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var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/gaming_news/Square_Enix_shows_DS_game_about_developing_games'; [Update: Gamasutra reports that the presenter was Ichiro Otobe, and that Tadashi Tsushima is leading the project. Also, and this is the best part, rather than designing it from the outset as an internal...

March 5th 2007 at 7:30pm 0 Comments
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In an effort to promote discussion and raise awareness of AIDS as a problem, mtvU and the Kaiser Family Foundation have begun Change the Course of HIV Challenge, a contest "aimed at reducing the spread of HIV/AIDS among young people in the United States."The full rules can be found on the contest ma...

January 30th 2007 at 7:45pm 0 Comments
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The Chicago Tribune recently published an expose on the efforts of David Williamson Shaffer, an Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a long and accredited background in education. Shaffer is pushing to use video games as a means of teaching kids new specializations, as opp...

December 29th 2006 at 3:25pm 0 Comments
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Envision a game that makes a difference, and your idea could net you a clean conscience (and some cash). The Games for Health competition is looking for game designs "aimed at improving aspects of health and health care." The best student / organization storyboards will win $5,000 apiece, and the be...

October 19th 2006 at 8:30pm 0 Comments
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The Federation of American Scientists have concluded that gaming can provide skills useful in the job market and attributes that would facilitate learning. Making logical deductions, staying on task, staying motivated and goal-oriented despite constant failure, and infinite patience are all abilitie...

October 18th 2006 at 12:52pm 0 Comments
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NPR's Marketplace introduced the segment saying, "They're often accused of wasting your time or promoting violence but a conference in New York City this week wants games to be known for something more." The ongoing Games For Change conference is part of the larger Serious Games initiative, but is f...

June 28th 2006 at 1:25pm 0 Comments
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The shadowy tricksters behind last week's McDonald's hoax at the International Serious Games Events go by the revolutionary moniker the McDonald's Resistance Collective. MTV News follows the machinations that led up to the stunt, beginning with a case of mistaken identity related to Italian consorti...

June 13th 2006 at 12:55am 0 Comments
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"Today I'm going to tell you the story of a game so serious that it changed the direction of a company."Grave words indeed, delivered at the International Serious Games Event on Monday. However, as Water Cooler Games explores, the delightful speech about games causing environmental change was, in fa...

June 7th 2006 at 9:59am 0 Comments