Exams! If you are a student, you have them. And probably hate them. But your methods of staying awake probably aren't as interesting—and downright scary—as these.
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.
Carrianne Howard studied game design. As Bloomberg previously reported, she ponied up US$70,000 for a "worthless" degree from a for-profit college. But Howard not only lost $70,000 on that degree, she also lost her love of video games.
On July 26, University of Central Florida was awarded a $434,800 National Institutes of Health grant to develop a game to promote abstinence among Latina middle school students, reports the Orlando Business Journal.
So, this guy gutted an Outrun arcade cabinet, jammed it on a go-kart and, in the name of university research, assembled a contraption that drives 15 mph in the real world while displaying it as an 8-bit virtual one.
Billboard for Southern Polytechnic State University of Marietta, Ga., as seen by reader Ant just outside that city. The school, however, is not one of the top 50 game design programs recently ranked by the Princeton Review.
There are, perhaps, few more disconsonant scenes than of the austere silence of the library and the boisterous play of video games, but a growing movement is starting to put the two under one roof.
The professor behind a study which newspapers reported showed that video game playing only has negative outcomes on lifestyle, says that it doesn't mean that video games are to blame.