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Will Virtual Reality Change Your Life?
Written by David Kushner, Rolling Stone
May 23rd, 2016
How a teenager created Oculus Rift in his parents' SoCal garage, sold it for $2 billion and may have launched a virtual reality revolution.
The Flight of the Birdman
Written by David Kushner, Rolling Stone
March 11th, 2014
How did a chain-smoking geek from Hanoi design the viral hit Flappy Bird - and why did he walk away?
Vile Rat
Written by David Kushner, Playboy
March 28th, 2013
Diplomat Sean Smith lived in two worlds, but he died in one. This is the story of the American hero and Eve Online gamer known as "Vile Rat."
Creating His ‘Living World in a Box’
Written by David Kushner, Game Pro
July 9th, 2010
Dave Jones, entrepreneurial game designer known for Grand Theft Auto and Lemmings, talks about getting beat up by Scottish gangs as a kid for achieving a high score in Galaga, how GTA originally had dinosaurs roaming its city streets, and his new open-wor
Kid Rock
Written by David Kushner, Blender
March 26th, 2009
Like most 16-year-olds, Blake Peebles wants to play Guitar Hero all day long. Unlike most 16-year-olds, he’s convinced his parents to let him drop out of school to do just that.
The Dungeon Master
Written by David Kushner, Wired
March 1st, 2008
The life and legacy of Gary Gygax, co-creator of Dungeons and Dragons.
The Road to Ruin
Written by David Kushner, Wired
May 1st, 2007
Boorish behavior, backdated stock options, and a hidden sex scene. How Grand Theft Auto hit the skids.
Inside Second Life
Written by David Kushner, Rolling Stone
April 1st, 2007
Is the hottest spot on the Net paradise on Earth or something a little more sordid? An exclusive behind-the-scenes look at Second Life and its messianic creator, Philip Rosedale
“I’m Not Bobby Fischer”
Written by David Kushner, Salon
March 1st, 2006
Don't call the 18-year-old boy king of chess a geek. He rules a new generation of champs raised on hip-hop and video games
The Neopets Addiction
Written by David Kushner, Wired
December 1st, 2005
20 million kids can't get enough - and neither can advertisers. How a virtual animal kingdom became a product placement paradise.
Grand Death Auto
Written by David Kushner, Salon
February 22nd, 2005
Two kids, 13 and 15, killed an innocent highway motorist. Was a violent computer game responsible -- or their sad lives?