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  1. What's the Name of the Game!?

    Yes! It was one of my favorites when I was young
  2. What's the Name of the Game!?

    both correct!
  3. What's the Name of the Game!?

    GJ Laco! 81 - not Jazzpunk, it is a soda dispenser in the starting area from a free to play short game on steam, which humour does play a big part 82 - not Ascendancy or Master of Orion. It is an old space game, maybe one of the worst high budget games (at least at the time) think more along the lines of a space city builder
  4. What's the Name of the Game!?

    78. 79. 80. 81. 82.
  5. Second Language Acquisition with Games

    hello! I also teach english but in central europe. Most of my students though are older (univ. and up) and my classes nowadays are mostly conversational either as a perk for employees or for students to maintain their English. I have had a few classes though with late teens and some of them were avid Video game players. Myself learned a lot of english from playing video games as a child, mostly vocabulary through context (some of which was wrong and I had to lookup the actual definitions of the words much later) by playing old infocom games - the text ones with the parser. My dad is American though so I had a foundation for the language and in sweden most things were not dubbed so access to english was pretty easy. Here in czech where i live and teach now, most things are subtitled but my girlfriend is basically fluent in english and she learned it mostly from watching the simpsons as a child, which i think she pirated or somehow got "illegally" since it wasn't dubbed. I do still have one student who used to play a lot of games growing up and we have talked about how it helped him learn english. The gamification of language learning is probably best realized at the moment by Duolingo and similar apps and isnt necessarily new, a friend of mine successfully uses RPG elements in her classroom and students get to "level" up and specialize in their "class" of choice (i use quotes because i do not remember exactly what that means in this context!) Using games for education as they are though does have some pitfalls. My aforementioned student has no problem explaining the newest Hearthstone expansion to me but when it comes to explaining details of his job, which requires a completely different vocabulary, sometimes it gets difficult. I also found some relevant links on this topics , but I haven't explored them really so i can't comment on the content but they might be itneresting: (Using Video Games To Increase Motivation Of Saudi Students Learning English) (HOW video gameS LIKE MINECRAFT ACTUALLY HELP KIDS LEARN TO READ) (APPLYING VIDEO GAMES IN LANGUAGE LEARNING AND TEACHING) as far as using english phrases in sentences, it doesnt really happen here that i have noticed, partly due to there being a huge variety in english language level even at the younger age bracket. However, most multi-national companies which have a presence here use english as their official office language so sometimes words like "meeting room" will be used. There is a lot of internet slang/words that originate from english and its usually easier to incorporate the english words somehow than to invent new ones, like tvitovat - to tweet, or download and upload although those also have czech equivalents
  6. The Asian Film Thread

    A lot of great recommendations already. I don't know if they have been mentioned yet so apologies if my recommendations have already been posted, but I would recommend Kikujiro, it is Beat Takeshi's take on comedy, and it is very special. Not sure if it is for everyone, but it is one of my favorite movies. Also, there is a full version of youtube at the moment: The John Woo/Yun-Fat Chow films like A Better Tomorrow, the Killer and the (imo) best one Hard Boiled are pretty good too. I remember Bullet in the Head was alright as well but haven't seen it in a long time. Infernal Affairs, which was remade as The Departed, is in a lot of ways superior to the US version. To Live is a great movie about a Chinese family living through the changes of Chinese society before and during Communism. Somewhere Only We Know is a Chinese romcom set in Prague. I have seen about half of it so far and it looks like a decent one. It was one of the highest grossing movies in China the year it came out and kind of started a small movement of wealthy Chinese going to Prague just to get married.
  7. What's the Name of the Game!?

    67. i think it is
  8. What's the Name of the Game!?

    .61 .59 not sure but..
  9. What's the Name of the Game!?

    48. 50. i also know 52 but i cant think of the name arghhhh
  10. What's the Name of the Game!?

    Nice! i was thinking about that one for a while!
  11. What's the Name of the Game!?

    im not entirely sure, but.. 27
  12. Kingdom Come: Deliverance

    I haven't heard anyone say if there are Romani in the game nor heard critique of the lack of Romani in the game (cause i doubt they are there). The non-inclusion of sub-Saharan Africans might be hand-waved away with the excuse that there is no definite proof, or that it doesn't fit into the small slice of life the game depicts, but the absence of Romani directly ties into the current and long-tine marginalization in Czech Republic. That is a lot more telling and damning of Vávra than the inclusion of a trader or whatever i see people talk about. I am sure a lot of historical details in the game world are precise and considerate, but they aren't are when it comes to diversity and representation.