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

This article links, much better than I can, many of the articles I’ve posted on this blog. If video games are teaching children valuable cognitive skills, especially ones centered towards math and science, then it’s important that young girls are … Continue reading

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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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Racist Games: Operation Secret Storm (NES)

A few weeks ago I wrote about how the game “Punch-Out” had some questionable racial stereotypes that made it somewhat of a racist games. While most of the stereotypes were more silly than actually harmful, the game was really just … Continue reading

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Games to Celebrate Independence Day With

Video games like other forms of media attempt to, in some way, mirror society. (Hang in here with me, this is my attempt to justify this piece) While video games are probably the most far-removed from mirrors of society of … Continue reading

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Video Game Dev. to Show Consequences of Guns in Game Anyone who has played a video game has most likely fired an in game gun. From Megabusters to in-game replicas of real life guns, shooting has become a mainstay in … Continue reading

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