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Alan Gershenfeld: Video games help kids learn | EarthSky.org

Alan Gershenfeld: Video games help kids learn | EarthSky.org | Sam Bristow Video Games | Scoop.it
Video games let people step into other shoes, make decisions, explore consequences, said Alan Gershenfeld of E-Line Media - all skills we need for the 21st century.
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The Future of Video Games: BioShock's Ken Levine interviews Pan's Labyrinth and the Hellboy films' Director, Guillermo del Toro, Part 1 | Irrational Games

The Future of Video Games: BioShock's Ken Levine interviews Pan's Labyrinth and the Hellboy films' Director, Guillermo del Toro, Part 1 | Irrational Games | Sam Bristow Video Games | Scoop.it

This 1/2-hour interview between Bioshock director, Ken Levine and film director, Guillermo del Toro is so good that "The Atlantic" had a very long article up yesterday analyzing it and already speculating on what this could mean for the future of games and movies. Del Toro is actually developing a video game for 2013, Insane.

 

Shorter version: By 2020 there will be no difference between movies and games, so any of you who aspire to work (or continue to work) in games need to keep developing your acting skills, if you aren't doing this already.  By the way, this involves taking actual "acting" classes; not just more voiceover training.

 

You can read the article"Listening in on When an Acclaimed Director and Video-Game Maker Meet," at: http://bit.ly/s3MAmS

 [Photo Credit: AP Images / Irrational Games]

 

Irrational Games: Guillermo del Toro is known for ... bringing a specific brand of horror to his works, but it’s his passion for the nerd culture and a love for games that has guided him to where he is today.

For this Halloween installment of Irrational Interviews, Creative Director Ken Levine had a chance to sit down with this master of horror to talk about how to tell a frightening story, and how to create a character that is a monster to better suit the narrative at hand. Levine and del Toro also chat about the concept of passion, passion for what they do, and how that kind of enthusiasm helps on each project they work on."


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The Strange, Scary, Fascinating, Exciting Future of Video Games, According to A Giant

The Strange, Scary, Fascinating, Exciting Future of Video Games, According to A Giant | Sam Bristow Video Games | Scoop.it
You are, presumably, a person who plays video games and probably not a rich executive. Maybe you own an Xbox 360 or play games on your iPhone or maybe both. You have some favorite video games.
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Sam Bristow's comment, March 22, 2013 6:09 AM
"It's about the games you might play in the future and the way you might play them" "I believe that the real growth is bringing billions of people into the industry and calling them gamers." This article provides an inside view to the world of video games and the business behind them.
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What This Show Means For Future Of Video Games

What This Show Means For Future Of Video Games | Sam Bristow Video Games | Scoop.it
The Consumer Electronics Show this week highlighted a number of big changes that will come to the video game industry in 2013.
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Sam Bristow's comment, March 22, 2013 6:05 AM
The future of video games is still very unknown, with video games only semi-recently becoming a mainstream form of entertainment and knowledge; there is so much more we can do to develop them into the platform that they need to be.
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Video games that teach science | The Science Game Center

Video games that teach science | The Science Game Center | Sam Bristow Video Games | Scoop.it

Welcome to the Science Game Center

 

 

Find science games.See what scientists, teachers, and students think of them.

 

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Sam Bristow's comment, March 22, 2013 6:04 AM
Teaching and video games is the way of the future, many schools and learning centers are implementing ways to make learning fun and interactive, which video games excel at.
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Reading, Writing and Video Games

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The concepts of work and play have become farcically reversed: schoolwork is meant to be superfun and play, like homework, is meant to teach.

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Sam Bristow's comment, March 22, 2013 6:02 AM
Another very good read, regarding learning and video games - “digital games with a strong simulation component may be effective learning environments.”
Sean Riley's curator insight, March 22, 2013 7:17 AM

Reading, Writing and video games all very closely linked to improve learning capabilities. 

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Video Games & the Future of Learning

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Video Games & the Future of Learning http://t.co/ZqjHCVWGXw #lis483


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Sean Riley's curator insight, March 21, 2013 8:55 AM

Future of video games - Improved Learning

Games provide highly contextualized problem solving spaces.

Games support highly engaging, individualized learning.

Games by design have high emotional impacts - "Students learn better when they are actively interested and engaged in the subject matter at hand."

Games can also  create communities of practice

Cameron Palmar's curator insight, March 22, 2014 2:53 AM

Possibility of Video Games educating people. Fantastic information regarding the future of the game industry in regards to education.

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The Future of Video Games - Blog by EvilZeroraven - IGN

The Future of Video Games - Blog by EvilZeroraven - IGN | Sam Bristow Video Games | Scoop.it
A Bit of a Rant About This Generation

Looking back on this generation I have been asking myself alot of questions lately. Alot of it has to do wit...
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Top developers ponder the future of video games

Top developers ponder the future of video games | Sam Bristow Video Games | Scoop.it
What does the future hold for video games, and what steps do game makers need to take to get there? Top developers from Epic, Eidos, THQ and Ubisoft offer their opinions.
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Action video games boost reading skills, study of children with dyslexia suggests | ScienceDaily.com

Action video games boost reading skills, study of children with dyslexia suggests | ScienceDaily.com | Sam Bristow Video Games | Scoop.it

Much to the chagrin of parents who think their kids should spend less time playing video games and more time studying, time spent playing action video games can actually make dyslexic children read better. In fact, 12 hours of video game play did more for reading skills than is normally achieved with a year of spontaneous reading development or demanding traditional reading treatments.

 

The evidence, appearing in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on February 28, follows from earlier work by the same team linking dyslexia to early problems with visual attention rather than language skills.

 

"Action video games enhance many aspects of visual attention, mainly improving the extraction of information from the environment," said Andrea Facoetti of the University of Padua and the Scientific Institute Medea of Bosisio Parini in Italy. "Dyslexic children learned to orient and focus their attention more efficiently to extract the relevant information of a written word more rapidly."

 

The findings come as further support for the notion that visual attention deficits are at the root of dyslexia, a condition that makes reading extremely difficult for one out of every ten children, Facoetti added. He emphasized that there is, as of now, no approved treatment for dyslexia that includes video games.

 

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Mark A. Taylor's curator insight, March 17, 2013 11:39 PM

Video games help your reading skills? Where were these studies when I was a kid?

Sean Riley's curator insight, March 21, 2013 8:47 AM

-Very interesting, Scientists believe video games can help children that suffer from dyslexia. "Dyslexic children learned to orient and focus their attention more efficiently to extract the relevant information of a written word more rapidly."

Sam Bristow's comment, March 22, 2013 6:00 AM
This is really interesting, it shows how video games can help us teaching people with learning disabilities. I believe teaching through video games is the future of teaching.
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Report: Next Xbox controller to feature 'impr - Video Game News, Videos and File Downloads for PC and Console Games at Shacknews.com

Report: Next Xbox controller to feature 'impr - Video Game News, Videos and File Downloads for PC and Console Games at Shacknews.com | Sam Bristow Video Games | Scoop.it
Although the next Xbox will ship with an upgraded Kinect, you'll still use a controller with buttons to operate the system. As with PS4, it appears the move to the next generation means you'll have to pick up new controllers.

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Brendan Schirmer's curator insight, March 21, 2013 11:06 PM

the next generation console user control

Sam Bristow's comment, March 22, 2013 6:06 AM
An article showing how much thought it going into the new developments and next generation of video game consoles, a good read.