video games

A young boy in a white t-shirt and blue jeans sits cross-legged and stares intently ahead, holding a gaming console in his hand

They Lost their Kids to Fortnite

A group of Canadian parents say their kids are so addicted to the video game Fortnite that they’ve stopped eating, sleeping and showering. Now these parents want to hold its tech-giant creator accountable.
(Photos by Aaron Wynia)

I get paid to coach video gamers. Seriously.

Ryan Oldfield has a job you probably want. But coaching e-sports players is more intense than you might think. "We train them on injury prevention, nutrition and step challenges."
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How to make money by playing video games

As the crypto craze permeates the world of online gaming, playing for fun could become just another bit of nostalgia
Fowler’s reputation as a speedrunner has earned him a vocal, devoted online audience (Photograph by Niki Chan Wylie)

Mitch Fowler and the brain-bending world of ’speedrunning’

An old video game, a lot of practice and one hour, nine minutes and 58 seconds of perfection

The problem with adding a famous Cree chief to ’Civilization’

Some residents of the Poundmaker Cree Nation of Saskatchewan are unhappy with their unwilling part in the Civilization video game series

How to close the gaming industry’s diversity gap

While everyone insists diversity and inclusion is important, a solution for desegregating the gaming industry remains out of reach

Why Nintendo’s new game plan doesn’t involve kids

The Nintendo Switch appears to signal a switch in strategy for a company that has, to this point, made kids its target demographic
A female avatar in the game Rust. (

A surprise sex change casts a light on gaming’s inequality

How can the gaming industry root out sexism? Changing players’ virtual sex might be a start.

How video games can heal

Researcher and digital game designer Jane McGonigal on the underrated value of video games as a source of power, grit and healing
Carleton discovery centre

Carleton library has video games, 3D printing and treadmills

Discovery Centre aims for innovative learning