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Drivers for Progress in the Global Society

The European Union has set five ambitious objectives – in employment, innovation, education, social inclusion and climate/energy – to be reached by 2020. Hence, the main aim of the European International Forum 2014 and also of the special issue of the Int. J. of Business and Emerging Markets  was to provide a [...] Continue Reading…

iGBL. Irish Symposium on Game Based Learning 2014

The 4th Irish Symposium on Game-Based-Learning (iGBL) was a one-day event hosted in the Cork Institute of Technology on Friday 6th June 2014.
The iGBL conference is an international conference designed to share insight and experience with regard to the educational potential of games. The conference has always aimed to be as inclusive [...] Continue Reading…

Serious Game Design Summer School – Student Blogs

The Serious Game Design Summer School will give young designers and creative students insights and knowledge of Serious Game design and production. The Summer School centers around a role play of a game development company, where students will create serious game concepts for selected target groups, embed curricular topics [...] Continue Reading…

Aggression from video games linked to Game Mechanics

Feelings of aggression after playing video games are more likely to be linked to gameplay mechanics rather than violent content, a study suggests.
Researchers carried out a range of tests, including making a non-violent version of popular game Half-Life 2.

Games modified to have counter-intuitive, frustrating controls – leading to feelings [...] Continue Reading…