Post Tagged with: "Gaming"

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 Sadly, (although I understand why) I couldn’t talk about the research I did about morality, since it’s unpublished.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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STFU, “GTFO”

Warning: strong language I hate that this documentary exists. This is just more fuel to the fire. This whole gender thing actually has little to do with gaming and more to do with the fact that prejudices and social stratification exist in the western world. Just that now with the connectivity afforded through gaming, we […]

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eSports at the Olympic Games?

There is currently a petition being circulated in an attempt to get gaming in the Olympic games. Gaming as in eSports. Olympics as in the thing with athletics. Dubbed the “Torch for Gaming”, the manifesto on their website takes the Olympic philosophies and puts them… well… out of context. I just don’t see it happening, […]

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CNN, when are you gonna stop being so silly?

A recently published article on CNN takes a weird spin on pro-gaming, turning something which could have been a wonderful, poetic story into a fear-mongering article about gaming addiction. The article is loosely based around pro Starcraft II player MarineKing (also known as MKP) and the ‘gaming addiction’ he faced, which almost tore his family […]

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Gaming can be good for you

Since I rant on about it pretty often enough, I wonder if there are some of you left that still have the impression that gaming isn’t particularly good for you? Due to sensationalist media headlines (like this) we’ve all been led to believe it, but it’s not entirely true. For every reason we are given […]

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Guy ditches wife in labour to play WoW

I found this funny video today, about a girl who went on ‘Tyra’ to seek help for her husbands World of Warcraft “addiction”: I’d like to point out that the APA has rejected to add “video game addiction” to the new DSM in 2012 (unless further research permits it). It looks like this guy is […]

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Video game music

While on my travels for the Alienware Backpacking Challenge, I came across the “Play me, I’m yours” piano at St. Pauls cathedral in London. While waiting for my turn to play (our week 2 challenge was street performing) I was delighted when all of a sudden I started hearing Mario music. Followed by Tetris. Followed […]

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Diablo 2 cow run IRL

For Week 6 of the Alienware Challenge: The contestants need to create a video reenactment of the most memorable gaming scene in their life. They need to think about what is the most memorable gaming scene they have witnessed and reenact it on video. This challenge has two parts. Part one is the creation and […]

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Vlog: ESWC revisited

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