education

Sumo School Is A Magical Place

When you think of sumo training, you probably think of large men eating lots of food and wrestling each other. You should also think of large men sitting in a classroom and learning stuff.


University's PlayStation Classroom Has DualShock Desks

This year, Sangmyung University in Seoul, South Korea will begin teaching a course on PlayStation. Just check out the classroom.


Assassin's Creed Can Actually Teach You A Thing Or Two

Assassin’s Creed is a lot of things: blockbuster entertainment franchise, beautiful open-world murder simulator, inspiration for rock climbers the world over. “History textbook” doesn’t seem like it would be at the top of this list. Even its dearest fans will admit that Ubisoft’s series takes creative licence to stray from historical fact.



A School That's Using The Walking Dead Game To Teach Ethics

Telltale’s The Walking Dead series is famous for putting the player in life-or-death ethical quandaries and forcing them to make difficult decisions. A creative teacher could probably use the game to identify moral dilemmas and explore those dilemmas with a class. And as it so happens, one ethics teacher is doing just that.


Pro Gamer Retires So He Can Finish High School

Last night, professional StarCraft II player Kim “duckdeok” Kyeong Deok suddenly announced he was leaving eSports. He’s trading his keyboard and mouse for school books.


SimCity Mod Tries To Make Game Useful

Educational outfit Glasslab Games have taken Maxis’ misguided SimCity and tried to wrestle something genuinely useful out of the thing.


Game Tournament Company Helps Chinese Owners Into University

To the mindset of some parents and many Asian parents, video games are a terrible hobby. However, that might change now with the story of Luo Kehao and Carlos Xu, two young Chinese men who have used video games to gain admittance into two of the world’s most prestigious universities.


A Love Of Learning Is The Guide To Life -- And Video Games

Video games are not a complete and total waste of time. Assassin’s Creed teaches you world history. Metal Gear Solid teaches politics and philosophy. And Cooking Mama teaches you, well, cooking.


Play Video Games And Become An Awesome Surgeon

We know games aren’t the bane of healthcare providers everywhere. Games can do you some physical and mental good, in moderation. But training you to be a pro-surgeon? That’s a bit of a new one to me. Turns out that wielding a controller could make you more proficient at holding a scalpel, saving lives and popping unflattering amounts of vicodin.