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Are We Already Living in Virtual Reality?

A new technology—virtual embodiment—challenges our understanding of who and what we are.<p>Thomas Metzinger had his first out-of-body experience when he was nineteen. He was on a ten-week meditation retreat in the Westerwald, a mountainous area near his home, in Frankfurt. After a long day of yoga and …

Why We Forget Most of the Books We Read

... and the movies and TV shows we watch<p>Pamela Paul’s memories of reading are less about words and more about the experience. “I almost always remember where I was and I remember the book itself. I remember the physical object,” says Paul, the editor of <i>The New York Times Book Review</i>, who reads, it …

Books

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Critical Thinking in the 21st Century and Beyond

One of my fondest memories of school was my science teacher, Mr. South. Having attended a K-8 consolidated school in rural NJ, we knew who all the …

Pedagogy

A videogame in which the city is the protagonist

The city in <i>A Place for the Unwilling</i> is alive. It may even be possible for it to die. The streets and buildings make up its physical form as bones …

Gone Home dev unveils surreal adventure game Where the Water Tastes Like Wine

Indie studio Dim Bulb Games gave an early look at its debut effort at The Game Awards this week, offering a brief glimpse at what players can expect …

The ‘Poltergeist’-Inspired ‘Oxenfree’ Looks Like an Indie Gaming Essential

Night School's first title matches attractive art to creepy sounds and a story that sees a coming-of-age adventure take a turn for the terrifying.<p>Be fair, a lot of new video games look and play a lot like what you've seen before. Some gun sights and enemies to shoot at. A size-five …

How Friendship Fights Depression

A new study shows that a healthy mood can spread through friend groups.<p>“As everyone knows, depressed people are some of the most boring people in the world,” Mindy Kaling writes in her book <i>Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?</i> “I know this because when I was depressed, people fled. Except my best …

Depression

The 11 Most Zen Places On The Planet

More than just vacation destinations, some places have long been revered for their natural beauty and spiritual power. Whether sparkling lake, clear-blue ocean or majestic mountain, these spots will help you find your inner om.<p><b>Mount Kailash, Tibet. View Panoramic.</b><p>This mountain in western Tibet is a …

The 9 best indie games of E3 2015

This year’s E3 show had a huge number of fun and inspiring creations from independent designers and developers. Here are the nine best indie games …

Indie Gaming

'Big indie' Kickstarters are killing actual indies

We all know the Kickstarter bubble is bursting.<p>And when it inevitably pops, Kickstarters like <i>Bloodstained</i> will be the ones holding the thumbtack.<p>Right now, passionate, optimistic backers who want to see their favorite old franchises return to life are being misled right and left about the "real" …

Game Development

How Scarcity Thinking Holds Nonprofits Back

There are many things that hold the nonprofit sector back, not the least of which is a lack of money. But perhaps a bigger impediment is the scarcity …

R.I.P. Sociology?

EGX Rezzed: Best indie games to check out – The Swindle, Heat Signature and Not A Hero

On 12-14 March, 2015, at London's Tobacco Docks, EGX Rezzed celebrates the best of gaming's thriving indie scene. No show like it – including its …

4 Indie Game Marketplaces You Should Visit

I love indie game marketplaces. I am an avid supporter of the indie game community. I guess that’s why I’m running this blog. If you’re like me, and …

Game Development

8 Logical Fallacies That Fuel Anti-Science Sentiments

We've never been more dependent on science. At the same time, however, we've never been more certain about its ability to help us understand and …

21 small game studios worth watching in 2015

Independent games are like those weird after-hours parties held in vast, empty warehouses where anything that can happen, does. As the costs and risks of creating AAA-games such as <i>Call of Duty</i>, <i>Destiny</i> or <i>Halo</i> rise, more developers have stepped to the side and now attempt to build innovative, wild …

Call of Duty

3 Ways To Teach Kids To Think Critically About Video Games

Thankfully, the discussion of media literacy is very prominent during Superbowl season. At this point, we are used to analyzing the commercials.<p>It must be one of the greatest accomplishments in advertising—talking about the ads is considered part of the tradition. People even say proudly, “I only …

PC Games Of 2015: Those Wot Could Conceivably Be Good

Survival games<p>Would this have been its own genre at the start of 2014? Probably not, but there’s no denying that the combination of mechanics – …

4 Free, On-Demand Writing Webinars

Connect with Us<p>4 Free, On-Demand Writing Webinars<p>The word <i>free</i> has a nice ring to it, especially when writers are involved. While there are an …

Is Gone Home a game? Why the argument is worth having

There are still people arguing about <i>Gone Home</i>. They're not debating whether or not the game is good, they're debating about whether it's a game at all. In case you think this is hyperbole, check out the responses to Nintendo's tweet about <i>Gone Home</i> coming to the Wii U.<p>Those questions can sometimes …

Can an Artist Use Video Games to Answer Life’s Biggest Questions?

In the ongoing debate about whether or not video games can be art, there’s little doubt as to where Jonathan Blow stands on the issue. He first …

Animal photos of the year 2014: Part 3 - Telegraph

What’s the secret to holding your breath?

How long can you hold your breath? I’m trying it right now. The first 30 seconds are easy. I’m ready to give up at 45 seconds but I push on through, and it seems to get easier for a while. But as the second hand ticks past a minute, I know I’m on borrowed time. My heart is pounding. I let out a …

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