Life Skill Development Through Gaming

I’ve come to the conclusion that there is something that video games do better than any other informal activity: the development of perseverance and problem solving skills. Continue reading Life Skill Development Through Gaming

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When You’re Right, You’re Right

This last seven days has seen my opinion of open world games take a serious torpedo to the stern. I’m now five hours into Monolith Production’s Middle-earth: Shadow Of Morder (PS4). On the face of it five hours doesn’t sound like much, but as it consists of eight or nine playing sessions this figure represents more initial attraction than that of any sandbox game that has come before it. Continue reading When You’re Right, You’re Right

The Social Benefits Of Gaming – Part 3

The greatest achievement of our Minecraft Club would be the bonds that have developed between the group members. It has been fantastic to see the students form friendships through the club.
Minecraft Club has also been valuable in identifying leadership ability in students. It is wonderful when students ‘step up’ and take on a leadership role in a build project. Many of these students have not had an opportunity to show their potential in other school based activities. Continue reading The Social Benefits Of Gaming – Part 3

What Makes An Unbeatable Gaming Experience – Part 3

It will come as no surprise to gamers that people love to create lists, especially when it comes to selecting the cream of the crop. Rather than vainly attempt to add any further wisdom to this age old debate I’m going to illustrate why I’m on board with a couple of the other esteemed games Stanton and his Twitter followers decided are candidates for the label of ‘perfect’. Continue reading What Makes An Unbeatable Gaming Experience – Part 3