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Conversations we should have: The importance of diversity in video games

Conversations we should have: The importance of diversity in video games | Mind Sports | Scoop.it
How do content choices in video games affect players, our identities and our worldview through immersive gameplay? Who are the REAL leads in video games?
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A thought-provoking and intelligent article!

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The Athletics/eSports partnership

The Athletics/eSports partnership | Mind Sports | Scoop.it
For a number of years, there has been a fair amount of speculation that certain games would make it into the Olympics.
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Worst practice in ICT use in education

Worst practice in ICT use in education | Mind Sports | Scoop.it
In business and in international development circles, much is made about the potential for 'learning from best practice'. Considerations of the use of educational technologies offer no exception to this impulse. That said, 'best practice' in the education sector is often a rather elusive concept (at best! some informed observers would say it is actually dangerous). The term 'good practice' may be more useful, for in many (if not most) cases and places, learning from and adapting 'good' practices
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New Chart Comparing The Best Tools for Creating Educational Posters and Inforgaphics

New Chart Comparing The Best Tools for Creating Educational Posters and Inforgaphics | Mind Sports | Scoop.it

A collection of four great web tools you can use with your students to create posters and inforgaphics. The chart compares the affordances and things you can do with each of these tools. I have only included the tools that are more student friendly and less technically complex. For more infographic making tools, check out this post.


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Team Newbee manages to win the IeSF World Championship - Load The Game

Team Newbee manages to win the IeSF World Championship - Load The Game | Mind Sports | Scoop.it
The 6th annual IeSF World Championship concluded earlier today with Newbee taking home the title. Th...
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China (NewBee) vs Romania (w33) 2-0 | IeSF 2014 Final

This is the second game China scoring 2-0 against Romania in the IeSF Final. Romania (w33) vs China (NewBee) 2-0 | IeSF 2014 Romania vs China 2-0 | IeSF 2014 DOTA 2 | Romania vs China 2-0 ...
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Wargaming the Zulu War: First Wargames factory plastic Zulu

Wargaming the Zulu War: First Wargames factory plastic Zulu | Mind Sports | Scoop.it
First Wargames factory plastic Zulu #Technology http://t.co/WJLMoV7Fe9 #SlowDown http://t.co/mGS6ZGwQQW
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Submit your next eSports Event | eSportGO

Submit your next eSports Event | eSportGO | Mind Sports | Scoop.it
Submit your own event to the eSports Event Listings
Just fill out the form in the link below to showcase your next eSports Event.
http://www.espo
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From Toy to Tool: How to Develop Smart Tablet Habits in Class

From Toy to Tool: How to Develop Smart Tablet Habits in Class | Mind Sports | Scoop.it
Managing tablets as learning tools in the classroom is not easy, especially when many kids use them largely as toys outside of school, if they have access to a tablet in their home environment. Here are some ideas on how to develop smart habits for class.
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Game developer’s misconception of casual gamers

Game developer’s misconception of casual gamers | Mind Sports | Scoop.it
Casual gamers have a ton of untapped potential skill and competitive drive just waiting to be unleashed. Unfortunately, game developers do not see the potential in the casual player base and are therefore making their games easier in order to attract more players.
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The rise of eSports: More people watch video game competitions than major ... - GeekWire

The rise of eSports: More people watch video game competitions than major ... - GeekWire | Mind Sports | Scoop.it
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Esports: Doping is rampant, industry insider claims - New Scientist

Esports: Doping is rampant, industry insider claims - New Scientist | Mind Sports | Scoop.it
Esports: Doping is rampant, industry insider claims
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With millions of dollars at stake and tens of thousands of fans watching your every move, the pressure to perform as a professional video-gamer, or esports player, can be huge.
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20 best Android apps and games this week

20 best Android apps and games this week | Mind Sports | Scoop.it
Google Handwriting Input, Office Remote, Handpick, Football Manager Classic 2015, Skullduggery, Implosion – Never Lose Hope and more
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Why don't we feel guilty in video games?

Why don't we feel guilty in video games? | Mind Sports | Scoop.it
Guilt and remorse are near-universal human emotions, but their role in narrative games is minimal. Isn’t it time this changed?
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Get into game development with free versions of both Unity and Unreal

Get into game development with free versions of both Unity and Unreal | Mind Sports | Scoop.it
Unreal Engine 4 and Unity 5, two of the dominant game development engines in the industry, are now both available for free to anyone interested.
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Sid Meier interview: 'Learning is part of any good video game'

Sid Meier interview: 'Learning is part of any good video game' | Mind Sports | Scoop.it
The Civilization creator talks about galactic exploration, childhood inspirations, why he’s happy to avoid freemium – and dinosaurs
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Interview with IeSF TTT2 Female Champ

Sofia Degay from Russia, did not drop a round! -- Watch live at http://www.twitch.tv/armshouse.
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For South Korea, Host of League of Legends Championship, E-Sports Is National Pastime

For South Korea, Host of League of Legends Championship, E-Sports Is National Pastime | Mind Sports | Scoop.it
The extent to which video games have become part of mainstream culture in South Korea may be a sign of things to come in the West.
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Are eSports Really Sports?

A common debate today - "Are professional gamers actual athletes? Are eSports actual sports?" David reacts to the world of professional gaming competition in an attempt to answer this question....
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Women gamers: ‘The concept of gamers as a community was new to me – to all of us’

Women gamers: ‘The concept of gamers as a community was new to me – to all of us’ | Mind Sports | Scoop.it
More British women now play video games than men. Jenn Frank, who has played since childhood and even ended up working in the industry, explains why she loves them
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The Escapist

The Escapist | Mind Sports | Scoop.it
The mouthpiece of the gaming generation, The Escapist aims to capture and celebrate the contemporary video gaming lifestyle and the diverse global video game culture by way of in-depth features, thought provoking articles and relevant columns authored by leading video game authorities, as well as cutting-edge video shorts, engaging forums and robust social media elements that incorporate the video gaming experience.
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Could teaching chess in schools make our children smarter? - Yorkshire Post

Could teaching chess in schools make our children smarter? - Yorkshire Post | Mind Sports | Scoop.it
Could teaching chess in schools make our children smarter?
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Chess. He played for the local club and for a couple of years did his best to convince me that I should set my sights on becoming a grandmaster.
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Riot Games starting programs to help support retired e-sports players - Joystiq

Riot Games starting programs to help support retired e-sports players - Joystiq | Mind Sports | Scoop.it
Riot Games starting programs to help support retired e-sports players
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So what do you do when you're too old to play e-sports on a professional level?
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Chinese Chess - Online Game Hall

Chinese Chess - Online Game Hall | Mind Sports | Scoop.it
[Free] New Version Released, Free for 10 days!
Download it right now! Dont Miss it!

This is a software for chinese chess(i.e. xiangqi) level benchmarks on Mac. If you pass all levels, your chess ...
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