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Participants in the 2015 SXSWedu session "5 Ways to Mash-up Hollywood with Schools" watch a video as part of a gamified math experience created by Brain Chase, an educational game company driven by animations, decoder rings, hidden clues and buried treasu

How to make an educational game kids want to play

Mar 12, 2015
What's actually fun, and what's just "chocolate covered broccoli?"
Posted In: gamification, Education, technology, edtech, sxsw, SXSWedu, sxsw 2015, video games

Sony and Microsoft fight ... the Lizard Squad

Dec 26, 2014
A hacker group takes credit for attacks on PlayStation and Xbox Live networks.
Posted In: hacking, Sony, Microsoft, video games
A screenshot from a video game prototype by human resources firm Mercer that simulates the experience of working on an oil rig.

Good at video games? That could land you a job.

Nov 21, 2014
Companies are using video games to determine whether job candidates are the right fit.
Posted In: hiring, video games, job market
Visitors try out the massively multiplayer online role-playing game "World Of Warcraft."

World of Warcraft competes in a 'freemium' world

Nov 13, 2014
With a shrinking subscriber base, World of Warcraft tries a new strategy.
Posted In: World of Warcraft, freemium, video games

Being human in the age of automation

Oct 7, 2014
How can a video game teach us a valuable life lesson? Nicholas Carr explains.
Posted In: working, automation, video games

Why Microsoft wants 'Minecraft'

Sep 10, 2014
The price tag for Mojang sits at $2 billion.
Posted In: Microsoft, video games, Mergers and Acquisitions

The dangerous trio of twitch, streaming, and swatting

Aug 28, 2014
The same week Amazon buys Twitch, one of its users films a dangerous prank.
Posted In: swatting, twitch.tv, Twitch, gaming, video games

Amazon buys Twitch for $970 million

Aug 26, 2014
The hot start-up boasts huge viewership and Amazon is paying big bucks for it.
Posted In: twitch.tv, Amazon, video games

Video game lobby answers 'call of duty' on the Hill

Jul 30, 2014
Lobbyists are using money, charm, and an army of gamers to influence legislation.
Posted In: video games, lobbying, Congress
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Is E3 actually mind-blowing?

Jun 12, 2014
At the E3 video game convention, a reporter seeks a mind-expanding experience.
Posted In: e3, video games, virtual reality

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