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US Census hopes game app spurs interest in learning about the 50 states

LatinaLista — Over the last twenty years, the average American, especially young people, have been dropping in their basic knowledge of the 50 states. The U.S. Census aims to address this national embarrassment with a new free app making a game out of the data the Census Bureau collects for its American Community Survey. The…

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Latinos Drive Video Game Sales

By Insight Tr3s One of the most recognized and celebrated video games, played by millions of fans worldwide, Call of Duty, released its highly anticipated sequel this week, Call of Duty: Black Opps II. The game’s lead character is a Latino political activist from Nicaragua named Raul Menendez. The game is one of the world’s…

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Young Latina gamers strive for different goals when playing video games

By Jacob Balsam and Ashley Vasquez LatinaLista The video game industry is ever expanding and according to an article by The New York Times’ Nick Bolton, will reach $112 billion in consumer spending money by the year 2015. Blizzard’s World of Warcraft alone nets millions of dollars a month in pure profit. The game costs…

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Yet another game takes illegal immigration to an offensive level

LatinaLista — Once again, the issue of illegal immigration goes from the halls of Congress, grassroots protests and Latino communities under siege by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) personnel to — gameland. Ever since the issue has become almost a daily headline, there has been an eerie fascination with the idea of making sport of…

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New virtual game challenges “citizens” to think for themselves and create the world of their dreams

LatinaLista — Did you ever wonder what the world would be like — if you ran it? Well, courtesy of some European game developers, you can assume the role of citizen extraordinaire in a new game called eRepublik. Available in five languages, eRepublik, is a virtual version of the real world — with a twist….

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