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Get Your Game of Thrones Fix Right Here

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This Sunday, the premier episode of season six of Game of Thrones will no doubt pull in massive numbers of viewers. The hype leading up to this event has been rolling in high gear for at least the last six months thanks to leaked photos of sets and hordes of fan speculation. I’ll be honest. I’m part of the huge number of fans who have been caught up in the “Is he?/Isn’t he?” game the cast and producers have been fueling in full force lately. So, if you’re like me and are practically bursting with anticipation, there’s a way to get your Game of Thrones fix right now. That’s with Telltale Games‘ fantastic episodic Game of Thrones video game. Read More

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It’s Time for New Female Character Designs in Street Fighter

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The release of Street Fighter V brought hype that comes around once a generation. Capcom got to wipe the slate clean. It gave current fans a fresh start and provided a jump-on point for potential new fans. That means balancing a mix of returning characters with all-new ones to appeal to as many players as possible. Street Fighter V features one of the most diverse launch lineup of characters in the mainline series. But there’s one issue I have with the cast I can’t ignore: the continued over-sexualization of female characters. In this current generation of gaming, it’s awkward, unnecessary, and bordering on gross. Read More

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Teaching Math With Hearthstone

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When I was a kid in elementary school, I was already deep down the rabbit hole of video games, thanks to getting an Atari 2600 at 4 years old. I was naturally good at math, but one thing that I still remember to this day was one of my cousins giving me the Pac-Man card game that Milton Bradley published in the early ’80s. The game was designed to teach basic math facts disguised in Pac-Man dressing. You played cards in rows of three: outside cards were numbers of pellets and the Pac-Man card in the middle had the operator. So you scored points based on the equation. Naturally, I loved it. My parents credited that game with teaching me multiplication and division long before it was taught to me in school.

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