SharpBrains - get your brain training fix

on Aug 28, 2012
"Brain training" games have gone mainstream, popularized by big-name offerings like Nintendo's Brain Age. Exactly how much cognitive benefit these game provide is far from clear,though; depending on the study you look at, they're significant (in the...

Serious Play Conference - August 21-23

on Jul 11, 2012
For those interested in Serious Games and willing to take a trek to the west coast the Serious Play Conference will take place Tuesday – Thursday, August 21 – 23, 2012, at DigiPen Institute of Technology in Redmond, Wash. According...

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...

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,...

GDC 2012

on Mar 5, 2012
Here we are again, March has finally come and GDC 2012 has started. As always we hope to provide coverage for those of you who are interested in both game development and social science. As is typical in GDC the conference kicks off with a variety...

Game Analytics - An Interview with Dr. Dmitri Will...

on Jan 13, 2012
While I was at GDC Austin back in October (I have been side tracked by a dissertation) I was fortunate enough to meet and interview Dr. Dmitri Williams who is a cofounder and CEO of the analytics company Ninja Metrics and a Professor at USC. Below I...