Society

06.29.12
Storyboard: The social contract
06.29.12

Storyboard: The social contract

Have you ever thought about the fact that every single one of your characters is a murdering thie...

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05.26.11
Chinese prisoners forced to produce virtual gold, real profits for their guards
05.26.11

Chinese prisoners forced to produce virtual gold, real profits for their guards

The virtual goods economy of massively multiplayer online games may be thriving, but it's also st...

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04.22.11
Ethnologist researches the development of social skills in World of Warcraft
04.22.11

Ethnologist researches the development of social skills in World of Warcraft

A lot of players probably think that World of Warcraft breeds social skills, to the extent that c...

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03.04.11
National Day of Unplugging 2011 starts now, but only after you tweet about it
03.04.11

National Day of Unplugging 2011 starts now, but only after you tweet about it

Darren Murph was scheduled to write about the National Day of Unplugging 2011, which spans from sund...

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01.26.11
15 Minutes of Fame: Jane McGonigal on why gamers will change the world
01.26.11

15 Minutes of Fame: Jane McGonigal on why gamers will change the world

From Hollywood celebrities to the guy next door, millions of people have made World of Warcraft a p...

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08.05.10
Google's Schmidt boasts 200K Android devices sold daily, waxes intellectual on society and technology
08.05.10

Google's Schmidt boasts 200K Android devices sold daily, waxes intellectual on society and technology

Google CEO Eric Schmidt is quite the quotable man -- we hear he's pretty chatty at coffee shops, to...

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12.11.09
How reputation governs the game
12.11.09

How reputation governs the game

Ravius over at Kill Ten Rats ruminates on the importance of reputation in these very social games t...

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08.04.09
England puts CCTVs in the homes of lousy parents
08.04.09

England puts CCTVs in the homes of lousy parents

We love England, especially the way they use all these adorable names for things: "lorry," for truc...

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02.05.09
Stardock talks staying afloat in The Great Lakes State
02.05.09

Stardock talks staying afloat in The Great Lakes State

News of PC game publisher and developer Stardock's plans to expand further into its home state of M...

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