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Links that I want to share and remember because they made me think more deeply on a topic. Warning: I do engage in some 'linkdumping' here. This is not a true curation page.
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Goodbye weekend plans: Internet Archive now lets you play 900 classic arcade games

Goodbye weekend plans: Internet Archive now lets you play 900 classic arcade games | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
The Internet Archive has added a collection of 900 video games from the 1970s to 1990s that can be played in your web browser -- no coins required.
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About the Pledge

About the Pledge | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
By adding your name to the pledge, you are committing to uphold and support it in every quest quested, flag captured, and gold pile duped.  So what, exactly, d
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Gender Expression and Race in Animal Crossing

Gender Expression and Race in Animal Crossing | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
I’m editing this while anxiously waiting for Animal Crossing: New Leaf to download from the Nintendo eShop. I adore this series. It’s simple and sweet and charming -- the perfect relaxation game. B...
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This is an interesting review of how the choices of gender roles in Animal Crossing gives different (possibly sexist) options when choosing personalities.

 

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A study on teh impact of computer animation on Childern in three cities of Kerala

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The 7 fastest growing industries of 2013 (infographic)

The 7 fastest growing industries of 2013 (infographic) | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
5 of the 7 fastest growing sectors of the U.S. economy are fueled by technology startups.
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1) Green  & Sustainable Energy

2) Personal Care

3) Online & For-Profit Education

4) Social Network

5) Mobile Apps

6) 3d Printing

7) Generic Pharmacy

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Here's What Happened When We Strapped A Bunch Of People Into The Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Headset

Here's What Happened When We Strapped A Bunch Of People Into The Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Headset | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
Oculus Rift video demo.
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Racism in Far Cry 3

Racism in Far Cry 3 | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
Far Cry 3 is sort of racist. Because games are judged by a huge number of traits besides a story that occupies a comparatively small amount of play time, Far Cry 3 can still be a great game.
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This Forbes article discusses how some games and movies play the 'it can't be racist' game by having teh 'White Mesiah' become one of the 'natives'.    It was an interesting viewpoint for me and closely related to some research for class.

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5 Prejudices That Video Games Can't Seem to Get Over

5 Prejudices That Video Games Can't Seem to Get Over | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
Look, we set the standards for video games and we know that being racist, sexist, homophobic jerkholes is wrong ... don't we?
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How Oculus VR faced tragedy amid virtual reality's great moment (interview part two)

How Oculus VR faced tragedy amid virtual reality's great moment (interview part two) | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
Oculus VR was readying itself for a stellar E3, the biggest video game trade show in June. The maker of virtual reality game goggles was preparing a high-definition version of its Oculus Rift syste...
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How Did This Giant Dragon Skull Land on a British Beach?

How Did This Giant Dragon Skull Land on a British Beach? | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
A massive dragon skull washed up on a British beach, but it's actually just a cool and clever promo for 'Game of Thrones.'
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Why does the games industry have such a problem with female protagonists?

Why does the games industry have such a problem with female protagonists? | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
Belinda Parmar: It's a tired cliche that all gamers are male, and it's time manufacturers woke up to the fact that women want to see female characters they can relate to

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, June 13, 2013 7:26 AM

Some facts and figures ....