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FutureLab – Teaching with Games

“Teaching with Games was a year-long project supported by Electronic Arts, Microsoft and Take-Two, as well as the Interactive Software Federation of Europe (ISFE), investigating the place of mainstream commercial computer games in the classroom. The project aimed to provide … Continue reading

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Zero Punctuation

Ah, Yahtzee. Not just a dice game, but the name of a reviewer who satirizes and comments on popular games after their release. Expect to have your favorite games decimated with scathing comparisons to fecal matter and that pile of … Continue reading

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Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood Game Review

Most people have heard about the game Assassin’s Creed. A third game in the series has been released, with a surprising focus on multiplayer gaming, which was highlighted during the game’s development as a selling point. Here is a review … Continue reading

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It’s coming…

This coming Tuesday, while we have presentations, other people, numbering 12 million at last count, will be installing the next expansion in the World of Warcraft franchise: Cataclysm. Say goodbye to your friends. You won’t see many of them for … Continue reading

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Steam “On to the Holidays” Sale

For those who aren’t aware, Steam is a site/program/service run by the creators of Half-Life, Portal, and Team Fortress, VALVe. The service includes a program that a player can install on their computer, allowing non-invasive DRM on the company’s games … Continue reading

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Tuesday Night Magic

For those who are interested, there seem to be hostings of the game Magic: The Gathering in the Student Center Tech Rec on Tuesday nights, from 6pm until 11pm. I’m not sure if this trend will continue over the holiday … Continue reading

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Pinochle: How to Play

Pinochle is a card game that may family has played for as long as I can remember. Given my interest in card games, and the recent revitalization of playing the game at my home, I thought I’d share the game. … Continue reading

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EVE Online Character Creation

The long-lived space MMO EVE Online is introducing characters that a player will be able to move around the inside of space stations, breaking away from its original ship-only design. The following linked article is short and is centered around … Continue reading

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Legends of Zork

Legends of Zork is based on the original game, titled simple “Zork.” Below is a bit from Wikipedia describing the game. Zork was one of the first interactive fiction computer games and an early descendant of Colossal Cave Adventure. The … Continue reading

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Project Idea

My idea for the semester project that I will be working on is relatively simple if a person has experience with one or both of two things: Played Magic: The Gathering or a similar TCG/CCG and enjoyed it. Is familiar … Continue reading

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