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Feb
03
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by JudgeGreg at 7:35 PM
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In my backyard over at Yale, the Play2Prevent lab is currently working on a video game designed to teach women about HIV prevention. This is the second such endeavor taken by the lab, which has also designed games to...
Jan
31
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by wastelander75 at 12:14 PM
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My Fellow Gamers;

I want to take a moment to talk to you about the importance of what we do here at HTL. And maybe even share a few pointers to potential candidates who may be wanting to try their hand at a written piece sometime in the near future.

Since joining the site almost two years ago, I've had the privilege to both inform and...
Jan
27
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by wastelander75 at 7:02 PM
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Wastelander75: Do you think there's intelligent life out there in the universe?
Noelemahc: Statistically speaking, yes. There has to be.
Wastelander75: I wonder what makes them intelligent though?
Noelemahc: Probably because they all agree that you're the Galaxy's biggest DORK.....
Wastelander75: I'm sorry, what? I was too busy...
Jan
26
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by wastelander75 at 9:11 PM
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The Dark Winter Has Come

What if you woke up one day to the sudden realization that your once idealistic lifestyle had been irrevocably swept away? One that had been undone by something so small, so insignificant in its appearance as to be unseen by the naked eye; but something so potent that could render entire governments...
Jan
23
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by JudgeGreg at 7:34 PM
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I was recently asked if I believed that robots dream of electric sheep. The follow-up, of course, was whether or not I dream of robots dreaming of electric sheep. This became oddly relevant as I read an article about the recent study indicating that...
Jan
22
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by calvinocious at 6:53 AM
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[JUSTIFY]I always did well in school and on exams, but I never felt that I could learn the things I wanted or cared about in ways that engaged me. Students learn in different ways, and my way of learning involves a hands-on approach. I always performed better in math and science, where I could solve problems or perform lab experiments to...
Jan
21
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by wastelander75 at 7:49 PM
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A Brief History of Electronic Arts

Nobility of purpose can sometimes be overshadowed by the reality of corporate ambition.

In 1982, former Director of Strategy and Marketing at Apple Inc. William M. 'Trip' Hawkins III, decided to shift focus in his career to give birth to the notion of gaming developers and programmers...
Jan
20
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by wastelander75 at 2:23 PM
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Wastelander75: Our Democracy is SO much better than your Democracy.
Noelemahc: .....uh. No, no it's not American.
Wastelander75: Oh yeah?
Noelemahc: Yeah.
Wastelander75: Two words: Pussy Riot.
Noelemahc: Elian Gonzalez.
Wastelander75: .......
Noelemahc: .....?
Wastelander75: ...... Alright, $#^&. You got me on that one.
Noelemahc: Indeed.
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Jan
20
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by The_Crazy_Hand at 1:39 AM
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The 6th generation of gaming was highly experimental in terms of game themes. Between High School Themed GTA clones, a Donkey Kong game about playing Bongos (which, BTW, predates Guitar Hero), and platformers about little aliens shooting up the Earth, it's no surprise that a 3D fighting game would eventually feature Godzilla and his rival...
Jan
19
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by wastelander75 at 7:06 PM
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Several Tongue-in-Cheek Video Game Resolutions I'd Pay Good Money To Actually Read About in 2014.

Square-Enix: We promise to stop putting blame on all our successful western developers for our financial woes when they didn't meet our ultra-ridiculous sales quotas.

Also, we have NO idea what we're doing with the Final Fantasy...