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Women take over USC

Women outnumber men in the top game design school's graduate program

For the first time in the history of the University of Southern California -- the top video game design school in the United States, as ranked by The Princeton Review -- women outnumber men in its game design graduate program.  In 2011...

 
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Carmen Sandiago ND

Rare North Dakota-themed Carmen Sandiego game has surfaced

In the late '80s the Carmen Sandiego series was immensely popular and over 20 states were looking to get in on that red hot edutainment action. Details are sketchy on exactly what happened, but Where in North Dakota is Carmen Sandiego was ...

 
Mecha Trigger
When people say “educational game” I instinctively clench up. I was raised in the heyday of Canadian educational software, with all the impenetrable geography-teaching trucking simulators and embarrassingly stilte...   read

Pok閙on Art review
Educational games that impart knowledge while remaining entertaining are certified rarities. Too often you're left with staggering amounts of informative material and meager side portions of "game" that contribute to a rather...   read

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Adventures of the Gamer-Teacher: 'trigger words' for gamer distraction

[Dtoid community blogger RedHeadPeak shares another of his adventures of being a gamer-teacher. For more on this topic, be sure to check out his blog! Want to see your own writing appear on the front page? Go write something! --Mr Andy Dixo...

 
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Rocksmith 2014

Rocksmith 2014 rated for PS4 and Xbox One

Rocksmith 2014 has been rated for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One by the ESRB and Korean Game Rating Board, and I'm still sitting here waiting for a new iteration of Guitar Hero. Although Ubisoft hasn't announced any new versions of the guit...

 
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Deals

This Humble Flash Bundle has Putt-Putt and other Humongous titles

Night Dive Studios brought the likes of Putt-Putt, Freddi Fish, Pajama Sam, and Spy Fox to Steam earlier this year, and here they are again in this flash sale from Humble Bundle. If you want to go on a nostalgia trip and come out relatively...

 
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Reading Rainbow OUYA

Limited Edition Reading Rainbow OUYA up for grabs now

Late last month we talked a bit about the Reading Rainbow Kickstarter, which is in its last few days now. When it passed $4 million, producer of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (among other, less important things) Seth MacFarlane pledged to mat...

 
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Pok閙on Art Academy

Up your Pok閙on fan art game with Pok閙on Art Academy

We told you about it before, but Pokémon Art Academy now has an official trailer and plenty of lessons to teach you about drawing your favorite monsters. And as we mentioned before, Nintendo really wants to teach you how to draw.&nb...

 
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Art Academy

Be a better class of artist with Wii U's Art Academy

Nintendo really wants to teach you how to draw. They're sick of your stick figure Mario scribblings and they want to see improved fan art on the horizon. Thus, the Wii U version of Art Academy was born. Learn to draw your own renditions of...

 
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Reading Rainbow

Reading Rainbow wants to fly to consoles like PlayStation and Xbox

Confession time: Ever since the Reading Rainbow Kickstarter was announced earlier this week, we've been looking for a reason to write about it. It's a formative relic of our youths, how could we not want to discuss it? With the inclusion o...

 
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Holy crap, Sesame Street Fighter is an actual game now

Remember that wonderful Sesame Street x Street Fighter crossover art series from way back in 2010? Artist gavacho13 made a pretty funny spoof, and now after all this time it's been turned into an actual game. It's not quite a fighting game ...

 
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Kerbal Space Program

Kerbal Space Program is teaming up with NASA

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 in spectacular ...

 
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Typing of the Dead

The Typing of the Dead: Overkill DLC goes Shakespeare

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 appreciate the game...

 
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IGF

Over a record 1000 entries to the 2014 IGF

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 Student competiti...

 
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Mecanika

Mecanika wants to teach Newtonian mechanics with robots

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 utilize realistic ...

 
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The Oregon Trail

The original Oregon Trail was made in just two weeks

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 recounts the story o...

 
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Alaska

Alaskan tribal council forms videogame studio

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 nonprofit group, it wil...

 
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Oh my word

Elmo takes a trip to Silent Hill

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 in the Nintend...

 
Sup, Holmes?
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

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Monster Hunter

Capcom is holding live Monster Hunter classes on April 20

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! Which is why Ca...

 
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Brain Age

Brain Age: Concentration Training makes you feel dumb

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 long since died. ...

 
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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've had this won...

 
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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 public schools, Oba...

 
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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 ins and outs of e...

 
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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 asked question I...

 
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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 getting their kni...

 
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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. It’s one ...

 
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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 intersect. At CES t...

 
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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 bowling abilities of ...

 

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Sarah Jane Farron

:( Today has been pretty bad for Really dislike Nioh and stuck with terrible players on my teams on both Overwatch and TF2 with the latter taking an hour to figure out how to launch it without it I say! Sleep and onwards to tomorrow!

 
Pixie The Fairy

Thing Im trying to sort from the Avengers movies: Everyone is absolved for succumbing to mind control except for Tony And Scarlett Witch sends Hulk to terrorize a Loki gets out of warping minds with a But hes my brothe from

 
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Alright i got two codes Wiiu versions of affordable space adventures and Shante: Pirates Curse

 
Nathan D

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worm jerky

Just discovered the Yakuza series after buying 5 on sale and finally putting some real time in with 4, which I got with PSPlus a while Now I dont even care about anything else its like Im trapped in Yakuzaville!!

 
AvtrSpirit

While debate rages on over who is best waifu and best robotu in Overwatch, its abundantly clear that Hanzo is best

 
lewness

Was nervous because I thought you botched getting the Morion Blade if you didnt get Yuria to talk about Orbeck before finishing the Usurpation Turns out you can still do I did do it right after killing Dragonslayer so that helped?

 
Madoka Malika

done with all my classes for the semester! SUMMER TIME IS FINALLY HERE!!

 
Mike Wallace

I cant seem to summon up any interest in I like the look, the music, the upbeat approach, and Road Hog is my kinda But I just dont feel All I see is another Titanfall, another Heroes of the

 
Lawman

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Jinx 01

PSA the May 5th Open Beta of Overwatch seems to have already started, at least on Though so far Ive only done the tutorial

 
AvtrSpirit

OnlyWatch no more! At least not until Monday :D

 
Parismio

Got codes for Shantae Pirates curse for 3DS and Affordable space adventures, and retro city rampage for the

 
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This is my cover photo on Facebook and it makes me smile

 
OverlordZetta

Star Wars Episode Red: Coming Soon!

 
Torchman

That feeling when you get 100% on the semester long project, meaning you got 100% for the entire

 
Sarah Jane Farron

I tried the Nioh demo and I just dislike it so I love the idea but I feel like the execution is so Takes what From Software does right and makes it Some love it but for me, its so flawed I feel its Nothing positive for

 
EdgyDude

Tomorrow is 5 de Mayo and today is May the 4th, so by compromising in a middle

 
Sr Churros

Bad new: I fucked up PSO2 instalation Good news: I will even have more tips of what not to do when installing

 
FakePlasticTree

One day left and of course I have to work *cries* Heres hoping for a release date, new party member unveiled and trailer :D

 
ScionVyse

#Canadaproblems

 
DeadMoon

Time to drink some really good beer, get really drunk, and scratch some really large lottery Happy Star Wars Day!

 
KnickKnackMyWack

So yeah, that Miku essay blog is now Go check it Maybe give some We can discuss Vocaloid If you Hope you guys who are interested dig

 
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Ckarasu

People might disagree with this, but I admire this guys straightforward honesty in this I do agree that RE6 gets way more hate than it deserves, but I dunno if I can call it

 
Torchman

Can I just say that takes alot of balls to offer day one dlc after all the delays?

 
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Semen in the left, blood in the

 
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Im a dad!

 
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Some genius at my ISP clicked the wrong thing so Ive had no Internet all day, and it wont be fixed until On the plus side I made it through Irithyll in to the dungeons, so thats

 

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