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Review: Pokémon Art Academy

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 lopsided produ...

 
 
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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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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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Up your Pokémon fan art game with Pokémon 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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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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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 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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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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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 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 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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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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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...

 
 
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Should games replace text books?

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 Tony Hawk: Under...

 
 
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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: 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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A LevelHeaded Gamer

Any Destiny players here? Ive beaten the new Lair (Raid) thrice already and the boss mechanics were Once you get it down though, it becomes almost like muscle know a lot of players detest it due to the

 
CaimDark Reloaded

One Bayonetta down, one more to go!

 
zatoseyes

Secret of Evermore is Man, its such a great A deeply flawed game, but still It also has an after credits Suck it Marvel!

 
Professor Dillyball

Got a whole bunch of games (perhaps too many?) from the Devolver Steam sale last Now to find time to play them Well anyways, my first ever cBlog is up! Have a great day!

 
Michformer

The more I play Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth, the more disappointed I am about GOGs decision to take it down last Prevents it from being accessible to modern audiences, which is a bummer since I believe itd benefit

 
Chris Moyse

I was hangin with my sister, one of the few folk I have, and shes just left to go live in the for a I couldnt be happier for her, but Im melancholy as fuck at the decreasing health, wealth and security in my Im losing all

 
FakePlasticTree

Despite the issues with some of the bosses, the PS3 version is ultimately still The combat is a lot of fun, even without the Wiis wank TV remote Also, I really wish they hadnt cut out the open world in Hope its back in

 
siddartha85

Man, Hyrule Warriors is fun! Im so glad they brought it to I knew I would like Linkle, but this Impa is pretty

 
Lex

Fuck me for 100%ing Stories: Path of that last achievement was such a pain and just showed that the leveling system wasnt really balanced for the games

 
Shoggoth2588

I made a short CBlog (for me) about game collections that I didnt It should be live an hour or It seemed like a good idea since its almost E3 and I wouldnt be surprised if we see a bunch of new collections this

 
 

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