I'm changing things up on my blog here. I'm moving everything to one page and using categories to make it easy to find stuff. On top of that, I am deciding to also put game reviews of my own here, just to ensure I have a more "filled out" blog.
If you have a need to look at the old Home page and old Tech/App Reviews page, they will be linked down below. This will be the only location for the links.
Novalab's Cybersecurity Lab game is an interesting take on explaining and teaching what cyber-security is and how we work on making it better to protect apps and programs. As a teaching tool around the basics of the topic, the game is a surprisingly good teacher. It explains the ideas in an intuitive manner and then provides mini-games as an example on how to spot phishers and how to create good passwords. But despite this being a strength, it is also the game's fundamental flaw. As you move through the levels or "difficulty" all that changes are the length or objectives. For example, say in the first password crack mini-game you have to guess the password biased of hints given to you, but by the time you get to the highest level, you can only begin to brute force the password, or tell the game to try everything up to "x" amount of characters until it works. All of the "mini-games" progress in this fashion. Each level adds a feature you do not even need to use to get the answer if you're a good enough guesser or have figured out the answer theme. On top of that, few of the "games" are actually fun. They throw basic ideas out at you but fail to build on them in a meaningful manner, which leads to the games being repetitive and dull. The worst games are ones that are not fun, and sadly this teaching tool has to be clumped with them.
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