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Nvidia Launches Handheld Gaming Device
Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang unveiled two brand new products at the consumer electronics show on January 7th. The first is Tegra 4, a CPU for tablets and smartphones that will revolutionize the industry. The second is the Shield. The Tegra 4 is pretty much a quad-core system on a... Read more
Can Ouya Compete with Nintendo?
Ouya started out as a Kickstarter project and now it has proven that it can ship developer units on schedule.  This gaming system just might prove to be a competitor for Nintendo, Microsoft, and other gaming companies. First Consoles Shipped The first 1200 consoles have been shipped to developers. ... Read more
Gaming Sales Sink As Newly Released Wii U Fails To Impress
Last weeks gaming sales numbers have revealed what could be troubling times ahead for Nintendo in the Japanese console market. The company’s new Wii U gaming system has only been on the market for several months but racked up an undersold 122,000 units, down from 133,000 devices sold the... Read more
Most Anticipated Games for 2013
As the year draws to a close, we begin looking ahead to what 2013 has to offer.  One thing that gamers everywhere are looking forward to are the new releases of sequels or totally new video games that offer new challenges and new features.  Here are some that most... Read more
Can Gaming Change the Business World?
Over 40 percent of US consumers play video games at least once in a month.  That statistic is likely to increase with the increase in use of smartphones and tablets.  This presents new opportunities for businesses not usually associated with gaming to find unique ways to interest their customers.... Read more
SpongeBob Game Removed from iTunes App Store
The SpongeBob Diner Dash game was pulled back from the iTunes App store after complaints regarding privacy rights violation and a misleading promotional campaign. An advocacy group took the initiative of contacting the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) concerning the issues. The main point in the complaint was that the... Read more
Does Gamification Really Work?
Gamification has become a buzzword this year, although it was coined back in 2002 by Nick Pelling. It has been widely used since about 2010, but I think we haven’t seen it used so often (and maybe sometimes so carelessly) as we have this past year. What is it... Read more
Minecraft Gives Indie Games New Attention
Indie games are often cult followings that never get the attention of their $100 million counterparts.  However, Minecraft may change that.  As the most popular indie game of all time, this game doesn’t look flashy and can even appear underwhelming.  But it has created a loyal following with its... Read more
NYC Museum Of Modern Art To Feature Video Game Collection
Do you consider Pac-Man to be a modern work of art? Or perhaps Myst is more your idea of an artists’ touch. In any case the New York City Museum of Modern Art plans to show off those games and other as part of a new public exhibit. The... Read more
Xbox Live – 10 Years of Fun
It’s been 10 years of Xbox fun and games.  As the company enters the next 10 years, here is a look at some facts and figures about the system.   Sales Over 80 million consoles have been sold since the system was first introduced.  Here’s to the first 100... Read more
What’s Up With the Nintendo Wii U?
Nintendo just launched the new Wii U with the same goal as its predecessor: to appeal to everyone from 9 to 90.  Sales have fallen for game consoles, mainly because everyone who wants one already has it.  They can also play their favorite games on their iPhone, tablet or... Read more
Best Games for Xmas 2012
As the holiday season fast approaches, you may wonder what to get your favorite gamer for a gift.  If you haven’t gotten hints or outright requests yet, here is a list of the most popular games that will be found in everybody’s  stocking this year.  Call of Duty Black... Read more
Grand Theft Auto V To Be Released Spring 2013
The latest in the popular series will be released in the Spring of 2013.  Details of Grand Theft Auto V have just been released to allow fans to wait with even more anticipation.  This episode will have three characters that players can switch back and forth from during the... Read more
The Rise of
The world of video games has changed drastically over the years, with the target audience broadening in spectrum. Gone are the days when “people who play video games” was synonymous to “nerds living in their parents’ basement”. Not that that may still be the case for some. Thanks to the burgeoning... Read more
Angry Birds Star Wars Edition Available November 8th
Fans of the game just got their first look at the new “Star Wars” edition of Angry Birds. They only get to see 50 seconds of footage, but it gives them an idea of what to expect (check out the footage below). This video game is sure to bring... Read more