I happened on Gamestar Mechanic (G*M) and you have to check it out. (I also notice it appears in Bernie’s Delicious links.) It is a game environment where players can learn about game design by creating games, and is scheduled for preview in spring, 2010. The Teacher’s Guide has wonderful ideas for game design and [...]
I thought I’d eliminated the game Call of Duty- Modern Warfare 2 as a potential for review, but then my 22 year-old son saw my earlier blog comment on it and felt the need to enlighten me. The platform is Xbox 360 and the current game is online, multiplayer. As far as aesthetics, the graphics [...]
Just wanted to pass along this webinar info from Classroom 2.0. It might be relevant to groups who are doing the biology oriented games. “Tomorrow (Wednesday, November 18th) the Learning Games Network starts their own webinar series on using games in the classroom as learning tools. This first event, after a broad overview, will look [...]
While researching games and motivation, I found this interview with James Paul Gee and would like to share it with you. It’s only about 10 minutes long and sums up everything we have been learning about games and education. Now, can I get my staff to watch it?!
The same reliable gamer that recommended Apples to Apples, was sure I would enjoy Eye to Eye, and she was right. Eye to Eye is a family game for all age players. The premise of the game is simple: try to guess how another player might respond to a simple category. For example: The starting [...]
As a total newcomer to the gaming world, everything that I find new and fascinating, most of you would consider old-hat or passé. Not knowing where to start in my research, Wikipedia led me to many interesting game designers.(Read Wikipedia Revolution if you need to be convinced of the site’s value.) I came across Eric [...]