Tag: computer

Age of Empires vs. Civilization

In terms of world layout, campaign options, and game play, Civilization encompasses a big picture approach; whereas Age of Empires focuses on an up-close and personal experience.

ASU Studies How Computer Games Can Strengthen Families

I have fond memories of growing up in the 1990s, when our whole family – Dad, Mom, and boys – would gather around the computer after dinner to play Myst, followed by its sequels Riven and Exile. Like going on an exciting adventure, this was something that we all looked forward to doing together, each […]

Web Design for Kids and Teens!

By Chris Yust, Homeschool Programming, Inc. In this highly technological age, you may find that your children spend quite a bit of time on the Internet! They may be working in online classes, researching topics for papers, updating their social media outlets like Facebook and Twitter, or just surfing the web.  Regardless of what your […]

Ultimate Games For Boys: The Best Individual Player Computer Games

…by Emily Playing computer games will be near the top of any teen or pre-teen boy’s list of favorite pastimes. There is something for everyone, whatever their skills or hobbies, whether they play with friends or alone. From car racing and football to puzzle solving and action-packed adventuring, there is virtually no limit to the […]

Garry’s Mod

by DuneJumper If you like physics, creativity, and building things, you will like this game! Garry’s Mod (aka Gmod) is a first-person sandbox physics game that’s more like a whole playground, there’s so much stuff you can do. Gmod was originally created by Garry Newman, an amateur C++ coder living in Britain, as a free […]

Diablo 3 Game Review

By Andrew Epps I find Diablo3 deeply troubling. On the one hand, it’s a blast to tear through the beautiful isometric environments and it feeds my nostalgia for Diablo2. On the other hand, it crushes any and all enjoyment under the weight of bad game design, poor story writing and a development team that apparently […]

Crysis 2

A Game Review, by Josh Crysis 2 is the sequel to Crysis, made by German developer Crytek. I haven’t played Crysis 2 in multiplayer mode yet, so this is a review of the single-player campaign. It’s a first person shooter, in which you assume the role of a U.S. Marine called Alcatraz. You get to […]

Syndicate Game Review

By Andrew Epps Disclaimer: I have not played the original Syndicate game, so I will not be comparing the two. This review is of the PC version. Some of the issues discussed in this review may therefore not be apparent in console versions of the game. Review: The Syndicate campaign starts off with a confusing […]


Trine is a very interesting and beautifully detailed side-scrolling 3-D platform game that takes place in a medieval fantasy setting. The main story revolves around three unlikely heroes (a thief, a knight, and a wizard) who are brought together by a strange artifact called the Trine. In the single player campaign, you can play all […]

Computer Support Specialist

Computer support specialists help people use computers. When something goes wrong, support specialists figure out why. Then they try to fix it. To do well at this job, workers need to be good listeners and good at solving problems. Many support specialists answer questions over the phone or by e-mail. Others also help people face-to-face. […]

The Technological Terror

By Peter Olsen For my high school senior science project, my dad challenged me to build a computer from scratch – and he offered to foot the bill. I couldn’t believe my ears! Once I overcame the initial surprise, I started thinking about what I needed to do: research computer hardware, decide what to get, order the […]

Mirror’s Edge

A Game Review By Peter Olsen Mirror’s Edge is an interesting game. Its gameplay style is somewhat similar to a 2D platform game, but in first person 3D. I was excited about this game since its first public showing. Its release was not without problems, though. The first time I saw demo footage of Mirror’s […]