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You may not have heard about it lately, but the classic game Oregon Trail is turning 40 years old this year. Initially developed as an educational game for a history class in Minneapolis, Oregon Trail was released to the public in 1971 developed for mainframe use starting in 1971, and it was later...

January 25th 2011 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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Some iPhone apps are fun, some are useful (and some are neither). In this set of iPhone app reviews, we've got a mixture of each. In this batch of mini-reviews: iShred, Quik, Pro Basketball, Silly Songz, Wordology, and Silver Revolver. iShred ($4.99US)If you like playing the guitar or other musical...

March 16th 2009 at 11:30am 0 Comments
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Aren't you glad you don't have to ford rivers and worry about death-prone oxen to make it home for a turkey feast? Check out the highlights for today:JoystiqueryJoystiq Holidaze: explaining the PS3 SKUsJoystiq Holidaze: explaining the Xbox 360 SKUsReminder: Win a $5K gaming PC from Falcon Northwest...

November 22nd 2007 at 11:59pm 0 Comments
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Growing up, we all had our share of classes in school that approached education from an odd angle in an effort to keep us from staring out the window while daydreaming of the game we left on pause before getting on the bus. Games seldom played a role in the classroom, though the times spent playing...

November 7th 2007 at 1:26pm 0 Comments
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The U.S. Department of Education issued a report yesterday that educational software of all types, from the video-game-like to the ultra-dry, "has no significant impact on student performance." And folks like Elliot Soloway, professor of educational tech at U. Michigan, are miffed. Says Soloway, "It...

April 6th 2007 at 10:28am 0 Comments