The world of video game design is not for those who simply love to play video games. It is a complex science that has become one of the nation’s most popular college majors. VGD combines artistic talent with high mathematics and computer programming ability. The serious designer will look for schools with “industry current” facilities, small classes, high post graduate employment rates and supportive faculty who come from the actual gaming industry.

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Why is this Important?

  • When students read what the industry reads, you better understand the ACTUAL major
  • Magazines, Blogs and Newspapers in the industry provide a wealth of information 
  • Industry publications help you research the major in the way it’s used in the profession



Weekly publication covering gaming and gamer culture. Visit
Independent monthly PlayStation magazine. Visit
Industry news, product previews and reviews, tips and cheats, and advice about hardware, software, and accessories for Windows-based gaming. Visit
Online game development magazine and community offers weekly articles and news. Visit
Computer game software and hardware previews, reviews and tips. Visit
Find video game cheats, reviews, trailers, and news from GamePro. See previews, trailers, and screenshots of new or upcoming games, or find games by name, release date, or critics' rating. Visit
Publisher of Wizard, ToyFare, and InQuest Gamer magazines, as well as hosting conventions throughout the U.S.  Visit
Online issues of Antic, STart, Hi-Res, Creative Computing, and Compute! magazines. Formerly known as The Digital Antic Project.  Visit
Covers today's interactive entertainment industry with video game news and features. Visit
Dedicated to PC gaming, with news, trailers, polls, game reviews, and more.  Visit
Rants, raves, and reviews for nerds interested in video games, DVDs, and consumer electronics. Visit
Regularly updated news, previews, strategies, and reviews on the latest offerings for the Sony PlayStation, Xbox, Game Boy Advance, PSP, and others. Visit
Features news, reviews, forums, and more devoted to gaming on the Macintosh. Visit
Britain's first and best PC games mag is now online, featuring thousands of full games reviews, downloadable demos, cheats, competitions and chat. Visit
Website for the games and interactive entertainment industry with information on development, publishing, retail, and distribution in the U.K. and beyond. Visit
 Cross-disciplinary academic journal dedicated to games research   Visit
All about video games with news and irreverent reviews of titles on PC, PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo, and others. Visit
Online magazine for computer games and video game consoles. Includes reviews, cheats, previews, downloads, and more. Visit
Comprehensive and intelligent digizine dedicated to video games and featuring reviews, news, cheats, and previews. Visit
Irreverent news, reviews, features, and coverage of video games for PC, PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo, and PSP. Visit