Category Archives: Education
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.
Wed, Oct 17, 2012 | 09:30 BST
Tetsuya Mizuguchi, creator of Rez and Child of Eden has resigned from Q Entertainment and has taken up a new role as a Professor at Keio University. He will continue to support the studio as an advisor only.
Tue, Oct 09, 2012 | 08:20 BST
Brock University in Canada has released a report that discloses a four-year study into the links between teenage aggression and playing violent videogames. The findings suggest that there is a direct link between the two.
Tue, Aug 14, 2012 | 22:57 BST
Popular BBC show Walking With Dinosaurs is coming to Wonderbook, as well as new Disney content. Sony announced the additions at it’s pre-gamescom conference.
Wed, Jul 25, 2012 | 23:05 BST
SCEE has partnered with Birmingham City University’s Gamer Camp, which will see the firm offering up PlayStation Academic Scholarships. The goal is to help provide an opportunity for the next generation of UK talent through professional development studies. Four students will have half the fee for Gamer Camp paid, as given the opportunity for paid work in one of SCEE’s UK development studios for six months. Students need to be signed up for Gamer Camp by August 9, and each will automatically be entered into the PlayStation Academic Scholarship. Thanks, GI International.
Fri, Jun 29, 2012 | 20:26 BST
EA, the ESA, and Institute of Play have joined forces to create GLASS Lab, a non-profit studio, which will create educational games for students. Funding for GLASS Lab in the sum of $10.3 million in grants, was awarded directly to the incentive from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. The funding will allow GLASS Lab create new titles, and modify existing ones to help children learn skills which local and state school districts deem critical. Students will learn spatial reasoning skills, systems thinking, and other special skills which will help them prepare for college and, subsequently, a better career. GLASS Lab plans to make the titles available to students and schools for little or no cost. Thanks, Gamasutra.
Thu, Jun 28, 2012 | 01:46 BST
A big-screen adaptation of the classic computer game Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? is in the works with Jennifer Lopez reportedly eyeing off the leading role as the world’s greatest detective.
Wed, Jun 20, 2012 | 18:19 BST
During the Games for Change conference, Valve announced it will give away Portal 2 for free, via the new Steam for Schools initiative. Educators which sign up for the beta which also recoeve the Perpetual Testing Initiative level maker so students can create Portal levels in the classroom – but they won’t be able to share said levels outside of class. If you are an educator, more information is available through here. Via Kotaku.
Thu, Feb 23, 2012 | 21:09 GMT
Warren Spector believed video game history needs to be preserved for future generations and has called upon publishers, developers, and gamers to be the “cultural gatekeepers” of the medium.
Wed, Jan 11, 2012 | 10:55 GMT
The Government will announce later today it’s to scrap the current existing ICT (Information and Communications Technology) program in schools in England from the start of the new term in September.
Tue, Dec 06, 2011 | 18:20 GMT
Michael Gove, Education Secretary for the UK’s Department for Education, has publicly backed a skills review co-authored by Ian Livingstone and agrees that the digital skills gap affecting UK games development studios can be curtailed by supporting computer science as part of the national curriculum.
Fri, Sep 02, 2011 | 17:19 BST
The nerds have spoken and the message is clear: they love the idea of a video game history museum.
Thu, Aug 18, 2011 | 07:40 BST
For those that fancy themselves as sculptors of the future, Crytek’s world-building game engine is available now for free. Unreal.
Mon, Aug 08, 2011 | 18:25 BST
A survey known as National Gamers Surveys, conducted by New Zoo this year, has claimed that more than half of UK, French and German adults are gamers.
Fri, Jul 08, 2011 | 16:46 BST
Thu, Jun 23, 2011 | 08:24 BST
Valve is well know for doing clever things, but its latest project is a doozy: turning out educational tools based on Portal 2. And that’s just the tip of a growing wave.
Thu, May 19, 2011 | 19:01 BST
The University of California Santa Cruz is holding a guest speaker session, which will be hosted by indie developers Jonathan Blow, Chris Hecker and Alex Neuse.