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Red Dead Redemption 2

Best. Game. Ever? Rockstar Games has outdone itself with their latest prequel, Red Dead Redemption 2. The game was announced in October 2016, and two years and $265 million later,... — Updated 1/1/2019


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 11/5/2018


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


2016 Holiday Buying Guide: Top 10 Games and Accessories

‘’Tis the season, as they say, so without delay, here are my top 10 games and accessories for that special gamer in your life. 10) 4K LED TV - Look for fast refresh rates... — Updated 12/2/2016


Dungeon Crawling on the iPad: Butt Kicking for Goodness

Some games are designed for and play well on your phone, and some games really shine on a tablet´s larger screen. For the past few months I have tinkered with some of this year´s... — Updated 11/4/2016


Have You Completed Your "Hour of Code"?

Computer Science is slowly making its way to the masses, and is no longer a domain reserved for nerds with thick-rimmed glasses taped in the middle. The core of computer science is... — Updated 10/2/2016


Pokémon GO: Mediocre Game, Cultural Phenomenon

EVERYWHERE I go it seems that people are playing Pokémon GO. In terms of the gameplay itself, it is shallow, unpolished, and buggy, and I have maintained from the beginning that... — Updated 9/1/2016


The Oculus Rift: Immersive Virtual Reality First Impressions

Virtual Reality currently stands poised to dramatically change the way humans interact. One of the most anticipated technologies in the current lineup of VR devices is the Oculus... — Updated 9/1/2016


Phoning It In

This month I would like to talk about gaming on Smartphones. In particular, I will be referring to Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes, which I have been playing for the last month on my... — Updated 5/2/2016


Betrayal at House on the Hill

Crack! The bolt of lightning struck the giant oak dead center, and the decades old branch that extended over the road fell with a hard slam across the hood of the church van. The... — Updated 4/2/2016


Drawful: A Great Couch Co-Op Game

Drawful is a fun and entertaining game for 3 to 8 players, where players use their mobile devices as controllers. The concept is simple, as each player is given a phrase to draw on... — Updated 1/7/2016


SUNY Potsdam Edges Clarkson University in Super Smash Brothers Tournament Final

The SUNY Potsdam Video Gaming Club (PVGC) hosted the championship round of the Super Smash Brothers tournament on Friday, November 20th in the Student Union multipurpose room. The... — Updated 12/14/2015


Kahoot! - An Elegant Do-It-Yourself Trivia & Quiz Creation Tool

This month I'd like to introduce you to free tool that you can use to make your own quiz shows and trivia games. Kahoot! was originally developed as an Educational Technology tool... — Updated 11/2/2015


Bring Back the Boys:

Dr. Alison Carr-Chellman will be visiting SUNY Potsdam as part of the Bregman Digital Humanities speaker series. She will be giving a one-hour presentation on boys, games, and... — Updated 11/2/2015


The Games, Learning, and Society Conference Meets SUNY Potsdam's "Cricket-in-a-Box"

This past summer I had the honor and privilege of attending and presenting at the 11th annual Games, Learning, and Society (GLS) conference at the University of WIsconsin in... — Updated 8/30/2015


Through STEM Education Our Future is Bright

I was reminded recently that when I was growing up my mother would routinely push me and my brothers out the back door and state simply “go play.” We knew to come back for... — Updated 8/2/2015


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