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Why do we Beat Games?

Today was the first day of my spring break so I planned on writing for the majority of the day; however I spent the majority of my time playing a game called Catlateral Damage. It started out as an hour with a comedic but very engaging game, but this turned into a good three hours or so. I realized while I was on PSNProfiles that I was well on my way to already earning the platinum. This got me thinking, what drives people to beat and complete games? Continue reading Why do we Beat Games?

5 Thoughts on the Best Selling Games of 2015

NPD has released data for the 10 best selling games of 2015.  Before viewing the list it is important to note that NPD only tracks physical retail copies, digital sales are not counted in the totals.  Also, any unit sold as part of a console bundle like the PlayStation 4 Star Wars Battlefront bundle or Xbox One Fallout 4 bundle is not factored into sales on the list. With these factors in mind, the platform which sold the most copies for each game is listed in parentheses by descending order. Check out the list below and read my thoughts on the sales as a whole. Continue reading 5 Thoughts on the Best Selling Games of 2015

Gaming is the Future of Education

As my first New York Comic Con Panel ever, it was quite fitting that it would blend my two passions together: gaming and education. “Gamers and Education” offered various perspectives and realities about how technology, and more importantly, gaming have and will impact the educational experience for students. Below are some of the items discussed and even some applications that I see in my school now. 
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3 Takeaways From July NPD Game Software Sales

The NPD Group has released video game sale numbers for the month of July.  When taking a look at the software sales, here are three things that stand out to me. 
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MONG Podcast 88 | Can Developers Learn to Finish Games Before Release from Fallout 4?

This is a good one folks! Well, all of the MONG Podcasts are good, but this one is sick! Adam, Myles and Jordan combined their forces to table a baker’s dozen of stories this week! From The release of Five Nights at Freddy’s 4 to The Terminator joining the WWE, we’ve got it all! Come sit with us for an hour and tell us what you think of the news on how Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will handle boss fights and about Fallout 4 being “Basically done.” Mong Podcast Episode 88, folks. Continue reading MONG Podcast 88 | Can Developers Learn to Finish Games Before Release from Fallout 4?

MONG Podcast – E3 Reactions – Farewell Episode

On this week’s MONG Podcast, the team discussed all of the major announcements at E3 2015. After all of the E3 talk, Courtney and Lou said their final farewells as this was their last MONG Podcast as co-hosts (their farewells start at 3 hrs, 5 minutes, 39 seconds).  Be sure to tune in next week as the MONG Podcast returns with Myles as the new host! Continue reading MONG Podcast – E3 Reactions – Farewell Episode

Silent Hills is Dead and No More Paid Skyrim Mods! — News From Nowhere (April 27, 2015)

Can you handle even more Minecraft skins tossed into your crafting? Were you excited for Silent Hills? I bet you’re at least happy that paying for Skyrim mods has been nixed! Continue reading Silent Hills is Dead and No More Paid Skyrim Mods! — News From Nowhere (April 27, 2015)

Minecraft is Getting Banned in Turkey!? – News From Nowhere (March 10, 2015)

Turkey is taking a stance against the evil-inducing world of Minecraft and China is getting some sweet Sony lovin’. If you need some more Bloodborne in your life, we can help with that too. Continue reading Minecraft is Getting Banned in Turkey!? – News From Nowhere (March 10, 2015)