4 Common Myths About Gamers

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As a gamer, there are several stereotypes that you have to constantly deal with. While some of these stereotypes have faded away, there are still a few that just won't seem to go away. The truth of the matter is, gaming isn't just for kids anymore. Many of those who grew-up playing Super Mario Bros. are well into our 30's and we enjoying gaming as a family and on our own. It's a permanent fixture in our culture. Here are four common myths about gamers that I would like to dispel for you: ... Continue Reading

Lumino City: A Handmade Paper Video Game

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I love all sorts of video gaming and genres, so when something totally new and awesome comes onto the scene, it really catches my eye. This particular game, Lumino City, takes some awesome creative cues. The game environment has been completely handmade from paper! I don't mean just designed—as in prototypes—but it is the actual backdrop of Lumino City. Check it out: ... Continue Reading

SmileBASIC: Learning to Code on Your Nintendo 3DS

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I remember the first thing I ever programmed on a computer. It was “Hello, world.” — LOL! I followed a book tutorial using QuickBASIC and then attempted to create a text based video game. I never finished it, but I imagine I may have finished it had I had a cool app like this! ... Continue Reading

12 Days of Christmas: Favorite Video Game

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This is the fifth day in a series of the 12 Days of Christmas. To catch the rest of the articles, check out the landing page here. For some of you who are in youth ministry, parents, or still in this realm, video games are a fun way to pass the time. I remember being a teenager and just waiting Christmas morning to see if I got that latest and greatest game. Now with digital downloads and mobile apps that does don't require a physical purchase, it's a little different, but the games are still ... Continue Reading

Video Game City Map [Images]

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While entirely fictitious—and loosely based on an area in Tokyo—this video game city map is entirely awesome. It includes over 500 video game titles and many gaming references from the history of video gaming. “The map features districts dedicated to survival horror (Silent Hill, Resident Evil, Sweet Home), beat ‘em ups (Street fighter, Streets of Rage, Double Dragon) and Nintendo classics (Super Mario Kart, Donkey Kong Land, Luigi’s Mansion) as well as many geeky ‘in’ references to entertain ... Continue Reading

Would You Like to See A Realistic Minecraft? [Videos]

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One of things that stands out when you first start playing Minecraft, is the design. Minecraft stepped away from the eye-candy that has become the norm in video gaming and focused on the fundamental aspect of any and every video game: gameplay. If we were talking about a website, we might say: usability. I am pretty sure there is a lesson in there somewhere, but let's stick to the fun stuff right now. ;) In the videos below, YouTuber Flashcode has created realistic Minecraft videos using ... Continue Reading