About Serious Games

Serious games (SGs) or persuasive games are computer and video games used as persuasion technology or educational technology. They can be similar to educational games, but are often intended for an audience outside of primary or secondary education. Serious games can be of any genre and many of them can be considered a kind of edutainment.

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Friday, 17 August 2007

Microsoft Virtual Earth

Virtual Earth Update - Microsoft continues to release gigantic amounts of imagery and 3D building collections to the public. I have to say that Microsoft is definitely keeping pace with - if not challenging - Google with the amount and speed of imagery and 3D data they are releasing. Microsoft's most recent update adds 71 US cities, and 31 European cities with Bird's Eye imagery, and two new cities with 3D buildings: Montreal, Canada and Toulouse, France. Check out the full details, with links to most of the locations, from Microsoft. DigitalUrban blog has already produced a video showing a fly-through of the Virtual Earth Toulouse 3D buildings:

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