“I wanted a game that hated me.” That was how Sean Plott, also known as “Day9” in the professional gaming world, described the allure of Dota 2. Plott had made a name for himself in the days of StarCraft, where he taught players new and old how to better themselves at the strategy game. Now, he’s the student again,…
President Trump’s proposal to slash funding for federal arts endowments may have consequences for video games. The types of federally-funded education and social change-related games projects that have received grants in the past may need to scale down or search for other funding channels.
There have been a lot of great films released since the year 2000, but some of them stood above the rest and elevated the medium to a whole new level of storytelling. These are the 25 best films of the 21st century according to film critics around the globe, and where you can watch them for yourself.
Bet the students learn all kinds of shit there.
Virtual reality, a dream of science fiction writers for decades, is the closest to a true reality than it’s ever been. Multiple headsets are on sale to consumers, and while some aren’t exactly affordable to the common person, such as the HTC Vive or the Oculus Rift, and others work better than others,the upcoming…
A professor in China apparently made his late students write out 1,000 emoticons by hand after being late to class. ┐(‘～`；)┌
Many Japanese think English is a difficult language. So why not make that linguistic grind enjoyable? That’s exactly what this odd little book does.
Launching this summer, Minecraft: Education Edition will be an “expanded” version of Minecraft for classrooms, distributed to educational institutions worldwide.
Some of the games industry’s most talented and experienced designers are making the leap from game development to academia. But how do you teach the art of making games?
The University of Tokyo is Japan’s most prestigious school and the highest rated university in Asia. To get in, you will needs smarts. Playing Pokémon, says one student, probably won’t hurt, either.
Notice anything? Anything unusual? You know, besides the little girl with three arms.
Fudan University is one of China’s most elite universities. This week, it is being accused of not only ripping off a famous Japanese university, but also Apple. Some week!
Chances are, if you're reading this you like video games. Video games are awesome right? They can have a positive impact on our lives. They can help us make friends, overcome our problems and help us grow as people. Give me a personal story about the impact of video games over a story about frame rates any day.
Dream of being a pro-gamer? Live in Japan? Good news! There's now a school for you.
Exam papers aren't only for test taking. In South Korea, they're for drawing.
This isn't nationwide. But next month, Hokkaido Prefecture is rolling out "No Video Game Day." There won't be just one of these days, but two—and two every month.
TED talks can range from informative lectures to absurd satire. But the most TED thing ever has to be this third grader's talk on why video games should, like, totally be in classrooms.
Yesterday wasn't your typical day at Fuji Hokuryo High School in Yamanashi Prefecture. Male and female students could trade uniforms for what the school dubbed "Sex Change Day" (セクスチェンジ・デー or sekusu chenji dee). The event made the national news.
Many students might spend their free time at college playing DOTA. Why not spend your study time doing the same? Well, in China, you can.
When you think of sumo training, you probably think of large men eating lots of food and wrestling each other. You should also think of large men sitting in a classroom and learning stuff.