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Hearthstone’s Tombs of Terror, Overwatch’s Brick Challenge, and Blizzard’s Pencils of Promise charity sale

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Even outside of World of Warcraft, Blizzard's been busy busy busy this week. First, take a peek at Hearthstone: The MMOTCG opened the Tombs of...

Academics assess Pokemon Go’s value to conservation and education

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Let's cap off the evening with some feel-good, sciency stories about Pokemon Go, shall we? Zoologists at Oxford University are studying Pokemon Go to determine...

Exploring ‘The Video Game Debate’: Cognitive performance and your brain on games

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So far in our exploration of the topics in Rachel Kowert and Thorsten Quandt's book The Video Game Debate: Unravelling the Physical, Social, and Psychological Effects of Video...

Exploring ‘The Video Game Debate’: Games and education

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We've got some really smart commenters here at MassivelyOP, and I think they help keep the fiercer trolls away. But when Joystiq itself went under,...

Exploring ‘The Video Game Debate’: Moral panic and online griefing

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Welcome back to our ongoing exploration of Rachel Kowert and Thorsten Quandt’s book The Video Game Debate. As you can guess, the book itself focuses...

Eco as an academic tool: Educating with PvE survival and permadeath

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Like the idea of survival games, but not PvP? Wish your class involved video games? Maybe you want to doom humanity to choking itself...

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