Posted on May 10th, 2015 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
pbskids.org/noah has a new scavenger hunt game where players must decipher Spanish words and locate objects. Through videos, the site tells the story of a kid called Noah and his grandmother, who live in an area where everyone but them speaks Spanish (sort of like Miami).
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Posted on May 5th, 2015 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
We read about a guy who lost 140 pounds playing “Ingress,” a free Android/iPhone game that gets you moving about in the real world (whatever that is). You the player can choose to be on the side of the “Enlightened” or the “Resistance” as you search for power nodes that connect with another universe.
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Posted on February 26th, 2015 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
ChessCademy.com is an awesome site for learning chess. It’s also free.
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Posted on February 9th, 2015 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
You can create a musical score made up of the kind of music and sound effects you hear in adventure games and save it to any application you wish, even making weird sounds for your cellphone. This is free for the month of February from Syrinscape.com if you feel like trying out their new beta version (pre-market release) of the Syrinscape Fantasy Player.
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Posted on January 12th, 2015 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
According to researchers at Florida State University, playing the video game “Portal 2″ makes you smarter than training your brain with the well-known Lumosity system.
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Posted on October 1st, 2014 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
In our favorite non-violent action game is Peggle, a kind of cartoon pinball game. We once made a move so cool we would have liked to share it with others. Now the instant replay feature of the free game service “Raptr” lets you save video clips of your game play in any length up to 20 minutes. You could use your clips to start your own video channel online. There is a surprising large number of people who like to see video game replays.
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Posted on September 5th, 2014 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
“Tinkerbox HD” by AutoDesk is a free puzzle game for iPhone/iPad/iPod, for teaching basic engineering concepts. Build outrageous machines or download popular inventions
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Posted on August 30th, 2014 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
Google the phrase “Chrome Web Store” to find lots of apps that will run right on your desktop. Here are a few nice freebies:
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Posted on August 4th, 2014 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
More than thirty years ago, when you bought a home computer it was to play games. You could write on some — Bob wrote his first book on an Apple 2 — but basically they were used to play games.
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Posted on July 14th, 2014 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
“Raptr” is a free program that automatically optimizes every game on your computer, making sure the graphics and other drivers are up to date. On Joy’s Windows 8 computer, it just found one, but it had links to tons of other free games with stunning graphics.
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