Video games

Character Design fundamentals

1. Density The amount of visible elements in a character. If you compare these two characters you can see that the amount of elements is quite different between the two. The more dense the design, the more you have to

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Character Design fundamentals

1. Density The amount of visible elements in a character. If you compare these two characters you can see that the amount of elements is quite different between the two. The more dense the design, the more you have to

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Are video games really that bad?

The video game industry is a global phenomenon. There are over 1.2 billion gamers across the planet, with sales projected soon to pass $100 billion per year. But their very popularity fuels the controversy that surrounds them. They frequently stand

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Are video games really that bad?

The video game industry is a global phenomenon. There are over 1.2 billion gamers across the planet, with sales projected soon to pass $100 billion per year. But their very popularity fuels the controversy that surrounds them. They frequently stand

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Do video games make you smarter?

Do kids these days have short attention spans, or does the world just move too slow? Gabe Zichermann suggests that today’s video games are making children smarter — and we should all embrace gamification. Gabe Zichermann is an entrepreneur and

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Do video games make you smarter?

Do kids these days have short attention spans, or does the world just move too slow? Gabe Zichermann suggests that today’s video games are making children smarter — and we should all embrace gamification. Gabe Zichermann is an entrepreneur and

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Video games and violence

In our continuing look at the gun debate for PBS’s weeklong special “After Newtown,” Jeffrey Brown explores whether there is any connection between violent video games and violent behavior. And also this article: Defeated Videogame-Violence Experts: Science Was on Our Side

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Video games and violence

In our continuing look at the gun debate for PBS’s weeklong special “After Newtown,” Jeffrey Brown explores whether there is any connection between violent video games and violent behavior. And also this article: Defeated Videogame-Violence Experts: Science Was on Our Side

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Video games for girls

Laurel’s talk on addressing the wants of younger female gamers came at a time in which the entire industry was ignoring this entire demographic. And her discussion of the challenges therein make for fascinating viewing. One of the earliest TED

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Video games for girls

Laurel’s talk on addressing the wants of younger female gamers came at a time in which the entire industry was ignoring this entire demographic. And her discussion of the challenges therein make for fascinating viewing. One of the earliest TED

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Your brain on video games

How do fast-paced video games affect the brain? Step into the lab with cognitive researcher Daphne Bavelier to hear surprising news about how video games, even action-packed shooter games, can help us learn, focus and, fascinatingly, multitask.

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Your brain on video games

How do fast-paced video games affect the brain? Step into the lab with cognitive researcher Daphne Bavelier to hear surprising news about how video games, even action-packed shooter games, can help us learn, focus and, fascinatingly, multitask.

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Engare

Can you learn from playing video games? Apparently so. This video game teaches you to design patterns with math. Iranian game maker Mahdi Bahrami’s Engare allows users to create their own intricate patterns found in Islamic art and architecture. The

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Engare

Can you learn from playing video games? Apparently so. This video game teaches you to design patterns with math. Iranian game maker Mahdi Bahrami’s Engare allows users to create their own intricate patterns found in Islamic art and architecture. The

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