TAG: Gaming

Playing With Architecture

Playing With Architecture

We can’t all be pros in the fields of architecture and design. But we can play around with architecturally inspired worlds. Check out the following for some inspiration, fun and a good excuse to get your inner creativity on. Designed for both iPhone and iPad, AutoCAD 360 is a free app that lets users draw, draft, edit, share sketches and more. This is a great resource applicable in the field with additional subscription based capabilities, and there is also a web version. MagicPlan is a free iTunes download that provides a platform for drawing out floor plans. Users take pictures and are then provided… read more

Xbox One Versus PS4: Less Is More

Xbox One vs PS4 - Concept Image

The gaming world is not often where one turns to seek out eco-conservative devices, considering the tremendous amount of processing power and energy these machines need to function, yet in 2013, this is exactly where we’ll find them. The Xbox One and the Playstation 4 are currently the hottest topics on the block. They’re the newest versions of our favorite consoles, and are due to hit stores later this year. We know quite a bit about each device, minus what the PS4 actually looks like, but that’s a minor inconvenience. Right now, Microsoft’s device appears to be the frontrunner when… read more

Can Gaming Teach Environmentally Responsible Values?

Can Gaming Teach Environmentally Responsible Values?

Game based learning has long been used in many settings, including for educational activities as well as occupational and career training. Some developers and educators see gaming as a way to reach a wider audience, and as a smart learning option for teaching core values, like ecologically responsible behaviors. With the vast assortment of games that revolve around questionable themes and subject matter, many who have gamers around may not argue, and would welcome a wider selection of more comprehensive games. By nature, games are both engaging and entertaining, a combination that can in fact lead to a successful learning… read more