9 great talks to watch for Video Games Day

July 8, 2013

Video Game Development


Today is Video Games Day and the folks at TED have curated 9 great TED talks for the occasion. Spanning more than a decade, the talks cover everything from making games for girls, to various aspects of how games are made, to innovations with the controllers, to the benefits of playing video games. Check on the post on the TED Blog and enjoy the videos!

Some additional video game TED talks:

TED Blog

thinkstock_96083991_586x357Gamers, unite! Today, July 8, is officially known as Video Games Day. Whether you lose hours to your Xbox or stay glued to your smart phone to play, today is dedicated to all those games that rile you up and drive you crazy. These days, the most riveting video games use motion sensors, animation and artificial intelligence —  technologies that the creators of Pong probably couldn’t have imagined. The nine TED Talks below, organized by year, show not only the science behind, but also the evolution of, your favorite games. Grab some snacks, clear your schedule and embark on this epic video game adventure.

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The talk: Brenda Laurel on games for girls
The year: 1998
Pulled from the archive, Brenda Laurel’s TED1998 talk addresses the gender imbalance in the video game market and what her company, Purple Moon, is doing about it.
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The talk: Torsten Reil…

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About Liza Wood

After a dozen years leading video game development projects in a variety of roles, I decided to pursue a Master of Data Science at the University of British Columbia. Studying data science doesn’t mean I’m moving away from leading people. Growing data science teams need collaborative, pragmatic, Agile leadership to connect data to all areas of the business. I would like to share that point of view, along with my experiences, on this blog.

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