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Success! Adelaide’s first video game party complete

In the best news since September, I can happily report that we recently delivered the first Game Truck Australia party last Saturday. It was the 8th birthday party of Wilby Durward, son of Corey and Katherine, and it went really well. Corey was the very first person to book a party via the Indiegogo (crowdfunding) campaign, which means they got the first Game Truck ...

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Game shows: The heart of gaming culture

As I typed this my Facebook feed was filled with a bunch of my friends posting from Los Angeles in the middle of the madness that is E3, the Electronic Entertainment Expo. E3 is a massive event, the centrepiece of the global game development and publishing machine, and it's a true experience for anyone who wants to experience the industry side of gaming. But it's not ...

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Gaming Advice from the Jehovah’s Witnesses

On Facebook, someone shared with me a link to an article entitled 'What should I know about electronic games?' under the heading 'Young People Ask' on the Jehovah's Witnesses website. Rather than dismissing it immediately as spam I thought it was worth looking in some detail at how a large religious organisation is dealing with some of the issues around young people ...

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Managing bad behaviour in game culture

In recent news, two professional gamers were suspended and dumped from their teams after repeated incidents of toxic, bullying behaviour in the game League of Legends. Wait, hang on - let's unpack. Yes, 'professional gaming' is a thing. There are players who have become so good at some games that they play competitively, in large international tournaments. The ...

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Tips for safe online gaming part 3

Here's the last instalment of this three-part listicle, following on from Part 1 and Part 2. 9. Balance gaming with other activities Sure, gaming is extremely fun and engaging but it’s not all there is to life. Encourage balance in all things: gaming is a great activity to relax after some strenuous physical activity, and it’s a fantastic incentive to use ...

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6 ways to get better at Hearthstone

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft (rated PG) is a fantastic games for younger players, because it  is completely non-violent (it's basically a card game in digital form), it has the potential to teach systems thinking and it's free! (Just make sure your credit card is not connected to your iPad as it does include in-app purchases that can be hard to resist.) However, ...

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