Could this be the best grade school ever?

Quest to Learn is a New York school that takes a very unique approach to learning. GAME-BASED LEARNING Quest to Learn uses the structure of games to create powerful educational tools to teach its 6-12th graders. Games work as rule-based learning systems, creating worlds in which players actively participate, use strategic thinking to make choices, solve complex problems, seek content knowledge, receive constant feedback, and consider the point of view of others. WHY GAMES? As is the case with many of the games played by young people today, Quest is designed to enable students to take on the identities and behaviors of explorers, mathematicians, historians, writers, and evolutionary biologists as… Read More

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Sam Raimi to Direct World Of Warcraft Movie

From the Blizzard Press Release Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. and Legendary Pictures announced today that Sam Raimi has signed on to direct the eagerly-anticipated major motion picture based on Blizzard Entertainment®’s award-winning Warcraft® universe. So were getting a live action WoW movie from the guy that brought us Evil Dead, Army of Darkness, and Drag Me To Hell. Awesome. Yes he may have done Spiderman as well, but non-hilarious action scenes are not what I or most people think of when we see his name on a movie. So how many anvils will be hanging from the ceiling of the Orc huts? Maybe a cameo from Ash Williams.

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FF IV: Echoes of Betrayal, Light of Redemption: An Overclocked Remix Album

Founded in 1999, OverClocked ReMix is an organization dedicated to the appreciation, preservation, and interpretation of video game music. Its primary focus is www.ocremix.org, a website featuring hundreds of free fan arrangements, information on game music and composers, resources for aspiring artists, and a thriving community of video game music fans. I’ve become a fan of VG music as publishers have started to use professional bands and composers. An this remix album by fans is just phenomenal. 46 Tracks and over 200 minutes of music. See the Video Below for a taste. The Album can be downloaded here. I never heard of this group before this, but after listening to… Read More

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