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The Joystiq Thanksgiving: 2007 edition

Aren't you glad you don't have to ford rivers and worry about death-prone oxen to make it home for a turkey feast? Check out the highlights for today: Joystiquery Joystiq Holidaze: explaining the PS3 SKUs Joystiq Holidaze: explaining the Xbox 360 SKUs Reminder: Win a $5K gaming PC from Falcon...

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Science classes look to Pokemon for answers

Growing up, we all had our share of classes in school that approached education from an odd angle in an effort to keep us from staring out the window while daydreaming of the game we left on pause before getting on the bus. Games seldom played a role in the classroom, though the times spent...

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Oregon attempts game bill because Timmy broke Mary's arm

GamePolitics reports the Oregon House of Reps. is trying to blaze new trails by introducing a law making it unlawful to sell "ultra-violent" video games to people of the great state under 18 years of age. The bill was introduced by Rep. Arnie Roblan (D) and has no provision on what punishment would...

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Study: Educational software doesn't work

The U.S. Department of Education issued a report yesterday that educational software of all types, from the video-game-like to the ultra-dry, "has no significant impact on student performance." And folks like Elliot Soloway, professor of educational tech at U. Michigan, are miffed. Says Soloway, "It...

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