Video games are now as artistically and technically challenging as any other art form. But now they've really leveled up: the FDA has just approved a video game-based treatment for ADHD. Plus: a school librarian in western Virginia just found a clever way to get books to her students while schools and libraries are closed.
It was 48 years ago today that kids first got to play the video game Oregon Trail - the invention of three student teachers from Minnesota who ended up changing video game history without realizing it. Plus: a hospital in San Antonio, Texas marks the holiday season by sending all its December newborns home in red and white hats… and stockings!
Happy Friday! What a week.
It’s National Rollercoaster Day. The history of the rollercoaster is even longer than the tracks they use to get around.
Ralph Baer invented home video games from his workshop in Manchester, New Hampshire - and now the city is honoring this gaming pioneer with a "Baer Square," complete with a statue, in a city park.
Never has a bond been more unbreakable than the one between video games and presidents. President Ronnie in Bad Dudes (as shown above). President Solidus Snake in Metal Gear Solid 2. Resident Evil games had
You're in a somewhat sensitive position and staring down at Jeff Goldblum's face isn't going to make you feel much better.
Flesh-eating bacteria are going to feel really threatened by this.
But where does that leave Dave Coulier?
Happy ending! I get to reuse the picture of a Pokemon dressed as a priest I made three years ago.