Monthly Archives: May 2011

Why Current Educational Games Suck

What was the last thing you learned from a video game? I’ll wait… I’ve learned a few things from gaming over the years, but a few blog posts here have really got me thinking about what’s wrong with our educational … Continue reading

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Edutainment

Written by Chris Granat Video Games in Education, an article written on a website called Adult Learn, is an insightful view in the world of ‘edutainment’ – a coined word (which apparently spell check was aware of, but I had … Continue reading

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Video Games By Lamia AlHamidi

Video Games video games like everything else has positive and negative sides. Before, the main positive side we can get from video games is entertaining, but now it means more than just that; people can get money from playing , … Continue reading

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Video Game Consoles

By: Chris A First there was the Magnavox Odyssey, and as technology has advanced over the years it brought us other consoles such as Nintendo, Sega, and Game Boy. It has been almost 40 years since the first home video … Continue reading

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‘Girl’s’ Games

By Arnel Querido With the majority of game developers being men, it’s no surprise that many video games directed toward female audiences carry shallow depictions of what a real female is. Much like advertising, female characters especially are being over … Continue reading

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Second Life in Popular Culture

By James Ralston When you visit secondlife.com, an introduction video starts automatically.  Words appear on the screen superimposed over video clips of the game: “A place to connect.  A place to shop.  A place to work.  A place to love.  … Continue reading

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Violence in Video Games: Ryan McAllister

Violence in Video Games In today’s society when a young person acts out in a violent way their actions may be blamed on playing video games that promote violence. For many video gamers they play violent games because they are … Continue reading

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