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  • Bridging the Gap between Hardcore and Casual Games – Can It be Done?

    0 CommentsPosted by on May 22, 2012 under Uncategorized
    Hardcore gamers vs. casual gamers, consoles vs. smart phones; controllers vs. the hands-free Kinect/Move.   A battle is ensuing, involving battles over market share, ultimately fighting for the future of gaming. Let’s take a look at the onset of this great war – While Microsoft and Sony continued on in the traditional gaming space, Nintendo went in the opposite direction with the Wii and ... more.
  • The Benefits of Last Year’s PlayStation Network Hack

    0 CommentsPosted by on May 19, 2012 under Playstation, PS3 News
    It was pointed out at last week’s Mobile Gaming conference in San Francisco that in some countries, credit cards just aren’t a part of the culture.  Instead, gamers head out to game and convenience stores in order to secure cards that renew their Xbox Live gold accounts or to buy online credit. Eurogamer recently examined how last year’s PlayStation Network hack created a credit-card fea... more.
  • What’s Happening to Social Gaming in Japan?

    0 CommentsPosted by on May 18, 2012 under iPhone, Mobile
    Depending on who you talk to, gambling is either a fantastic invention due to the extraordinary revenue it yields, or gambling is an atrocity due to its excellence in wiping out bank accounts.  In many places around the world, gambling is illegal, yet in some places, it is encouraged (ex. Las Vegas).  In the US, gambling laws vary not only between states but also between specific regions within ... more.
  • The War between Console & Mobile Gaming and the New Generation of Gamers

    0 CommentsPosted by on May 17, 2012 under Uncategorized
    Last week, KitGuru emphasized a clear shift from console-based gaming to mobile gaming.  We saw this trend echoed by Atari’s marketing initiatives in the mobile space and through app developers seeking a share of the market within the fragmented app store.  Subsequently, we were led to wonder about the future of consoles.  Will consoles become a thing of the past, or can they co-exist peacefu... more.
  • Video Games in Church!

    0 CommentsPosted by on May 16, 2012 under Featured, Playstation, PS3 News
    Since the dawn of religion, people have found a spiritual connection within nature, so it perhaps shouldn’t be that surprising this same connection is experienced by people who play the liltingly beautiful game Flower. The impressive part is that this game was recently used in a centuries-old church in the UK – the Exeter Cathedral. On Sunday evening, May 13th, the congregation gathered... more.
  • How Parents are Sabotaging the Mobile Gaming Space for their Children’s Use

    0 CommentsPosted by on May 15, 2012 under Featured, iPad, Mobile
    Remember the good ol’ days when you could run around with your friends, bump your head on things, fall out of trees, and come back home with plenty of bruises and scrapes? A lot of parents these days try to make it as difficult as possible to just run around and be a kid – permission slips and lawsuits, worked up moms resembling a mamma bear protecting her cub as they yell at other “incom... more.
  • The Location-Based Gaming Phenomenon: Get Ready to Run from Your Actual Zombified Neighbors

    1 CommentsPosted by on May 12, 2012 under iPhone, Mobile
    Ever hear of location-based gaming?  At the Mobile Gaming USA conference, I had the opportunity to meet with PerBlue – creators of the first GPS-based MMORPG for iPhones and Androids – and 2clams – creators of location-based action games. Until yesterday, I had never heard of location-based gaming, so I was blown away by content of these games – using your phone and your own two legs (... more.
  • Taking Classic Games Mobile – A Presentation by Atari’s VP of Mobile Games

    0 CommentsPosted by on May 11, 2012 under Featured, iPhone, Mobile
    These next few articles will focus on the topics discussed at San Francisco’s Mobile Gaming conference, which took place at Japantown May 9th to May 10th and covered a variety of topics ranging from mobile gaming analytics to game localization to zombie wars to game apps designed for children.  (It was honestly a coincidence that at the beginning of this week, I happened to write an article on ... more.
  • What Does a Master’s Thesis Look Like for a Student of Video Games?

    0 CommentsPosted by on May 10, 2012 under PC Gaming, PC News
    Games are taking over the world!  They have infiltrated our computers, our TV’s, heck even our phones.  Quite a phenomenon really.  Video games have grown from their humble roots to penetrate many aspects of our lives, including university programs. What is it that college students learn about video games?  Anything from programming to the truly artistic fields in gaming.  Many master’... more.
  • Grandma Gamer Overcame Depression by Gaming, Husband Overcome Alcoholism by Gaming

    0 CommentsPosted by on May 9, 2012 under PC Gaming, PC News
    Video games cure far more than people give them credit for, to which this grandma from Russia can attest. Tatyana Zinovieva, a 59 year old housewife, was diagnosed with leukemia and only began gaming three years ago.  Games achieved a feat unmatched by other forms of entertainment – curing her depression and her husband’s alcoholism. Zinovieva started playing King’s Bounty: The Legend... more.
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