Playing for participation
eSports is touted as the future of sport post-COVID-19, but University of Melbourne research finds schools can foster learning and collaboration in gaming clubs
You wouldn’t hit a dog, so why would you kill one in Minecraft?
Violence against humans in video games has long been controversial – but what about violence against animals in games, asks University of Melbourne experts?
The joy of becoming a horrible goose
A University of Melbourne experts says the new genre-defying videogame, Untitled Goose Game, combines old-school playability and contemporary technology.
Game over? Not yet…
Old tech hacked and reimagined by musicians as Chiptune music, harks back to the lateral thinking that gave us the Game Boy, says University of Melbourne expert
Giving games their sound
They're in the background and under your skin and make computer games sing. University of Melbourne expert Professor Kenny McAlpine tells us all about chiptunes
Building a national broadband for everyone...even gamers
Are gamers to blame for slow speeds on the NBN? University of Melbourne experts look at whether it's fair to blame eSports players for using up too much data.
Move over Shakespeare – what students can learn from studying videogames
Videogames offer a range of educational benefits in English classrooms, University of Melbourne research has discovered.
Kinecting with the orang-utans
Computer and gaming technology developed by researchers at University of Melbourne Zoos Victoria is about to let orang-utans take charge at Melbourne Zoo.
The moral dilemma: Monopoly or Zombies
Games from the classic Monopoly to first-person shooter games such as Fallout 4 offer an exciting way to explore your morality in a realistic way