Category Archives: Public Affairs

Gamer Cruise Controversy

The Koalition has been reporting on controversy surrounding a video game cruise known as Gamer Tech Events, Cruise Con, and Gamer Gauntlet. Varying reports attribute booking systems such as Cvent, Eventbrite, and Paypal used to take unfilled orders rather than … Continue reading

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Developer Credit SIG Agenda

The Developer Credit SIG will be making announcements at the IGDA Networking Event at 6pm March 15 in the Children’s Creativity Museum across the street from the Moscone Center South Hall. On display will be the cumulative nomination estimates for … Continue reading

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Video Games Could Save the Greek Economy | ESA

Greece’s new finance minister, central banker for the Steam game platform, may be best positioned to pull Greece out of its financial crisis. Continue reading

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Duke it out?

Front Towards Gamer has some explaining to do. Compare their coverage to the actual video. You decide.

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Viral Metagame Applied to Nominee Races

The gaming community needs more critical discussion and analysis. Local No. 12’s Colleen Macklin, John Sharp, and Eric Zimmerman created a card game encouraging players to debate about games in a constructive way, going viral at gamer gatherings. The game … Continue reading

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Panelists Dedicated to Diversity

“Straight white dudes” are expanding their reach through a commitment to diversity at industry panels.  Be sure to check out the slideshow of tweets from Leigh Alexander at http://plzdiversifyyourpanel.tumblr.com/

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Game of the Year Tracker

An impressive and comprehensive list of various “Game of the Year” award winners can be found at http://gotypicks.blogspot.jp/

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Sex, Sexy, and Sexism

PAX panel submission of “Sex, Sexy & Sexism: Fixing Gender Inequality in Gaming” has been accepted; congrats to Gamebits et al. Continue reading

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Tree Rings + PS Eye = Record Player | LiveScience

What Tree Rings Sound Like Played on a Record Player | LiveScience.

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Humans make games, too.

Read the article at http://theconversation.com/games-by-humans-23399

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IFI Releases Censorship Statement

The following statement was released to the press: Idea Factory International is fully aware of the [Monster Monpiece censorship] concerns expressed by fans, so we would like to inform everyone about the censored images in greater detail. Monster Monpiece is … Continue reading

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Financial Literacy Games

Games for Change (G4C) group member Shonn Cheng recommends the following resources for financial literacy games: Cashflow 101 The Web Game (passive income, asset, liability, debt, get out of the Rat Race) https://webgame.richdad.com/Login.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2fCreateGame.aspx Moneytopia (insurance, investing, debt, income, asset, money … Continue reading

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