Category: "Features"

TEDx: The Myths of Gaming

So last month I was asked to give a talk at TEDx about gaming. Besides being so nervous I thought i’d pee my pants, it was a really cool experience. Sadly, (although I understand why) I couldn’t talk about the research I did about morality, since it’s unpublished. Maybe next time I’ll be up there […]

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Gamer Morality: The initial results

A few months ago I invited you all to take part in my thesis experiment. Finally, the grades have been handed out and I’m able to share my initial results with you. I won’t bore you with all the academic necessities included in the thesis, but if you do wish to see the final product […]

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Mars One Mission: Big Brother in Space?

The Mars One mission has the ambition to send a team of humans to Mars on a one-way trip by 2023. CBC News recently reported that Mars One will begin recruiting people for this mission later this year. The first impression is that it sounds awesome. Human beings haven’t left the Earth’s gravitational pull since […]

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European Commission Female Science promo offends all

The “Science; It’s a Girl Thing!” campaign was designed to get more females into various fields of science, but instead generated a plethora of angry responses. In less than a few weeks, the negative responses caused the YouTube commercial to be removed. If you missed it: From the description: This video was published by the […]

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Oh CNN, you so silly

As if the Anders Breivik case needed to have headlines beyond the horrific events, CNN decides to shine the spotlight on the evils of gaming: These silly headlines were noticed immediately and accusations of fear pandering started. Soon after, CNN changed the headline ‘Killer Breivik trained on video games for massacre’ to something less sensationalist. […]

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New look for HelloLiefje

The beginning of the 2011 – 2012 school year is coming closer and for the event, I’ve decided to update the look of HelloLiefje.com. Things are still a bit under construction so if you encounter any errors, please let me know. Furthermore, there was an issue with the previous theme that people using ie9 would […]

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Christchurch Earthquake – how to help

On Tuesday 22 February, the city of Christchurch, New Zealand was hit by a 6.3 magnitude earthquake. While it was “less strong” than the one that hit previously, it was closer to the surface and it caused a shitload of damage. Since it happened in the middle of the day, many people were in the […]

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Happy New Year!

I know I’m almost 2 weeks late but my site has been pretty neglected since I started University and i’d like to apologize for that. It’s been a pretty sour 2011 so far!! We got plonked right back into the swing of things at school after 2 short weeks off, and next week exams start. […]

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Alienware Challenge winner!

It’s been a long and exciting journey and after seven weeks of travelling, blogging and crossing Europe we have reached the conclusion of the Alienware Backpacking Challenge. The time has come to announce the winner. Who will walk away with $5,000 and an Alienware M11x? MEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!! I’m so fucking happy! But to get to the […]

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All good things must come to an end

I knew that I would type WAY too much to summarize my experiences this summer, so I decided to mash together a bunch of out takes which none of you saw before. I’ll admit, there’s still HOURS of unseen stuff but this was taking way too long and if I wanted to have it finished […]

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