"The Most Important Video Game Yet Made" – The Beatles: Rock Band, Debated
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"The Most Important Video Game Yet Made" – The Beatles: Rock Band, Debated

First, if you haven’t heard about it, come tomorrow (9-9-09), The Beatles: Rock Band is released.  In preparation for its receptions, the game has instigated a lively inter-generational debate.  The lines are not so clearly drawn as to which communities or generations rest on which side, which makes it quite a unique situation. Many people, … Continue reading

Edutainment and Lessons "Learned" from Commercial Video Games: Jazz Band Revolution
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Edutainment and Lessons "Learned" from Commercial Video Games: Jazz Band Revolution

“Jazz Band Revolution” …. Trust me, this is a great idea. A fellow EIS labmate recently gave a class presentation about the “Edutainment Fail.”  To its credit, edutainment is responsible for my first interactions with desktop computers.  Games such as Oregon Trail, Logo Writer, some lemonade stand game, and that typing game were widely used … Continue reading