Colleges that provide easily-accessible free safe sex supplies are already rad, but it certainly doesn't to do something a little more playful than 'here are a bunch of baskets with condoms, dental dams and other fun stuff,' too.
Like school graduations in the US, Chinese graduations also have commencement speeches; speeches where possibly famous or respected people give a"pep" talk of sorts to inspire the new grads. In one university in China, the commencement speaker took to a slightly different route with his speech, to urge new grads to…
If you go to school for game design, you might be stoked to hear that the Entertainment Software Association, also known as the ESA, also known as
the shadowy masterminds that secretly control the video game industry
the people who run E3, just announced a contest for college students in the United States.
College can be expensive—ridiculously so. Most people can't afford college, and those who can sometimes end up paying the price of entry for years to come. You know what can make mad cash, enough to pay for college and then some? Selling popular Team Fortress 2 items.
As a child of the 90s I was raised on a steady diet of Disney movies and positive reinforcement. I grew up in a house where abundant praise was given for completion of the most mundane of tasks. Failures were justified and assigned an appropriate cause that absolved me of any wrongdoing. In school phrases like "a…
The English department at Rice University, to my knowledge the only American university established by the murder of its benefactor (true story, actually) will next semester offer "Scandinavian Fantasy Worlds: Old Norse Sagas and Skyrim." That's right. You get to play Skyrim for college credit. If you're enrolled at…
I have a history degree from the Australian National University. Earned through books, and papers. I used to be totally OK with that, until today, when I see that history students at the University of South Carolina have it way better.
College was good for debauchery, "experimenting," and surprisingly, video games. I guess I learned some things too, but, eh. Academics was the least interesting part of college for me.
This fall, the University of Iowa's School of Journalism and Mass Communication will offer a course in writing about video games and reporting on the industry.
Gaming has a substantial history now, 40 years after Pong first went out into the wide world. Even the Smithsonian is running a detailed exhibit on the art and history of video games, opening later this month.
For the third year in a row, among its other rankings of colleges and universities in the North America, the Princeton Review has ranked the top game design programs.
I'd love to see the paperwork at N.C. State public safety after a Nerf-war staging of the popular "Humans vs. Zombies" tag game resulted in an emergency alert of gunmen roaming the campus. "Cause of disturbance: Zombie Apocalypse"?
EA Sports, in collaboration with NCAA Football, will this winter begin offering paid fellowships to former college football players seeking experience in a games development or sports entertainment career. The players will work in the EA Tiburon studio, where the NCAA Football and Madden series are developed.
Microsoft wants U.S. high school, college, and university students to be productive, but not too productive. That's why they're giving away a free 4GB Xbox 360 to students purchasing a Windows 7 PC priced at $699 or higher.
"Enduring Questions" is a mandatory class for freshmen at Wabash College. The syllabus? Gilgamesh, Aristotle, Goffman, Donne…and Portal. That's because it's taught by Michael "Brainy Gamer" Abbot, profiled in this piece by Patrick Klepek that's certainly worth reading on Giant Bomb.
For about a year, Crytek has offered universities a free license to its CryEngine 3, the guts of this month's big release, Crysis 2. Since it made the offer more than 250 universities have asked for the code, the studio reports.
The stereotype of the LUG (lesbian until graduation) takes a big hit this week, with news that women without high school diplomas are actually more likely to have had a same-sex experience than college-educated women. [Jezebel]
Looking to embark on a wondrous career in game design? GamePro Media and The Princeton Review have teamed up for a second year to list the 10 best graduate and undergraduate schools for video game design in North America.
The Fallout: New Vegas sign we gave away last month has arrived to christen its new owner's digs. Kotaku reader ipottersmith, the contest winner, just shared this pic. Definitely beats the crap out of an Animal House poster from Spencer's.
College Humor's latest animated short makes me feel a little less bad about all the times I get killed in Halo. I'm just letting my Spartan see the Spartan afterlife. It's intentional.