Why It Pays to Play Around

Why It Pays to Play Around

BY ANDREAS WAGNER JUNE 6, 2019 Play is so important that nature invented it long before it invented us. Almost all young mammals play, as do birds like parrots and crows. Play has been reported in reptiles, fish, and even spiders, where sexually immature animals use...
Gaming’s Health Benefits

Gaming’s Health Benefits

By Allison Van Dusen They can increase aggressive behavior, encourage the kind of sedentary lifestyle that causes obesity and even desensitize chronic users to violence. Medical researchers have given us plenty of reasons to limit the amount of time we spend attached...
Gaming for Good: Documentary-Style Podcast

Gaming for Good: Documentary-Style Podcast

Forget everything you think you know about gamers. It’s time to step away from tired old stereotypes that games are only for kids or reclusive basement dwellers. After all, the gaming industry is now worth around £137 billion – it’s bigger than TV and Hollywood....

When Twitch.tv announced their new Twitch Prime service they also announced a game-changing partnership with GameChanger Charity that began with #SubsForKids. In just five days, Amazon, Twitch, streamers, content creators & their fans helped raise $500,000 for...
Double Fine Interview

Double Fine Interview

This week the team interviews the man, the myth, the legendary art director Lee Petty about his involvement in Double Fine’s newest game “Stacking”. Tim Schafer plays the part of Marmite merchant in Act II. The reality is that we were incredibly fortunate to have Tim...
Trip Hawkins Interview

Trip Hawkins Interview

Hot on the heels of our 50th episode (and boy is this one a doosey!) Neal, Anthony, and James have the distinguished honor of interviewing Mr. Trip Hawkins, in this Bonus Round edition of the ++Good Games podcast.   In this episode we discuss topics such as the...
Mike Mendheim Interview

Mike Mendheim Interview

  Not even a week after we mentioned Mutant League Football while interviewing Ryan Moody, we were put in touch (Thanks Ryan!) with Mike Mendheim, the creator of Mutant League Football, and the proud operator of a brand spankin’ new Kickstarter project: Mutant...
The Benefits of Playing Video Games

The Benefits of Playing Video Games

Originally printed in January 2014 edition of American Psychologist Written by: Isabela Granic, Adam Lobel, and Rutger C. M. E. Engels Radboud University Nijmegen Video games are a ubiquitous part of almost all children’s and adolescents’ lives, with 97% playing for...