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Maker of Violent Video Games: 'Not Surprised' Sandy Hook Shooter Played These Games

Maker of Violent Video Games: 'Not Surprised' Sandy Hook Shooter Played These Games

As policy makers debate President Obama's gun control proposals, some have also begun to question the role of violent video games in shootings. The perpetrators of mass shootings, including the Columbine and the Sandy Hook school massacres, reportedly played violent video games, prompting some to call for more... Read More »

How Playing Video Games Makes You More Employable -- Really

How Playing Video Games Makes You More Employable -- Really

By John Sumser The top 10 jobs in demand in 2010 did not exist in 2004. Sixty percent of new jobs require skills that only 20 percent of workers have. Read More »

Video Game Developers On The Holiday Hot Job List

Video Game Developers On The Holiday Hot Job List

This article originally appeared on OnlineDegrees.com By Maryalene LaPonsie Each holiday season, video game companies make sure there are plenty of new titles to place under the Christmas tree, and shoppers race to snap them up. Video games were the second most-searched item on e-commerce sites on Cyber... Read More »

Video Game Addiction Gets Lawyer Suspended From Practice

Video Game Addiction Gets Lawyer Suspended From Practice

There's no shortage of people addicted to video games, but it's the rare person who becomes so obsessed with them that he loses his job. In Pennsylvania, however, a 43-year-old lawyer has been banned from practicing law for three years after his addiction to video games resulted in sloppy legal work, The... Read More »

Cool Job: Computer Animator Brings Video Games to Life

Cool Job: Computer Animator Brings Video Games to Life

This article was originally featured on Schools.com Josh Scherr, lead cinematic animator at Naughty Dog, a major video game developer, began learning about movie effects when he was about six years old. That's when he saw Star Wars and his parents explained to him that light sabers don't really exist. He... Read More »

I Love My Job:  Joel Burgess, Video Game Designer (Video)

I Love My Job: Joel Burgess, Video Game Designer (Video)

As you watch your children spend hours playing video games, don't think they're rotting their brains. They could be laying a solid foundation for a future high-paying job. An entry level video game designer makes, on average, $46,000. And there's a better chance you're playing the game and not your kids! The... Read More »

Getting More Girls Into Computer Science

Getting More Girls Into Computer Science

Everyone says more girls should enter the field of computer science, but up until now, no one has had any idea of how to attract them to this male-dominated field. "There's been a huge push throughout North America to try and get girls to go into computing science, but [educators are] having a lot of... Read More »

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