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5:45 PM on 02.18.2013

Monday Mind Teasers: Word Dynamo

Are you ready to flex your brains and have some fun?! That's right, the weekly Monday Mind Teasers are back! It's been so long since I've visited the always-helpful online Dictionary site that I don't even know how long they'...

Tom Fronczak

11:30 AM on 02.18.2013

President Obama wants game design in high schools

Game design programs in high schools can encourage kids to learn math and programming, President Barack Obama said in an online interview with the public. In response to a question about adding programming requirement in publ...

Allistair Pinsof

3:00 PM on 09.25.2012

Gamemaster Howard wants you to be a 'Know-It-All'

Former Nintendo of America spokesman Howard Phillips has been sharing tons of goodies from his personal archives lately, and now he shares a game idea. As the original Nintendo "Gamemaster," he was tasked with knowing the in...

Tony Ponce

3:00 PM on 07.15.2012

Game Career Guide will help you get good game jorbs

One of the most asked questions I get as a game journalist is "How do you write crazy awesome game reviews and have non-stop sex with Russian models in the back of bazillion dollar sports cars all the time?" The second most a...

Allistair Pinsof

8:30 PM on 04.03.2012

UK teachers protecting the young with ignorance

Teachers here in Blighty are concerned. They aren't worried about how the curriculum doesn't prepare kids for the real world or how they've simply become training camps for university, no. It's videogames that appear to be ge...

Fraser Brown

4:00 PM on 03.23.2012

Smithsonian's 'Art of Video Games' exhibit examined

[Editor's note: Community member Jonathan Chang (Changston on the site!) visited the recent opening of the Smithsonian's new exhibit: The Art of Video Games. Here is his great write-up on the experience. -Chad] Games as art. ...

Changston

4:30 PM on 02.22.2012

New Brain Training 3DS game in development

Oh, Brain Age. I almost forgot all about you. Probably because my long term memory has got to sh*t since I stopped playing Brain Age. But according to this morning's Nintendo Direct session with Satoru Iwata, it'll soon be ti...

Holly Green

9:00 AM on 01.11.2012

CES: Game Changer for iPad probably not a game changer

As many of you are aware, my passion for games extends far beyond the computerized entertainment we all hold so dear. I was raised as much on board games as I was on videogames and I usually love it when those two worlds inte...

Conrad Zimmerman

3:00 AM on 10.18.2011

Videogame workshop gets your grandparents game on

My grandma is ace at bowling in Wii Sports -- and yes that is her throwing it down in the pic above (be nice and send some positive energy her way as she's currently in the hospital). But while she may have the natural bowlin...

Wesley Ruscher

2:30 PM on 09.07.2011

Slavery: The Game was a viral for a Dutch documentary

Well, we didn't expect that did we? When you slap an Adults Only rating on a website for a supposed multiplatform game, you know you're being trolled. Funny thing is, most people expected it to be something related to Americ...

Maurice Tan

4:30 PM on 09.02.2011

Seminar on working in the Japanese games industry

Japanese high school students and their parents got to hear about the nature of the Japanese games industry at a seminar held at the Tokyo University of Industrial Arts. The panel consisted of CyberConnect2's General Manager ...

Raz Rauf





9:00 PM on 07.11.2011

Explore the ocean with The Magic School Bus game

Growing up in the 80's, one of my absolute favorite cartoons was The Magic School Bus. I was entertained by the ridiculous animations, wacky writing  and catchy tunes while actually learning things that I would probably ...

Victoria Medina

1:00 PM on 05.13.2011

Recap: Valve's Erik Wolpaw speaks at NYU Game Center

“I love these things, but I also know that there’s something weird, and kind of bizarre, and strange about them -- like, there’s something really dumb about them. [...] We love them, and, kind of, hate them ...

Samit Sarkar

10:30 PM on 04.04.2011

Monday Mind Teasers: Z-Type, Word Shoot, Ys Typing Tutor

I saw this wonderful vocabulary game on Reddit a few months ago and have been meaning to post it ever since. I've been busy with the Flixist launch for the last few months, but now that things are stable and awesome on a dail...

Tom Fronczak

4:40 PM on 04.04.2011

Fresh screenshots for Battle & Get! Pokemon Typing

With Battle & Get! Pokemon Typing hitting DS in Japan later this month, new screenshots for the educational game have surfaced on andriasang. It's looking about as adorable as you'd expect, thanks to those bright-eyed fif...

Jordan Devore



Rock Prodigy will teach you guitar photo
Rock Prodigy will teach you guitar
by Tara Long
On the heels of this week's Rocksmith announcement, I feel I should introduce another player to the line-up of games that promises to teach you real life skills.

Rock Prodigy is an iOS app that has been available on the App Store for weeks now, though it may have flown under your radar unless you were specifically looking for it. I got a chance to demo the app last week and came away nothing short of impressed.
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