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Video Games In The Modern Classroom And Its Challenges

Video games can contribute to the educational pursuit of the digital age child. Play enables intellectual and social growth, but also provides opportunities for students to be themselves without the stigma of being called a “nerd” or “uncool.” We rarely hear a student say “I’m not very good at this game.” Typically, when someone struggles at the game, they want to get better. When infused with academics, the learner is getting the best of both worlds. The focal point of games-based learning is exploiting the educational potential of games to create new constructivist learning. Students do not learn as effectively in

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10 Oculus Go Game Mini-Reviews (Farewell Article)

Today we’re doing something a little different from our usual reviews. Now that both the Oculus Quest 1 and 2 have been released, some people may be getting the cheaper but still solid first-time-VR-user worthy ‘Oculus Go’ for Christmas this year. For just £100-150 for a new Oculus Go, without the need for mobile phones or powerful computers, now is the perfect time to pick up (or at least ask Santa for one).We still have a lot of love and appreciation for this headset and what it does for introducing curious gamers to the world of virtual reality. Another reason for

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Five Things Professional Gamers Should Consider When Buying Gaming Laptop

Nowadays, digital gaming is becoming a prevalent factor for the younger generation of people, especially for gaming enthusiasts. It has helped to shape the gaming industry and the future of millions of people in this fast-paced gaming world. High-end gesture control, incredible graphics, and a flawless gaming experience are considered to be a win-win situation for professional gamers. Apart from that, high frame-rates, VR, and AR are also included to enhance gaming performance. This slew of innovations has definitely led to a high adrenaline rush during a deadly team match. But, the list of included and requisite features of a gaming

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Levelhead Review

Maker games, like Little Big Planet and Super Mario Maker, have always been popular. At their best, they are virtual spaces where anyone can put on a game developer’s hat to create any kind of content they wish as well as find like-minded creators. Aside from actually making your own game, which can take years of hard work, this type of game offers a toolset to create pretty much anything you want, within reason, in just a few hours or days. Unfortunately, most games restrict this user generated creativity to a certain platform, but here’s where Levelhead comes in: the game

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10 More Oculus Quest Game Reviews - Part 1

If you're a regular reader here at Opium Pulses, you might remember a series of game reviews we did in the months following the release of the Oculus Quest.As the Oculus Quest 2 recently released around the world, we're starting a new series of reviews featuring old and new titles that we haven't shared with readers here before.Let’s start in alphabetical order, simply ‘cause it's prettier…Arizona SunshineWe’re starting off with a big-hitter here. Arizona Sunshine was and still is to some degree the headline zombie shooter title in VR, especially considering the whole campaign is playable in co-op. Unlike most wave-shooters

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The Waylanders (Early access) Review

What is The Waylanders? Do you like Dragon age games? Do you like Celtic mythology? Do you like tactical combat?Making him look more pretty!The Story: “The first meeting between the Celts and their gods, the Tuatha de Danaan should have been a time of celebration and enlightenment. But, when the negotiations go catastrophically wrong, you find yourself near death- and untethered from time! The land has been overtaken by magickal corruptions, and the kingdom, once peaceful, has splintered into multiple factions warring for the throne. The Celtic culture- a complex tapestry of different religions, cultures, mortal and immortal human races, werewolves, druids, goblins,

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The History of Gearbox & How Their Games Began

Gearbox Software was founded in 1999 by Randy Pitchford, Brian Martel, Stephen Bahl, Landon Montgomery and Rob Heironimus, all former developers of the cringingly-named studio “Rebel Boat Rocker”, a studio that never managed to release a single game. Before this, core members of the group worked for studios such as 3D Realms and Bethesda Softworks.Gearbox’s first few projects might come as a surprise to some, being a mostly unproven studio without a single game to their name up to this point outside of their early efforts in well-established studios (which might be what got them the gig). Developing official expansions and

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Review: The Crows Eye

This game is odd  The Crow's Eye is developed by 3D2 Entertainment in March 20th, 2017. I have found one previous game made under their name, and a new one coming soon named Arima. Oh yeah, and before I forget, this is the aforementioned previous one:Story  You play as an estranged child confined within a long abandoned college, under duress by a morally bankrupt scientist. I didn't find the story too interesting, but mostly because what I found is in audio logs, and I tend to have trouble focusing on them in particular while I am doing tasks. You won't feel

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The Weird World of Peripheral Rhythm Games

Peripheral instrument-based rhythm games really became a thing (at least in the west) during the mid-2000s, with Red Octane’s (and later Activison’s) ‘Guitar Hero’ title for the Playstation 2. But between 1999 and 2007 Konami had already been releasing various versions of their GuitarFreaks, DrumMania, KeyboardMania and BeatMania games for Playstation consoles in Japan. Konami continues to release sequels to the arcades as late as 2018, more recently under the ‘Gitadora’ name.The genre was relatively successful (if not saturated) between 2005 and 2010, before having a final stab at reinvigorating its fan base in 2015, where it soon fizzled out once

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Genshin Impact Review

Genshin Impact gained a bit of traction since it’s released, and the game made $50 million in the first week. Obviously, we are talking about a new open-world trending free-to-play game available for PC, PlayStation 4, and even for your phone or tablet.People are saying that Genshin Impact is one of the most impressive free-to-play games ever experienced, so let’s jump down into details to see what this game is about.In most cases, when you see a free-to-play game, you are expecting either some sort of competitive multiplayer game or a low-quality game. However, Genshin's Impact is neither of these.It is

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