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Oculus Rift Is Not Just for Gaming—It’s for Classrooms, too.

Oculus Rift is a virtual-reality gaming headset that makes you feel as if you are in another world. It’s the first virtual-reality system that’s on track to be widely available to...Read More

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The Ergonomics of Gaming: Common Orthopedic Injuries and How to Avoid Them

Games can be heart-pounding, but if you’re feeling the burn without leaving your chair, something’s wrong with the way you play. While most people think that they’re not at risk...Read More

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3 Games That Will Increase Your Emotional IQ

Most parents are aware that games can be used as educational tools, but many still don’t realize that games are instruments for promoting social responsibility, empathy, and justice. These important aspects of games are...Read More

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Interview: Matthew Hooper, Ace Attorney for Good

A couple of weeks ago, I sat down with Matt Hooper, a Seattle attorney who represents video game and media clients. Matt has a strong interest in “games for good”—video...Read More

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Interview: Prof. Steinkeuhler on Being a Mom, Scholar, and Gamer

Constance Steinkeuhler is a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and co-directs the Games+Learning+Society (GLS) center at the Wisconsin Institute of Discovery. Professor Steinkeuler has earned a PhD in Literacy...Read More

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Your Grandpa Can Play Video Games—And Beat You!

A few weeks ago, I interviewed my 83-year-old dad, Richard Breneman, about his life as a gamer. I also somehow convinced my 16-year-old nephew, Tyler Wojcik, to sit for a...Read More

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CodeSpells: A Magical Exploration of Java

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared on UW Bothell’s student-run media blog, The Next. CodeSpells is a fantastic resource for kids learning to make programs, and we encourage all parents...Read More

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You Should Play: Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on The Next, UW Bothell’s student-run media blog. Capcom recently released the original trilogy of Phoenix Wright games for Apple’s iOS, and I...Read More