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Birdly VR rig invites users to soar like an eagle, look like a lazy mole

Mankind has long dreamed of soaring through the clouds like the majestic albatross. That feat remains firmly in the realm of comic books and sci-fi novels, but thanks to students at the Zurich University of the Arts and the Oculus Rift VR headset, we can now fake it pretty well. Dubbed...

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Grasshopper throwing a 'Game Campus Festa' for student Vita games

Grasshopper Manufacture hasn't announced any PlayStation Vita games, but it will gladly help students make their own, in what seems to be an ongoing effort to personally rebuild the entire Japanese game industry. The developer has started a "Game Campus Festa" program, in which it will assist...

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Students: Free Xbox 360 with purchase of Windows 7 PC

Microsoft is about to launch a new promotion offering any student who purchases a Windows 7 PC (laptop or desktop) at $699 or more a free 4GB Xbox 360 S. The promotion officially runs from May 23 through September 9, though Windows Team Blog notes that the end date will vary by retailer. ...

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New student-created DS games available for download in Japan

Students at the annual Nintendo Game Seminar program produce original DS games, which are made available for download at DS Download Stations throughout Japan, as well as through the Wii's Nintendo Channel. Four games from the 2008 seminar will be available at Download Stations starting tomorrow,...

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Hong Kong students bring PSP to school, compete in exams

Next time your teacher tells you to put away your PSP in class, point them to this. In Hong Kong, a program called the "Mobile Learning Platform" takes advantage of various electronic devices (PSP included) and uses them to give students quizzes. According to the PlayStation HK site, "students can...

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DS is an excellent tool for teaching Japanese students English

Japanese students at Tokyo's Joshi Gakuen all-girls junior high school are getting DS handhelds for the classroom, but they're not playing New Super Mario Bros. on them. They're using them to learn a new language: English. What makes it such a great tool in aiding their studies? Perhaps it's...

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Kiki Master: the student-developed confidence-boosting game

Another really interesting student-created game from the Nintendo Game Seminar has been put on the Everyone's Nintendo Channel for download: Kiki Master (Listening Master). It's sort of like Ouendan, but less rhythm-based and more reflex-based, with a bit of logic as well. In the first chapter,...

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Are today's students getting enough gaming time?

There's an alarming epidemic facing high school graduates in this country. No, we're not talking about literacy or obesity or anything so unimportant. We're talking about video games. Get your priorities straight, people! According to a shocking report in the Dayton Daily News, the graduating class...

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IBM to future game makers: Stay in school

The vagaries of computer chip design don't usually hold a school child's rapt attention. But tell the student how that chip design relates to video games and things might go a little differently. That was clearly IBM's hope when they invited over 300 New York area children to its $2.5-billion East...

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Deceptive game case makes children cry

Sony-hating Joystiq once talked about the new gaming Oreo: a DS Lite placed into the Value Pack PSP sock. When a junior high school teacher from 4 color rebellion (Disclaimer: it's a Nintendo blog) tried putting a PSP in a DS carrying case, all he did was make his students sad. One child even...

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