Chinese Professor Calls For Graduates To Give Up DOTA

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 stop… » 6/24/13 6:00am 6/24/13 6:00am

In College? Make Video Games? You Could Win A Spot At This Year's E3

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. » 2/04/13 1:00pm 2/04/13 1:00pm

All My Life I've Been Told I Was Special. It Was A Lie.

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 truly … » 1/02/13 6:00pm 1/02/13 6:00pm

Get Three Credit Hours Toward Your Degree Playing Skyrim Next Semester

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… » 10/19/12 11:00pm 10/19/12 11:00pm

Sometimes it Can Be Hard to Make College Kids Play Video Games

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. » 3/07/12 1:00pm 3/07/12 1:00pm

EA Sports Seeks Ex-Football Players for Games Development Fellowship

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. » 9/01/11 9:30pm 9/01/11 9:30pm