of them will go to their first-choice …