GLS June 9 – 11 – 2010

The annual GLS Conference (Games, Learning, and Society conference) started this week (sorry, I’m a little slow on the uptake here).  This is the 6th year of the conference, and it’s held in Madison, Wisconsin.

You can check out the Conference page here.  There’s a comprehensive breakdown of each days sessions and events here.

The GLS site is here:  It features academia (hey, we like that, right?), some activism – overall it’s a great organization.

Aussies Gettin’ Serious about Games

Gamers playing games

When Aussie gamers aren’t fighting for their own ability to play R18+ games, looks like they are getting their serious-gaming groove on.  They define serious gaming as using gaming technology for not entirely entertainment purposes.  Some examples sited in the article are medical, training, and military applications (though I’m a bit wary of that last one … couSKYNETgh )

It’s a quick read that cites some of the ways companies are utilizing ‘Serious Games’.   Hit the jump and check out the original article on

via ‘Serious Games’ for the Aussie Industry