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CGAMES06 Conference Calls for Papers  
by Beth A. Dillon [08.31.06]
The 9th International Computer Games Conference, announces its call for papers for CGAMES06, taking place at November 22-24, 2006 at the Dublin Institute of Technology in Dublin, Ireland.
Console/PC, Student/Education

Dare To Be Digital 2006 Competition Winners Announced  
by Jason Dobson [08.30.06]
Organizers of the UK-based game development competition, Dare to be Digital, have announced the contest's winners in each of its three main categories, with top prizes going to Metalheads, Flux, and Gal-ex: Spatial Delivery.
Console/PC, Indie, Student/Education

UCCA Announces Digital Games Design MA, Assistance  
by Beth Dillon [08.29.06]
The UK-based University College for the Creative Arts has announced an MA in Digital Games Design, alongside the opportunity to apply for an assisted place with the Business and Digital Media Training Initiative.
Console/PC, Student/Education

Penny Arcade Announces $10,000 Game Education Scholarship  
by Beth A. Dillon [08.28.06]
During the 2006 Penny Arcade Expo (PAX06), Penny Arcade creators Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkins announced a game industry scholarship in the amount of $10,000 to be awarded at next year's PAX event.
Console/PC, Student/Education

GCG Feature: 'Comparing Video Game Schools'  
by Beth A Dillon [08.28.06]
A feature from new Gamasutra sister site Game Career Guide compares the educational value available at art schools, game academies, and four-year universities with regard to landing game careers, with input fro
Console/PC, Student/Education

Microsoft, CMU Announce Diversity Game Scholarship  
by Beth A. Dillon [08.25.06]
The Entertainment and Devices Division at Microsoft Corp. and Carnegie Mellon University have announced the establishment of the Microsoft Entertainment and Technology Diversity Scholarship, seeking to reward the innovative work by minorities and women wh
Console/PC, Student/Education

GCG Feature: 'Student Postmortem: Chase the Chicken'  
by Simon Carless [08.24.06]
Today's feature on new Gamasutra sister site Game Career Guide shares the ups and downs of developing The Art Institute of Vancouver's wacky Chase the Chicken mod, tail-feathers and all, in this exclusiv
Console/PC, Student/Education

Fourth Annual State of Play Conference Announced  
by Jason Dobson [08.24.06]
Organizers of the fourth annual State of Play conference on 'the future of cyberspace' announced that State of Play IV: Building the Global Metaverse, focused around "law, games, and virtual worlds", will take place in Singapore from January 7-9, 2007.
Console/PC, Student/Education

Montreal to Host ADAPT Digital Arts Conference  
by Beth A. Dillon [08.24.06]
Digital 04 Studios is set to hold a new conference in Montreal geared towards the digital arts industry on September 23rd and 24th, 2006, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Montreal, Canada.
Console/PC, Student/Education

Toyota Yaris Student Game Dev Winner Announced  
by Beth A. Dillon [08.23.06]
Toyota has announced on the winner of the DigiPen-exclusive Toyota Yaris Mobile Game Development Competition at the 2006 Evolution (EVO) World Finals video game tournament in Las Vegas, awarding $20,000 to a title named Yaris Express.
Console/PC, Student/Education

Game Career Guide Launches, Seeks Submissions  
by Simon Carless, Beth A. Dillon [08.22.06]

Console/PC, Student/Education

ACM CSCW 2006 Mobile Games Call for Papers  
by Beth A. Dillon [08.22.06]
The ACM Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW 2006) conference, to be held November 4-8, 2006 in Banff, Alberta, Canada, has announced a call for papers for a mobile games workshop titled: "Mobile Multiplayer Games: Designs, Studies and Reflections."
Console/PC, Student/Education

GCG Feature: 'Book Excerpt: Creating Games in C++'  
by Simon Carless [08.18.06]
Today's Game Career Guide feature highlights the Introducing Object-Oriented Programming chapter in an excerpt from Creating Games in C++: A Step-by-Step Guide.
Console/PC, Student/Education

Toronto Indie Games Conference to Hold Educator Session  
by Beth A. Dillon [08.16.06]
The 2006 Toronto Independent Games Conference (TIGC), a Toronto-based educational conference and trade event for game developers, is bringing out Professor David Hutchison, Ph.D., for a session on "Video Games in the Classroom."

Artificial Intelligence for Games Announced  
by Beth A. Dillon [08.15.06]
Morgan Kaufmann Publishers has announced details on Artificial Intelligence for Games, a forthcoming professional tutorial and reference book which is intended to help the reader "implement true AI in games."

BREAKING: Microsoft To Enable User-Created Xbox 360 Games 3
by Simon Carless [08.14.06]
Talking at its Gamefest event in Seattle, Microsoft has revealed XNA Game Studio Express, a new product which will allow indie developers and students to develop simultaneously on Xbox 360 and PC, and share their games to others in a new Xbox 360 'Creator
Console/PC, Student/Education