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Kerbal Space Program

Kerbal Space Program is teaming up with NASA


This time your challenge is to land on an asteroid. And not explode
Jan 29
The makers behind Kerbal Space Program are teaming up with NASA to create an educational version of their popular rocket-building sim. I say "rocket-building sim" when KSP is more of a "build a cool rocket and watch it crash ... read
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Typing of the Dead

The Typing of the Dead: Overkill DLC goes Shakespeare


The Bard vs. Zombies
Nov 25
I was over the moon when The Typing of the Dead: Overkill was released, as I totally loved the original Typing of the Dead in concept and play. But maybe the text offerings were a little too vulgar for you and you'd appr... read
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IGF

Over a record 1000 entries to the 2014 IGF


That's a lot. No really, a lot.
Nov 12
It feels like every year the Independent Games Festival gets bigger and bigger but that's definitely the case with the student prize. There have been over 1000 entrants to the 2014 IGF in total, split between the Main and St... read
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Mecanika

Mecanika wants to teach Newtonian mechanics with robots


Robots in motion tend to stay in motion; robots at rest tend to stay at rest
Sep 09
As somebody who has had ideas for using games as tools for education, things like Mecanika are particularly interesting to me. Though physics has become more prominent in games as time has passed, developer CREO wants to uti... read
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The Oregon Trail

The original Oregon Trail was made in just two weeks


'We can do that'
Aug 01
For as great of an impact as The Oregon Trail had on me as a kid, I know so very little about the circumstances surrounding its development. As it turns out, they're fairly remarkable. A Mental Floss profile of the game recou... read
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Alaska

Alaskan tribal council forms videogame studio


Pretty cool
Jun 24
Development costs are spiraling out of control. Studios are closing left and right. And yet the Cook Inlet Tribal Council of Alaska decided to invest its capital in a videogame company of all things. According to the nonprofi... read
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Oh my word

Elmo takes a trip to Silent Hill


The hell that lies underneath Elmo's Letter Adventure
May 10
What was the last game that scared you? Would you believe me if I told you Elmo's Letter Adventure was mine? The above video, captured and narrated by the hilarious guys at Vinesauce, shows off some eerie glitches discovered... read
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This and more with developer Steve Swink!
On last Sunday's Sup, Holmes? (now on iTunes) Steve Swink made me look bad. I thought I knew a thing or two about the man, but our discussion revealed that there a lot of important stuff that I had missed, like his work on T... read feature

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Monster Hunter

Capcom is holding live Monster Hunter classes on April 20


Earn your degree at Monster Hunter Community College today!
Apr 10
Digging into the finer features of the Monster Hunter series can often feel like academic research. I just want to kill giant dragon creatures, consarnit! It's not like I want to write a graduate thesis on the blasted thing! ... read
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Brain Age

Brain Age: Concentration Training makes you feel dumb


Your memory skills are pathetic
Apr 09
The latest entry in Nintendo's line of brain training software, Brain Age: Concentration Training, released to practically no fanfare whatsoever back on February 10. I think it's safe to say that the "brain age" craze has lo... read
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Monday Mind Teasers: Word Dynamo


Learn up to ten new words in each round!
Feb 18
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'... read
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President Obama wants game design in high schools


The President looks at the positive effects of gaming in education
Feb 18
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... read
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Gamemaster Howard wants you to be a 'Know-It-All'


Sep 25
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... read
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Game Career Guide will help you get good game jorbs


Jul 15
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... read
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UK teachers protecting the young with ignorance


Apr 03
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... read
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Smithsonian's 'Art of Video Games' exhibit examined


Mar 23
[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. ... read
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CES: Game Changer for iPad probably not a game changer


Jan 11
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... read
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Videogame workshop gets your grandparents game on


Oct 18
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... read
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Slavery: The Game was a viral for a Dutch documentary


Sep 07
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... read
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Seminar on working in the Japanese games industry


Sep 02
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 ... read
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Explore the ocean with The Magic School Bus game


Jul 11
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 ... read
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Recap: Valve's Erik Wolpaw speaks at NYU Game Center


May 13
“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 ... read
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Monday Mind Teasers: Z-Type, Word Shoot, Ys Typing Tutor


Apr 04
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... read
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Fresh screenshots for Battle & Get! Pokemon Typing


Apr 04
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... read
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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 St... read feature

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Bethesda's parent company partners with USC school


Mar 04
ZeniMax, the parent company of Bethesda Softworks, has just announced a partnership with the USC School of Cinematic Arts. This program will support the school's Interactive Media Division through guest lectures and internshi... read
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Destructoid: Carmen Sandiego, Gang Bangs, and The PSP2


Jan 28
Good news everyone! We've just completed work on the latest episode of The Destructoid Show. In this episode, our heroes discuss WTF the 411 on the PSP2, AKA the NGP is. OMG. If that's not portable Sony news for you, w... read
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Weekend Charity: Helping the world with only 8-bits


Aug 21
About a month ago Monodi, Destructoid community member extraordinaire, posted about an organization called Playpower. Playpower is a volunteer organization and network of game developers and other computer types who develop ... read
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An English lesson regarding BioShock Infinite


Aug 14
Continuing on from yesterday's Jimquisition on the subject, I want to help a few people who are still confused about BioShock Infinite and, dismayingly, the English language. The general argument against the game seems to be ... read
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Pay money to learn how to play Street Fighter


Aug 10
If you've got a skill, you might as well try and profit from it. That's a mentality embraced by a number of Street Fighter experts, who are offering intimate knowledge of Capcom's fighting game in exchange for cold, hard cas... read
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Fan trailer captures the spirit of The Oregon Trail


Aug 02
I feel sorry for people who did not have The Oregon Trail as a vital part of their education. Those of us who did learned so much about history, survival and dysentery that we all became better people for it.  Clea... read
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University of Central Florida developing abstinence game


Jul 30
It's a little weird to write a story that contains the terms, "Fox News," "videogame" and "sex" yet isn't actually negative. Well, not in the traditional sense, anyway. Fox News Orlando reports that the University of Central ... read






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