Wildstar Open Beta starts…NOW!

20130618081801!Wildstar_logoAnyone that knows me knows I always have a soft spot for MMOs. World of Warcraft consumed a huge portion of my life, Star Wars Galaxies, Star Wars the Old Republic, Guild Wars 2… you name it, I’ve probably played it. One of the newcomers to the MMO world is Wildstar. Starting today (May 8th) there is an open beta running now until May 18th.

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Why did this game get shelved!?!

avengersI know that when it comes to modern games I tend to be more unhappy with games than happy. I find the direction many game franchises have been going is redundant, depressing, and unimaginative. This weekend I found this YouTube video and it sent me through the roof. Continue reading

Gaming in education: Why I think it’s important (and you should too)

Gaming in education is a very hot topic. It seems like everywhere you turn you see another company coming out with game strategies for your classroom or some guide on “making your classroom cool for your students.” While I’m a very vocal advocate for gaming in general, and in particular in education, I think these “strategies in a box” can not only be misleading but generally come across as ingenue to students.

Over the past year I’ve started sketching out different rationales and strategies I, and colleagues have tried out, and at this point I feel like I’d like to share some of our work with the world.

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