August 2010

Final Fantasy Open Beta Applications Postponed!

Here is the official notice to newsletter/email subscribers:

"1.Access the following URL. * The page will become accessible starting at 19:00 on Aug. 31, 2010.

2.Log in with your Square Enix account and have a registration code issued. * Depending on the access status, we may temporarily suspend the issuance of registration code. If you cannot have registration code issued, we ask that you please wait a little while before trying again.

The Psychology of Gaming

Thanks to Twitter I've run across a quite excellent blog called The Psychology of Video Games. Here is an excerpt from an interesting recent post about how gaming functions as a recovery experience, allowing us to recuperate from stress and feel revived.

New Job, New Location

For those who may not know, I moved this past weekend to Bristol VT to begin a new job at Middlebury College. I have never worked at a higher ed institution and some things are new to me, but I really enjoy the people, the atmosphere, and the culture of learning. I'm thankful for this opportunity and I look forward to growing, meeting new people, and contributing to the group.