A History of Gambling in the United States

A look at gambling and gaming since the colonial period. Colonial Gambling Games of chance came to the British-American colonies with the first settlers.[1] Attitudes toward gambling varied greatly from community to community, but there were no large-scale restrictions on the practice at the time. By the 1680s, an emerging upper class in Virginia cemented[…]

How to Patch N64 ROMs

We all like Nintendo 64 (N64) games. They mesmerize us with exciting storyline and captivating gameplay. Notwithstanding the fact that the N64 was discontinued almost 17 years ago, its legendary titles are considered a must-have for old-school gamers who consider Nintendo to be an equivalent with retrogaming. Still, the most disappointing fact for us is[…]

A History of Blaming Games for Moral Decline and Addiction since the Ancient World

Worries about game addiction since ancient times have given way to scientific understanding of the benefits of play, rather than its detriments. Introduction Video games are often blamed for unemployment, violence in society and addiction – including by partisan politicians raising moral concerns. Blaming video games for social or moral decline might feel like something[…]