Category Archives: Education
Tue, May 14, 2013 | 08:38 BST
Warren Spector and Blizzard COO Paul Sams are collaborating with The University of Texas at Austin to found the school’s first academic video game program led by industry veterans. The Denius-Sams Gaming Academy will open its doors Fall 2014.
Fri, May 10, 2013 | 10:56 BST
MP for Newcastle Upon Tyne Chi Onwurah has called for reflection among the UK games industry on the issue of gender equality in issues such as employment, skills and more. The MP called the imbalance of women working in information and communications technology roles – including the games industry – an “absolute scandal”, and called on the industry to provoke real change.
Mon, May 06, 2013 | 08:19 BST
Penelope Trunk, an American mother, has allowed her sons to educate themselves with video games. David Owen speaks to the woman who used Minecraft as a spelling tool.
Thu, May 02, 2013 | 12:05 BST
Zynga’s non-profit arm has announced it will invest $1 million into educational game developers in partnership with the NewSchools Venture Fund. It is hoped the fund will help entrepreneurs create new interactive education projects.
Thu, Mar 21, 2013 | 08:26 GMT
Researchers at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore have conducted new analysis into the impact of gaming on a person’s cognitive perception. The findings claim that playing just an hour a day can help you track multiple objects, stay focused and increase your spatial memory.
Tue, Mar 19, 2013 | 12:24 GMT
Borderlands will be turned into an animated short film as part of a collaboration between 2K Games, Gearbox Software and students at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.
Thu, Mar 14, 2013 | 11:34 GMT
Need For Speed: Most Wanted developer Criterion Games is holding a student game jam on April 11, that will see final year A-level and first year university students working together to make a fully functional game prototype. The team is accepting applications now.
Wed, Feb 20, 2013 | 09:44 GMT
New studies at the MacEwan University in Canada suggest that gamers have greater control over their dreams, encouraging us to subconsciously fight back and manipulate what we experience.
Mon, Feb 18, 2013 | 16:53 GMT
President Obama has stated that all children should be introduced to computer programming in schools, due to the rise of computer-centric jobs and America’s increasing interest in videogames.
Thu, Jan 31, 2013 | 10:48 GMT
Computer science has been added to Britain’s English Baccalaureate (EBacc) qualification. The move was announced by Education Secretary, Michael Gove, who confirmed that it would be added alongside biology, chemistry and physics. Students working towards an EBacc can choose any three of the four sciences to meet the requirements of the qualification.
Wed, Jan 30, 2013 | 10:52 GMT
Google has snapped up 15,000 Raspberry Pi computers for use in UK schools. Google chairman Eric Schmidt has stated that access to affordable computing in schools is the key to driving the future of Britain’s innovation, and that the training of technically-minded people is a key concern of the company.
Mon, Jan 28, 2013 | 12:29 GMT
Accredited with creating the World Wide Web, Tim Berners-Lee Knows a thing or two about the possibilities of computer coding. In a new new interview, Berners-Lee has called for an increase in computer science education at a younger age, to help children develop greater understanding of what makes computers tick, and how to code new applications and even games themselves.
Sat, Jan 19, 2013 | 16:30 GMT
EA has started an initiative called SimCityEDU, in which educators can use SimCity for educational purposes.
Thu, Jan 10, 2013 | 10:22 GMT
Sir James Dyson – creator of the Dyson Vacuum – has expressed concern that the rise of gaming’s popularity, and the Government’s recent efforts to support the sector is detracting from traditional manufacturing routes and career paths.
Tue, Jan 08, 2013 | 18:44 GMT
EA co-founder Trip Hawkins has opened If You Can, a new studio in London with Moshi Monsters lead producer Ben Geliher. The studio will focus on educational games with the first round of funding from Venture Capitalists.
Mon, Dec 17, 2012 | 09:33 GMT
Research conducted at the Université Pierre-Mendès-France, carried out by analysts at Ohio State University and the University of Hohenheim, has found that prolonged exposure to videogames increases aggression in players and coerces them to view the world in a more violent light. Get the research findings below.
Wed, Dec 05, 2012 | 14:35 GMT
Chancellor George Osborne has promised tax reliefs for the UK video game industry will be “among the most generous in the world”.
Tue, Nov 13, 2012 | 14:33 GMT
Rocksmith’s Alternative Rock DLC pack is now available for download on PSN and XBL.
Tue, Oct 23, 2012 | 16:40 BST
Rocksmith’s Classic Rock DLC pack is now available for download on Xbox Live in Europe, the Middle-East and Asia for £23.99 or 2400 MS points.
Fri, Oct 19, 2012 | 21:29 BST
Skyrim is now a course you can take at Rice University in Houston, Texas – sort of. The one-time course titled: “Scandanavian Fantasy World: Old Norse Sagas and Skyrim” is being offered by the Department of English, and enrollment is limited.