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Ask a Gamer 2: What is ‘griefing’?

The number one rule at Game Truck Australia parties is 'No Griefing', and while the kids reluctantly nod, parents often ask, 'what's griefing'? Great question, and one I'm happy to answer. The Minecraft Wiki defines griefing as: Griefing is the act of irritating and angering people in video games through the use of destruction, construction, or social engineerin...

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Learning Through Game Development: PAX Aus Report

With my interest in game-based learning I ran to such panels at PAX this year, and one of the most exciting was the Australian STEM Video Game Challenge panel. Featuring a panel of experts in both game development and education, the panel was combined with an award ceremony for school students getting in some early experience in game development. The first ...

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Ask a Gamer 1: A console primer

A Facebook friend of my asked a question I thought I could help with, so this is the first in a series of posts designed to help real parents with the real questions facing them in their family's gaming lives. I need some advice!! We have an X-box; it's pretty much just used for Skylanders these days. [Daughter] is asking for a Wii (she doesn't know what type/v...

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What Nana Taught Me About Gaming

While Chess was for Grandad, Nana's game was Checkers. These two games are worlds apart. Sure, Checkers is still highly strategic (or rather, tactical), it has a winner and a loser, and its pretty low-tech. But it is much simpler (not to say easier), shorter, easier to learn, and probably more amenable to a young child's fragile sense of self. Kathleen Ann Crout was ...

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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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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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