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How Video Games and Social Media Fuel Students’ Passion for Art

How Video Games and Social Media Fuel Students’ Passion for Art | Games | Scoop.it
The same devices that are used to consume art have also allowed students to create on their own, often with little instruction or direction.

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9 life lessons learned from video games

9 life lessons learned from video games | Games | Scoop.it
Sure, your teachers said you were wasting your potential playing hours and hours of video games, and mom despaired of you ever moving out of the basement, yet, if you devoted some deeper thought to those games during infrequent bathroom breaks, it...

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See How Lucasfilm Uses Video Game Tech To Create Amazingly Realistic Movies - Business Insider

See How Lucasfilm Uses Video Game Tech To Create Amazingly Realistic Movies - Business Insider | Games | Scoop.it
See How Lucasfilm Uses Video Game Tech To Create Amazingly Realistic Movies
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If you thought the 2009 blockbuster "Avatar" was visually amazing, Lucasfilm has a message for you: You haven't seen anything yet.
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Machinima, YouTube’s Giant Gamer Network, Lays Off 10 Percent of Staff

Machinima, YouTube’s Giant Gamer Network, Lays Off 10 Percent of Staff | Games | Scoop.it
The company has been looking for a big funding round for months.

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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, September 19, 2013 7:26 AM

Machinima, one of the biggest networks on YouTube, is laying off 10 percent of its staff.

The game-centric video company said it will let go of 22 of its 206 employees “in connection with Machinima’s growth plan.”

 

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4 Ways Parents Can Educate Themselves On Video Games

4 Ways Parents Can Educate Themselves On Video Games | Games | Scoop.it
Playing video games is an insanely popular pastime for people of all ages, but particularly teenagers and young adults.

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Unity Game Engine To Get Official 2D Game Support And A Built-In Ad Solution - TechCrunch

Unity Game Engine To Get Official 2D Game Support And A Built-In Ad Solution - TechCrunch | Games | Scoop.it
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Unity Game Engine To Get Official 2D Game Support And A Built-In Ad Solution
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Unity, the increasingly popular “build once, run anywhere” 3D game engine, is going 2D.
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Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City Game - Free Download Full Version For PC

Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City Game - Free Download Full Version For PC | Games | Scoop.it
Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City Free Download PC Game Full Version

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Princess Shumaila's curator insight, August 27, 2013 6:34 AM

Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City Free Download PC Game Full Version

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Project Spark lets you build the game, add character with Kinect (eyes-on) - Engadget

Project Spark lets you build the game, add character with Kinect (eyes-on) - Engadget | Games | Scoop.it
Project Spark lets you build the game, add character with Kinect (eyes-on)
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Here at Gamescom -- as you might expect -- you're gonna see a lot of games.
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EVE Valkyrie: Oculus Rift's Space Dogfighting Game - IGN

EVE Valkyrie: Oculus Rift's Space Dogfighting Game - IGN | Games | Scoop.it
Shacknews EVE Valkyrie: Oculus Rift's Space Dogfighting Game IGN It was originally a tech demo made by five guys in their spare time, but now EVE-VR - the Oculus Rift space dogfighting game that made its debut at EVE Fanfest this year - is going to...
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educational games | Examiner.com

educational games | Examiner.com | Games | Scoop.it
Read the latest educational games news and view educational games pictures from our team of local insiders.

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Reader Discussion: What Is The Best Day For Game Releases ...

Reader Discussion: What Is The Best Day For Game Releases ... | Games | Scoop.it
Most of the time, video games release on Tuesdays. Nintendo, with its insistence on being different, likes to release its games on Sundays. Which do you prefer?
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A Game That Lets You Navigate Your Character's Wildest Dreams

A Game That Lets You Navigate Your Character's Wildest Dreams | Games | Scoop.it
Video games are perfect for exploring our dreams, aren't they? After all, games are already awfully dream-like—a new, stranger reality with different rules than our own, which we explore for a time before waking.
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Getting the Facts on Game Based Learning (INFOGRAPHIC)

Getting the Facts on Game Based Learning (INFOGRAPHIC) | Games | Scoop.it
The Knowledge Guru team knows how effective serious games and game based learning are, that's why we've developed an entire learning game engine focused on making game based learning easier to impleme...

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Florence HENCKE's comment, August 9, 2013 3:10 AM
Thank you for this infographic and the sources you used, the importance of having fun while learning seems to increase in education. Good news !
Ines Evaristo's curator insight, August 21, 2013 6:53 PM

Una buena infografía que resume estudios con resultados del efecto de los videojuegos en el aprendizaje de la educacion superior, cosa que no habia visto mucho.  Además, el inicio es bastante claro, hacer un videojuego "serio" o educativo es doble reto: lograr los objetivos de aprendizaje propuestos y diseñar un gameplay igualmente divertido, motivador, estimulante... es la diferencia entre un videojuego educativo de un juego didactico.

Taryn Coxall's curator insight, October 8, 2013 10:24 PM

This article gives great insight into the upcoming phenominon of "Game Based Learning".Although i have never seen it in my practises, after reading abit about it, i believe game based learning is something i would incoperate into my own classroom. Game Based learning provides a stimulating and engaging way of learning for children on a wide range of educational areas and topics. It is proven through this approach to learning students aremore likely to become motivated to learn, become increasingly engage and excel in their learning. 
Although many peoleay belive an "old school" approach to teaching is best, i feel it is highly necassary to kepp up with the fast moving pace of technology on offer, and use theseresources to help student in the classroom. Most learners that i have come aross are kinaesthetic learning, being one myself i can see how these games will help a variety of different learners and create opportunity for divergent thinking.

great resource which has iven me great insight.  

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Can a game teach kids to be nicer? One gaming vet says yes - CNET

Can a game teach kids to be nicer? One gaming vet says yes - CNET | Games | Scoop.it
Can a game teach kids to be nicer? One gaming vet says yes CNET Hawkins, who founded gaming titan Electronic Arts, failed console 3DO, and mobile-gaming company Digital Chocolate, has his eyes set on a new title, If, which marries slick game-play...
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God of War: Ascension hitting PSN, no more DLC planned

God of War: Ascension hitting PSN, no more DLC planned | Games | Scoop.it
God of War: Ascension is supposed to be really good, but boy does it feel forgotten this year (it just came out in March!). Sony Santa Monica hasn't forgotten it, though.
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'GTA V' Sales Exceed $1 Billion

'GTA V' Sales Exceed $1 Billion | Games | Scoop.it
Sales of "Grand Theft Auto V" have surpassed the $1 billion mark after only three days in stores, the game's creator, Take-Two Interactive Inc., announced in a press release Friday.
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Impressions: Godus

Impressions: Godus | Games | Scoop.it
It is 1991. I am eagerly clicking my way into my copy of Populous II, recently purchased from WHSmith (can you imagine!) and Uncle John is watching over my shoulder.
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Games You May Have Missed – FTL: Faster Than Light

Games You May Have Missed – FTL: Faster Than Light | Games | Scoop.it
No, those lovely aren’t ships aren’t friendly.
In this, the first of a new semi-regular column here on Giant Fire Breathing Robot, I’m going to be talking about some great games you may have missed the first time round – hence the name.
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5 Good iPad Apps for Teaching Kids about Coding ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

5 Good iPad Apps for Teaching Kids about Coding ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Games | Scoop.it

"Teaching kids how to code is no brainer, there are now several digital platforms where learners get to learn everything about coding from the basics to the advanced levels and without having to pay a dime. I personally learned about HTML and CSS coding through an online website called W3schools and never had any course at school or paid anybody to teach me. I am not an HTML expert now but at least I can tweak my blog template, add widgets, write codes for tables, chart and several other commands."


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Dean J. Fusto's comment, August 27, 2013 10:42 PM
I just read an article about a Boston independent school who have adopted coding classes as part of a graduation requirement. Is this starting to become a trend in K-12?
Sego's comment, August 28, 2013 4:08 AM
Sure, We probably need to replace the obsolete requirements by new trends like this.
Agora Abierta's curator insight, August 28, 2013 11:10 AM

Learn code  became necessary for the future students

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This Game Sold 144 Copies and Was Pirated 50,000 Times - Kotaku

This Game Sold 144 Copies and Was Pirated 50,000 Times - Kotaku | Games | Scoop.it
Gentlemen! is, in the words of its creator "a 2-player head-to-head Victorian dueling game for tablets." There is no singleplayer mode and its multiplayer is local only. This wouldn't figure to be an attractive piracy target, but the ...
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This Android game mashes up geolocation and science fiction - Washington Post

This Android game mashes up geolocation and science fiction - Washington Post | Games | Scoop.it
This Android game mashes up geolocation and science fiction
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That's the lore behind Ingress, an emerging augmented-reality game from Niantic Labs, a startup within Google.
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Branded for life? Branded games as a service

Branded for life? Branded games as a service | Games | Scoop.it

Over the last few years, games have increasingly moved from being products with a shelf-life to something more akin to services; with players as subscribers and game studios as service providers.


Given the opportunity for long term fans, should branded games do the same?

Historically branded games are launched, promoted and, whether they're successful or not, the brand moves on to the next thing.

 

A lot of non-branded games used to follow a similar approach, but things have changed. In the past a successful game would probably be followed by a sequel, but with online updates, games can evolve and their success can live on endlessly.

 

Some games took to a service orientated approach by accident. Angry Birds wasn't designed to have more and more levels poured into it for free, you only pay once for it.

 

If they had known it was going to be such a hit there would have been a better monetisation model from the start, but its popularity means it pays to have it as the poster boy and continually update it while money is made from spin-offs and sequels.


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Russ Merz, Ph.D.'s curator insight, August 20, 2013 9:40 AM

An interesting discussion of the emergence of the "Games as a Service" (GAAS?) #brand business model. The #AngryBirds game is used as a prominent example.

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Free Indie Games

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Game Jolt is a place chock full of free indie games that are actively maintained by the developers themselves.
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Game for science - Virtual world devoted to science

Game for science - Virtual world devoted to science | Games | Scoop.it
Discover GAME FOR SCIENCE: A free multiplayer virtual world entirely dedicated to science.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, August 11, 2013 9:21 AM

Whoa! Why hadn't I heard of this before? Gotta check it out.

Deborah Banker's curator insight, August 11, 2013 2:04 PM

Cool!

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Video Games an Effective Tool for Stroke Rehabilitation

Video Games an Effective Tool for Stroke Rehabilitation | Games | Scoop.it

In a recent study, done in collaboration with a team from Sheba Medical Center and funded by the Marie Curie International Reintegration Grant, [Dr. Debbie Rand] found that people recovering from stroke who use video games as a therapeutic method are more physically active during rehabilitation sessions, making more movements overall than those who experience traditional motor therapy.


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SherriSavory's comment, August 16, 2013 12:58 AM
also the Kinect that comes with Xbox can play a really important role in generating physikinetic feedback
world of tanks maps's curator insight, August 18, 2013 1:22 PM

great articles