Kids Who Play Video Games Do Better In School, Study FindsParents may have a hard time getting their kids to put down the video game controller and pick up a book. But now, an Australian study of 12,000 teenagers shows those who routinely play video games do better in school.
Minn.'s 'Oregon Trail' Inducted Into Video Game Hall Of FameEveryone remembers playing "The Oregon Trail" in school. What many people might not know is the schoolhouse staple was developed right here in Minnesota.
15 Games Now Finalists For 'World Video Game Hall Of Fame'“Sonic the Hedgehog,” ”Space Invaders” and “John Madden Football” are among 15 games named Tuesday as finalists for the World Video Game Hall of Fame.
Top 5 Classic Sports Video GamesWhether it's football, basketball, baseball or some of the more bizarre sports, you'll never forget staying up all night with your friends playing that game and laughing the whole time.
Gamers Play For A Cause At 'Extra Life'Gamers around the world are taking part in the 24-hour event known as "Extra Life" to raise money for children's hospitals. Gamers turned on their screens and picked up their controls at 8 a.m. Saturday in Bloomington. They play, while their families and friends donate.
WCCO Saturday Morning Links & Recap (Nov. 7)It's starting to feel a lot like fall, so get outside and make the most of it with the help of the events below! Gamers around the world are putting their best finger forward to help raise money for sick children. The fundraiser known as "Extra Life" is a 24-hour gaming marathon to support Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.
The Top 5 Worst Athlete-Endorsed Video GamesFor every "Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!," sports video game junkies are also thrown titles like "James 'Buster' Douglas Knockout Boxing." Here are five of the worst video games crafted to capitalize on the reputation of a sports star.
Experts Say Video Games A Great Way For Families To BondDoes the family that games together stay together? An article in the Wall Street Journal says playing family-friendly video games can be a great time for parents and children to bond.
New Vikes Stadium Featured In 'Madden 16'Fans will not be able to see a Minnesota Vikings game played at U.S. Bank Stadium for about another year -- unless they play video games. The future home of the Vikings is featured in the new "Madden 16."
APA: Playing Violent Video Games Can Lead To Increased AggressionA new report states that playing violent video games can lead to an increase in aggression. There's been debate for years whether violent video games can lead to violent behavior.
Man, 43, Charged With Stealing Video Games From 8-Year-Old BoyA Minneapolis man has been charged with stealing video games and systems from an 8-year-old boy, police said. According to police, Dave Schmotter, 43, stole more than $1,000 worth of electronics when the boy and his mother were visiting him at Bethesda Hospital in St. Paul.
Target, Google Team Up For In-Store Interactive GameAny parent knows how tough it to shop with young children. And every retailer knows how tough it is to lure shoppers into their brick-and-mortar stores. Target and Google have teamed up to create an in-store interactive video game that will attract shoppers with kids. That game is being rolled out Thursday in only four Target stores nationwide, including one in Roseville.