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Should you play Swing Copters from the creator of Flappy Bird?

After the highly successful and now cult favorite Flappy Bird, indie game creator Dong Nguyen has released his latest game, Swing Copter on both Android and iOS platforms. Like many others, as soon as I heard this exciting news, I instantly grabbed my iPhone and downloaded this game without a second thought. Unfortunately for me, waiting for the game to …

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SteelSeries Stratus wireless gaming controller for iPad review

If you’re a casual iPad gamer, you probably don’t envision playing games on your tablet using an Xbox or Playstation-style game pad. Instead, you’re used to tapping around on the screen. That IS iPad gaming as far as you’re concerned. Actually, it isn’t. iPad gaming accessories, and more specifically game pads/controllers, represent a growing market. To see what all the …

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Goji Play: use an iPad to turn your treadmill into a video game console (review)

Exercise usually isn’t all that fun. Unless your crazy. But if you’re sane it’s probably more of a chore. It’s something you have to do, especially if you want to stay in shape. Well for the past few weeks I’ve been testing a new device that aims to make exercising fun. It’s called the Goji Play ($99.99) and it’s ultimate …

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Teach Kids to Program Through Play

The apps I read about kids making these days are startlingly cool. They are way past anything I could personally build. If you want to give your kid a headstart in today’s world, you should help them learn how to program. Thanks to Primo.io, your child doesn’t have to wait to being understanding logic and how programming fundamentally works—that is, …

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The Future of Gamification

Each week, DailyTekk connects you with leading experts on a given topic as part of our Understanding series. This week we are focusing on explaining Gamification. Yesterday we learned who can benefit from gamification and today you’ll learn about the future of gamification. Last week we focused on Big Data. Scott Dodson: “In time, Gamification will cease to be seen as its own discipline. …

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Who Can Benefit From Gamification?

Each week, DailyTekk connects you with leading experts on a given topic as part of our Understanding series. This week we are focusing on explaining Gamification. Yesterday we learned about successful gamification strategies and today you’ll learn who can benefit from gamification. Last week we focused on Big Data. Jesse Schell: “It’s never a silver bullet. If you are serious about improving the motivational …

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Successful Gamification Strategies in Action

Each week, DailyTekk connects you with leading experts on a given topic as part of our Understanding series. This week we are focusing on explaining Gamification. Yesterday we learned what gamification is and today you’ll learn about successful gamification strategies. Last week we focused on Big Data. Gabe Zichermann: “There are a myriad of gamification success stories in the fields of enterprise/HR, loyalty, …

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Gamification Defined

The term “gamification” has made a big splash over the last few years; actually, the term itself was officially coined back in 2002 but didn’t really reach critical mass until 2010 (according to Wikipedia’s article on gamification). These days there are classes on gamification (like this one offered by the University of Pennsylvania via Coursera which offers insights into Game …

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Game of Fame: Scribblenauts Unlimited

For the uninitiated, Scribblenauts is a way-outside-the-box puzzle game series that originated on the Nintendo DS platform and has now made the leap to the Wii U as Scribblenauts Unlimited. If you like creativity, it doesn’t get much more creative than Scribblenauts where nearly anything a player can dream up can become an interactive object in the game that can help …

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Sifteo Cubes Review

Sifteo Cubes are a fun, innovative gaming system unlike anything else you can buy (see the story behind Sifteo Cubes). The sleek design boggles the mind; from the time you insert the first battery you are thinking, “Wow, this was hard to build!” Sifteo Cubes don’t just look good, they actually deliver on their promise of intelligent play. Quick and …

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100 Terrific Tools for Coders & Developers

Coding… the world runs on it these days. Want job security? Become a developer. Want fame and fortune? Learn to code! This post is #26 in DailyTekk’s famous Top 100 series which explores the best startups, gadgets, apps, websites and services in a given category. Total items listed: 107. Time to compile: 6+ hours. Follow @DailyTekk on Twitter to make sure you don’t miss …

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Win a $50 iTunes Gift Card for Discovering Music on Facebook!

DailyTekk has teamed up with Music Festivals Game to give you an exclusive offer: win a $50 iTunes voucher for discovering new music! In Music Festivals Game you play the music you love, discover new music and build your own perfect music festival. Lay down rock stages, jazz stages, whatever you like and visit your mates’ festivals and rate their …

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