"Captivology" author Ben Parr talks video games and weed

High Scores: How video games manipulate us, and the weed factor

Ben Parr, the author of “Captivology: The Science of Capturing People’s Attention,” talks selective attention, why some video games are more addictive than others and the deeper connection between gaming and weed.

The names and faces of gamers are shown as they compete in a round of the League of Legends championship series video game competition in August 2014. (Ted S. Warren, AP)

High Scores: Do pot and video games feed each others’ addictive qualities?

Pot and video games have separately been shown to be addictive to the right kind of personality. They press our pleasure buttons and give us a sense of euphoria and achievement, of high excitement with low stakes. So is there an inherently higher danger of addiction when combining the two?

High Scores: Fear of an online planet, or why I hate multiplayer video games

High Scores: Fear of an online planet, or why I hate multiplayer video games

Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they’re not after you: Why multiplayer online gaming is insufferable when you’re stoned. Playing Titanfall or Call of Duty or Red Dead Redemption online is like hanging out with a bunch of testosterone-fueled children I’d never want to be around in real life.

Lush, immersive games like this year's BioShock Infinite are great on their own -- and usually better with weed. (2K Games)

High Scores: Video games and weed. An inside look at this match made in heaven

We are living in a golden age of video games and weed. Need proof? Games are more popular, awesome and accessible than they’ve ever been, thanks to ever-improving technology, the rise of indie gaming and the tablet/smartphone revolution. And weed? Well, that’s why you’re here, isn’t it?

Pot TV shows grow from fringe niche to marijuana mainstream

TV still lags on pot, but a Colorado dispensary comedy would change that

The mainstream cannabis culture gap may be bridged by NBC next year when “Buds,” a comedy set in a Colorado pot dispensary, is likely to be picked up. This would be the first mainstream, prime-time broadcast network scripted series to tackle legal pot head on.

Illinois medical marijuana delay grows in governor handoff

Illinois medical marijuana delays grow in messy governor handoff

Former Gov. Pat Quinn’s aides prepared lists of businesses that were to receive lucrative medical marijuana licenses in Illinois, but he did not act to issue them before leaving office, prolonging the wait for patients seeking relief, newly released documents show.

Abbi Jacobson (left) and Ilana Glazer of "Broad City"

‘Broad City’ stars offer weed-happy love letter to Colorado (video)

Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson of the comedy show “Broad City” have recorded a weed-happy love letter to Denver ahead of their Nov. 21 tour stop. They promise to hook us up, make us laugh and perform a romantic evening of comedy for all. (Tall orders, ladies, but we have a feeling you’ll come through.)

Comedian Jeff Ross

Comedian Jeff Ross fires up insults, weed (interview)

Insult comedy is alive and well in stand-up, but few comics do it as harshly and effectively as Jeff Ross. We caught up with the noted cannabis lover before his “Jeff Ross Roasts You” show in Boulder to talk put-downs, pot and more.