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Selfies in Gaming, Too? Yup.

Apparently grownups have finally turned on to something kids have known about for years—the selfie phenomenon. The word “selfie” has even made it into the Oxford online dictionary.Read More

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Keep an Eye On Real Spending in Virtual Worlds

Microtransactions. That’s one of the latest buzzwords in the gaming community—and if you’ve ever played a casual game like Candy Crush, you know what it means. It’s the “only 99...Read More

Adult Gamers: Why You Shouldn't Grow Up

“Grow Up!” How many older gamers have been told to abandon their favorite activities because it’s all just kid stuff? It usually starts when geeks are in their teens, but...Read More

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Just Dance 2014, The Next Gen of Party Games

There are plenty of video games that work great in groups. Mario Party, Guitar Hero, and LittleBigPlanet all have multiplayer options and can be a great way for teens (or adults) to spend...Read More

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New Release: The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds was released today by Nintendo for the 3DS. It is the latest installment in The Legend of Zelda franchise, and it is...Read More

Super Mario 3D World

New Release: Super Mario 3D World

Super Mario 3D World, the newest game in the Super Mario franchise, was released today for the Wii U. The game contains all of the recognizable landmarks of a Super...Read More

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New Release: Tearaway

Media Molecule’s new platformer game, Tearaway, comes out for the PS Vita on November 22nd! Tearaway is about a tiny messenger (named Iota or Atoi, depending on whether you choose...Read More

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Xbox One: What You Need to Know

Microsoft’s new console hit shelves on Friday and, like the PlayStation4, the Xbox One has gotten a tremendous amount of attention. Here are a few need-to-know details on the new...Read More

Addressing the Sandy Hook Game

Recently we heard about a game that makes light of the Newtown tragedy that occurred almost a year ago. It’s surreal and terrible that someone tried to make a mass...Read More

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A Student's Journey Into Game Design

What does it take to get an education in game design? UW Bothell student Kaylin Norman-Slack has been figuring that out for years—and he has some advice to offer other...Read More

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New Release: Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I DON'T KNOW!

Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I DON’T KNOW! is the second game based on the popular Adventure Time cartoon series starring Finn and Jake. Players must save the Candy Kingdom...Read More

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Daughter Blames 77-Year-Old Mother for Addiction

My addiction is my 77-year-old mother’s fault. I was visiting her at her home in Wickenburg, Arizona, and she was doing the usual: waiting on me hand and foot, watching...Read More

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Getting Started with Machinima

Machinima (/məˈʃiːnɨmə/ or /məˈʃɪnɨmə/) is the use of real-time 3D computer graphics rendering engines to create a cinematic production. Most often, video games are used to generate the computer animation. –WikipediaRead More

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Here's How Education Can Improve

In the digital age, the work we do is increasingly fluid and improvisational, and yet our learning models haven’t really changed since the Industrial Revolution—a time when education was designed...Read More