Category Archives: video games

Square Enix Teams With Pacer to Stop Bullying

Square Enix announced a partnership with the Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights (PACER) to enact an anti-bullying initiative.  Starting on January 13th, Square Enix will donate towards PACER’s national Bullying Prevention Center for every tweet of #EveryDayHeroes they receive this … Continue reading

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Pew Research Center’s Report on Gaming & Gamers

The Pew Research Center, a nonpartisan research group that conducts polling and demographic research, has released 17 page long report on their findings about Gamers and Gaming. This is an incredibly insightful report for anyone conducting sociological research on current … Continue reading

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ESA: Essential Facts About Gamers and Politics

Oh Electronic Software Association, you’ve given me an early Christmas present. The ESA is the foremost data collector of statistics and data on video game consumption, usage, and attitudes.  Annually this blog reports on their essential facts about video game … Continue reading

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Pew Research Center’s 2015 Findings on Console Ownership

Less progressive parts of the gaming community are in an uproar today, as a new survey suggest that more American women own video game consoles than their male counterparts. Should chauvinistic males flee the medium for fear of cooties? We’ll look … Continue reading

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Extra Life: Playing Games To Save Lives

Just a quick one today. I wanted to bring notice to an awesome cause and annual event. “Extra Life unites thousands of players around the world in a 24 hour gaming marathon to support Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Since its … Continue reading

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Developers Adapting Educational Games to New U.S Standards

New U. S standards in education are changing the way developers create educational games. GET YOUR EDUCATIONAL STANDARDS CORRECT, MATHBLASTER. Common Core, a set of K-12 educational standards in math and language arts, has been adopted by 45 states across … Continue reading

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In China Proposed Credit Score System Will Drop Score For Video Game Purchases

Live in China? Thinking about buying the newest Metal Gear Solid game? I hear in this one Snake-NO BUYING VIDEO GAMES ALLOWED Gamers in China might want to think twice before purchasing their next video game, as China’s new credit … Continue reading

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Games For Change Student Challenge

Games For Change, an awesome organization that promotes and develops games that have a social impact on the world, has launched a challenge to New York City students: Make a game about a real world issue in your local community. Games for … Continue reading

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“The Street Arcade” – Teens Create Games to Combat Social Issues

A quick one today for anyone interested in seeing some socially infused games in the Chicago area. Steve Ciampaglia, an assistant professor at Northern Illinois University spent the summer with his partner, Kerry Richardson, working with a group of 13 teens … Continue reading

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Report on the Status of Teens’ Use of Technology in Social Life

The PEW Research Group has recently released their 2nd  of 3 reports on “Teens, Technology &  Friendships”. PEW, which describes themselves as  “a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world”, … Continue reading

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