July 31, 2009
Play FunSAT games, harness your abilities to strategize, visualize and understand complex systems.
The online logic puzzle is called FunSAT (http://funsat.eecs.umich.edu), and it could help integrated circuit designers select and arrange transistors and their connections on silicon microchips, among other applications.
University of Michigan computer science researchers reveal. Read more
Latest on gaming statistics: gaming Vs television among the minorities
The first comprehensive survey of video game characters, encompassing the top 150 games in a year across nine platforms and all rating levels, and weighted by each title's popularity, shows that the video game industry does no better than television in representing American society. Research says so. Read more
July 27, 2009
Fight obesity and diabetes in children, encourage them to play active video games
Scientists at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center have found that playing active video games can be as effective for children as moderate exercise. A research from American Academy of Pediatrics says so. Read more.
Improve your kids’ health by encouraging them play online promotional health foods games
Children who play an online game promoting healthy foods and beverages appear more likely to choose nutritious snacks than those who play a game promoting unhealthy products, according to a new report.
July 11, 2009
Great stuff on Gaming and Gender
Gender and Gaming has long been the focus for many researchers across many disciplines. Getting to that research has always been somewhat of an arduous task. Carrie Heeter and Brian Winn of Michigan State's Department of Telecommunication, Information Studies, and Media took it upon themselves to create a gateway to much of that research. Their creation was Investigaming. The site currently maintains 410 citations, 319 abstracts, and 217 full text artictles all on gender, gaming and computing. The collection includes both academic and industry research from 1982 to present and can be searched through keywords or tag clouds. It is a fine resource for both scholars of gaming and/or gender or students who are interested in exploring the intersections of gender and gaming.
July 5, 2009
Video Game Art!?! Some Archives
If you are fan of video game art work, take a look at the site Creative Uncut. The site has compiled an impressive collection of video game artwork through various press releases and manual scans. CU along with the video game screen captures archive @ http://www.archive.org/details/gamevideos are great ways for the video game or art enthusiastic to spend endless hours and find countless new desktop backgrounds.