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Puzzletopple Fruit

In November 2013 I wrote here in this column about PuzzleTopple, an original mobile game by Madrid, NY's Trevor Dugan, founder of Tech Dynamic Designs. Since that article, the game... — Updated 10/11/2018

 

Honoring the Victims of the Jacksonville Madden 19 Shooting

I would like to use my voice, such as it is, to encourage readers, in their own way, to honor and give reverence to the victims and families of the shooting that occured at the... — Updated 9/17/2018

 

Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition: A Critical Hit

In 2017, Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) had its best sales year since Wizards of the Coast took it over from TSR in 1997. Interactive storytelling is still at the core of the game,... — Updated 8/13/2018

 

Fortnite, PUBG, and Battle Royale

Fortnite is, without a doubt, the top video game phenomenon of 2018. It currently boasts 45 million active players, with a high of 3.4 million concurrent users, according to game... — Updated 7/4/2018

 

Shamless Learning Game Company Formed with Help from Clarkson's Shipley Center for Innovation

In January, 2018, Shamless Learning LLC was formed in Potsdam, NY. This company is headed by Dr. Anthony Betrus, SUNY Potsdam Professor of Instructional Design and Organizational... — Updated 4/4/2018

 

Game Connoisseur

Robert Kraft, owner of the New England Patriots and New England Revolution (soccer), can now add the Boston Uprising (esports) to his list of pro sports franchises. The Uprising is... — Updated 2/9/2018

 

Battlefront 2: Star Wars = Joe Camel?

Armed with the most popular intellectual property on the planet (Star Wars), and a virtually unlimited budget, how could Electronic Arts possibly screw the most recent installment... — Updated 12/2/2017

 

SUNY Potsdam Instructor Launches "Sum of Which" Math Game

September 2017 marks a significant milestone for local SUNY Potsdam Instructor Becky Duprey. Mrs. Duprey has been developing "Sum of Which" for the past year. This month will mark... — Updated 9/21/2017

 

Screen Time: How Much is Too Much?

I am often asked what my thoughts are about appropriate amounts of screen time for people of various ages. The answer of course is different for everyone, but it all comes down to... — Updated 9/1/2017

 

Hearthstone: Another Blizzard Masterpiece, Inconceivable!

Hearthstone was the result of a small group of veteran game developers at Blizzard Entertainment (makers of mega-hits World of Warcraft, Diablo, Overwatch, and Starcraft). Rather... — Updated 4/4/2017

 

Game Connoisseur

Inspired by Adirondack culture and lore, the game begins without preamble, on a cold, dark winter night, with a character running across a frozen Cranberry Lake bay. There are... — Updated 2/10/2017

 

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