public marks

PUBLIC MARKS from Hydragon with tag blogs

April 2006

Game Politics.com :: Where politics and video games collide

Video games aren't just about having fun any more. Some would say that games entertain us, enlighten us, and relax us. They teach problem-solving and allocation of scarce resources. They sharpen minds as well as reflexes. To others, games provoke violent and antisocial behavior. They are a causal factor behind incidents like the Columbine shootings and the Beltway Sniper case. Some claim that video games contribute to obesity in children and expose them to adult-oriented content. Either way, games are also big business, approaching $30 billion in annual sales. In sheer dollar volume, video games have surpassed going to the movies as a leisure activity. With so much money at stake, economic issues find their way onto the business page with increasing regularity. Labor trouble, monopolies, globalization, software piracy and even the virtual economies in online games like World of Warcraft and Second Life appear in the mainstream press with increasing regularity. Politicians are starting to take notice too. Legislation regarding video games has been proposed in an ever-increasing number of cities and states across the nation. Lobbyists on both sides of the issue push agendas with legislators on both sides of the aisle. With so much news happening on a daily basis, it's hard to keep up - until now. GamePolitics.com offers a clearinghouse for politically-oriented news and opinions about video games and the video game business.

November 2005

October 2005

Weblog Usability: The Top Ten Design Mistakes (Jakob Nielsen's Alertbox)

by 15 others
Weblogs are often too internally focused and ignore key usability issues, making it hard for new readers to understand the site and trust the author.

July 2005

To-Done

by 14 others
To-Done! is a regularly updated collection of thoughts, writings, tips, tricks and information on personal productivity, work/life balance and getting things done.

Treehugger

by 20 others
TreeHugger is a fast-growing web magazine, dedicated to everything that has a modern aesthetic yet is environmentally responsible.