A taster for you non-gamers

I could become a South Park fan. Here is another episode "Make love, not Warcraft" that gives you 'non-gamers' a taste of the appeal of World of Warcraft. Worth a look even if you don’t like South Park, as was the case with myself. I think it is surprisingly enough a good tool to help … Continue reading A taster for you non-gamers

Man arrested for stealing in RuneScape – a virtual world

I just love this, the first known case ever, a man has been arrested for stealing virtual artifacts in a virtual world! He hacked into accounts to steal virtual characters and their possessions on one of the world’s biggest multi-player online games RuneScape, a web-based role playing game with more than ten million members.

World Maths Day 2009

World Maths Day is an opportinity for students around the world to play against each other in mental arithmetic games. Direct feedback that I had from the head of IT at a school in Austria (thanks Neil) was that "the level of engagement in learning that students had in competing with students around the world … Continue reading World Maths Day 2009

Game accounts to be linked to ID in China

The Chinese Government's next step is to implement a real name registration system in 2009, which would link game accounts with a given person's ID number. Apparently the government claims to have a system implemented that can limit the number of hours each day an individual can spend playing games. This is the alleged motivation … Continue reading Game accounts to be linked to ID in China

Saving lives in a virtual world

I just love this article from bbc news that Hannah sent me. It gives an insight in how Second Life is used for learning, it's not just a game. In my book I have written quite some stuff here."Imagine if we were to use the concept of virtual worlds more as a learning aid or … Continue reading Saving lives in a virtual world

Movie-style ratings for video games

hej this is cool, look at this news on bringing in ratings for video games. Good news for all parents.

Bill to provide protection from sexual predators on the Internet

Sorry been a bit quiet lately, been busy finishing the book. Came across this article today, interesting.Read more..New York's attorney general and state legislative leaders presented a bill on Tuesday aimed at protecting people from sexual predators on the Internet, as Facebook, MySpace and Yahoo backed the effort.

Geocaching

Yesterday visited some friends that have a summer house on the coast close to where we live -well 30 minutes by boat. The objective was for the guys, my husband (Leslie) and his counterpart Göran to do some winter water-skiing. A perfect way to start 2008 they said. They still haven't figured out that the … Continue reading Geocaching

Understanding the logic of gamers…. and suicide bombers!

I came across this article on Bruce Scheier's blog. It is interesting and maybe a little disturbing.. linking through to the whole article if you are interested enough to read.