Learn more about why ESRB Senior Vice President Bill Garrity loves family game nights. “Playing together is quality time, full stop. We’re talking. We’re encouraging each other at times and competing at others. I’m sure I’ll miss it when they move out.”
New study debunks common misconceptions associated with video game players WASHINGTON – May 9, 2019 – More than 164 million adults in the United States play video games, and three-quarters of all Americans have at least one video game player in their household, according to a new survey entitled “2019 Essential Facts About the Computer…
The students at Drayton Hall Elementary in Charleston, SC generally start each morning a bit differently than many other schools. After attendance and the Pledge of Allegiance, they pull out their iPads and get to work. And sometimes that schoolwork might appear to be less about memorizing facts and figures and more about having fun.
It’s no secret that mainstream news media has a knee-jerk tendency to focus on the negative rather than the positive, and it’s no different when it comes to their reporting on video games. As a result, many parents are simply unaware of the variety of potential benefits their child may gain from playing games. Sure, like most forms of entertainment, video games start as fun, but anyone that’s seen the grin spread across a child’s face the first time they overcome a particularly difficult game challenge knows that there’s more to it than just fun.
Bonnie Ross didn’t grow up playing Atari or Nintendo or Sega or PlayStation. A Mattel handheld game of football was about as immersed as she got. Today, though, she’s in charge of one of the video game industry’s biggest franchises.
Maya Rogers is in charge of the family legacy. As CEO and president of Blue Planet Software, she heads the company that’s responsible for safeguarding and managing all aspects of the classic game Tetris. From her office in Oahu, Hawaii, Rogers oversees everything from merchandising to promotional opportunities to new games building on the arcade title that debuted in 1984 and remains as popular as ever with players.