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U.S. Congressional Caucus For Entertainment Technology Competitiveness Launched 25
by Kris Graft [02.16.11]
U.S. Congress members and reps for the game industry are meeting this morning on Capitol Hill for the launch of the E-Tech Caucus, which will focus on the growing video game sector. [UPDATE: ESA approves.]
Console/PC, Student/Education

Livingstone-Hope Report Recommends UKIE, TIGA Unity  
by Leigh Alexander [02.01.11]
The UK game industry's two leading trade bodies should unite to better address government, education and other parties able to help its workforce overcome significant challenges to its future, says an exhaustive new report.
Console/PC, Student/Education

Relic, Vancouver Film School To Offer Brian Wood Memorial Internship 3
by Leigh Alexander [01.25.11]
The Vancouver Film School and Relic Entertainment have announced a new game design internship in memory of Company of Heroes Online lead designer Brian Wood, who was tragically killed in a car crash last year.
Console/PC, Student/Education

Details Emerge for Massachusetts' Proposed Game Developer Tax Breaks  
by Kyle Orland [01.18.11]
New details have emerged surrounding a slate of proposed tax breaks and incentives being considered by Massachusetts legislators as the state tries to increase its reputation as a hub for the industry.
Console/PC, Student/Education

NESTA: UK Education, Game Industry Misaligned  
by Leigh Alexander [12.13.10]
A new poll done by IPSOS-Mori for NESTA found a worrying awareness gap in the UK about the kinds of skills needed to pursue a career in games -- with the nation's teachers the most misinformed.
Console/PC, Student/Education

Australia's Academy Of Interactive Entertainment Expanding To Seattle In 2011 1
by Danny Cowan [12.09.10]
The Academy of Interactive Entertainment, an Australian educator focused on the game development and the digital art industries, will open its first U.S. classroom in Seattle next year.

AMD Foundation Issues $10,000 Grant for New Gamestar Mechanic Channel  
by Danny Cowan [11.18.10]
The AMD Foundation has awarded a $10,000 grant to the Institute of Play, allowing the student-focused Gamestar Mechanic platform to host a new channel dedicated to the creation of socially impactful games.
Serious, Student/Education

ICHEG Acquires M.U.L.E. Creator Bunten's Historical Artifacts 10
by Danny Cowan [11.03.10]
The International Center for the History of Video Games in New York has obtained a collection of notes and papers documenting the career of gaming industry pioneer Dani Bunten Berry.

Interview: DigiPen Students On Their Music Based Shoot 'Em Up Solace  
by Ian Adams [10.13.10]
Gamasutra spoke with the student team behind the musical shoot 'em up Solace about the game's unusual concept, independent development, and the team's aspirations after graduating from DigiPen.
Console/PC, Student/Education

IBM Launches CityOne Urban Crisis Simulation Tool 5
by Danny Cowan [10.04.10]
Today, IBM announced the availability of CityOne, an interactive application giving business, government, and academic institutions the ability to simulate and discover solutions to real-world issues affecting cities and industries.

SimCity Creator Will Wright Donates Papers to ICHEG 2
by Danny Cowan [10.04.10]
Maxis co-founder Will Wright, creator of The Sims and SimCity, has donated a collection of his personal papers to the International Center for the History of Electronic Games (ICHEG) in Rochester, New York.

I/ITSEC Serious Games Showcase & Challenge Extends Submission Deadline 1
by Danny Cowan [09.08.10]
Organizers of the Fifth Annual I/ITSEC Serious Games Showcase & Challenge announced that the game submission deadline for this year's event has been extended to September 30th, giving developers two additional weeks to polish up their entries.
Serious, Student/Education

New U.S. College Course Requires Collective Portal Playthrough 12
by Danny Cowan [08.25.10]
A recently-established class at Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Indiana, requires students to study the script of Valve's award-winning puzzle-platformer Portal in a group activity.
Console/PC, Student/Education

Interview: Zombie Cow's Dan Marshall Talks About His Privates Exclusive  
by Mike Rose [08.16.10]
Mike Rose catches up with Zombie Cow's Dan Marshall, to discuss his new educational sex-related game Privates (commissioned by the UK's Channel 4) and his move into full-time indie game creation.
Console/PC, Indie, Student/Education, Exclusive

Middlebury Enlists Muzzy Lane for Online Language-Learning RPG 2
by Danny Cowan [08.11.10]
Middlebury Interactive Languages has reached an agreement with Making History series creator Muzzy Lane Software to produce an online language-learning role-playing game for high school students.
Serious, Student/Education

UCF Developing Abstinence Game for Middle Schoolers  
by Danny Cowan [07.28.10]
Funded by a grant from the National Institutes of Health, professors at the University of Central Florida are developing a serious game application designed to help Latina middle school students resist peer pressure and abstain from sexual activity.
Student/Education, Serious

USC Now Accepting Postings of Fall Interactive Media Internships 1
by Danny Cowan [07.01.10]
The Interactive Media Division of The University of Southern California is asking game developers to supply open internship positions for the Fall semester.

RIT Associate Professor Jacobs Named Visiting Scholar for ICHEG  
by Danny Cowan [06.07.10]
The International Center for the History of Electronic Games at Strong National Museum of Play announced that Stephen Jacobs from the Rochester Institute of Technology has joined the organization as a Visiting Scholar.

Future Game On Research Conference Issues Call for Papers  
by Danny Cowan [06.01.10]
Scientific papers and conference proposals are now being accepted for the Future Game On research and development summit, to be held September 9th and 10th at the Porte de Versailles Exhibition Center in Paris.

Dare to be Digital Announces Finalists, Reveals Adult Swim Award 2
by Danny Cowan [05.28.10]
"Dare to be Digital," a yearly game design competition for students organized by Abertay University in Scotland, has announced 2010's finalist entries, in addition to revealing a new award presented in collaboration with Turner Broadcasting.
Console/PC, Student/Education