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    • She Got Game
    • She Got Game

      Three women video game designers explain how and why they like to play
      Just about everybody these days plays video games, from Words With Friends to Call of Duty, from Angry Birds to Wii Sports. Mobile and…
    • VT Game Review: Epic Knights
    • VT Game Review: Epic Knights

      State of the Arts
      Epic Knights, produced by Burlington’s Toonuva Games, is a third-person action game available free on the Apple App Store. While the game boasts an…
    • Knights of the Virtual Round Table
    • Knights of the Virtual Round Table

      State of the Arts
      Carol Caldwell-Edmonds, an IT professional at the University of Vermont, is the latest recipient of the Flynn Center’s Vermont Artists’ Space Grant. She’s been…
    • VT Game Review: Swamp Talk
    • VT Game Review: Swamp Talk

      State of the Arts
      Looking for a quick way to waste time? There are few better options than Swamp Talk. Developed by the Montpelier-based company Tertl Studos, the…
    • Ready, Set, Play
    • Ready, Set, Play

      Dev Jana offers sound advice to Vermont's growing game-design community
      You go online to play a new game called “Roy G Beats.” Immediately, you hear a rhythmic, industrial clank, and it picks up speed. Syncopated…
    • Click and Be Fit
    • Click and Be Fit

      How a video game can get you off the couch and in shape, sort of
      As I stand with feet squarely on the ground, about shoulder width apart — a confident, athletic stance — a glowing green hoop appears…
    • Come On, Get App-y
    • Come On, Get App-y

      We might not have statewide broadband access, but Vermont has plenty of mobile app developers
      Creating software, and getting it into the hands of consumers, used to be an expensive proposition. Not just any tech geek could crank out…
    • Game On
    • Game On

      Art Review: "Game (Life): Video Games in Contemporary Art," Firehouse Gallery, Burlington. Through February 13.
      When you were playing Donkey Kong in 1981, you probably weren’t thinking about the artwork. It’s even less likely that you — or the…
    • Ahead of the Game
    • Ahead of the Game

      When it comes to maverick gaming, Tiger Style Studios proves "there's an app for that"
      Burlington’s New Moon Café is bustling with college students working on laptops and sipping the day’s special, ginger tea. Among them is Randy Smith, 35,…
    • They've Got Game
    • They've Got Game

      With Ann DeMarle's popular video game courses, Champlain College levels up
      On a recent Wednesday evening, four students are giving a Power Point presentation in a basement computer lab at Champlain College. On the pull-down screen…
    • Clicks to Licks
    • Clicks to Licks

      Anyone can learn to play Guitar (Hero)
      Since its introduction in 2005, “Guitar Hero” has become one of the most popular video game franchises in the world. Its latest installment, “Guitar Hero…
    • Good to the Last Byte
    • Good to the Last Byte

      Gamers who whip up virtual vittles explain the appeal
      Christopher Coccaro, a 19-year-old Champlain College student sporting shaggy, shoulder-length hair and a flannel shirt, is throwing together some pork and vegetable soup. First he…
    • Game On
    • Game On

      Game On: "John Deere Harvest in the Heartland", "Master of Illusion", "Cooking Mama 2: Dinner With Friends", "Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney: Trials and Tribulations", $29.99 Nintendo DS, E for Everyone/ "Phoenix Wright" T for Teen
      It's the little things that count. In a year when we've been "BioShock"-ed, heard the "Call of Duty," unpacked "The Orange Box" and gone…
    • Hits and Misses
    • Hits and Misses

      Game On
      You win some, you lose some. Looking back, 2007 was a good year for games. “BioShock” electrified gamers, while “Halo 3” almost lived up…
    • Gifts for Gamers

      Game On
      Ready to play the shopping game? Finding the perfect gift for the gamer on your holiday list this year won't take any more effort than…
    • A Wrinkle in Space and Time
    • A Wrinkle in Space and Time

      Game On: "Super Mario Galaxy"?$49.99,?Wii, E for Everyone; "The Orange Box",?$49.99, PC, $59.99, console,?PC, PS3, 360,?T for Teen and M for Mature
      Something's not right here. Gamers weaned on the rudimentary 3-D of the "Myst" worlds and raised to expect the sophisticated realism of "Far Cry"…

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