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  • New Console by Award-Winning Industrial Designer – Hailed as the “Best Designer Outside of Apple”

    0 CommentsPosted by Karin E. Skoog on July 11, 2012 under Featured, HW News, Hardware
    Ready for a new console?  Not just the rumored PS4 and Xbox 720…but an entirely new system? Even if your initial reaction to a new console is rather apprehensive, those feelings will likely be short lived when you hear the details on this sucker.  Creator of the new console will be Yves Béhar – award-winning industrial designer, designer of the wireless Jambox console, founder of Fusepro... more.
  • Update on the Angry Video Game Nerd’s Full-Length Movie

    0 CommentsPosted by Karin E. Skoog on July 7, 2012 under Featured, HW News, Hardware
    AVGN (or the Angry Video Game Nerd) has gained widespread acclaim among gamers online because, well, his videos are just plain hilarious!  His series was the winner of the Open Web Awards for Best Online Video Web Series in 2009.  He reviews old games – games that are sometimes unplayable due to their difficulty – always yelling obscenities at games and frequently destroying them. If you ... more.
  • Wisdom and Education Imparted to the Young Via Video Games

    0 CommentsPosted by Karin E. Skoog on June 30, 2012 under HW News, Hardware
    In a recent article, we noted the popularity that video games gained in the UK, surpassing dolls on the wish lists of young girls.  Experts cite this as a beneficial trend, given the importance of technology in modern life. An US-based video game lab is taking this one step further, using video games to gauge the technological capabilities of students.  According to the press release on Marke... more.
  • Revised Wish List for Girls: Video Games #1, Dolls #2

    0 CommentsPosted by Karin E. Skoog on June 27, 2012 under HW News, Hardware
    Statistics will sometimes surprise you.  After all, how many of you would have guessed that American female gamers would outnumber boys 17 and under? Going along those lines, there is another (possibly surprising) fact about the female gaming population – girls prefer video games over dolls…British girls that is.  A recent study by the German energy company E.ON shows that video games hav... more.
  • Gaming Experience for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing – Still Not Up to Par

    0 CommentsPosted by Karin E. Skoog on June 16, 2012 under Featured, HW News, Hardware
    Can you even begin to imagine how different your gaming experience would be if you were deaf?  Not only would you miss out on the music, voice acting, and sound effects, but in some cases, it would be impossible to understand what is going on in the game. Game developers translate and localize games for different countries around the world, but many developers are unaware (or unwilling) to acc... more.
  • Nerdy Summer Crafts

    0 CommentsPosted by Karin E. Skoog on June 14, 2012 under Featured, HW News, Hardware
    So…summer is upon us!  On the off chance your power goes out or some other tragic event pulls you away from gaming away the summer months, what is there to do? Well, you could go the old-fashioned route and do some fun crafts…nerdy crafts.  Gamers have come up with some really cool projects that would look fantastic for any gamers’ cave.  Here are some projects I found online: Majora... more.
  • The Latest on the PS4 and Xbox 720

    10 CommentsPosted by Karin E. Skoog on June 9, 2012 under HW News, Hardware
    You can kiss those dreams for the announcement of next gen consoles at this year’s E3 good-bye.  Despite the lack of comment from Sony and Microsoft representatives, there were overt hints (oxymoron, I know) about upcoming consoles.  Even independent publishers came right out and said their demos featured games for next gen consoles. The “overt hints” to which I referred come from the t... more.
  • Need a Friend? Not a Fan of the Outdoors? Find Gaming Partners!

    1 CommentsPosted by Karin E. Skoog on May 29, 2012 under HW News, Hardware
    Need a friend?  Don’t like venturing from your computer screen or console?  There’s a website to help! GamerPeer is a fairly new company, having launched its site this past February.  Its mission is to match like-minded gamers for collaborative gaming fun.  They found that many gamers are disappointed with other matching systems, and disappointing matching systems can actually turn game... more.
  • A Pioneer in Gaming Recognized in 2011, Just One Month before His Death – Creator of the Cartridge

    0 CommentsPosted by Karin E. Skoog on May 25, 2012 under Featured, HW News, Hardware
    Jerry Lawson was in the video game industry from the beginning.  Lawson was honored by the International Game Developers Association in March 2011 for his work and died just one month later at age 70.  Allan Alcorn (creator of Pong) said, “He’s absolutely a pioneer.  When you do something for the first time, there is nothing to copy.”  It just took an excessively long time for his work t... more.
  • Bridging the Gap between Hardcore and Casual Games – Can It be Done?

    0 CommentsPosted by Karin E. Skoog on May 22, 2012 under HW News, Hardware
    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.
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