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6 Ways Gamers Are Changing Lives

Last month’s Games for Change Conference reminded us of all the ways that video games and gamers can contribute to the world through innovation and dedication. Today we’d like to...Read More

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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


HabitRPG: A To-Do List With Swords and Potions

HabitRPG isn’t exactly a game, but it’s not exactly your average time management app either. It’s the perfect mixture of both.Read More

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(Emotionally) Mature Games: How Jenova Chen Redefined Video Games

Last week at the 11th Annual Games for Change Festival in New York City, game creator Jenova Chen spoke in a panel called “Blank Canvas: Designing a New Era of Emotional...Read More

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New Release: Jungle Rumble

Disco Pixel just released Jungle Rumble for iOS! Jungle Rumble is a rhythm game that pits players against an enemy monkey tribe that wants to steal your bananas. Players have to tap...Read More

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5 Awesome Moments From The Games for Change Festival

If you are tuned into the educational games community, you probably know that last week was the 11th annual Games For Change (G4C) Festival in New York City. This awesome conference...Read More

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Video Interview: Jordan Shapiro Wants Parents to Bring Context to Gaming

Jordan Shapiro is one of our biggest influencers—a voice of reason who understands that parents should treat games as they would any form of media—i.e., they should at least talk about video games...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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Audiobook? Try Audiogame! Grail to the Thief on Kickstarter

When Hank Krang wins a talking time machine in a game of poker, he knows exactly what he’s going to do with it. Study long-lost cultures and societies? Of course not! He’s going...Read More

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How Average Is Your Household? Check Out These Gamer Statistics From the ESA

It might not come as any surprise, but it’s nice to have the statistics. The Entertainment Software Association just put out its 2014 report of Essential Facts About the Computer and...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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Review: Monument Valley

How long have you wandered, silent princess? Monument Valley is singular. A story of atonement with the visual stylings of M.C. Escher, the new puzzle game by ustwo makes a unique and powerful statement that feels...Read More

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Hi-Res Episode 2: GAME WITH US!

In this episode of Hi-Res, Keezy and Simone talk about gaming—or not gaming—with their families when they were kids. They also dish out some advice on how you can start gaming together! [download file=”” title=”Get...Read More

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Review: inFAMOUS: Second Son

Infamous: Second Son (stylized as inFAMOUS: Second Son) is the third entry in the Infamous series. The basic concept of Infamous is this: you are a Conduit. Conduits are humans with a naturally occurring...Read More