“Serious” games and the role of gaming beyond entertainment – Calgary Journal Online

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute By Jasper McGregor | jmcgregor@cjournal.ca Oct 11, 2018 Video games are changing as rapidly as our reliance on them, serving functions that go well beyond entertainment and escapism. Just ask Katrin Becker, a Calgary-based expert on “serious games,” or games … Continue reading

Worth Sharing: Further LACK of evidence for Link Between Violent Video Games and Behaviour

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute Posted on 16 January 2018 Researchers at the University of York have found no evidence to support the theory that video games make players more violent. Source: No evidence to support link between violent video games and behaviour – News … Continue reading

The Best Anti-Piracy Measure Ever – IGN

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute As an experiment, the developer decided to release a cracked version of Game Dev Tycoon onto torrent sites along with the genuine version, pre-empting piracy. “The cracked version is nearly identical to the real thing except for one detail,” explains … Continue reading

Where I’ve Been Online (to March 9, 2013)

Approximate Reading Time: 2 minutes Your Game! Offer Serious Games Price Breakthrough: Your Game! Your content in an engaging, immersive, rapidly developed simulation. New from Totem Learning, our February launch promotion: Your content in a bespoke serious game at less than eLearning prices! Harness our … Continue reading

Sandy Hook Shooting: Video Game Violence Isn’t to Blame | TIME.com

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute Sigh. Sandy Hook Shooting: Video Game Violence Isn’t to Blame | TIME.com. Dec. 20, 2012 Yesterday, Senator Jay Rockefeller introduced a bill calling on the National Academy of Sciences to “study” video game violence on children. Speaking of the recent … Continue reading

Here’s a Devastating Account of the Crap Women in the Games Business Have to Deal With. In 2012.

Approximate Reading Time: 2 minutes Here’s a Devastating Account of the Crap Women in the Games Business Have to Deal With. In 2012.. http://alivetinyworld.com/2012/11/27/too-many-reasons-why/ There’s a certain amount of this that happens in science too, though we should really note the point made by one … Continue reading

Do You Think Videogames are Toys?

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute The way things are labelled inevitably affects how they are perceived. If you think of videogames as “toys”, it paints a radically different picture than if you think of them as a medium for communication and expression. One way trivializes … Continue reading

A Call to Arms for Decent Men: A Re-Post of Ernest Adams’ column.

Approximate Reading Time: 9 minutes A Call to Arms for Decent Men. This is worth saying again, and again, so here it is, in its entirety: Gamasutra declined to run this column, but I still consider it to be part of the Designer’s Notebook series. … Continue reading