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Xbox: Microsoft's white knight - Term Sheet

Xbox: Microsoft's white knight - Term Sheet | Social Media and Games | Scoop.it
No, the gaming console doesn't bring in nearly as much as Windows or Office. But it is paving the way for the company's future in digital media.

By Don Reisinger, contributor

FORTUNE -- This is a big year for Microsoft.
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Gamers Forgo Sleep Vying for Guinness Mobile Gaming Record

Gamers Forgo Sleep Vying for Guinness Mobile Gaming Record | Social Media and Games | Scoop.it
A $20,000 grand prize keeps gamers up for 26 hours straight...
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AR Will Turn Your Living Room into Mario’s Next Level

AR Will Turn Your Living Room into Mario’s Next Level | Social Media and Games | Scoop.it
As augmented reality technology improves over the next five years, your living room may become a real-world Super Mario Brothers level, your furniture may become the terrain for the next Starcraft...
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Gambitious to Offer Game Development Alternative to Kickstarter | Modern Fictum

Gambitious to Offer Game Development Alternative to Kickstarter | Modern Fictum | Social Media and Games | Scoop.it
Gambitious, a Dutch company, is taking cues from Wall Street to make significant strides in the indie development world.
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An Argument Against "Immersion" in Video Games

An Argument Against "Immersion" in Video Games | Social Media and Games | Scoop.it
When we talk about games, the word "immersion" gets tossed around a lot. It's generally held to be a good thing: If a game has amazing graphics and audio, and a convincingly built world, we will become immersed in it to the point that it feels real.
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STORY HACK: BETA, PART 1 | Filmmaker Magazine

STORY HACK: BETA, PART 1 | Filmmaker Magazine | Social Media and Games | Scoop.it
Anyone interested in transmedia in New York City needs to know about StoryCode.
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Livehoods: Using data from Social Media to Map Neighborhoods - URENIO Watch

A research project called Livehoods, from Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science, aims to shed some light on how people really inhabit the (Livehoods: Using data from Social Media to Map Neighborhoods: http://t.co/cPqwl7GF...)...
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6 Video Games to Look Forward to in 2012 ~ www.popgive.com

There are lots of great games coming out in 2012. So we've got lots of fun to look forward to. Not only will you find some of the most anticipated games of 2012 on this list, you will find games that you might not have known about until now.
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SocialMatica Releases First 2012 Presidential Election Social Media Dashboards - MarketWatch (press release)

SocialMatica Releases First 2012 Presidential Election Social Media DashboardsMarketWatch (press release)SAN FRANCISCO, April 23, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- SocialMatica, the innovative leader of social media analytics, today released compelling...
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For marketing and PR, the future isn’t interactive—it’s unified | Articles

For marketing and PR, the future isn’t interactive—it’s unified | Articles | Social Media and Games | Scoop.it
PR Daily and Definition 6 partner for a yearlong series on unified marketing. Learn about this innovative concept and how it might help your brand.
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How MTV is using youth and digital media to create change | Games for Change

How MTV is using youth and digital media to create change | Games for Change | Social Media and Games | Scoop.it
We spoke with MTV's VP of Public Affairs to learn how the multimedia entertainment giant has been using digital media to engage youth...
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Much Needed Xbox Live Mobile Games Debut at E3

Much Needed Xbox Live Mobile Games Debut at E3 | Social Media and Games | Scoop.it
Microsoft shows off new games for Windows Phone...
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Mobile Innovation, Angry Birds, and Furry Animals: A Q&A with Peter Vesterbacka

Mobile Innovation, Angry Birds, and Furry Animals: A Q&A with Peter Vesterbacka | Social Media and Games | Scoop.it
Rovio's Mighty Eagle & Angry Birds creator.
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Jane McGonigal: The game that can give you 10 extra years of life | Video on TED.com

TED Talks When game designer Jane McGonigal found herself bedridden and suicidal following a severe concussion, she had a fascinating idea for how to get better. She dove into the scientific research and created the healing game, SuperBetter.
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Transmedia's Nonlinear Challenge to Learning, and the Grammar of Gaming

Transmedia's Nonlinear Challenge to Learning, and the Grammar of Gaming | Social Media and Games | Scoop.it
Henry Jenkins (pictured above), a former MIT Professor and the person who coined the term...
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Why Holodeck-Level Immersion is the Future of Gaming

Why Holodeck-Level Immersion is the Future of Gaming | Social Media and Games | Scoop.it
In this super-sized edition of Speak Up on Kotaku, commenter DocSeuss tells us the difference between being immersed and being engrossed, and explains why he believes the future of gaming depends on games that submerge us in fantasy worlds.
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Scott Blake's Interactive Bar Code Portraits (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Scott Blake's Interactive Bar Code Portraits (PHOTOS, VIDEO) | Social Media and Games | Scoop.it
Scott Blake makes incredible interactive portraits out of bar codes, illustrating how black-and-white data can come to resemble a personal connection.
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Study: Blogging in decline as social media takes over - Blogs & Content - BizReport

Study: Blogging in decline as social media takes over - Blogs & Content - BizReport | Social Media and Games | Scoop.it
New research by the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth reveals that corporate blogging is in decline as corporates turn to social media to keep consumers up-to-date and engaged.
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Social Media Surpassing Media Outlets as Primary News Sources Based on Schools ... - PR Web (press release)

Social Media Surpassing Media Outlets as Primary News Sources Based on Schools ... - PR Web (press release) | Social Media and Games | Scoop.it
Social Media Surpassing Media Outlets as Primary News Sources Based on Schools ...PR Web (press release)Social media platforms are gaining ground on traditional outlets such as television and newspapers as a top source for breaking news.
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Five ways companies use social media and look like jerks - ZDNet (blog)

Five ways companies use social media and look like jerks - ZDNet (blog) | Social Media and Games | Scoop.it
Five ways companies use social media and look like jerksZDNet (blog)By David Gewirtz | April 23, 2012, 1:47am PDT Summary: Let's take a look at five ways companies use social media and end up making themselves look like complete and utter fools.
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Business Gamification in Healthcare: What are 3 practical uses? | Perficient Healthcare IT Solutions Blog

Business Gamification in Healthcare: What are 3 practical uses? | Perficient Healthcare IT Solutions Blog | Social Media and Games | Scoop.it
New blog post:: Business Gamification in Healthcare: What are 3 practical uses?
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Non-Euclidean Level Design (Portal 2 Version)

Download link: http://s.americansf.com/noneuclidean.zip Original video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2s4ySkR48cI Thanks to TheMarcemGuy's video for inspira...
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