By Timothy Loew, executive director, MassDiGI
When most people mention Boston and Montreal together, they’re talking hockey. Yet over the centuries, the two cities -- and more broadly, Massachusetts and Quebec -- have consistently grown commercial, educational and cultural ties.
To highlight those connections and prompt the development of new relationships, members of the Massachusetts Digital Games Institute (MassDiGI) team -- including board chair and Becker College President Robert E. Johnson, MassDiGI Managing Director Monty Sharma, and I -- were honored to join Governor Deval Patrick, Secretary of the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development Greg Bialecki, Massachusetts Technology Collaborative Chief Executive Pamela Goldberg, and other members of the administration on the Montreal leg of the Massachusetts–Canada Innovation Partnership Mission. The trade mission, which we joined on October 10 and 11, focused on several key areas of innovation such as life sciences, clean energy, e-health, information technology and digital games.FULL ENTRY
By Jeromy Adams, Team Extra Life, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals
Being classified as a gamer no longer carries the stigma of playing ninth-string in society’s orchestra. As video games have risen to become the most popular form of entertainment on the planet, so too have the fans of these games outgrown the stereotype of being the sunlight-deprived kid living out their early years in their parents’ basement. We're cool now.
Through above-average tech knowledge, we are incredibly connected with our friends. Through online venues, playing games has become an extremely social experience and as such, gamers are now among the most social creatures in the known universe.