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SuperBetter – When Serious Games can Give you a Longer Life

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Serious Game Design has its superstar. If Serious Games were Pop Music, Jane McGonigal would be Madonna! If you still don’t know who Jane is, then you are a lucky one because you can watch her great TED talks for the first time! She speaks about games and how they can make a better world. She has been creating amazing ... Read More »

9 IoT Solutions that will Revolution Health Care

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If any industry is going to change completely because of IoT (Internet of Things) this will be undoubtedly Health Care. The way we think about patients, how doctors communicate with them and how chronic illnesses will be treated won’t be recognizable in 10 years. Here you have 9 of the most amazing things future will bring us. 1. SMART GLASSES Yes, we have ... Read More »

The Gamification of Life by Jesse Schell

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In February 2010, professor Jesse Schell (Schell Games) gave an interesting, humorous but slightly apocalyptic talk at DICE Summit, where he illustrated the way in which games can –and will- affect our behavior in a future where we lead gamified lives and where all our actions are reward-based. Today, much has changed –but many of Schell’s thoughts are still undeniable. While at first ... Read More »

OpenGate, the “backstage” of IoT Solutions

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Today’s world is constantly connected. Millions of devices gather data and thousands of companies interpret it to predict what will happen to act accordingly. This will affect all industries, including of course video games. But sometimes we forget about the “backstage” of this data sharing process: the platforms that retrieve data from devices and transform it to fit human scale. A ... Read More »

Nazis and Serious Games: Propaganda for kids in WWII

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Some people tend to believe Serious Games are an XXI century invention. Something new and revolutionary. What it is new are the formats, but the concepts have been among us for a long long time. Knowing this, I was no less amazed when visiting a museum in Hamburg, I came across the most incredible serious board game: Luftschutz tut not!. ... Read More »

IoT World Congress is just One Week Away!

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Ready to discover what the Internet of Things has to offer to the wold? IoT Solutions World Congress is just one week away and we can’t wait! Wearables, biosensors, Big Data analytics, smart cities… so many interesting propositions that will change health, energy, transportation, technology and with all of it, the way we live and play! 16-18 September are the ... Read More »

V-Time – Why Your Grandpa Should Play Video Games

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There are few gamer grandparents. That is a fact. Video games and elderly people usually live in worlds far, far apart. However, serious games can provide an amazing range of benefits to their health and well-being. So while playing Mario Kart with your grandparents could be fun, this time I am talking about a game like V-Time. V-Time is an ... Read More »

September 12th: a Toy World – The First Newsgame

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In 2003, Gonzalo Frasca created ‘September 12th: A Toy World’, the first Serious Game to be considered a Newsgame, this means a game with journalistic purposes. This polemical Serious Game aims to create debate around the war against terrorism. However, the game alerts: ‘This is not a game. You can’t win and you can’t lose’. Absolutely true. Since its release, ‘September ... Read More »

The Ultimate Video Games Acronyms Dictionary

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IBM, DHL, BBC, FIFA, USA, LOTR, NASA, FBI  … WTF!!! Every day we read, hear and use all kind of weird combinations of apparently random letters.  Our world has gone crazy with acronyms everywhere and Video Games and Serious Games are not an exception. We have gathered a list of common acronyms that we can find everyday in games, but also ... Read More »