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Game Night July 25th Sat 6:30-10pm Failsafe and Block'Hood

Game Night at GR2 July 25th Saturday 6:30-10pm Two games, Game Night, and Obon Festival (at the Buddhist Temple just 1 block away). Parking should be plentiful at the law office parking lot, corner of Corinth and Mississippi Avenue. We will see you there.  Failsafe Description: Failsafe is a first-person adventure game where you explore complex environments and overcome challenges with the athleticism and movement of your character. Connect jumps, wall slides, rope swings, and more to reach places beyond your expectations.   Block'Hood Description: Block’hood is a neighborhood-building simulator that celebrates the diversity and experimentation of cities. You will have full access to 80+ building blocks to combine and create unique neighborhoods, and discover the hidden inhabitants of each combination. The game...

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GR2: 6/7-6/18, 2014 GAME OVER Art Inspired by Games

Game Over June 7 – June 18th, 2014 Reception: Saturday, June 7, 6:30-10 PM Giant Robot, Angry Bananas, Destructoid and Meatbun is proud to present GAME OVER – Art Inspired by Games. It’s not just an art exhibition, it’s also a Game Night. Imagine seeing art but also trying out some of the games made by equally talented designers! It’s happening. Experience, KYOTO WILD by Teddy Diefenbach is a 4 player weapons battle, SCRATCH RACE by Messhof is a one button velodrome racing game, and experience Ben Vance’s THE PACK with Art by Rob Sato. Artists Include Aaron Brown, Alex Chiu, Andrew Hem, Bert Gatchalian, Brian Luong, Caitlin Anne, Cam Floyd, Candie Bolton, Cassia Lupo, Chris Mostyn, Cory Schmitz, Dan Goodsell,...

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Save the Children

Giant Robot may be part of the problem, with Game Nights and our annual Game Over art show, but it looks like video game addiction is getting serious in Hong Kong. The South China Morning Post reports on the efforts of social workers, and their plea for financial assistance to help  the “hidden youth” escape the vortex of their computer monitors and walk freely in the sun, under blue skies free of pixels. “It is most important to engage these youths… We need more funding support. It is rather labour intensive [to reach out to these youths]. “If we just contact them by e-mail, they still sit in front of the computers.” New tactics must be devised in the war...

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