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Should you quit your job to make video games?

Your boss just pulled you into another surprise meeting. You’ve got a case of the Mondays. And your raise got rejected. Why not leave it all behind and roll the dice on a new career in video games? There are endless reasons to take the risk of quitting your job, and just as many reasons to tough it out and stay the safe course. The tricky part is figuring out which apply to you.

PlayStation 5, Xbox Two may arrive sooner than you think

At just two years old, the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One haven’t yet hit their prime but that doesn’t mean Sony and Microsoft aren’t already thinking about their successors. In fact, most are certain that development of the tentatively-named PlayStation…

This video explains how old school graphics worked

It’s easy to take today’s computer processing power for granted, especially as it relates to video games. Early computers and gaming consoles like the Nintendo Entertainment System were bound by strict hardware limitations that dictated how many colors could appear…

Dream Job? What it's really like to test games for a living

For a very long time, people have imagined the life of a video game tester, not as 9-to-5 job but as the fantasy of teenagers everywhere. Who wouldn’t want to sit on a comfy couch and play games all day. Reality is a little different. Over the past few months I’ve had extensive conversations with several dozen current and former QA testers in an attempt to explore the world of video game testing and try to explain what it’s really like to play games for a living.

Balancing life and video games as an adult: Some time management tips

One of the worst things about growing up is that you never seem to have any time left over for yourself. Sure, you may still watch a bunch of television shows and go to concerts, but video games? Video games could be kicked to the curb. In an attempt to convince more people to at least try to make gaming more a part of their life, here are some tips for time management that will help them do so.