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Academic Commons Games Roundup

There’s been lots of game-related content posted on the CUNY Academic Commons recently, and I thought it might be handy to highlight it here:

  • Andrew Boyarsky reminds us that every day is game day and in his post about games journalist Tom Chatfield’s TED Talk: “7 Ways Games Reward the Brain.”
  • Timothy E. Wilson reviews Martha Kinder’s 1991 book “Playing with Power in Movies, Television, and Video Games”. I hadn’t come across this book before–it’s interesting to read about these earlier works on kids and videogames.
  • Finally, Tony Picciano points us to an article on the Huffington Post about the benefits of families playing videogames together. As a parent and a gamer this seems spot on to me, though I must admit that now that my son’s getting older it can be harder for us to play together because he’s so much better at many games that we are. Live and learn!

Image credit: Jeff Golden

1 thought on “Academic Commons Games Roundup”

  1. What a terrific roundup, thanks for putting this together Maura! I haven’t read through Tony’s post yet, but I just got added the Ninentdo Wii to my console collection and I must say that I think it’s a great way to connect with my 4-year-old. She’s a seasoned pro at her iPad games, but she’s still getting the hang of using a Wii controller. I’m interested to see how the game controller interface will evolve in the future, but either way I’m sure our kids will always have a leg up on us!

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