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Despicable Use of In-Game Advertising

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G4H 2008: XRtainment Zone - Beyond Serious Games For Workouts

by: Eliane Alhadeff

Dr. Ernie Medina and his partners launched their first XRtainment Zone in California last year. The mission of XRtainment Zone is to provide families and kids of all ages a fitness club of their own "where working out is all play."

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GDC08: Serious Games As Passively Multiplayer Online Games

by: Eliane Alhadeff

Passively Multiplayer Online Games! We're already playing them; especially as we increasingly hang out with other people on the internets. And as the internets move into our pockets, our cities, our cars and our social lives!

Serious Games challenging us to play a better future

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Serious Games Challenging Teenagers To Save The Planet

by: Eliane Alhadeff

IBM is launching a free multiplayer online game, PowerUp, challenging teenagers to help save the planet "Helios" from ecological disaster.

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How to Homebrew Wii Games: 73 Tips, Tutorials and Resources

by: Amy S. Quinn (guest blogger)

Certainly you've heard that fully integrated Wii homebrews
are in the near future, but did you know that developers are already
homebrewing for the Wii? Through the Internet Channel, you can play
Flash and Javascript games, and yes, even make your own. So if you've
spent all your money on a bidding war to get the Wii and you're out of
cash for games, follow this guide to some of the best Wii homebrew
resources out there.

Inspiration

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Serious Games Radically Enhancing Spectator Experience At Public Media Events

by: Eliane Alhadeff

On 30th November Visualise was at the Wales Rally for the first public trial of the enhanced Visualise system.

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The Future Of Serious Games

by: Eliane Alhadeff

Games that provide players with opportunities to learn and understand complex situations or different points of view have emerged as a distinct subset of videogames.

Increasingly, creators are taking the definitions of “play” and “learn” in new directions, often blending the two creatively.

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Converging Toys, Part II (*Updated*)

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Converging Toys, Part II

by: C. Sven Johnson

Some time back I wrote a blog entry titled, “Converging Toys, Part I
with the intention of writing a “Part II” shortly after. Needless to
say, this follow-up is a long time in coming, but I can’t think of a
better time than now, as it comes so soon after Christmas.

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Mapping The Serious Games Industry Within The UK

by: Eliane Alhadeff  (also see Business&Games)

The West Midlands (UK) region is fast becoming recognized as one of the key EU regions with regard to the development of Serious Games.

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