Category Archives for Gaming

Things I liked in 2012

Tuesday, January 1st 2013

I had plans to write a big extensive wrapup review of things I really enjoyed in 2012.  The specific plan was to write that before the end of 2012.  Oops.  In the interest of getting it posted in a somewhat … Continue reading

01. January 2013 by Chad Haefele
Categories: Gaming, General, Reviews, Year's Best | Leave a comment

Best of 2009: Video Games

Sunday, January 3rd 2010

Nominees: Lego Rock Band Beatles Rock Band Halo 3: ODST Uncharted 2 This award is usually my most difficult to assign. Recent years have been filled with game after game of increasing quality & depth. 2009 was no exception. Lego … Continue reading

03. January 2010 by Chad Haefele
Categories: Gaming, Ramblings, Reviews, Year's Best | Leave a comment

Back to life, with news!

Wednesday, June 3rd 2009

I’ve been much quieter here than I intended to be lately, and hope to revitalize my posting routine in the near future. But first, I have news! News! Melissa and I are engaged! I picked out a ring about 2-3 … Continue reading

03. June 2009 by Chad Haefele
Categories: Gaming, General, HowTo, Ramblings | 9 comments

Dept. of Public Information

Friday, December 5th 2008

Walking out of work recently, I encountered this flyer on the library’s public bulletin board: LOST ourselves. To find, please contact the UNC Department of Public Information and receive your REWARD The pulltabs to take with you have this link: … Continue reading

05. December 2008 by Chad Haefele
Categories: ARGs, Gaming, General, Libraries/Info Sci, UNC | Leave a comment

Alternate Reality Games and Information Literacy

Thursday, October 30th 2008

One area where ARGs have near-unlimited potential is in teaching information literacy skills. By placing the skills’ use in the framework of a game, students/players become more invested and enthusiastic about learning these skills. In fact, they often may not … Continue reading

30. October 2008 by Chad Haefele
Categories: ARGs, Gaming, General, Libraries/Info Sci | 1 comment

Games4Learning: Alternate Reality Games

Wednesday, October 8th 2008

Last Friday I gave a presentation as part of UNC’s wonderful Games4Learning initiative on Alternate Reality Games (ARGs). I think these games have a huge potential to be used as a teaching tool for both social issues and information literacy. … Continue reading

08. October 2008 by Chad Haefele
Categories: ARGs, Gaming, Libraries/Info Sci, Presentations | 2 comments

PAX 2008: Community

Thursday, September 11th 2008

The whole reason I went to PAX, and my favorite thing there, was the community. PAX was started a few years ago by the guys at Penny Arcade, who basically viewed it as an excuse to throw a 3 day … Continue reading

11. September 2008 by Chad Haefele
Categories: Gaming, General, PAX08 | Leave a comment

PAX 2008: Harmonix Panel

Monday, September 8th 2008

I’ll be posting more about my trip to PAX in the near future, but for now let me just say that it was an amazing experience! Some of the most fun I’ve ever had on a vacation, and a powerful … Continue reading

08. September 2008 by Chad Haefele
Categories: Gaming, PAX08 | Leave a comment

Penny Arcade Expo

Tuesday, August 26th 2008

Tomorrow I head off to the Penny Arcade Expo in Seattle! I’ve been planning this trip for 18 months, and am about as excited as I can possibly be. I’ll be posting pictures in my flickr account while I’m there. … Continue reading

26. August 2008 by Chad Haefele
Categories: Gaming, PAX08 | Leave a comment

Review: Braid (Xbox 360)

Tuesday, August 12th 2008

Here’s the short version: you should go play Braid. It is amazing. Longer version: Braid is a brilliant independent game developed mostly by one man, Jonathan Blow. At first glance, you could easily mistake it for yet another 2d sidescrolling … Continue reading

12. August 2008 by Chad Haefele
Categories: Gaming, Reviews | 1 comment

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