video games

Daily news roundup for Monday, July 6, 2015

Jul 6, 2015
Connor Radnovich, The Chronicle

Here's what's happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW news:

San Francisco slaying raises questions about 'sanctuary' for detained illegal immigrants // San Jose Mercury News

Commentary: Video games aren't a waste of time

Dec 11, 2014

I spend about seven to eight hours gaming everyday. My favorite game, League of Legends, is played by 10 different people. Each player controls a character called a champion and each champion has four different skills. For example, one character shoots spikes out of its back and explodes on contact with an enemy.

Battlefield 4 gives Xbox One a chance to shine

Nov 7, 2013

From our partners at Youth Radio.

Your Call: Can Video Games be a Force for Good?

Jan 3, 2013

Can videogames be a force for good?  On the next Your Call we'll look at the ways video games are being used to educate and enlighten – and how those efforts relate to the $65 billion gaming industry.  What’s the social responsibility of game companies? What can be changed in terms of equality and fair representation in the gaming world?  What have you gained from gaming and what would like to see in the future?  

It's Your Call with Matt Martin and you.

GUESTS:

By some estimates, the video game industry today is worth more than $100 billion. It’s a male dominated industry: the most recent study found that the people who work in gaming are nearly ninety percent male. They’re paid much more, and they’ve created a culture that’s not very friendly to women. To learn more about the gaming industry gender gap, KALW’s Martina Castro sat down with Tasneem Raja, the interactive editor at Mother Jones. They talked about the role of women the video game industry, the subject of a recent article by Raja.