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COMPETITION: Win FACT Membership & a Nintendo DSi!

08/02/10

Enter our competition for the chance to win FACT membership and a Nintendo DSi This fortnight (Monday 8 February - Sunday 21 February) is the last in our Space Invaders exhibition - and the last for o…
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VIDEO: Narcissism is the Key to Successful Video Game Design

05/02/10

Lauded game designer Will Wright discusses the need for a narcissistic approach to video game design \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nWill Wright (Wikipedia) is the lauded game designer who created games such …
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VIDEO: How to Become a Video Game Designer

05/02/10

A presentation on what game designers do and what skills you need to be one \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nHere, Matthew Jeffery of EA Games provides an insight into what it takes to become a game design…
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VIDEO: Augmented Reality Drone Battles

03/02/10

A demonstration of how augmented reality can bring new gaming possibilites to real-world scenarios \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nAugmented reality, the layering of computer generated graphics over real-word…
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VIDEO: Video Games in Concert

29/01/10

Video Games Live is a spectacular, orchestrated production based on the world of gaming \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nThis video presents an introduction to Video Games Live, a spectacular orchestrated show…
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VIDEO: The Tetris Effect as a Tool for Happiness

29/01/10

Harvard lecturer and research Shawn Achor explains how the premise on which the Tetris Effect is based can be used to improve happiness Unfortunately, embedding has been disabled on this YouTube video…
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TRAILER: Game Over - Kasparov and the Machine

28/01/10

In 1997, the world's greatest chess player took on IBM's Deep Blue machine - and lost... \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nGame Over: Kasparov and the Machine documents the 1997 chess match between the world's …
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VIDEO: Human Tetris, Pong & Space Invaders!

27/01/10

Artist Guillaume Reymond recreated classic computer games using people as the animations \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nGAME OVER was a project developed by French-Swiss artist Guillaume Reymond (of the NOTs…
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VIDEO: Andy Roddick vs. Pong

27/01/10

Tennis superstar takes on seminal videogame in man verus machine clash... \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nRoddick vs. Pong was a television commericial developed at Ogilvy & Mather, New York, and Singleto…
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VIDEO: Snake Played Using Lights in a Building!

27/01/10

The classic mobile phone game 'Snake' being played on a huge scale! \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nI couldn't find out a great deal about this intervention, although popular opinion seems to be that it was c…
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