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Console Wars: The Musical

Ps4 vs Xbox One with a surprise winner! West Side Story Musical style! What is your console of choice? H/T AVByte

Learning through Gaming

“People who play video games have much better computational skills, much better logic skills, much better search and cognitive skills than kids who don’t,” says Nolan Bushnell, author of Finding the Next Steve Jobs, founder of Brainrush, and the entrepreneur often described as the “father of video games.”

ReasonTV’s Tracy Oppenheimer caught up with Bushnell at the 2013 Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills, CA to discuss how video games can revolutionize education as well as Bushnell’s role in exploring this new frontier.

Stay Away from Candy Crush

Candy Crush Saga! The addiction has now spread to 15.5 million people. According to the latest stats, Candy Crush has overtaken Angry Birds. Candy Crash Saga is now the world’s hottest casual game, topping charts on the Facebook, Android and iOS platforms.

Player 2

Here are a couple of young women who wouldn’t mind being Player 2. But first, they have to find the right video game dude to play Mario to their Peach.

 

The Great 8-Bit Gatsby

What happens when you combine Super Mario Bros. and the Great American Novel? “The Great Gatsby for NES.” The Wall Street Journal’s Ben Cohen reports.

Post-it Note Arcade

Michael Birken created this stop-motion tribute to his two favorite old-school arcade games based on actual recorded game footage. The recordings were printed out, one frame at a time, and transferred by hand to various walls around his office floor using thousands of Post-It Notes. The process consumed weekends and holidays for the past 11 months.

Disaster Strikes SimCity

The Sims are homeless. Tornadoes have struck. UFOs are hovering overhead. The Mayor is growing alarmed, but what can he do when the servers are down?

7 Deadly Sins of Online Gaming

The 7 Deadly Sins have taken new forms now that multi-player online gaming is all the rage. H/T Cracked

North Korea Amps Up the Crazy

Amidst rising tensions, North Korea put out a new propaganda video depicting US Soldiers and President Obama engulfed in flames. Besides the schlocky visual effects, the piece uses background music from several popular American video games.

Dumb Congressional Hearings

As Congress gets worked up into a stupor over gun control, one thing’s certain: We can expect some unbelievably dumb congressional hearings to follow. Already Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) and Sen. Mike Johanns (R-Neb) have proposed yet another study on violent video games. In anticipation of the scare-mongering and grandstanding to come, Reason.TV presents a greatest hits parade — a half dozen of the dumbest all-time Congressional hearings, focusing on sex, violence and Satan.

 

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