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Red Cross teams up with online video game

Red Cross teams up with online video game

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While most Australians might associate the Red Cross with blood donations or bushfire aid, the group also works in the world's dangerous conflict zones.The international aid group has teamed up with the makers of the online video game Fortnite to raise awareness about its work.Australia's head of mission Leonard Blazeby says the organisation is hoping to find an audience it may traditionally never reach."We're hoping for people to have an understanding of the type of work that [the International Committee of the Red Cross] does," Mr Blazeby said.Spearheaded by Red Cross workers in Switzerland and Thailand, the special mode on Fortnite will see players heal civilians, repair damaged infrastructure like schools, wrangle supplies and de-mine areas.While video games may be commonly associat...
U.S. Army using video games for recruitment

U.S. Army using video games for recruitment

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Military The U.S. Army is using e-sports to find the next generation of soldiers SAN ANTONIO, TX (FOX) - The U.S. Army's newest recruiting tool, an e-sports trailer. The idea is a lot of young people are playing video games right now, that's their target demographic for recruiting. So they want to bring them in, let them play video games, and then talk with them about the Army. Recruitment events visit high schools around the country to try to recruit young people into the military. News Source link Video Games News
First female NFL coach sees video-game appearance as another sign of progress | LethbridgeNewsNOW| Lethbridge, Alberta

First female NFL coach sees video-game appearance as another sign of progress | LethbridgeNewsNOW| Lethbridge, Alberta

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When Welter was hired by the Arizona Cardinals in 2015, making her the first woman to coach in the NFL, the narrative was: “publicity stunt.” Forget the fact she’d played football for much of her life, winning two world women’s championships with the U.S. She was also a running back for the Texas Revolution of the Champions Indoor Football League, becoming only the second woman to play a position other than kicker or holder on a men’s pro football team. Welter, who has a PhD in psychology and masters degree in sports psychology, spoke about the importance of normalizing women in sport.“We have to look at all angles of culture,” said the 42-year-old Florida native, who most recently served as an assistant coach with the Atlanta Legends of the short-lived A
Portland’s Fullbright Shows How To Create An Award-winning Video Game . TV

Portland’s Fullbright Shows How To Create An Award-winning Video Game . TV

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How do you create a video game with no action or violence? Just ask Steve Gaynor, Karla Zimonja and the rest of the crew at Fullbright. Out of a large brick building in Southeast Portland, the small crew works together to build what they hope to be lasting, emotionally driven games that will resonate with audiences. They’ve created two games already with a third on the way. It all started with their first video game, “Gone Home.” The staff of Fullbright are hard at work in their Southeast Portland office creating new video games Steven Tonthat /OPB “Gone Home” can best be described as a story exploration video game. The player inhabits the main character, Kait
Blockchain in Media, 2020 Research Report

Blockchain in Media, 2020 Research Report

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Dublin, Jan. 15, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Blockchain in Media" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. This study presents the potential impacts of blockchain technologies on the media industries. It presents the nature and main value proposition of the blockchain technology, as well as a summary of its main offerings. The analysis covers various concrete case studies over the video, music and video games markets, with a perspective on their benefits and limitations, as well as a realistic prospect of adoption. The vision of the potential impact of the technology on the media industry value chain and business models serves to identify the main market segment that could be affected by this emerging technology. Based on these analyses the research...
Sean Astin Hosts Videogame Series Offering Insight, Laughs and History of Gaming

Sean Astin Hosts Videogame Series Offering Insight, Laughs and History of Gaming

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DALLAS, Jan. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- With the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and blockbuster game titles like The Last Of Us 2 and Cyberpunk 2077 set to release in the coming months, 2020 looks to be a banner year for the videogame industry. But how did we get here? Retro-gamer-goonie Sean Astin and Video Games: The Movie director Jeremy Snead answer questions, pay homage and poke fun at some of the cultural milestone's of gaming's past. "My kids and my wife enjoy the show, which is rare," said Astin. "There's a lot of so called info-tainment on YouTube these days but nothing like this. Jeremy and I had a lot of fun collaborating on each episode and his team at Mediajuice took our ideas and crafted them into 10 jam packed, funny and informative episodes." Executive Producer ...
Store that sells rare video games, consoles opening this month i

Store that sells rare video games, consoles opening this month i

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A store that sells rare video games and consoles is opening later this month in Clark. J2Games will be located at 1067 Raritan Road in the Clarkton Shopping Center, right off Exit 135 of the Garden State Parkway. The store will allow customers to buy, sell, or trade-in video games and consoles, many from older generations. Products include Nintendo NeoGeo, Sega Saturn, and 1970s Atari. All used products are tested, refurbished and come with a warranty. The store is expected to open within the next few weeks, although an official date has not yet been set. J2Games’s original location is at 3316 Sunset Ave. in Wanamassa. Source link Video Games News
Star Deals Beat Black Friday Prices [Updated]

Star Deals Beat Black Friday Prices [Updated]

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Walmart's new sales not only match many of the best Black Friday deals, they beat them. So here are my picks of the deals you need to know about. Tip: bookmark this article because it receives daily updates Walmart's Daily Deals Drop sales beats many of its Black Friday and Cyber Monday pricesWALMART Here Are Amazon's Best Live Deals [Updated] Forbes Gordon Kelly Walmart's Best Console DealsSony's PS4 Slim and PS4 Pro are widely discounted, including at WalmartSonyBest PS4 Pro DealsBest PS4 Slim DealsBest PS4 Accessories Deals01/11 - STAR DEAL - Razer - Kraken Tournament Edition Wired Stereo Gaming Headset - $59.99 (save $40) - Amazon - shop deal now / Best Buy - shop deal now01/11 - HyperX Cloud Stinger - Gaming Headset – Comfortable HyperX Signature Memory Foam, Swivel to Mute Nois
Rio Ferdinand: Gaming was integral to Man United’s success

Rio Ferdinand: Gaming was integral to Man United’s success

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Image copyright Mark Robinson Manchester United had the best team in Europe and won all of football's major prizes while Rio Ferdinand was playing, which the player puts down to hard work, top talent and... video games?"How people would play in a game, those traits would come through in football," the ex-England international tells Radio 1 Newsbeat. Playing games like SOCOM - a tactical shooting game - and Fifa helped with "team bonding" and was a "big, integral part" of the team's most successful era, according to Rio. "I can only speak for myself, it helped us," he says - adding that gaming should be encouraged for the England team. "If it could help Gareth Southgate then he ...