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'Games keep me mentally active'

'Games keep me mentally active' | A Videogame is a World Away | Scoop.it
Computer games are increasingly being seen as a way for older people to keep mentally active, as Bryony Mackenzie reports.
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I want to be this lady when I grow up!

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Have to point out that I play some of the games that she has :3
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A Great Free App to Create Educational Games on iPad

A Great Free App to Create Educational Games on iPad | A Videogame is a World Away | Scoop.it

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Great way to make games :).

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Watch Dogs Game Review, Release Date, Trailer, Gameplay, Screenshots and Many More

Watch Dogs Game Review, Release Date, Trailer, Gameplay, Screenshots and Many More | A Videogame is a World Away | Scoop.it
Watch Dogs is an upcoming open world action adventure video game. It is being developed by Ubisoft Montreal and will be published by Ubisoft in 2013 for Xbox 360, PlayStation (PS3) and Microsoft Windows (PC).
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I watched the trailer for Watch Dogs and it reminded me of a modern day Assassin's Creed. Don't get me wrong, the games are very different, but the sneaking ability and running from the authorities after a well placed hit was fundamentally the same. 

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Sesame Workshop Wants Your Kid to Design Video Games - Forbes

Sesame Workshop Wants Your Kid to Design Video Games - Forbes | A Videogame is a World Away | Scoop.it
Joan Ganz Cooney attends the Sesame Street Workshop 10th Annual Benefit Gala Now in its third year, the National STEM Video Game Challenge is a competition among middle school and high school kids who design their own video games.
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A great opportunity for any kid and gamer. Look it up!

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Action video games boost reading skills, study of children with dyslexia suggests

Action video games boost reading skills, study of children with dyslexia suggests | A Videogame is a World Away | Scoop.it
Much to the chagrin of parents who think their kids should spend less time playing video games and more time studying, time spent playing action video games can actually make dyslexic children read better, new research suggests.
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I love to read, I could finish a good book in a day. I never thought that playing video games may have been a contributing factor to my reading abilities.

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Gaming linked to greater emotional well-being during aging, according to study

Gaming linked to greater emotional well-being during aging, according to study | A Videogame is a World Away | Scoop.it
Older adults who regularly play video games may be happier than their non-gaming contemporaries, according to a recent study from North Carolina State University.
University researchers polled 140...
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I am going to be a very happy old person. :)

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Hideo Baba talks Tales of Xillia | news10.net

Hideo Baba talks Tales of Xillia | news10.net | A Videogame is a World Away | Scoop.it
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I can't even begin to describe how much I'm looking forward to this game. Why can't it be April sooner! 

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DmC: Devil May Cry Review (PS3): Old Dog

DmC: Devil May Cry Review (PS3): Old Dog | A Videogame is a World Away | Scoop.it
I take Ninja Theory's reboot of Devil May Cry for a spin with sexy results. This old dog has some new tricks, but it's still that same dog you've loved for over a decade; don't let the haircut fool...
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I loved DevilMayCry 5! The game had depth and a good plot line they could build on for future games. People may think that the "new" Dante was a horrible mistake, but I see it more like a parallel universe with lots of possibilities. In fact this could be like a prologe to why the brothers hated each other in the other games so much.The final boss was a bit expected, but went well with the plot. Overall it was a thrilling addition to my ever growing collection and will be well loved for some time. 

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PS4 is 'gigantic leap for the industry,' EA exec says

PS4 is 'gigantic leap for the industry,' EA exec says | A Videogame is a World Away | Scoop.it
Electronic Arts CTO Rajat Taneja says the console will no longer force developers to 'constrain' games. Read this article by Don Reisinger on CNET News.
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Excited and a bit wary, looks like it could be a big step forward, but also seems kinda rushed. I think Sony is getting to caught up with releasing their new console before the next xbox.

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Video games can make you nicer as well as nastier – Telegraph Blogs

Video games can make you nicer as well as nastier – Telegraph Blogs | A Videogame is a World Away | Scoop.it
It's easy to go online and find people linking violence, social collapse, the abdication of the Pope, just about every social ill known to man, to video games.
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So I can be more heroic if I pretend to be Superman? Awesome, I just need to gain the ability to fly and I'm set!

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'Batman: Arkham City' sequel named?

'Batman: Arkham City' sequel named? | A Videogame is a World Away | Scoop.it
A list of what may be potential titles for the sequel emerge.
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All right, Batman returns with another game, which is no surprise seeing how well its predecessors did. Looking forward to seeing what plot they come up with for this one.

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Fire Emblem: Awakening

Fire Emblem: Awakening | A Videogame is a World Away | Scoop.it
Lead an army of soldiers in a series of scaled turn-based strategy battles.
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I'm seriously considering getting this. The only thing stopping me is my already abundant game collection and my empty wallet :/. Sorry the picture is so blurry.

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Rumor: Sony Integrating Biometrics, Touchscreen in PS4 Controller

Rumor: Sony Integrating Biometrics, Touchscreen in PS4 Controller | A Videogame is a World Away | Scoop.it
A new, unnamed source suggests that Sony's playing around with a number of potential PS4 controller designs.
Mallory Garland's insight:

But I like my DualShock controller. Oh well, if they can blow us away with a touch screen and other new toys then I'll gladly swap my DualShock for a "to be maned later" controller. :)

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Hollywood 2.0 - Is The Future Of Acting In Video Games?

Hollywood 2.0 - Is The Future Of Acting In Video Games? | A Videogame is a World Away | Scoop.it
Hollywood 2.0 - Is The Future Of Acting In Video Games? @Worldcrunch Worldcrunch - Great stories from the world's best news sources
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The new future for video games, the emotions play out really well on her face.

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The Top 12 Video Game Soundtracks Of All Time - Forbes

The Top 12 Video Game Soundtracks Of All Time - Forbes | A Videogame is a World Away | Scoop.it
Whether or not you believe video games qualify as art, these twelve video game soundtracks should convince you that video game scores most certainly do.
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Art is more than just the visual picture, the music counts too. :) Wonderfully played scores can completely transform a game from boring scenery into a epic battle charge. Love the scores in Legend of Zelda!

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The absolute and inarguable beauty of video games

The absolute and inarguable beauty of video games | A Videogame is a World Away | Scoop.it
Keith Stuart: This week another critic has examined MoMA's decision to exhibit games as 'art' in its gallery.
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Games are not considered art?! Tear out my heart why don't you! Take a look at Journey in your spare time, a heart wrenching story and beautiful peice of motion based art. Loved to look at it as much as I loved to play it.

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How Video Game Design Is Like Rocket Science

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How Video Game Design Is Like Rocket Science
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I personally have a interest in video game design because I'm thinking of pursuing a career in it. This was a interesting scoop for me to read. :)

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Why your grandma should start playing Xbox

Why your grandma should start playing Xbox | A Videogame is a World Away | Scoop.it
New research points to a link between video games and happiness for senior citizens
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This article is linked to an earlier article I posted. 

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Three Ways Video Games Can Improve Health Care : The Crux

Three Ways Video Games Can Improve Health Care : The Crux | A Videogame is a World Away | Scoop.it
Mallory Garland's insight:

This is a amazing article to read. I know that there are different theories based on whether or not video games are influencing people in a good or bad way. This article is a good resource for anyone looking at the positive effects on people. 

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Tomb Raider – review

Tomb Raider – review | A Videogame is a World Away | Scoop.it
Simon Parkin: You'll find puzzles thin on the ground in this prequel, but there's fun to be had in a very different way from other games in the series
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Tomb Raider seems like a game I could play for awile. Nice graphics, cool British accent, good story plot. When my wallet allows it I may pick it up. :)

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Daily Paul

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Peace. Gold. Liberty.
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Interesting, so if your good your portrayed as a bio-terrorist, and if your evil you get to be the government's golden boy. It's a concept where people will feel like they can relate to the good guy, and feel impowered by the bad guy. I will miss Cole, even though it would have been plainly obvious that they were pulling strings if he was the main character after the varying endings of Infamous 2. Lets hope some new blood will spice up one of the ps4's starter games.

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Rated E!: Good movies don't necessarily make good games

Rated E!: Good movies don't necessarily make good games | A Videogame is a World Away | Scoop.it
Movies do not make good video games, and video games do not make good movies.
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Thank You! Video games and movies DO NOT MIX. When people try to make a game from a movie it always a big dissapointment. Same for some television shows, with the exception of Pokemon. 

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What's In Store For Mobile Gaming In 2013?

What's In Store For Mobile Gaming In 2013? | A Videogame is a World Away | Scoop.it
Posted February 4, 2013 by Blogger in Entertainment.
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Temple Run 2 is a definite must. With the quality of phones increasing the games they offer will only get more like the games you pick up at a store.

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‘Spacewar!’: Video Games at Museum of the Moving Image

‘Spacewar!’: Video Games at Museum of the Moving Image | A Videogame is a World Away | Scoop.it
The Museum of the Moving Image in Queens looks at the history of shooter video games in “Spacewar!”
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I'm glad the classics are getting some respect. :)

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February Gaming Guide: Seven Titles to Play

February Gaming Guide: Seven Titles to Play | A Videogame is a World Away | Scoop.it
  The games of February that will have your wallet crying. Welcome to a month when romance is in the air. Or as us gamers like to call it, “just February.
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Got to love February, and the games that are coming out :). Thought I would look to see what was coming out and I have to say I'm excited for Sly Cooper and Fire Emblem.

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