Monthly Archives: July 2013

Nintendo and Racial Under Representation

This is a picture of the character select screen from Super Smash Brother Brawl, a fighter featuring many of Nintendo’s main characters. You may notice it, but something is certainly lacking in this picture (No..It’s not MegaMan) Nintendo has been … Continue reading

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Lessons on the Social World: Kirby

2012 Marked the 20th anniversary of everyone’s pink ball with an oral fixation: Kirby.  This week I finally got around to picking up the Kirby 20th anniversary collection, and playing through some of the games got me thinking. What is … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Girls Should Play More Video Games

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Girls should play more video games. That’s one of the unexpected lessons I take away from a rash of recent studies on the importance of — and the malleability of — spatial skills. First, why spatial skills…

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Do Video Games Help Us Accept Failure?

We’ve all been there. If you’re a gamer, there’s a chance you’ve died. Not literally of course, because that would be silly. Video games test our skills, and more often than we would like to admit: we fail. We fail … Continue reading

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Media Molecule Studio Director: “It takes women working on games for games to change” In a recent interview on BBC Radio, Media Molecule Studio Director Siobhan Reddy addressed the issue of gender in the gaming industry. For anyone who doesn’t … Continue reading

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Study shows Motion Controlled Video Games Make For Less Aggressioon Pacific Standard explored a recent study that evaluated the amount of aggression that varying types of Video games produced in players. For the sake of this article, we’re going to … Continue reading

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Club Nintendo Rewards: Why We Care

Today Club Nintendo released their 2012-2013 year prize list for members who had registered enough Nintendo products to make their way into their gold and elite membership statuses. Platinum and Gold members get to choose one free gift, as a … Continue reading

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