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“‘Pokémon GO’ Is Making Total Strangers Become Friends…”

Around the world, people (who own Android and iOS devices) have heard the call to become Pokémon Trainers thanks to Nintendo and Niantic’s Pokemon GO. The augmented reality app brings the game of finding and catching Pokemon out into the real world with digital Pokemon roaming around parks, bus stops, and landmarks throughout the world […]
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“Games, in other words, offer a metaphor for a vision of life…”

Games, in other words, offer a metaphor for a vision of life that can be ordered, understood and conquered. They are fair and just in a way that the real world is not. The game makes its player a fair bargain: “Give me your time and energy and you will prevail in accordance with your […]
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The Temple of No [aka Smooshingly Excited]

Did I ever mention how terrifically and Felix-the-cat-laughing-imbuingly-impressed I was with this crew’s first offering, Dr. Langeskov, The Tiger, and The Terribly Cursed Emerald: A Whirlwind Heist? No? Well. I should have. It’s side-splitting fun-shiny, so I’m smooshingly excited to be working my way through their latest, The Temple of No. Will report back ASAP […]
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Behind the Magic – Ghost Recon: Future Soldier’s E3 2010 Build

  E3 demos are interesting. Developers (usually) want to be honest about what is happening, but at the same time they need to put their best foot forward. What do games shown at e3 actually look like? Take a look at Ghost Recon: Future Soldier.
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Adult women are now the largest demographic in gaming

According to the study, last year saw a significant boom in women over 50—their numbers jumped by a whopping 32 percent between 2012 and 2013. The study also revealed that 59 percent of Americans play games, with gaming consoles present in 51 percent of all U.S. households. All of that means that stereotypes are breaking […]