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Immersion

What is immersion? One of the goals of most games is to get a gamer “immersed” in the experience. There are different types of immersion or “presence” , but in general it is an experience where a player’s entire focus is wrapped

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Why So Many Puzzle Games?

Anyone who has read this blog for more than 15 minutes knows that we love Puzzle Games. We love other games as well, but when you are looking for games that educate, Puzzle Games are a great place to start.

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Indie Games

Up until a few years ago, independent or “Indie” games were few and far between. There was always an underground scene, but it was almost like Fight Club. You had to know a guy who knew a guy to get

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Social Aspects of Gaming: Guilds and Clans

In the beginning of playing games, having a multi-player aspect meant having someone stand next to you at the arcade, or sit on the couch next to you with a controller. It could mean split screen action, or trading turns

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Reus

The Basics Game Name –Reus ESRB Rating – N/A Genre –God Game, Strategy Educational Values – Strategic thinking, Sequencing, Synthesis, Analysis Platforms – Windows Where to buy –Good Old Games, Steam, GamersGate, Desura, or directly from their website. When should you buy it? – If you are looking for a game

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Tap the Frog

The Basics Game Name – Tap the Frog ESRB Rating – N/A Genre –Casual Mini Games Educational Values – Reflexes, Hand to Eye Coordination, Counting, Visual Discrimination Platforms – iOS, Kindle, Google Play Where to buy – iTunes Store, Amazon, Google Play When should you buy it? – If you are looking

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Gaming with your kids

As a member of the first generation of gamers who grew up with video games a central part of their lives, I did not have gamers for parents. They mostly saw gaming as a ‘kid’ activity. What few games we

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