EA - Starting a Research Lab for Engagement and Ed...

on Jun 28, 2012
EA is starting up a lab to investigate engagement and eduction. The goal seems to be to use/provide games for education to schools for little or no cost. More information courtesy of the Sacramento...

Community in Games an Interview with Ron Meiners

on May 1, 2012
During a recent trip to San Francisco, Jim Cummings and I had the privilege of sitting down with veteran community manager Ron Meiners. Ron has worked in online community for fifteen plus years, from Myst to Burning Man, from Splinter Cell 3 to The...

Scholarships for Students working with Games

on Mar 27, 2012
The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences’ AIAS Foundation, has announced that submissions for the Randy Pausch Scholarship and Mark Beaumont Scholarship are now open. The Randy Pausch scholarship, which awards two $2,500 scholarships, was...

GDC: Chris Bell - Designing for Friendship & ...

on Mar 11, 2012
Meaningful relationships and anonymity. These are things that we don’t often consider together. In fact, much of the evolutionary literature on relationships and trust suggest that anonymity can deteriorate relationships. Yet, this strange...

Academic Day @ GDC 2012

on Mar 6, 2012
GDC continues to roll on today, but before it does I wanted to post a few quick updates about day one of the conference. For many the first “real” day of GDC is Wednesday, however, for those interested in games as solutions to institutional...