If Gaming Companies Were Your Friends in Real Life

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Trailer Park Two-fer: After Aperture & A Making of Game of Thrones

For those of us (me: late to the party, you: probably should have played it by now) who’ve played Portal 2 and were left with the question of, “Well…what’s next?”, someone has ginned up an answer using Valve’s Source engine.  Pretty moving:

Curious about what it takes to bring Game of Thrones to life? Well, BE CURIOUS NO MORE!!

Trailer Park: Borderlands WHOOOO, Am I Going to Have to Buy a Vita, Who is Batman & What Does Marcellus Wallace Look Like?

No game coming out this year fills me with such giddyness & joy as Borderlands 2.

Assassin’s Creed III Liberation looks so good I kind of want to buy a PS Vita.  I can’t, I mean, really.  When would I ever have time to play it? Still, watch the trailer; you’ll want one too.  To make matters worse, there’s a sweet bundle too.  Maybe I can get one cheap off of Craigslist or something.

 

 

 

 

 

Are you Batman? Are you?

Pulp Fortress 2 – The breakfast scene from Pulp Fiction  recreated in Valve’s recently released Source movie editor.

SAY WHAT AGAIN.

Learn With Portals: Valve Giving Away Portal 2 to Teachers with Steam for Schools

The two links that sum it up best are  Learn with Portals and Teach With Portals. From The New York Times

“Somewhere out there an innovative, dynamic high school physics teacher will use Portal 2 as the linchpin of an entire series of lessons and will immediately become the most important science teacher those lucky students have ever had. For those of us who have left school behind, Portal 2 is one of the finest brain games around.” The New York Times, May 10, 2011.

The Teach with Portals site already has sample lesson plans available, alongside a FAQ, blog & wiki.  What an awesome idea.  Good on Valve and good on the teachers that recognize & utilize this tool for what it is: a way to further entice students into math & science.