Monthly Archives: March 2013

Weekly 5 – 3/29/13

Hello friends, welcome to another Weekly 5. This week we’ve got a bunch of stuff to share, and so much going on in the games world what with GDC going on this week. 1. Sweatshop HD Pulled from Apple Store –

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Friday Games: FTL Faster Than Light

A city in the sky? We're heading to SPACE

FTL is an indie game that brings to life everything we know about space travel: targeting engines, redirecting power to shields, evacuating airlocks, teleporting away teams. This starship-management game was an early Kickstarter success and is now a critically-acclaimed example

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Bo Knows Tecmo Bowl

I recently watched an ESPN ’30 for 30′ documentary about Bo Jackson entitled You Don’t Know Bo all about multi-sports superstar Bo Jackson. For those who, well, don’t know Bo, he was a phenomenal high school and college athlete  who decided

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Sports Videogames Are Too Long

Sports videogames are too long. Let me rephrase for the sake of specificity, sports videogames have too much. I am a serial career mode player. I bought Madden NFL 13 when it was released, and in the seven months of owning the

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Weekly 5 – 3/16/13

Hi folks. Our Weekly 5 may be a day late, but it is still full of interesting reads from across the internet lately. Here you go! 1. Grown Up Gaming – Philip This is an interesting piece over at Kotaku from Tina

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Friday Games: Starcraft 2 Heart of the Swarm

StarCraft II just had its first expansion pack (remember those?) featuring new units and a new campaign, plus a good number of community features that both reflect the state of eSports and hearken back to the of the ’90s.

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The MIT Game Lab QUILTBAG Jam! on Saturday, April 6th

Last April, the GAMBIT Lab hosted our first ever “Gayme Jam,” bringing together local designers, artists, and interested people in a one-day event to create games with LGBTQ themes. The event was a ton of fun, and one of the

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Global Game Jam 2013 – 48 hours, 100 jammers… 27 games!

This past January, we hosted the 5th annual Global Game Jam at MIT along with the MIT Education Arcade and Learning Games Network. Over 100 people got together (many of whom had never met or worked with each other before)

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Participate in a video game research study at the MIT Game Lab!

We are seeking participants for a short video game research study at the MIT Game Lab. The purpose of this study is to better understand how players interact with game content delivered through touch-screen tablets. As part of the study,

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Weekly 5 – 3/8/13

Hello and welcome back to the Weekly 5. Here’s some more hot links fresh off our computer screens and on to yours. Tomb Raider Review – Todd Here’s a really nice review of the new Tomb Raider game written by Maddy Myers. As Todd

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