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The healing power of video games

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How video games helped one teenager beat cancer and form his bridge back to normalcy.


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Videogames are awesome, end of story.

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Yeah, but just leap into the first multiplayer Mario platformer set in a 3D world! Play as Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, and Toad—each with their own special skills—in the all-new Sprixie Kingdom. At http://s.shr.lc/19obdCc

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How I Fell In Love With Titanfall

How I Fell In Love With Titanfall | Video Games | Scoop.it
When Respawn's Titanfall Xbox One bundle came out and we picked it up at the store together, my boyfriend was more excited than I was. He had tried the demo at his friend’s house before it came out...
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D-Link’s Gadget Madness 2014 – Enter Now!

D-Link’s Gadget Madness 2014 – Enter Now! | Video Games | Scoop.it
In a greatest ever tech showdown, who would win between [...]
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A Beautiful Minecraft Version of Hayao Miyazaki's “Spirited Away ...

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Adafruit Industries, Unique & fun DIY electronics and kits : Blog - MiniPOV SpokePOV Tools MintyBoost Gift Certificates Arduino BoArduino TV-B-Gone Game of Life SIM reader Drawdio XBee Tweet-a-Watt Cables Robotics ...
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If you are into Miyazaki and Minecraft this looks great. I am probably going to check it out (even though I never saw the movie). 

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How to Make Candy Pokemon Pokeballs • CakeJournal.com

How to Make Candy Pokemon Pokeballs • CakeJournal.com | Video Games | Scoop.it
Learn how to make Pokemon pokeballs using candy and chocolate! These are excellent for birthday parties and special kid events.
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These look absolutely delicious and totally awesome.

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How to Brew Potions in Minecraft

How to Brew Potions in Minecraft | Video Games | Scoop.it
Are you having trouble defeating powerful mobs in Minecraft? Do you wish you could swim in lava or turn invisible? Learning how to brew potions can enhance your speed, strength, health and more!
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So many people don't know how to brew potions, but it really isn't that terrible.

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Double Dragon Review for the Nintendo NES - The Old School Game Vault
Looking back on the game it maybe revolutionary in being one of the first genres of beat’em up games.  I think I would pass on playing this game, and look at playing other beat’em up games where two players can play at the same time.
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My brothers used to play this game religously - sometimes I played too, but it was more of their favorite than mine.

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Empathy Themed Video Games Could Change The Way You Think - CBS New York

Empathy Themed Video Games Could Change The Way You Think - CBS New York | Video Games | Scoop.it

These kind of empathy games can bring you these really intense, rich worlds you know, and present issues you otherwise wouldn’t have known about,” she said.

 

The so-called ‘empathy games’ are a tiny portion of a $60-billion industry.

 

“They’re becoming larger. You will start to see it becoming more diverse in the range of emotions and in the type of people it’s going to reach,” explained Asi Burak, Games For Change


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Should gamers be accountable for in-game war crimes? - The Guardian (blog)

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Should gamers be accountable for in-game war crimes?
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How would they even implement this? It's a video game, not real life. I'm not sure I agree with this one.

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Video gamers, changing the world - Boston.com

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extra life.jpg Being classified as a gamer no longer carries the stigma of playing ninth-string in society's orchestra.
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This is a great fundraiser that makes money for a good cause - children fighting cancer. 

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Top 5 Halloween-Themed Minecraft Maps

Top 5 Halloween-Themed Minecraft Maps | Video Games | Scoop.it
Are you looking for a way to celebrate Halloween in Minecraft without building haunted houses and pumpkin patches? These five spooky maps will provide hours of frightening entertainment and adventure!
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The sad, sexist state of online gaming - Washington Post (blog)

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The sad, sexist state of online gaming
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Female gamers make up almost half of the U.S. video game market.
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Watch this video, it's great. And pretty accurate in online games, sadly.

 

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Video Game High School Blends Gamer Culture With Classic TV Storytelling - Adweek

Video Game High School Blends Gamer Culture With Classic TV Storytelling - Adweek | Video Games | Scoop.it
Video Game High School Blends Gamer Culture With Classic TV Storytelling Adweek In just a couple short years, Web video has matured from a burgeoning category to a dynamic new business distinct from TV.
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How to Play World of Warcraft Free Online

How to Play World of Warcraft Free Online | Video Games | Scoop.it
Do you want to try World of Warcraft without paying a subscription fee? Play online for free with World of Warcraft Starter Edition and get a taste of what the game has to offer!
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World of Warcraft Starter Edition is a great way to test the waters of the game without signing up for a subscription.

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How to Enchant Items in Minecraft 1.8

How to Enchant Items in Minecraft 1.8 | Video Games | Scoop.it
Summary Article Name How to Enchant Items in Minecraft 1.8 Author Jessica Marello Description Every wanted to know more about enchanting Items in Minecraft 1.8? Check out our exclusive How to Enchant Items in Minecraft for v1.8 guide!
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The upcoming ‪‎Minecraft update has made getting ‪enchantments even easier, with a cheaper enchantment cost and a cheaper repair cost. Learn more in our v1.8 enchantment guide!

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Gamifying the Classroom with Minecraft – the Possibilities are Powerful and Endless!

Gamifying the Classroom with Minecraft – the Possibilities are Powerful and Endless! | Video Games | Scoop.it
The Popular Virtual World Game is Gaining the Attention of Educators at a Quickening Pace, and For Good Reason. Minecraft is showing up with increasing
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Since Minecraft’s rise in popularity, teachers have realized the game’s potential in teaching students different subjects and skills in the classroom. Teachers are using the sandbox video game to give lessons about math, technology, science, history and even the English language. 

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The healing power of video games

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How video games helped one teenager beat cancer and form his bridge back to normalcy.


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Videogames are awesome, end of story.

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Yeah, but just leap into the first multiplayer Mario platformer set in a 3D world! Play as Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, and Toad—each with their own special skills—in the all-new Sprixie Kingdom. At http://s.shr.lc/19obdCc

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How to Decorate Your House in Animal Crossing: New Leaf

How to Decorate Your House in Animal Crossing: New Leaf | Video Games | Scoop.it
Is your house in Animal Crossing tiny, empty or boring? Learn how to decorate your home with tips about expansion, making bells, buying furniture, the Happy Home Showcase, Feng Shui and more!
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Decorating your house in Animal Crossing is a great way to let your creativity show and a better way to spend your bells!

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Top 5 Christmas-Themed Minecraft Maps

Top 5 Christmas-Themed Minecraft Maps | Video Games | Scoop.it
Are you looking for a way to celebrate Christmas in Minecraft without building snow golems and Christmas trees? These five festive maps will provide hours of holiday entertainment and adventure!
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I love holiday maps, especially ones with a great storyline and adventure involed!

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How to Play Feed the Beast in Minecraft

How to Play Feed the Beast in Minecraft | Video Games | Scoop.it
Has playing Minecraft become a dull and repetitive experience? Learn how to play Feed the Beast, a set of popular modpacks that allow you to do magic, build machinery and enjoy Minecraft again!
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I love Feed the Beast and think that every Minecraft player should know about these modpacks.

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Video games take bold step against youth suicide

Video games take bold step against youth suicide | Video Games | Scoop.it

There’s a word you’ll never hear in a new program to help children cope with troubling emotions: Suicide.

 

The interactive story — in his travels, a space explorer finds creatures dealing with differing emotions — will be accessible to many children on About Kids Health, the Sick Kids website for families and patients.

 

Emerging research shows that kids do learn and can change behaviour from technology such as videos, says psychologist Patrick McGrath.


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robyns tut's curator insight, October 22, 2013 10:14 AM

Clever invension but I don't think many children will be interested in playing this compared to other popular games such as GTA 5 and many other violent games. - sara

Nolan foote's curator insight, November 12, 2013 1:01 PM

wow kids from ages 5-14 are  committing Suicide behavior from these vidoe games. The games that I used to play were call of duty and these games mess with your head. There as a boy who played call of duty and  in The game when u kill someone they come back to life and he thought that his parents would  come  back to life. And he had shoot them  and they did not come back to life. So whoever play these games stop playing them they mess with you.

robyns tut's curator insight, November 25, 2013 10:03 AM

understanding from oneself and from ones family is defininitely a huge step toward acceptance or cure. If this program gets far I believe that it would be an amazing journey to better well- being for many-Justine Pearce 

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Should Video Games Be Considered a Sport? - New York Times (blog)

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Should Video Games Be Considered a Sport?
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Players compete in huge arenas, cheered on by thousands of screaming fans, with millions of dollars in prize money at stake.
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Video games DO take skill, practice and time to master, just like traditional sports. 

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Zone Poker - Fast Online Poker from Bovada

Zone Poker - Fast Online Poker from Bovada | Video Games | Scoop.it
OCD poker is fun, and there is no better place than Bovada to play it. Bovada Poker has introduced Zone Poker, which moves fast. If you are the type that gets impatient after an early fold than Zon...
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If you are into poker, this new game speeds it up and makes the game more exciting.

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'The video game industry has become the whipping boy for laziness...' - Kotaku

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'The video game industry has become the whipping boy for laziness...'
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Recently, a clip of a pro baseball coach imparting some life lessons to a young boy went viral online. One of those lessons: "Do you play video games?
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Video games do not make you dumb ... or lazy. You can still be an intelligent and active human being and play video games.

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Minecraft update 1.7 to completely rework terrain generation | News | PC Gamer

Minecraft update 1.7 to completely rework terrain generation | News | PC Gamer | Video Games | Scoop.it
It's that time again! "That time" being the fateful occasion of a Minecraft update that completely shakes up how its procedural world maps are generated.
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I like that they are toning down the ginormous oceans that I sometimes get started in. Water is cool but not that much water.

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Gaming 101: On gamers, World of Warcraft and social interaction - Vancouver Sun

Gaming 101: On gamers, World of Warcraft and social interaction - Vancouver Sun | Video Games | Scoop.it
Vancouver Sun Gaming 101: On gamers, World of Warcraft and social interaction Vancouver Sun The massively multiplayer online role-playing game, the MMORPG or MMO for short, probably has some of the worst press of all the gaming communities.
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This is an interesting look at MMORPGs like World of Warcraft and social interaction.
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