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Posts By: Andrzej Marczewski
Player Practices (4): The Liberation of Games

Despite the prevailing trends in games over the previous century producing a massive diversification of player practices, the discourses on games identified last week have insisted on asserting the artificial unity of the videogame or digital game, as opposed to ‘analogue’ games. This point needs drawing out in terms of the concept of player practices […]

Why humans run the world

History professor Yuval Noah Harari — author of Sapiens: A Brief History of Mankind — explains why humans have dominated Earth. The reason is not what you might expect. 70,000 years ago humans were insignificant animals. The most important thing to know about prehistoric humans is that they were unimportant. Their impact on the world […]

Video: Mario jumps into Unreal Engine 4

Watch Nintendo’s famous mascot traverse UE4-powered HD environments 3D artist Aryok Pinera has dropped a fully animated 3D Mario into Unreal Engine 4. The HD environment assets were all taken from the Unreal Marketplace, and include areas from Epic’s Elemental and Matinee Fight Scene tech demos. All the character actions were scripted in Blueprints, with […]

Ark: Survival Evolved dev offers $100 bounty for reporting game exploits –

First user already paid for discovering server crash hack Ark: Survival Evolved developer Studio Wildcard is offering a $100 to players who discover hacks that can be used to exploit the game. The offer is open to anyone who can provide evidence of a hack that can have an impact on gameplay or server stability […]

5 Instructional Design Tips To Enhance Metacognition In eLearning – eLearning Industry

Enhancing Metacognition in eLearning: What eLearning Professionals Should Know Metacognition involves not just having knowledge and being able to cognitively process information, but being able to control these mental processes. This typically involves modification, monitoring, and organization of the information in order to apply it in real world settings. Metacognition also focuses on analyzing a […]

Now Available: Introduction to Game Development Using Processing – e-Learning Feeds

It’s finally out!! Introduction to Game Development Using Processing by Jim Parker This book guides you through the basic game development process, covering game development topics including graphics, sound, artificial intelligence, animation, game engines, Web-based games, etc. Real games are created, and … Continue reading → …read more

GlassLabs mods Plants vs. Zombies 2 to serve as a teaching tool –

GlassLabs mods Plants vs. Zombies 2 to serve as a teaching tool PopCap and GlassLab, that educational game nonprofit launched by the Institute of Play, Electronic Arts and the Entertainment Software Association back in 2012, launched a special educational version of Plants Vs. Zombies 2 on the App Store this week. The goal is to […]