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How Allison Cole explores gender, sexuality, and consent through games

February 27, 2017 |

“She Said She Said” player.  Photo by Mattias Graham. 


By Natalie Coleman

Natalie Coleman is a writer based in Cincinnati and New York. She is attending NYU’s Literary Reportage graduate program in the class of 2018. You can find her on … Read More

Mobile game ‘Honour Water’ aims to heal the waters through song

August 29, 2016 |

“The Women, They Hold the Ground.”Digital Media. By and Courtesy of Elizabeth LaPensée, 2015.


Elizabeth LaPensée wants to make a difference in the way indigenous people are represented in video games. LaPensée, who has spoken out against  misrepresentation, racism and sexism … Read More

How news organizations are using video games to enhance their storytelling

January 27, 2016 |


As more and more media is consumed on digital devices, the opportunity for video games in journalism continues to expand and redefine how readers interact with news. This week Nieman Reports published “Harnessing the Power of Video Games for … Read More

New Tow Center report looks at how games can improve news coverage

February 23, 2015 |

Screenshot from WNYC’s snowfall map




The most-viewed New York Times piece in 2013 wasn’t a hard-hitting investigation piece or a long-form narrative; it was a quiz. Since then, interest in the intersection between journalism and gaming has grown. News … Read More

‘Never Alone’ video game resurfaces centuries-old tribal stories

December 8, 2014 |

Screenshot from “Never Alone” trailer.



A new video game, “Never Alone,” is helping to preserve traditional tribal stories for indigenous children who may never otherwise hear them.

Cook Inlet Tribal Council, a nonprofit that works with Native Alaskans, partnered … Read More

How media outlets are ‘gamifying’ the news

October 1, 2014 |

A screengrab from a new video game that the Des Moines Register launched last week. The game explains how farmers in Iowa are handling modern-day changes and challenges. 



News organizations are increasingly turning to video games to attract online readers, especially … Read More

War photographer embeds himself in a video game

September 16, 2014 |

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Throughout the past week, we’ve come … Read More

Researchers find video games like SuperBetter are helping to decrease anxiety, depression

May 8, 2014 |






Researchers are now paying more attention to video games to learn how they can help people dealing with mental health issues.

SuperBetter — a video game created by Jane McGonigal — is the subject of … Read More

Yale video game project aims to help young people make better choices

January 30, 2014 |

Yale University’s Play2Prevent lab — a collaboration between computer programmers and doctors — plans to spend a year designing a game to reduce HIV infections among young African American women. The goal is to help this demographic make better choices and, … Read More

New study to look at how video games increase mindfulness, empathy

January 10, 2014 |

There are plenty of video games that promote violence and have negative effects on teens. But what about video games that promote pro-social behavior?

University of Wisconsin psychology professor Richard Davidson wants to look into the positive effects these types of … Read More