Tagged: gaming

How Can We End Gamergate?

Can fandoms fix the gender gap in technology and computing fields? This was the question Jessica McDonald, CMO of SparkFun Electronics, asked at her Sunday SXSW Interactive panel of the same name. Fandoms are communities, often largely online, which come together in mutual admiration of various comics, anime and/or video games.  They may share fan-fiction,...

SXSW Gaming Expo

Will SXSW Gaming be the next big branch of the South By brand? Pete Fenlon, CEO of Mayfair Games certainly thinks so. As of now, the gaming branch is still a free, open to the public event that is featured the first weekend of SXSWi. Fenlon thinks gaming will go the way of Edu or...

Cosplay SXSW, image courtesy of Evil Pastry

Cosplay & Panels & Demos, Oh My! The SXSW Gaming Expo

SXSW Gaming Expo Friday, March 8 – Sunday, March 10 Palmer Events Center Calling all gamers! This is your chance to revel in the many, wonderful free activities that will be offered at this year’s SXSW Gaming Expo. Year after year, the Expo has gotten bigger and better. And this year is no different. Gaming...

Fisher and Richards talking about videogames for kids

What Left 4 Dead Can Teach Us About Kids’ Games

Zombies, guns and explosions are things one might associate with the videogame Left4Dead, but these cooperative types of videogames share similar qualities as videogames for children. Videogames created for kids focus primarily on child development and can be used as a means supplement learning. According to Anne Richards, No Crusts Interactive, games for kids should...

Can Gaming Make the World Better?

To kick off this Sunday morning of SXSWi, all those with altruist concerns congregated for the enlightening panel called “Can Gaming Make the World a Better Place?”. This panel was a must-see for I feel a strong, magnanimous aclivity for any person or organization working to improve the world and not just their bank accounts....

Preview: Can Gaming Make the World Better?

For decades, video games have been a way for many to relax, and escape the day-to-day reality. A place you can immerse yourself in a fantasy world, where the impossible is possible. Thanks to technology and accessibility, gaming has garnered a much larger “casual” audience over the last few years. Now, with smart phones, users...