In Tom Coburn's just-released "Wastebook 2010," an 85-page tirade on what the U.S. senator believes are the year's 100 most outrageous uses of tax dollars, UC Irvine's $3 million research of World of Warcraft and other games comes in at No. 6. "Most people have to work for a l ... More >>
The school is banking big on computer games as an emerging discipline
Walden, a game about the experience of author Henry David Thoreau at Walden Pond, helps demonstrate experimental video game design at a UC Irvine presentation this afternoon.
Parents concerned about joystick jockeys have nothing to fear. That pimple popper spending all day on the couch in his boxers playing video games has a bright college future ahead of him--if he can get into UC Irvine, that is.
UCI Center for Computer Games & Virtual WorldsSenior research scientist Walt Scacchi of the UCI Institute for Software ResearchWalt Scacchi, the director of research with UC Irvine's Center for Computer Games and Virtual Worlds, seeks live bodies rather than virtual ones for a lecture he's sp ... More >>
Coburn: Ready to blow?With UC Irvine's announcement of the establishment of the Center for Computer Games & Virtual Worlds, you've got to wonder if U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn's head is going to explode. At least his virtual noggin must be staining a carpet in some sims world somewhere. The Okla ... More >>
Chris VictorioWhew, that was interesting. We're back from two days at BlizzCon 2009, and are only a little geekily ashamed to admit that it was a good time. You wanna see pictures? Here's our slideshow, and here's our post with many, many overflow pictures.This just in (two days ago) from Twitter ... More >>
Apparently Ozzy Osbourne really liked doing this World of Warcraft commercial. He's going to be closing out this year's massively sold out BlizzCon '09, with a concert in Anaheim on August 22.
This year's BlizzCon is August 21 and 22 at the Anaheim Convention Center, where every installment of the Blizzard Entertainment hullabaloo has been held. It's a celebration of the Irvine-based computer game company's three major, incredibly popular franchises--Warcraft, Starcraft and Diablo--and ... More >>
George Clinton and P-Funk