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Video Games Don’t Cause Violent Behavior

Everyone just knows that violence is on the rise, especially among kids. Everyone just knows that violent video games have something to do with it. Except violence isn’t on the rise, as we showed in our “Sky isn’t falling episode”. And there’s really no evidence that video games are the cause of violence anyway. Step away from my video games!

Twitch.tv Founder on the Pokemon Phenomenon

Twitch.tv founder Emmett Shear discusses the online gaming experiment his live video platform has enabled and what it means for the future of multiplayer gaming.

John Versus Thor in Newly Launched QuizUp

Plain Vanilla Games CEO Thor Fridriksson challenged John to a game of QuizUp which is the next evolution of their previous quiz based games for the Twilight series. In a battle of wits over iPhones, you can get a taste of the gameplay design.

A brief history of video games 

Video games are everywhere these days, but where did they actually come from? The history of video games is a complicated story that involves giant computers in science labs, the founder of Chuck E. Cheese and billions of dollars in quarters. Safwat Saleem examines the evolution of the beloved world of gaming. 

Zynga Games and Why They Should Not Go Offline

Like we weren’t going to notice, Zynga? Turning Words With Friends into a board game does not make it not-Scrabble. Same goes for Hungry Hungry Herd. Angry Nerd takes a stand against the shameless genre crossing of digital games back to board games. 

Constance Steinkuehler on Interest-Driven Learning

Game-based learning scholar Constance Steinkuehler talks about her research on online video games and literacy, and explores how motivation and engagement can skyrocket when students are passionate about the subject matter.

Futurist Jason Silva on BRAIN GAMES

Brain Games explores the inner workings of your brain with interactive games you can play at home, as well as experiments on the streets of a city as complex as your brain — New York.

Guiding you through the twists and turns of your gray matter is Jason Silva who will be joined by top experts in the fields of cognitive science, neuroscience and psychology that will give you the “why” behind the “wow.” Get in touch with your inner super-computer and let Brain Games blow your mind!

enchant.js Simplifies Game Development

Ubiquitous Entertainment exhibited their “enchant.js” technology for developing browser-based games at Digital Content EXPO 2012. This technology uses the cross-platform HTML5 and JavaScript languages to make it possible to write games for smartphones and PCs using very few lines of code. This makes it easy for many people, even elementary school students, to enjoy programming.

A key feature of enchant.js is that it pulls together into one place the ability to create content, show created games to others, and let them play the games. Ubiquitous Entertainment believes that free, open-source software will become the mainstream in the future, and is exploring a new business strategy of earning profit through sales of software related books and the sponsoring of events.

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