video games http://wamc.org en Video Game Industry Booming In Northeast http://wamc.org/post/video-game-industry-booming-northeast <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>I don&rsquo;t know much about video games. I&rsquo;m not much for playing them. But I nodded my head as Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute sophomore Jon Ota described to me the video game he and his fellow classmates created.</p> Sun, 13 Oct 2013 16:30:00 +0000 Jessica Bloustein Marshall 75477 at http://wamc.org Video Game Industry Booming In Northeast Musicologist Dr. Neil Lerner Discusses the Sounds of Early Video Games http://wamc.org/post/musicologist-dr-neil-lerner-discusses-sounds-early-video-games <p><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif;">In the 1970s, early video games had arrived. And although primitive by today's standards, they gradually grew in complexity and scope - both in terms of gameplay and sound </span><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif; color: rgb(31, 73, 125);">and</span><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif;"> music. Dr. Wed, 27 Feb 2013 17:04:42 +0000 Lucas Willard 58686 at http://wamc.org Musicologist Dr. Neil Lerner Discusses the Sounds of Early Video Games Massachusetts Pulls Violent Games from Rest Stops http://wamc.org/post/massachusetts-pulls-violent-games-rest-stops <p></p><p>Massachusetts has removed violent video games from four highway rest stops after a family traveling for the holidays saw a young boy playing one days after the Connecticut school shooting.</p><p>Andrew and Tracey Hyams of Newton, and their son, Josh, 12, stopped at a service plaza on the Massachusetts Turnpike in Charlton on Christmas Eve and saw another boy firing a replica machine gun at a screen. The rest stop is about an hour from Newtown, Conn., where 20 children and six adults were killed Dec. 14 at Sandy Hook Elementary.</p> Sat, 12 Jan 2013 01:00:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 55600 at http://wamc.org Games in Education Symposium 2012 http://wamc.org/post/games-education-symposium-2012 <a href="http://gamesineducation.org/">The Games in Education Symposium</a> is a multi-day symposium that focuses on the topic of using video games to supplement and inspire in-classroom education. Tobi Saulnier - Founder and CEO at 1st Playable Productions and Matt Nolin - lead coordinator of the symposium - join us to tell us more. Mon, 09 Jul 2012 14:35:21 +0000 Joe Donahue 42721 at http://wamc.org Clark Aldrich, Clark Aldrich Designs LLC - Video Games and Education http://wamc.org/post/clark-aldrich-clark-aldrich-designs-llc-video-games-and-education <p>Most parents and teachers would be skeptical to hear that young people should spend more time in front of video games to do better in school, but there are some who say that is the case. Clark Aldrich is a leading interface designer and one of the top educational simulator creators in the world. He will moderate a gaming summit tomorrow at Excelsior College in Albany on how serious video games can be used in higher education. Aldrich tells WAMC&rsquo;s Brian Shields that parents and teachers should be open to serious video games as a good way to learn.</p> Thu, 10 May 2012 16:19:48 +0000 Brian Shields 38701 at http://wamc.org