Jul 222012
Video game that can add 10 years to your life ~ Jane McGonigal ~ TED

Game designer Jane McGonigal gives a fascinating TED talk on how video games can have a real, positive impact on people’s lives as she compares deathbed regrets to the reported benefits of playing a simple game. In the talk, McGonigal reveals that she suffered a severe concussion or traumatic brain injury and used a simple

Mar 182012
Frog plays "Ant Smasher"

Ant Smasher Frog ~ This is a very popular video of an actual frog playing the  “Ant Smasher’ game app (for android). As a long-ago biology major who frequently worked with frogs (xenopus laevis), I would have done a research project on frogs playing Ant Smasher if  I had the chance. Ant smasher frog fail –

Feb 102012

Mass Effect 2 was one of my favorite video game experiences. Except for the grinding for minerals, totally a killer ride. I played a female Shepard in my full run through, so this new, “enhanced” version of the female Shepard in Mass Effect 3 caught my interest. She looks bad ass, and the voice work

Feb 102012
Adam Adamowicz ~ visual designer Skyrim & Fallout 3 ~ dies of lung cancer

Visual designer Adam Adamowicz, who contributed/led the visual/concept design of Skyrim and Fallout 3 among other video games, passed away from lung cancer on February 8, 2012. His work was inspired, and the world of visual design has a huge hole to fill. Adam was 43 years old and died way, way too young.