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New York University will soon transform 40,000 square feet of a building in Brooklyn.

The soul of videogames like Super Mario Bros. has become etched into our collective conscience. 

Now NYU is taking these familiar videogames to school. The university is putting nine of its videogame undergrad, grad, and Ph.D. programs under one roof in Brooklyn. It will be called the Media and Games Network, or MAGNET. 

Game design graduate student Toni Pizza, yes that's her real name, is excited about the new digs.

"I think it's going to be a really good opportunity for collaboration across disciplines, I mean we're in Tisch, but it's nice to work with other people who are focusing on technology," Pizza said.

Professor Christopher Hoadley said the idea of joining diverse gaming disciplines together in one state-of-the-art building, is a unique approach to videogame design.

Every wall, for example, will be a place where students can present and share ideas.

"If two students are working on a course project, maybe designing a game, or maybe analyzing data from a study, they can gather around a wall and put their objects their ideas up for each other to see," Hoadley said.

From videogame engineering, to fine arts (which deals with the aesthetics of the game), and social sciences, every aspect of the videogame is covered. 

While violent videogames have blockbuster sales, this new space is dedicated to more educational gaming. 

"It's really important to train people to ask the right questions about how to make videogames make a difference in the world," Hoadley said.

The new space will open in July.

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