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How Videogames Are Changing Disney | Game|Life | Wired.com

How Videogames Are Changing Disney | Game|Life | Wired.com | A Videogame is a World Away | Scoop.it
Swampy the Alligator is just one of the ways that Disney's stable of popular and lucrative characters is being shaped and changed by videogames. And he's not even the most obvious.
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I'm still one of the hopeful fans who is waiting for the Kingdom Hearts theme park to be built in Disneyland, hurry up Disney!

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Illegal downloaders feel pain of piracy in new 'Tycoon' game

Illegal downloaders feel pain of piracy in new 'Tycoon' game | A Videogame is a World Away | Scoop.it
With just two employees, brothers Patrick and Daniel Klug, Greenheart Games is the spitting image of an independent game studio — passionate...
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Wow these guys are smart. This idea could become more popular now that it has been proven to work. I'm happy that they have more sales now, they deserve it. :3

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Life support: can Sony save the PlayStation Vita?

Life support: can Sony save the PlayStation Vita? | A Videogame is a World Away | Scoop.it
The PlayStation Vita was released in North America one year ago today. A little earlier, I'd given the system a glowing review upon its Japanese launch, and what I wrote holds true: the hardware is...
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The Vita is a great device, but with so many little drawbacks that seem to pile up people are holding out for something else. As a slightly aggrivated vita owner, I wish I had waited before buying the system. Not saying I don't love it, it's just that it didn't come with a memory card when I bought the package. Something people don't notice in the tiny print on the box. It took a extra trip and pocket money to finally get to play my new game.

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How cross-media storytelling is about to change the way that we consume and interact with content

How cross-media storytelling is about to change the way that we consume and interact with content | A Videogame is a World Away | Scoop.it
Defiance, a science fiction television series that launched alongside a massively multiplayer online video game earlier this month, is an experiment in cross-media storytelling.

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Video games are becoming the new form of books. Plot and a well written script count as much (and in my opinion more than) graphics.

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Kingdom Hearts 3 release date for PS4, Xbox 720, and Wii U? - Society and Religion

Kingdom Hearts 3 release date for PS4, Xbox 720, and Wii U? - Society and Religion | A Videogame is a World Away | Scoop.it
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No kidding, but speculation is all that keeps the fans hope alive. I am one of those fans. :) Still praying for this.

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Tomb Raider Gameplay Xbox vs PS3 Comparison

Tomb Raider Gameplay Xbox vs PS3 Comparison | A Videogame is a World Away | Scoop.it
Side by side gameplay comparisons between the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 have been done to death. What makes this particular comparison is the timing. The latest installment of Tomb Raider represents games making the most use of each console's power.
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Wow the Xbox graphics look great, even though I'm a die hard ps3 fan.

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Critical-Gaming Network - Game Design 101

Critical-Gaming Network - Game Design 101 | A Videogame is a World Away | Scoop.it
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All promising video game designers take a look at this, it's worth a good read.

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How Videogames Are Changing Disney | Game|Life | Wired.com

How Videogames Are Changing Disney | Game|Life | Wired.com | A Videogame is a World Away | Scoop.it
Swampy the Alligator is just one of the ways that Disney's stable of popular and lucrative characters is being shaped and changed by videogames. And he's not even the most obvious.
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I'm still one of the hopeful fans who is waiting for the Kingdom Hearts theme park to be built in Disneyland, hurry up Disney!

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PS Vita 2013 push starts with Soul Sacrifice demo

PS Vita 2013 push starts with Soul Sacrifice demo | A Videogame is a World Away | Scoop.it
Attention all PS Vita owners now, as now is the period to start falling in love with your precious handheld again. After a period of drought, one of 2013's big hitters is finally nearing a …
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I'm looking forward to this game and plead that it lives up to the hype.

 

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Simon Delart – Video Games Portraits

Simon Delart – Video Games Portraits | A Videogame is a World Away | Scoop.it
Graphisme, illustration, design, sculpture, peinture� Retrouvez sur geek-art.net la cr�me de la cr�me des oeuvres inspir�es par le monde des geeks !
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Wow! These are amazing, you can see the detail in Links hair, and Mario's smile is adorable!

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3 Reasons Why Video Games Are Underestimated In Language Learning

3 Reasons Why Video Games Are Underestimated In Language Learning | A Videogame is a World Away | Scoop.it
Are video games a valid method of foreign language learning? Slaying dragons and fighting epic space battles may be an entertaining way to kill some time, but it's not what most people would associ...
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Well that explains why my Japanese has gotten better. :) Hopefully I can add some other languages to my literary arsonal.

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55th and 8th: VO for Video Games – The Inside Story

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Great insight in the making of video games.

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Street art Street Art Game Boy

Street art Street Art Game Boy | A Videogame is a World Away | Scoop.it

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Cool, looks just like the original.

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bancoideas's curator insight, April 24, 2013 8:04 AM

Una adecuada intervención de los espacios cotidianos, transforma las emociones y sugiere recuerdos a quienes los habitan. ¿que tal este ejemplo?

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6 Basic Benefits Of Game-Based Learning

6 Basic Benefits Of Game-Based Learning | A Videogame is a World Away | Scoop.it
There seems to be a perception that online gaming has a detrimental impact on children’s development. Nothing could be further from the truth, and there…
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Portal 2 is a good game for mind bending. Lots of puzzle solving.

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Krozen's comment, March 20, 2013 11:23 AM
Except maybe the part where he kills you. :P
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Game On: Physics Teacher Creates World of Classcraft | MindShift

Game On: Physics Teacher Creates World of Classcraft  | MindShift | A Videogame is a World Away | Scoop.it
In creating World of Classcraft, a not-so-subtle nod to the world's most popular online role-playing game, Quebec-based physics teacher Shawn Young has turned
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Oh my God this is amazing! Why can't we have this in my school! Social intercation would be so much easier.

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Delmai George's curator insight, May 5, 2013 2:31 AM

While I have included computer games to stimulate design ideas, this article takes a different approach. There are detailed instructions on gamifying the classroom, using experience points' hit points and leveling up to facilitate better classroom cooperation and collaboration.  The ideas presented were developed in conjunction with students to improve teaching and learning. The classroom is a system that can benefit from the study of systems thinkingand design principles within the Australian Curriculum: Technologies.

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Soul Sacrifice review: book of revelations

Soul Sacrifice review: book of revelations | A Videogame is a World Away | Scoop.it
Weighing the risks and spoils of each sacrifice is rewarding




Players start Soul Sacrifice as the next-in-line victim of Magusar, a powerful sorcerer who fuels his life force by feeding on...
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I just picked up this game yesterday and I have to say it is very interesting. Without the moral compase to guide you the player can easily slaughter the enemies for power without having to really worry about the repercussions. The same goes with saving them.

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Watch Dogs will Disrupt the industry and PS4 gamers will benefit most

Watch Dogs will Disrupt the industry and PS4 gamers will benefit most | A Videogame is a World Away | Scoop.it
Ubisoft is one of the industry’s most prolific game publishers this generation, thanks in no small part to the Assassin’s Creed franchise.
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When I first saw the trailer I have to admit, I compared it to Assassins Creed. It does look really similar. The one thing that sets it apart is the hacking aspects.

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Tracksounds (The Blog): Soundclips from Olivier Deriviere's Game Score for Remember Me

Tracksounds (The Blog): Soundclips from Olivier Deriviere's Game Score for Remember Me | A Videogame is a World Away | Scoop.it
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Video game scores have always been one of the most interesting parts of the game for me, and listening to this track makes me think of futuristic back allyways. Interesting music to say the least.

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3D Headset and Treadmill Combo Make Video Games Feel Real [VIDEO]

3D Headset and Treadmill Combo Make Video Games Feel Real [VIDEO] | A Videogame is a World Away | Scoop.it
When combined, two pieces of virtual-reality tech offer an immersive experience for users when they play video games.
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This looks so cool, except for the first model that looked like a baby's mobile jumper. But this was a awesome video.

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Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag trailer looks at Todd McFarlane artwork

Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag trailer looks at Todd McFarlane artwork | A Videogame is a World Away | Scoop.it
Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag's pre-order poster art is looked at in detail.
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All that I can think about is blasting the Pirates of the Caribbean theme song while playing this. While my friends and I have put a lot of thought about what the next setting for the Assassin's Creed games was going to be, pirates was not one of our guesses. We thought posibly Rome, Italy, but I can see where pirates would make a great expansion to the overall storyline. Not to mention who doesn't want to be a pirate. :3

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BioShock Infinite: an intelligent, violent videogame? - Read - ABC Arts | Australian contemporary art and culture reviews, news & videos

BioShock Infinite: an intelligent, violent videogame? - Read - ABC Arts | Australian contemporary art and culture reviews, news & videos | A Videogame is a World Away | Scoop.it
ABC Arts online is the place to discover articles, reviews, blogs and videos on the best contemporary artists, musicians, filmmakers and festivals from around Australia.
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I'm glad this game is being recognized for the art, it is phenomenal to say the least. :)

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Video Games Imagined As Dr. Seuss Book Covers | Geekologie

Video Games Imagined As Dr. Seuss Book Covers | Geekologie | A Videogame is a World Away | Scoop.it
She is just a small girl, but has no fear of capture. She has a Big Daddy down with her in Rapture. This is a small series (there's only three) of video games imagined as Dr. Seuss books by...
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Really creative! I bet Dr. Seuss couldn't do any better! The Bioshock picture is my favorite. :3

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7 health benefits of playing video games

7 health benefits of playing video games | A Videogame is a World Away | Scoop.it
Gaming can reduce stress, refine motor skills, improve your vision, and more
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Great resource to look at, and although I agree that video games can relieve stress, they can also cause it :/.

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Rachmaninov and video games triumph in Classic FM Hall of Fame

Rachmaninov and video games triumph in Classic FM Hall of Fame | A Videogame is a World Away | Scoop.it
Rachmaninov stays at the top of the chart, but music from the The Elder Scrolls and Final Fantasy video games make for a controversial chart
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Wow, sorry Beethoven, but I have to agree. Videogame scores are some of the best in the world.

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Video games to help people recover motor skills after stroke

Video games to help people recover motor skills after stroke | A Videogame is a World Away | Scoop.it

A Virtual Rehabilitation System, presented by Meghan Huber, utilising Mathworks' MATLAB software and a Microsoft Kinect camera to capture real-time data for rehabilitation analysis. Unlike standard systems, this setup is affordable enough for home usage -- it also collects data on a wider range of motion, making it adaptable for different needs.

 

 


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Reminds me of when I went to science camp and we had to build our own robots out of legos and machine parts. And they worked :).

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Parting Shot: Father Hacks 'Donkey Kong' So Young Daughter Can Play as Pauline and Rescue Mario - ComicsAlliance | Comic book culture, news, humor, commentary, and reviews

Parting Shot: Father Hacks 'Donkey Kong' So Young Daughter Can Play as Pauline and Rescue Mario - ComicsAlliance | Comic book culture, news, humor, commentary, and reviews | A Videogame is a World Away | Scoop.it
Kudos to game developer and geek dad Mike Mika, who achieved what few parents can by making the seemingly impossible happen for his three-year-old
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That's so cute! Good for you Pauline. :)

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