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Review: Alienware 14 Gaming Laptop

- January 7th, 2014
Alienware 14

Alienware 14. (HO)

Admittedly, I’m not much of a PC gamer anymore. But I used to be. Growing up, I never owned any consoles, so I did all my gaming on computer – mostly on an oversized desktop computer that I would upgrade with new graphic cards, RAM, hard drives and even sometimes new motherboards as need required.

But after years of frustration with issues installing new games, from annoyware authentication software that often crippled Windows, to the games just failing to install properly, I gave up on the format for the most part. Since 2006, I have played video games almost exclusively on the PlayStation 3 (and occasionally on the Xbox 360).

So I wasn’t sure to expect from Dell’s Alienware 14 Gaming Laptop.

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A cheesecake walk through Zombieland

- June 12th, 2012

Today in gaming news, the multi-platform Lollipop Chainsaw is available on store shelves everywhere. For those who pre-ordered the rich-in-cheesecake, undead hack-and-slash, you will no doubt enjoy the inflatable chainsaw and special downloadable content featuring Ash from the Evil Dead movies.

Just a quick warning, this is not your kid-friendly third-person adventure. The heroine, Juliet Starling, is clad in a skimpy cheerleader’s outfit. Along with that obscenities, blood and strong sexual content give this digital affair an M17 rating.

Regardless of its T&A flash, gamers are sure to die laughing as they paint the halls of San Romero High with the blood of the undead.

The ‘Gamification’ of education

- May 30th, 2011

Gamification of education

The “gamification” of education is a relatively new approach to education that employs game play mechanics to creating a more engaging and playful learning experience. It works by using ideas from game design to encourage people to learn and complete tasks with more enthusiasm. Gamification can also provide the necessary external motivators for the important learning that must occur outside the classroom.

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