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review | 10/30/06 | Laurie Taylor
Zap Dramatic makes a unique series of games built around negotiating. In games such as "The Raise" and "The Mediator," players must navigate through a complex social web, made more realistic by a touch of unpredictability and predictable limitations. Dialogue-oriented games are occasionally popular (Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney, for example), but often suffer from the good/bad, light side/dark side, oversimplification of games like Fable or Knights of the Old Republic. Laurie takes a look at some of the Zap Dramatic offerings in this group review.
game: Dance Dance Revolution
editorial | 01/26/06 | Shawn Rider
The state of West Virginia has partnered with game publisher Konami to bring Dance Dance Revolution into hundreds of school physical education programs. The deal will roll out over 700 Dance Dance Revolution arcade machines, beginning with the state's 103 middle/junior high schools. The officials are doing the right thing, but they're citing the wrong reasons. DDR is not a way to combat the sedentary lifestyle of the youth, it's a way to create a modernized physical education curriculum that does what it should: engages students in realistic physical activity. Shawn steps up to the soapbox in this editorial.
editorial | 12/07/05 | Shawn Rider
Jack Thompson jokes wearing thin? We understand. After all the coverage Thompson has gotten, we're pretty bored with his ranting. But the game world needs a new hysterical voice to mock and deride, which is why we are happy to present Ted Rueter, Assistant Professor of Political Science at DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana. Professor Rueter has written an editorial in College News against colleges adopting game design courses and degrees of study, which, he says, "kidnap American education." Needless to say, we disagree.
game: Kuma War
news | 10/22/05 | Shawn Rider
Kuma War is bringing Saddam's trial to virtual life. Just released is the first in a series of episodes featuring the events of Saddam Hussein's life which are under scrutiny in his trials. The first episode corresponds to the current trial, and is called "The Crime of Dujail: Saddam's Revenge." In 1982, Saddam's motorcade was attacked, and Saddam is reported to have ordered the public executions of 143 villagers and the imprisonment of 1500 more Iraqis. Kuma War's recreation focuses on the motorcade ambush as players try to assassinate the dictator. And Kuma Reality Games believes these episodes to be so valuable as an educational tool that they are giving them away for free. Read more here.
game: E3: Creatures: Exodus & Creatures: Village
preview | 05/28/05 | Laurie Taylor
Kutoka Interactive is known for their award-winning edutainment software series series featuring the adorable mouse Mia. Now they are releasing Creatures: Exodus, which is a new artificial life game for children and adults.
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