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Massive Video Game Tournament Aims To Save Lives – Huffington Post

Massive Video Game Tournament Aims To Save LivesHuffington PostYou may remember George Costanza using the principles of Frogger to cross a crowded street. Now a festival in Brazil is seriously considering the relationship between the two activities, in…

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Can video games make your brain level up? – Medical Xpress

Medical XpressCan video games make your brain level up?Medical XpressVideo games often involve fine motor co-ordination, sustained attention and problem solving, often under pressure, all of which give the brain a work out. Frequently playing video gam…

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Video Games That Embrace Irony – New Yorker (blog)

New Yorker (blog)Video Games That Embrace IronyNew Yorker (blog)That uncompromising setup leant the game a tragic air. In general, video games are about defying the rules of everyday life. Rogue, despite its fantastical premise, seemed to reify them. N…

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Nature’s Classroom a 6th-grade antidote for video games – Tbo.com

Nature’s Classroom a 6th-grade antidote for video games
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THONOTOSASSA — Bill Munsey has helped hundreds of pairs of little hands hold an alligator or a snake for the first time. He has watched children’s eyes light up as they call out the species of insect or crustacean they’ve just fished from the

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How Censored Will China’s Console Games Be?

At this point, more or less everyone knows that China will allow video game consoles and console games created by foreign companies to be manufactured and sold in China, ending a 13-year ban on the sale of such products. But although consoles are now legal, Chinese gamers shouldn’t get too excited about the prospect of playing hot Western console games like Grand Theft Auto V.

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USC students create video game to help children with autism – GameSpot

USC students create video game to help children with autismGameSpotA team of students at the University of Southern California has developed a game called Social Clues, but not for profit, at least not right away. The 35 USC students, who have backgrou…

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Not Just Playing Around Anymore – New York Times

Not Just Playing Around AnymoreNew York TimesThis year, a United Nations program devoted to urban planning in countries affected by poverty or natural disasters began developing a sports field in the slums of Kibera, Kenya, designing it in the popular …

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A list of every video game ever made: 43806 names, and counting – Polygon

A list of every video game ever made: 43806 names, and counting
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It’s a project to name every single video game, ever made, for every platform. Pastebin user Data_Baser is leading the project, with help from 4chan’s /vr/ retro games board. And it aims to be comprehensive, including not just arcade, console or PC
Someone’s Compiling A List Of Every Video Game Ever Made Kotaku

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Beyond the shoot-em-up: how gaming got killer stories

Everyone knows they are the best place to shoot up zombies, but can video games ever overtake cinema and literature for storytelling? Simon Parkin reports on the next chapter for gaming In Invasion of the Space Invaders, Martin Amis’s 1982 treatise on the emergent video game medium , the British author wrote: “The video game tells a story. The better you get, the longer the story lasts. And we …

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Local video game shop adds second store – The Post-Standard

Local video game shop adds second store
The Post-Standard
Cicero, N.Y. — A local video game retailer in business for 20 years is opening a second location. Microgame Play & Trade opened a new store at 8124 Brewerton Road in Cicero earlier this month. Its original store is on Route 31 in Clay, across from the

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10 Artistic Things Video Games Can Do That Movies Can’t – WhatCulture!


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10 Artistic Things Video Games Can Do That Movies Can’t
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For a long time, there has been a raging debate going on with regards to the artistic merit of video games. And with every new Call of Duty title that finds its way into world, video game skeptics raise their voices to challenge the medium again. Even

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Short Video Games We Wish Were Longer

What’s the longest time you’ve ever played a video game? Do you prefer overly dragging ones or the finish-it-in-a-single-sitting ones? Short but sweet, these video games are just too much fun to end too soon. Contributor: Benjamin Barry Published: Apr 13, 2014

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Video games not just fun and games for UWSP developer club – Marshfield News-Herald

Video games not just fun and games for UWSP developer clubMarshfield News-HeraldThe event is a fundraiser for the club, which aims to bring opportunity to those aspiring to enter the video game industry, said Club President Kevin Barthman. The club is …

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Art exhibit blends video games with religious iconography – Polygon

Art exhibit blends video games with religious iconography
Polygon
An art exhibit currently showing in New York imagines video game scenes as if they were religious frescoes from the late Middle Ages. The one shown here is “Defenders of Ataros,” by Dan Hernandez, plainly referencing Atari’s Missile Command. It’s part

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The Best Bunnies In Video Games

It’s Easter, which is a time of rebirth, seasonal candy, eggs, and bunnies. These are some of the best bunnies as they have appeared in video games. Robbie the Rabbit – Silent Hill 3 Silent Hill is full of memorable, terrifying enemies, like the iconic Pyramid Head and the nurses without faces. Who would of thought that a tall pink rabbit would stand right alongside them with a wide, bloody grin …

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Video games were an easy target for the NSA | Brian Crecente

For gamers, trust and friendships are key components of play. I hope that isn’t ruined forever by government and corporate prying We live in a time when privacy is a quaint notion. The idea that what you say, no matter where you say it, might be kept private seems increasingly antiquated. Phones are tapped, emails read and now video games monitored. In the latest revelation plucked from the …

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‘Art of Video Games’ exhibit coming to Toledo

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) – Video games are coming to the Toledo Museum of Art this summer. The museum is hosting a touring exhibition from the Smithsonian American Art Museum called “The Art of Video Games.” Museum director Brian Kennedy says it’s easy to see how artists are …

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‘Art of Video Games’ exhibit coming to Toledo – Washington Times

‘Art of Video Games‘ exhibit coming to Toledo
Washington Times
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) – Video games are coming to the Toledo Museum of Art this summer. The museum is hosting a touring exhibition from the Smithsonian American Art Museum called “The Art of Video Games.” Museum director Brian Kennedy says it’s easy …

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Dad killed crying son over video game: police

Cody Wygant was an avid player of video games like Aliens Extermination and Call of Duty. The role-playing games were so important that the persistent screams of his 16-month-old son was too much of an annoyance, according to the Citrus County sheriff’s office in Florida.

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What is Bruce Lee doing in a UFC video game? – Polygon

What is Bruce Lee doing in a UFC video game?
Polygon
Bruce Lee died in 1973. Twenty years later, the Ultimate Fighting Championship was founded. And 21 years after that, both are appearing in a video game together, EA Sports UFC. The team-up is not without some controversy. Bruce Lee’s brand of fighting, …

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How augmented reality builds bridge between games and children’s books

Two years ago, Sony’s PlayStation 3 “game” Wonderbook began a trend that redefines both games and books for the 21st century Augmented reality is building a bridge between video games and books, redefining both in the process. Wonderbook thrust augmented books into the mainstream in 2012 The concept behind augmented reality books is simple: a physical book contains many elements that elude the …

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Top Video Games 2014 & Release Dates for Xbox One, PS4, PC Titles: Top 5 … – Latin Post

Latin PostTop Video Games 2014 & Release Dates for Xbox One, PS4, PC Titles: Top 5 …Latin PostUnlike previous years when we would see repetitive releases on the same old video game platforms, each and every next-gen PS4 and Xbox One release in 20…

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