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Jan 21, 2014
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Outerlands: The People & Culture of Videogames

Area 5 is a film production company behind documentaries on Street Fighter and The Last of Us. With their origins online in The 1-Up Show they’ve now taken to Kickstarter to launch Outerlands, a documentary on the people, places, events and history of videogames. Outerlands will be a TV series style documentary with 6 hour long episodes, each one covering a different topic, from video game preservation to modern e-sports competitions. Attentive viewers can also spot some shots of London’s own Wild Rumpus in the Kickstarter trailer, from the big bash at 2012’s GDC.

Area 5 want to raise $210,000 and are already almost half way there with 24 days left to go. Get on over and support some good internet TV!

Jan 20, 2014
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CHI+MED Student Games Competition

Over at UCL they are planning a Persuasive Games competition. If you are currently a student, at any university, and are interested in furthering the advancement of knowledge and possibly winning £1000 then take a look and get involved.

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Registration is open now and closes on Jan 24th and the competition itself runs from Feb 1st to April 5th. Entries should get people to consider the causes of human error, and its roots in complex systems. From the website:

The main goal of the competition is to produce a game that can raise awareness of blame culture and get players to reflect on how individuals are blamed even when the wider system is at fault.

Ian Boghost fans (and the rest of us) should get their skates on and get involved. More information about the competition can be found at the UCL website.