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  • Tag, kickball, Red Rover, musical chairs: Games deemed 'inappropriate' by Alabama school board

    08/29/2018 6:29:03 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 103 replies
    www.al.com ^ | Posted August 29, 2018 at 05:38 AM | Updated August 29, 2018 at 05:56 AM | By Leada Gore
    No Red Rover? Physical education teachers in Alabama should avoid such recess staples as tag, dodgeball and Duck, Duck Goose due to the games' lack of physical stimulation and high chance of embarrassment for students, according to a guidance document from the Alabama State Department of Education. AUM share sets off social media debate The documented, first posted two-years ago but updated this week, was shared Tuesday by the Auburn University at Montgomery Physical Education Program and quickly spread on social media. The document has since been removed from the ALSDE website, however, much of it remains in the Alabama...
  • The game changers: meet the creatives shaking up the gaming world

    08/19/2018 1:14:17 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | August 19, 2018 | Simon Parkin
    Just as the kaleidoscopic dramas of Leo Tolstoy’s novel Anna Karenina, the pseudo-non-fiction murk of Alan Moore’s comic From Hell and the domestic pragmatism of Jamie Oliver’s 15 Minute Meals meet under the fat banner of prose, so the body of video games becomes an ever broader church. It is impossible to enforce orthodoxy in a medium where shifting technology defines the canvas. The artform now embraces work from a dizzying spectrum. A challenging time, then, for the Victoria and Albert Museum to stage its first major video game exhibition. Rather than reach into the primordial digital soup of the...
  • Riddle me this:Fowards I am heavy....[no looking it up]

    06/06/2018 10:47:46 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 46 replies
    1. Fowards I am heavy, backwards I am not. What am I? 2. What is lighter than a feather but the strongest man in the world can not pick up? 3. A prisoner is told “if you tell a lie we will hang you, if you tell the truth we will shoot you.” What can he say to save himself? 4. (Personal favorite) What is that is too much for one, enough for two, and nothing at all for three? 5. If someone was born August 1 25 BC then died on August 1 25 AD, how are were they...
  • Yahoo Sports engineering is hiring

    06/03/2018 1:46:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Yahoo! Sports ^ | May 25, 2018 | Staff
    The Yahoo Sports engineering team is hiring. We’re looking for sports fans who can code. Are you up for the challenge? If you have the engineering chops to bring Yahoo Fantasy Sports to the next level, our Fantasy Sports Full games team needs you. Come scale our systems, harden our infrastructure, and roll out exciting features. All while working in the extremely engaging sports industry.....
  • Critical role: Making D&D cool again

    04/30/2018 3:09:26 PM PDT · by Teflonic · 40 replies
    The Western Courier ^ | 2/2/18 | Evan Williamson
    Dungeons and Dragons has been a popular game among certain groups since it’s release in 1974. But throughout the 1980’s it was painted as satanic, and even though that perception has gone away for the most part in the early 2000’s, it was still something that you didn’t want to admit to playing. That all changed March 12, 2015; Dungeon Master Matthew Mercer, a voice actor who has been in many anime and video games including his role of McCree in Overwatch, introduced a show that would bring Dungeons and Dragons into popularity that has not been seen before....
  • GOLF

    02/03/2018 1:08:28 PM PST · by CLASSYREEE · 72 replies
    JUST A THOUGHT. PEOPLE WHO PLAY A GAME ARE MORE ETHICAL THAN GAMES PEOPLE PLAY. FOR INSTANCE, A GOLFER MAY TAP A PUTT AND MOVE THE BALL AN INCH. NO ONE NOTICED, NOT AN OFFICAL, NOT A FAN, NOT A FELLOW PLAYER. YET THE PLAYER STANDS UP AND ANNOUNCES THAT HE MADE A STROKE. IT IS MORE IMPORTANT TO PLAY BY THE RULES THEN WORRY ABOUT WHO WILL WIN. THE PLAYER HAS ALREADY WON BECAUSE HE WAS HONEST. THE ANSWER IS NOT TO HAVE MORE JUDGES OR MORE CAMERAS ON THE BALL. THE ANSWER IS TO HAVE MORE PLAYERS WITH...
  • Canadian university study: Lack of diversity in video games akin to ‘daily racism’

    01/29/2018 9:50:58 AM PST · by C19fan · 29 replies
    College Fix ^ | January 28, 2018 | Staff
    A researcher at the University of Saskatchewan claims the lack of characters of color in contemporary video games has an effect similar to that of “everyday” racism.
  • "Government Simulator" game released - a simple economic and political simulation game (Windows)

    12/04/2017 5:16:26 PM PST · by dayglored · 19 replies
    GovernmentSimulator.com ^ | Dec 4, 2017 | Ambiera
    From the company website 'Government Simulator' is a simple economic and political simulation game. Take control of a whole country, like the USA, Germany, France, Russia, or Austria. Change laws, taxes and budgets based on real world statistics and data, and see what happens. For example: Turn the USA into a dictatorship or a social paradise Start a war with Canada Make Russia a capitalist utopia Turn Germany into a third world country Experiment with universal basic income Introduce a cash ban, nuclear phase-out, or diesel ban and much more About the game The game simulates a whole country: Population,...
  • Windows 10 now includes anti-cheat protection for games (not than any FReepers would...)

    10/23/2017 5:56:10 AM PDT · by dayglored · 10 replies
    Engadget ^ | Oct 21, 2017 | Jon Fingas
    Windows 10's Fall Creators Update is full of changes, but one of the understated additions could make a big difference if you're a gamer. Microsoft has switched on its previously teased TruePlay feature, which promises to protect against "common" cheats in Universal Windows Platform games. Titles that take advantage of the safeguard will both run in a protected mode and trigger a background service that watches for typical cheating behavior. If they find anything amiss, they'll send data to the developer. You can switch off TruePlay if you're nervous about Windows transmitting your data, but companies can limit what you're...
  • Microsoft Win 10 Update Just Screwed The Old Games Again

    09/30/2017 7:49:41 AM PDT · by Wuli · 90 replies
    Wuli | 9/30/2017 | Wuli
    Allowed Windows 10 latest update/build to run on my PC last night. It ended shortly before I went to bed, and I shut down the PC. The morning I could not execute my Win 7 games - Solitaire, Spider Solitaire, Freecell, Majong. All the "run as administrator" and "compatibility" and "compatibility troubleshooting stuff" didn't do a dam thing. NOTHING, not even reinstall of the games and then all the compatibility stuff again worked. Nada, zilch., I had expended considerable effort from XP to Win 7 and then to Win getting versions of these games that would run, after each Windows...
  • Secret Hitler, a Game That Simulates Fascism’s Rise, Becomes a Hit

    09/06/2017 2:12:36 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 5, 2017 | Jonah Engel Bromwich
    I was house-sitting for my brother this summer when I saw something suspicious: a box in his living room emblazoned with the words “Secret Hitler.” On his return, I confronted him. “What in God’s name is that?” I asked, pointing at the box. “It’s a board game,” he said, rolling his eyes. More specifically, Secret Hitler is a social deduction game, one that has caught on quickly since it began to ship to players last summer. It’s like Mafia, or Werewolf, or other games in which players try to identify a traitor in their midst. In this version, anywhere between...
  • Online Game Encourages Users To 'Push Trump Off A Cliff'

    07/17/2017 11:41:04 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 5 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | July 17, 2017 | Peter Hasson
    A new online game encourages users to send a virtual President Trump to his death, either by sending him off a cliff, down a manhole, into a volcano or into the jaws of a Tyrannosaurus Rex. The game, "Push Trump Off A Cliff Again," instructs users to "Take out your frustrations with [the] President by pushing him off a virtual cliff, or into a virtual volcano." A virtual Trump shouts out phrases including "Bye!" and "I'm really rich!" as he tumbles to his death. Online users have played the game almost two million times, according to the site’s count, thanks...
  • Why More Young Men Aren’t Working — Video Game

    07/08/2017 1:04:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 42 replies
    New York Post ^ | uly 5, 2017 | Maria LaMagna
    Before young American men get back to work, they should switch off the video console. Younger men’s working hours have declined more than those of older men over the last 15 years, according to a working paper by researchers at Princeton University, the University of Chicago and the University of Rochester and distributed by the National Bureau of Economic Research, a Cambridge, Mass.-based research group. The researchers analyzed how people spend their time when they are not working. Older men are more likely to be employed than those who are younger. Some 66 percent of men looking for jobs aged...
  • Top 10 Indie Games online you need to download and play!

    06/14/2017 7:54:29 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 11 replies
    Continuing from my previous article on the Democrat's war on free markets and unfair anti-capitalist regulations targeting indie software makers, I said that the best way to stick it to these big companies that back the socialist agenda of the DNC was to buy indie and boycott the big bolshevik businesses. I mean they got to where they were because of capitalism and now they want to ruin it for all of us just so they can avoid competition! SO! We here present our top 10 list of indie games you gotta play! Along with Top 10 Flash games online!...
  • Indie video game makers threatened by regulation from government and Big companies

    06/14/2017 7:49:45 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 2 replies
    Mainestategop ^ | Brian Ball
    A few years ago I did an article about net neutrality and government attempts to ban the internet or make it obsolete through over regulations and limited choices. This is something all the Democrats support doing in every facet of our lives. They want to make it a crime to even pee without permission by some expensive overpaid bureaucrat. The internet is the last great vestige of freedom of thought. The one place where we can read play and watch whatever we want when we want to. But liberals and big government supporters and the big bolshevik supporting corporations that...
  • Comey “Friend”, Benjamin Wittes, Outs Himself As Source for New York Times “Comey Memo” Storyline…

    05/19/2017 8:19:56 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 45 replies
    The Conservative Tree House ^ | May 19, 2017 | Sundance
    Long time CTH readers will note we extended well over a year of benefit-of-the-doubt to the motives of former FBI Director James Comey with regard to the severity of his politicized nature and disposition. Throughout the entire Clinton investigation we remained ambivalent to Comey’s motives. Indeed it wasn’t until after the Pulse nightclub terrorist attack when Comey obtusely noted the FBI had been contacted (prior to the attack) about the sketchy behavior of Omar Mateen by a ‘random concerned citizen’ -and our finding that the actual ‘citizen’ was the far more substantive St Lucie county sheriff Ken Mascara– that we...
  • Inside the ‘Surprisingly Great’ North Korean Hacker Hotel (luxury pad - in China)

    12/21/2014 9:34:39 AM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 12/20/14 | Michael Daly
    North Korea is so isolated that rather than bring the Internet to its hackers, it brings them to it—in a swank hotel in China. The luxury hotel that has been called a command post for North Korean hackers would make for a unique holiday getaway and give you lots to talk about back home. “Surprisingly Great Hotel - Clean, Tasteful.... and North Korean!” says a trip advisor review for the Chilbosan Hotel in Shenyang, China. For just $53, you get “a deluxe twin room,” including a North Korean breakfast considerably more substantial than those enjoyed by the vast majority of...
  • Vanity: Once in a lifetime Double Deck Pinochle Hand.

    03/12/2017 8:01:22 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 26 replies
    Vanity, | Sunday, March 11, 2017 | Swordmaker
    My girlfriend, ex-wife, and younger daughter and I were playing cards this afternoon. We were playing double-deck contract pinochle. My daughter shuffled and my ex-wife cut the cards and dealt the first hand. My girlfriend bid and won the contract for the first hand. This is that hand she got, a once in a lifetime pinochle hand: Meld scoring in this game was handed down from both sets of double grandparents on my side and my ex-wife's side from the two different parts of the mid-west. It does not comport with the Las Vegas meld rules but I have seen...
  • The ‘father of Pac-Man’ dies: The man who came up with the name for iconic 1980s arcade [tr]

    01/30/2017 12:20:24 PM PST · by C19fan · 26 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 30, 2017 | Gareth Davies
    The Father of Pac-Man Masaya Nakamura, who pioneered the release of Pac-Man and founded the Japanese video game company behind the iconic game, has died at the age of 91. Nakamura, who died on January 22, founded Namco in 1955, which started out as just two mechanical horse rides on a department store rooftop but went on to pioneer game arcades and amusement parks. Pac-Man, designed by Namco engineer and video game maker Toru Iwatani, went on sale in 1980, and has since been played an estimated 10billion times.
  • I Swear (adapted from today's NYT crossword.

    01/25/2017 7:51:29 AM PST · by Lisbon1940 · 45 replies
    Vanity | 1/25/2017 | Based on puzzle by Tracy Gray
    What TV character is associated with the following faux curses? DAGNABIT HORSEHOCKEY SHAZBOT OHBARNACLES JEEZALOO