The Other Pokemon Mobile Game

As much as I’d love to be catching ’em all in Pokemon GO, being overseas means paying prohibitive amounts for mobile data and so mine is now a Wi-Fi only existence. This morning’s impulsive fallback plan takes the form of Pokemon Shuffle… Continue reading The Other Pokemon Mobile Game


Rock N’ Roll Racing

If you somehow missed the heady days of 1990s console racing, then this one’s for you. It’s like the arcade is in your house, on your very own fun-sized CRT TV, and being enjoyed by you and your actually-there-in-person friends. Guaranteed lag-free voice chat with no headset required! Thanks to Blizzard Entertainment and MisspentYouth you can now experience all this for yourself… Continue reading Rock N’ Roll Racing

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

Variations On A Theme: Sim City

Sim City is a thinking game, but it is not demanding. It will encourage you to consider the workings of the world that exists outside of your screen with a more analytical mindset and an appreciation for reflection. It will reward inquisitiveness and innovation. It will demand patience and occasionally remind us that bad things sometimes happen but with preparation things should be OK in the long run. And it has a great soundtrack. Continue reading Variations On A Theme: Sim City