Is The Sims the New Foreign-Language Textbook?

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When I first began learning to play World of Warcraft, I felt like I was learning a foreign language. I was too shy to speak over a headset and instead clumsily typed my communications with other players into the text box. My son probably got pretty tired of my questions.  “What’s a mob?” “What’s a clothie?” “Why do people make fun of Hunters?” “What’s aggro?” “What’s brb mean, again?” Read More


7 Best Tweets of GDC

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The 2014 Game Developers Conference (GDC) ended recently, and boy do we wish we could have been there. Thousands of the leading thinkers in game design came together in San Francisco, California to discuss everything from the latest tech to best practices in storytelling. The conference is almost 30 years old now, and for the last few years it’s had something it certainly didn’t have in the 80’s: Twitter! Now everyone can enjoy the great conversations of GDC without needing a ticket and a hotel room. The downside: reading all these tweets makes us even sadder we couldn’t go ourselves.

Here are some of our favorite tweets from GDC. Read More