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  • Why It Pays to Play Around

    Games

    BY ANDREAS WAGNER
    JUNE 6, 2019

    Play is so important that nature invented it long before it invented us. Almost all young mammals play, as do birds like parrots and crows. Play has been reported in reptiles, fish, and even spiders, where sexually immature animals use it to practice

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  • Gaming’s Health Benefits

    Games

    They can increase aggressive behavior, encourage the kind of sedentary lifestyle that causes obesity and even desensitize chronic users to violence.

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  • Gaming for Good: Documentary-Style Podcast

    Uncategorized

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  • Double Fine Interview

    Podcast

    This week the team interviews the man, the myth, the legendary art director Lee Petty about his involvement in Double Fine’s newest game “Stacking”. Tim Schafer plays the part of Marmite merchant in Act II.

    The reality is that we were incredibly fortunate to have Tim Shafer and Lee Perry

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  • Trip Hawkins Interview

    Podcast

    Hot on the heels of our 50th episode (and boy is this one a doosey!) Neal, Anthony, and James have the distinguished honor of interviewing Mr. Trip Hawkins, in this Bonus Round edition of the ++Good Games podcast.

     

    In this episode we discuss topics such as the Kickstarter darling:

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  • Mike Mendheim Interview

    Podcast

     

    Not even a week after we mentioned Mutant League Football while interviewing Ryan Moody, we were put in touch (Thanks Ryan!) with Mike Mendheim, the creator of Mutant League Football, and the proud operator of a brand spankin’ new Kickstarter project: Mutant Football League.

    Confused? We were, too! But Mike

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  • Tapping Into the Emotional Side of Video Games: Developing Hope, Healing and Love

    Games

    BY CHELSEA STARK
    "Video games have always been a part of my life," said Jenova Chen. "I always played games with my friends, but as I got older, my friends stopped playing."Chen, president and co-founder of thatgamecompany, wondered why that was. While his friends

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  • The Benefits of Playing Video Games

    Experience

    Originally printed in January 2014 edition of American Psychologist
    Written by: Isabela Granic, Adam Lobel, and Rutger C. M. E. Engels
    Radboud University Nijmegen

    Video games are a

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