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Classcraft Gamifies School: The Learning Crusade

Classcraft Gamifies School: The Learning Crusade
Would you look forward to school if you could roleplay, level up and earn real rewards in class? If so, ask your teachers to check out Classcraft. Designed by 11th grade Physics teacher and web developer Shawn Young, the free service introduces roleplaying game elements in the classroom to make learning fun and exciting.

Full Screen Mario: Super Widescreen Bros.

Full Screen Mario: Super Widescreen Bros.
You might have seen these two images floating online over the past few months, featuring two stages of Super Mario Bros. laid end-to-end on four widescreen monitors. The images were uploaded by Twitter user Morikuma_Works, and he pulled it off using Josh Goldberg’s Full Screen Mario.
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The Batman 75 Sweepstakes Promises Enough Swag to Fill Your Batcave

The Batman 75 Sweepstakes Promises Enough Swag to Fill Your Batcave
On March 30, 1939, Bill Finger and Bob Kane introduced the world to the rich orphan that could: the Batman. Warner Bros. Entertainment and DC Entertainment have prepared a year-long celebration for the Caped Crusader’s 75th birthday, most of which involves getting you to buy more stuff from them.

Cloak App Uses Foursquare & Instagram to Help You Avoid People: The Antisocial Network

Cloak App Uses Foursquare & Instagram to Help You Avoid People: The Antisocial Network
The rise of social media networks and services have made it very easy for people to reach out and be heard. But a new iOS app called Cloak uses these very services for the opposite effect.

Flappy Bird for the Oculus Rift: Floculus Bird

Flappy Bird for the Oculus Rift: Floculus Bird
If you think Flappy Bird is hard, wait ’til you play it in first-person. Er, from a flappy bird’s eye view. Game designer Holden Link made Floculus Bird, a variant of the hit mobile game designed to be played with the Oculus Rift.

Honda Concept Cars 3D Models: You Would Download a Toy Car

Honda Concept Cars 3D Models: You Would Download a Toy Car
The new PS3 racing game Gran Turismo 6 lets players drive concept cars made expressly by automotive companies and other brands for the game. Honda is one of those companies, but it’s also using a newer form of technology to reach out to its fans.

OpenEmu OS X Multi-System Emulator: It Just Emulates

OpenEmu OS X Multi-System Emulator: It Just Emulates
When I first saw OpenEmu, it was already able to play games from different previous gen systems, but it had this experimental streak to it. Four years later, it has put its wild days behind. The new OpenEmu is a suave and streamlined application that looks and behaves like a native OS X program.

Super Hexagon Commodore 64 Demake: Micro Hexagon

Super Hexagon Commodore 64 Demake: Micro Hexagon
Programmer Paul Koller managed to make a full-fledged Commodore 64 demake of Terry Cavanagh’s beloved Super Hexagon. For the record, I behate it. It’s so freakin’ difficult. But I love Paul’s demake because even if it turns out to be as hard as the original game, at least it won’t take up a lot of my hard drive’s space.

Pokémon X/Y Creature Map: Catchtography

Pokémon X/Y Creature Map: Catchtography
Redditor Bobdor made a very useful map that lists the Pokémon available in Pokémon X/Y based on where you can catch them. Instead of selling or even asking donations for the map, Bobdor chose to share it with all of us for free.

Crytek Warface Free-to-Play FPS Launches: If It’s Free, It’s for Me

Crytek Warface Free-to-Play FPS Launches: If It’s Free, It’s for Me
I’m a big fan of all of Crytek’s FPS video games. The thing I don’t like about buying new video games is that they can get a little expensive at about $60 each. Crytek has announced that its new and free to play FPS video game is now available called Warface.

Xbox One Machinima App Lets You View Help Videos While Playing: “Xbox, I Suck”

Xbox One Machinima App Lets You View Help Videos While Playing: “Xbox, I Suck”
Some older gamers complain that we’re spoiled today because of the wealth of guides, cheats and tips available online. If you’re one of those gamers, you’ll hate Machinima’s Xbox One app. The rest of you, feel free to rejoice.

Turn Your Social Media Profiles into Business Cards

Turn Your Social Media Profiles into Business Cards
Social media plays a big part in people’s lives these days. Not just in their personal lives, but also in what they do for a living as well. If you’re one of those people, then you might be interested in the social media-themed business card generators by Stephen Ou.

Web Development RPG Skill Tree: Dungeons & Developers

Web Development RPG Skill Tree: Dungeons & Developers
If you love playing RPGs, perhaps you’ve imagined what skills and prerequisites you’d need to have in the real world to reach your desired job or level of success. The folks at web development agency 352 Media thought of doing the same thing to their profession and created Dungeons & Developers, an RPG-style skill tree that outlines what you need to learn to become a master web developer.

Robot Vacuum Simulator 2013: Royal Roomba

Robot Vacuum Simulator 2013: Royal Roomba
Forget about The Last of Us, Animal Crossing or any other game on your backlog. Robot Vacuum Simulator 2013 is a thing that exists. The game won Best Sequel, Best Simulator and Game of the Year Awards as well as the first ever Best Annual Robot Vacuum Simulation Prize, all given by the distinguished critics of Stolidus Simulations.

Pokémon Generations: Learn to Take a Hint, Game Freak

Pokémon Generations: Learn to Take a Hint, Game Freak
A lot of gamers have been begging Nintendo and developer Game Freak for a 3D, open world and real-time version of the money-printing Pokémon series. The upcoming Pokémon X/Y might meet the first two requests, but not the last one.

BitTorrent Sync P2P File Storage Service: YouTorrent

BitTorrent Sync P2P File Storage Service: YouTorrent
Cloud storage services like Dropbox are great not just for backing up data but for sharing files with other people as well. BitTorrent is developing a similar service, with two notable exceptions: it’s completely free, and there is no centralized “cloud” storage.
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