The Internet immerses kids in an online environment, but it’s still capable of putting them in the path of some tangible dangers, problems and safety concerns. Since the Inernet and world wide web are very important tools for learning and communication, it’s vital for kids and their parents to learn how to handle problems that arise instead of turning away from them. There are steps families can take to try and avoid common issues, but sometimes even...read more
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The free-to-play PC game market is tremendous, and the majority of the free online games available are virtual worlds that are tailored for children. It’s great that kids have options, but which of the available massively multiplayer online (MMO) games manage to dish out the most fun while providing a safe environment in which youngsters can interact and make friends? Here are ten popular online worlds that any kid would love making his or her own. (Note that...read more
Dive into your personal history and ask yourself: When was the last time you frequented an Internet cafe? The answer might surprise you. Though Internet cafes seem like a relic of the late ’90s–a time when home computer ownership wasn’t a given, and a fast, reliable Internet connection was even less likely–they’re still a frequent sight on the streets of any major city. How has the seemingly antiquated Internet cafe clung to life?...read more
It looks like Blizzard is taking on a role that’s always pleasant to see in the games industry: The role of a courteous competitor. Blizzard’s president, Frank Pearce, told MCV that Blizzard wants to see EA’s upcoming Star Wars: The Old Republic MMORPG succeed because the MMORPG market in general can use a “shot in the arm.” “This is a game that has an opportunity to grow the MMO market if done right and therefore is very...read more
If you’re a betting person, now’s a good time to lay down coin on the future of the games industry. Where is games distribution headed? Which option will dominate a decade down the road? Will retail still be clinging with a bulldog grip? Will we be downloading everything to a hard drive? Will we be streaming games? Or will we be turning to a method of distribution that is a hybrid of all those options? Zynga’s new Vice President Lou Castle thinks...read more