Games & Virtual Worlds

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Games & Virtual Worlds
by Bobby Schweizer

In our research on newsgames, we proselytize the power of videogames to model events in the world small and big, simple and complex. But there is, of course, a discrepancy between the values we espouse and newsgames that get made. Making games is difficult. As researchers, we critique them to encourage certain practices and discourage [...] more »

Games & Virtual Worlds
by Angela Antony

Recently, the Beanstockd team experienced (and, of course, celebrated!) our Best Week Ever! In August, we finally surpassed the 100,000 weekly hit mark (specifically 110,566 visits) and on Friday, August 14th we threw a long overdue regional Beanstockd get-together, with staffer from NYC, MA, PA, and DC coming in to join the festivities. We have [...] more »

Games & Virtual Worlds
by Angela Antony

With the help of some new summer meat (haha… MBA interns… gotta love them) we have begun storyboarding the public edition of The Beanstockd Game. Our beta edition has received amazing reviews in our beta tests, but for our big launch we are taking the core functionalities of the game and brainstorming new ways to [...] more »

Games & Virtual Worlds
by Angela Antony

The University of North Carolina’s marketing strategy course has elected to use The Beanstockd Game as the case study for their fall 2009 course! The Beanstockd Team will be traveling down to Chapel Hill, North Carolina to meet the students, present all the ins and outs of Beanstockd, and answer any questions they have during [...] more »

Games & Virtual Worlds
by Angela Antony

The entire Beanstockd Team has been running on full throttle with producing the public edition of the Game, rolling out new/better/frequent video content, preparations for serving as the University of North Carolina’s marketing course’s fall 2009 case study, implementing advertising and other business model/administrative initiatives, and increasing our traffic across the board (which has been [...] more »

Games & Virtual Worlds
by Angela Antony

First, lots going on at Beanstockd in past weeks. This Spring, we signed our new video host Chet Cannon, from MTV’s Real World Brooklyn! Chet and several members of The Beanstockd Team (minus myself and Sandra, sadly…) trekked out to Los Angeles for 2 major events. First, the Global Green USA Annual Millennium Awards took [...] more »

Games & Virtual Worlds
by Amanda Hickman

I like to think that Gotham Gazette’s Balance! inspired the folks over at the Washington Post to create an even better budget game of their own but I am open to the possibility that they came up with it all on their own. Take a look at both if you haven’t already. The Post’s works [...] more »

Games & Virtual Worlds
by Angela Antony

[by Kim Zeigler for Beanstockd.com] February was an eventful month for Beanstockd! Global Green USA Annual Pre-Oscar Event in LA Beanstockd attended Global Green USA’s annual “green carpet” event in Los Angeles. Maria Menounos wore a milk fiber dress with recycled glass layered necklaces. Heather Graham noted the enormous magnitude of what will happen to [...] more »

Games & Virtual Worlds
by Fabio Berzaghi

Finally after a lot of project and design changes we are approaching the starting line of testing. Right now one prototype is ready to go. We just have to set up the server and upload the content. We decided that on-site testing was the best choice for our purposes. Since we are dealing with online [...] more »

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