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Jane McGonigal: Gaming can make a better world

Jane McGonigal: Gaming can make a better world

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List of games with XInput support List of games with XInput support From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search Many personal computer games developed for the Windows operating system support the XInput library from Microsoft. XInput is used to provide native support for the Xbox 360 Controller and other compatible controllers on Windows. Green Screen Documentation — Do Ink You know what a "green screen" effect is, right? It's used in the movies to make it look like the actors have landed on an alien planet, and it's used on TV to make it look like your local news announcer is standing in front of an animated weather map. Green Screen by Do Ink makes it easy to create green screen videos using your iPad.

7 fascinating TED Talks on the benefits of gaming This weekend, hundreds of video games enthusiasts lined up in the cold, waiting 12 hours-plus to be the first to get their hands on Nintendo’s new console, the Wii U. And when the game Call of Duty: Black Ops was released in 2010, gamers around the world played it for more than 600 million hours in just the first 45 days. That is the equivalent of 68 years. While some people worry about the popularity of video games, in today’s talk, brain scientist Daphne Bavelier suggests that gaming may be far more beneficial than we think (in moderation) — even if the game is all about shooting up the enemy. The New Model for Innovation Is Social Most business leaders are by now aware that the growing use of mobile phones is changing the competitive landscape for all companies, no matter what the industry. The extent of those changes is greater than most appreciate, however. They include entirely new methods of designing products and completely revamped methods for selling them.

What Will The Ed Tech Revolution Look Like? During the past 40 years, accounting for inflation, we have nearly tripled the amount of money we spend per student in public K-12 education. It was roughly $4,000 in 1971, and last year amounted to $11,000 per student. Over that same period time, our students’ math and verbal test scores have remained unchanged. I am no Warren Buffett, but I can comfortably say to you that that is a lousy return on investment. How to Use a PS4 DualShock 4 Controller on a PC The PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One are both on predictably slow starts, with few major titles slated to be released until later this year. That doesn't change the fact that the DualShock 4, the PS4's bundled controller, is one of the finest gamepads I've handled. It's comfortable and solidly built and with analog sticks and triggers that feel just right. Unfortunately, you can only use it with the PlayStation 4 console. Well, officially.

10+ No-Signup Collaboration Tools You Can Use in 10 Seconds What do you think of when you hear the word “collaboration”? Do you associate it with the frustrating clunkiness of trying to synchronize everyone’s work? Many collaboration tools require an account to even get started before you benefit from their collaboration features. That in itself negates the act of swift collaborating, with people coming from all ends of the spectrum to combine ideas, talent and work. BPM, Space and Gamification nostalgia: the year is 1984 and I am Mostly Harmless In 1984 a bit of a phenomenon hit the scene. It had nothing to do with Big Brother or Orwell’s vision of a dysfunctional future but everything to do with business, process and gamification. And Space. Elite, a space trading adventure game hit the streets and immediately swallowed up weeks of my childhood when I was supposed to be studying for exams. Armed with an Amstrad CPC-464, green screen monitor, Atari joystick and endless cups of tea I quickly had my first taste of business in the space lane. So, what does it have to do with process and gamification ?

TEDGlobal 2012: 'The more you give away the more you get back' First there was "open" – open source, open tech, open journalism. And now? Prepare yourself for "radical openness". This, according to Bruno Giussani, the European director of TED, the annual ideafests in California and Edinburgh, and its online offshoot TED Talks, is one step beyond mere ordinary openness. And it must be true. Or at least, it has been true for TED.

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