Tag: gaming

Friday Video: Microsoft Hololens demo at Windows 10 devices event


Watch Microsoft Hololens demo at Windows 10 devices event. A game named Project X-Ray was

Tuesday Tech Tip: Can I Run This Game on My Computer?


Thanks to John Porter for this week’s tech tip. Can I run Watch Dogs, Battlefield 4,

Friday Video: Anita Sarkeesian at TEDxWomen 2012


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Friday Video: Feminist Frequency: Women as Background Decoration


In [these episodes] we explore the Women as Background Decoration trope which is the subset of largely insignificant non-playable female characters whose sexuality or victimhood is exploited as a way to infuse edgy, gritty or racy flavoring into game worlds. These sexually objectified female bodies are designed to function as environmental texture while titillating presumed […]

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Friday Video: This is Phil Fish


A case study in internet celebrity. (Contains adult language)

Library of Congress’ Duke Nukem win


Several months ago, while performing an inventory of recently acquired video games, I happened upon

NCompass Live: Tech Talk with Michael Sauers: Playful Pedagogy: Using Game Components to Change the Student Experience


Recorded on April 23, 2014. NCompass Live – http://nlc.nebraska.gov/ncompasslive/ Research on games and learning have shown us that games can be powerful tools for learning–providing players with the opportunity to learn from and even celebrate failures as part of the natural learning process in a challenging environment. How can universities take advantage of the power […]

On the next Tech Talk: Liz Lawley on Playful Pedagogy


Research on games and learning have shown us that games can be powerful tools for learning–providing players with the opportunity to learn from and even celebrate failures as part of the natural learning process in a challenging environment. How can universities take advantage of the power of games and game mechanics? It’s not as simple […]

Apples to Apples, Dalek style


 

Fantasy Library League


The Geneva Public Library in Geneva, NY has come up with the most amazing way to gamify the library: The Fantasy Library League. In the Fantasy Library League (FLL), you test your ability to purchase books that your community wants to read just like a librarian. Players go online (or complete a paper form available at […]

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