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KitGuru Gaming – Weekly Round Up

For those tech readers who don’t always get time to check out our game related content at Kitguru gaming – here is a round up of content published in the last week.

“Need a Friend? Not a Fan of the Outdoors? Find Gaming Partners”

GamerPeer is a fairly new company, having launched its site this past February.  Its mission is to match like-minded gamers for collaborative gaming fun.

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“The Importance of Emotionally-Driven Content to the Future of Gaming: Why Storytelling Matters More than Powerful Graphics”

Storytelling propels ads on TV, emotionally-wrought individuals on the radio…storytelling resides at the very core of our society, regardless of the culture to which we belong.  Although the pioneers of the video game industry consider today’s games to be an atrocity – a Satanic-plague upon the world – one can’t argue the fact that storytelling is deeply embedded into many of the best games currently on the market.

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“Taking Video Games in a New Direction: Africans, Native Americans, and Storytellers”

Video games are a unique medium in that players are able to virtually explore and interact with other worlds.  Instead of rehashing similar settings and themes to create more games about zombies, hack and slashers, military shooters, and fantasy worlds, why not take games in a new direction?

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“Can WoW Improve Real World Productivity throughout International Economies?”

Ever hear of a book called Reality Is Broken: Why Games Makes Us Better and How They Can Change the World?Intriguing title, isn’t it?  Here’s my mini-book report on this trendy publication.

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“How High is Your Gamerscore? Learn about some Ultra-Achievers!”

Brandon, part time game reviewer, recently achieved a goal few have accomplished – celebrating a gamerscore of 100,000.  Wow.  In celebration, he interviewed himself on NoHighScores.com, in which he wrote that playing for achievements is no longer “high on [his] list” of priorities, though it’s a “hard habit to break.”

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