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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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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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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 America. It turns out...

 
 
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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 Masao Watanabe,...

 
 
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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 tune out in sch...

 
 
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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 at the same tim...

 
 
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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 daily basis I'll ha...

 
 
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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 fifth-generation P...

 
 
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Rock Prodigy will teach you guitar

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 n...

 
 
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Bethesda's parent company partners with USC school

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 internships. This means ...

 
 
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Destructoid: Carmen Sandiego, Gang Bangs, and The PSP2

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, we also have som...

 
 
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Weekend Charity: Helping the world with only 8-bits

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 educational gam...

 
 
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An English lesson regarding BioShock Infinite

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 that BioShock w...

 
 




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Another one down! Just finished Baldurs Gate What a game and it makes me so sad what EA has done to Making great progress on my gamer vacation! 3 days of it Should be able to finish FE 3 Houses and Ultimate Alliance 3 by

 
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Is anyone else finding it impossible to add comments to the QPosts right now? Edit: Of course a minute after I post this it starts working! XD

 
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