Video games are helping school medicine students learn better

This is a guest article by SkinStore.

Computer games are making better approaches to show doctors in preparing. One doctor teacher as of late clarified how gaming can change competency-based instruction and shared three computer games that are now helping understudies ace clinical aptitudes.

Changing the learning process

“On the off chance that any of you have young people or know millennials, they’re playing these amusements where they are in the separation of their condition, yet they’re speaking with others playing a similar diversion everywhere throughout the world,” Suraiya Rahman, MD, right hand teacher at Keck School of Medicine at University of Southern California, told a gathering of instructors amid an introduction at the AMA’s CHANGEMEDED meeting in October. “They are organizing, getting together and building arranges. They’re ready to adjust diverse characters, construct conditions and move in [them].”

Dr. Rahman said understudies can receive similar rewards of huge multiplayer online pretending amusements by working together with their associates and teachers in clinical learning conditions. Continue Reading

Top 5 Love-Driven Video Games

Many of the greatest stories ever told in literature, film, and poetry have had love as the primary force pushing the narrative (and the protagonist) forward. As most gamers have already noticed, the video game genre is no exception.

From the early days of the NES all the way through the newest console generation, many of our favorite games are nothing more than an interactive love story once all the boss fights and puzzle-solving missions are stripped away. Much like in other mediums, the love stories in video games don’t always have a happy ending, but that doesn’t make them any less enthralling.

For better or worse, we’re all suckers for a good love story. In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, here are our top five love-driven video game stories…

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Most Awesome Relationships in Video Games

We live in a world where love is fickle and relationships end in a blink of an eye. If there is anything that the gaming world has taught us, it is that love knows no bounds and the characters represented here know exactly what true love is, and how love is enduring and powerful. Now while I’m talking about romantic love, there is also just love for another person as a brother, sister or a friend, the kind of love we will get to see in this feature, where characters have sacrificed so much for that love.

Many video gamer critics argue that video games are full of mindless violence and lack authentic emotion. Clearly the critic who says that hasn’t played Mass Effect 2 or Gears of War or Legend of Zelda. In fact many of us could learn a thing or two from these characters. With that said, here are some of the best relationships in video games that we have come to cherish and can learn a thing or two from these characters.

Note: List is in random order. The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of, and should not be attributed to, GamingBolt as an organization.

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The 25 Best Simulation Games Ever Made

Ready to discover once-and-for-all whether X-Plane is better than FSX? Whether Falcon 4.0 is better than Milk Float Simulator 2012? Ready to read the word ‘realism’ 46 times in a single hour, and spit feathers on discovering that the sim that caused got you through your divorce has been cruelly cold-shouldered by an idiot with a bus fetish and a sci-fi blindspot the size of the Crab Nebula? You are? Splendid. You’re in the right place.

What is a simulation? According to the imaginary dictionary I keep on my desk next to my imaginary bust of R. J. Mitchell, it’s a game that offers users the chance to operate “a digital facsimile of a real-life vehicle” or participate, from a first-person perspective “in painstakingly recreated historical events”. For me a sim isn’t defined by the length of its controls list or the complexity of its HUD, it’s a diversion inspired by something, usually a machine, that’s tangible, researchable, and incontrovertibly Real.

Some cynics will doubtless claim that I’m peddling this pedantic line – provocatively claiming that the likes of Star Citizen and MechWarrior are simulation pastiches rather than ‘true’ simulations – because I…

a) Haven’t played the latest batch of space ‘sims’ and am therefore not very well-equipped to assess them.
b) Am concerned that allowing fiction-based sims into the top 25 will mean many fine and relatively obscure plane and car sims have to be excluded.
and c) Can’t decide where in the top 5 to place Crimson Skies.

To those individuals I would say this: Gosh, you’re looking well. Been on holiday this year? We’re just back from a week in South Devon. The weather was marvellous. Barely saw a cloud the whole time we were down there. If you’re ever in that neck-of-the-woods I strongly recommend a trip on the Dartmouth Steam Railway. All GWR locos of course, though they do have a rather nice Class 25. Lovely route too. It runs close to Greenway, Agatha Christie’s old house. That’s worth a…

The following five pages would look very different If I hadn’t factored in mods when making my selection. Fan skill and sweat has turned some of the titles in this list from basket cases into masterpieces. Even if I don’t mention mods specifically, you can safely assume anything over a couple of years old in the line-up, shouldn’t be played in its original form.

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12 Best Dating Simulator Games (For Guys & Girls)

My best friend got the original Sims game when it came out in 2000, and I remember staying up late with her playing it for hours. It was so much fun being able to create our own world where we could be whoever we wanted to be and do whatever we wanted to do.

Today, there are a ton of other simulator games besides The Sims, especially in terms of dating. Not only do dating simulators give you the chance to interact with people from all over the world, but they can also help you improve your communication and overall dating skills. Below we’ve narrowed down our favorites based on factors like their popularity, reviews, and pricing (or lack thereof). Click the links to jump to the section that best meets your gaming needs.

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Love City Presentations

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Early April saw a series of lecture presentations by Active Ingredient take place in Derby, Leicester and Nottingham. In the Metro, at De Montfort University and Broadway, the artists explained their concept and illustrated the basic strategy of the game, giving sneak previews of screenshots. The new LOVE CITY promo video was premiered and the audience could learn how to get involved in the development of the game up until its launch on Valentine’s Day ’07.

Love City is…

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What is Love City? Utopian vision or dystopian nightmare. Answers to follow. First we pixellate it. Then we populate it. Look out for Love City Live launch on Valentines’ Day 2007. Live it. Love it. Love City. Below is the Love City blog.

Sign Up for Love City text messaging and you can help build Love City, we will text you what we think Love City Is… and you can text us back telling us what you think Love City should be.

Love City is. . . a utopia, a dream of a better world or a wild fantasy place.

To help build Love City text LOVE to: 07785 200350

Reply with your ideas, starting the text with Love City Is. . .

Making Love City

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Active Ingredient are continuing their BLOG that tracks the making of Love City, the technology, ideas and thoughts around the project.

The prototype for the project is getting close to being developed, all three cities are mapped and we are slowly building the map of Love City itself, the zones of the city and places where people in the real worlds of Leicester, Derby and Nottingham can meet in the imaginary world of Love City.

The technology is still being explored and new options coming in all the time to be tested…

A text campaign, Love City is… will be launched along with this website, pending confirmation of the second stage of the project.

Love City – artist presentation

Active Ingredient present a mobile phone game between three cities

April 4 – 7, Nottingham, Derby and Leicester, UK

Active Ingredient will be illustrating the basic strategy of the game, giving sneak previews of screenshots and explaining how everyone can get involved in testing it up until its launch on Valentine’s Day ’07.

Artists’ Presentations:

Nottingham:

Tue April 4th 10-11.30am & Tue April 4th 6.30-8 pm

Broadway Cinema, Broad St

Derby:

Wed April 5th 3-4.30 pm

Wed April 5th 6-7.30 pm

Metro Cinema, Green Lane

Leicester:

Fri April 7th 1.30-3 pm

De Montfort University, Clephan Building (Bonners Lane)

How it works

LOVE CITY is currently in the early stages of development. In collaboration with the Mixed Reality Lab of Nottingham University, artists Active Ingredient are developing the game to be ready for public launch on 14th February 2007.

How it works

LOVE CITY, a game about individual and local achievement, uses mobile cell location to track users’ positions in the 3 cities of Derby, Leicester and Nottingham.

Game play is triggered when a registered player, moves between mobile phone ‘cells’. This player, who we’ll call player 1, receives a text message that includes an update about Love City and the current status of other players in their area or in one of the 3 cities. This is an invitation to play, sent by the game itself. Players can then connect with each other by sending a text – a message of love to another person in another place. If player 2 accepts player 1s message of love, then a connection is made and these now form a ‘bonded pair’. If a second connection should be now made from this group to a third player, player 3, then a triplet or ‘Menage a Trois’ in the language of the game, is created.

When a second connection is made and a triplet is formed, player 1 is awarded an avatar known as ‘the offspring’ which acts as an agent for them in this particular cell. Subsequent connections with this agent are relayed to the original player who maybe far from the cell but can still connect and initiate a process which leads to the creation of more offspring and points for them. Thus their empire grows.