Raptr's gamer social network surpasses a million daily active users
Then it gathers data and helps you build a gamer profile that you can share with friends and use to find people who like the same games that you do. It's like Facebook for gamers, and it works across platforms. Raptr can share anonymized data in ...
Video games potentially a booming business in San Diego
North County Times (blog)
A July New York Times blog post said video game spending in 2011 is expected to exceed $74 billion — up from $67 billion in 2010. According to the Entertainment Software Association, the industry sold 273 million units and generated $10.5 billion in ...
Gamer's Grasp: Microsoft's indie cred
Baruch College The Ticker
Just one week ago, Sony Computer Entertainment of America's senior vice president of publisher relations, Rob Dyer, took a shot at their rival, Microsoft, regarding their policies when publishing games on Xbox Live Arcade. ...
Video Games May Help Stroke Rehabilitation
September 14, 2011 — Playing interactive video games may help some stroke patients improve arm function and manage tasks of daily living, but these games may not benefit grip strength or gait speed, a new meta-analysis shows. Regaining function after ...
Canada has shown rare foresight with game subsidies
Now, with his latest post on Maclean's, Jesse has me frothing over another topic: video games. In his post, he takes issue with the big tax breaks and other financial incentives that video game companies have received in many countries to set up shop ...
Your Turn: Mythbusters
Sydney Morning Herald (blog)
Being an older gamer I thought I would put together a little guide for those “well matured” folk out there who are a little scared and confused about how a fat plumber with a mushroom addiction can not only be fun, but be one of the biggest ...
Interview: Talking "Gears" and Learning Industry Terms With Cliffy B
Yeah, you don't see that very often in video games; seeing a full trilogy in a console generation. This period is unique to the industry I think. And I suppose that speaks to the convenience of being that much more familiar with the same dev tools year ...
GameCity Prize announced: 'This is the Mercury Prize for video games'
"The GameCity Prize is about video games gaining cultural confidence and expressing their value in something other than financial terms. If games are worth almost £3 billion a year in the UK - then surely they're worth thinking about too. ...
Local stores see surge in popularity of older video games
LSU The Reveille
Burregi said his store opened in October 2010 and has offered a wide selection of retro video gamessince its opening. About 25 percent of Burregi's business is the sale of retro games and systems, and another 40 percent comes from the repair of these ...
This week's video games
Arizona Daily Star
In the spirit of "Gauntlet," you choose an assassin, wizard or mercenary and set to hacking, slashing and spell-casting your way through a fantasy setting. Displayed from a birds-eye point of view, the action unfolds frenetically, with enemies ...
Nearly 3/4 iPad Owners Are Gaming
MediaPost Publications (blog)
Not that this is any surprise, but the iPad is becoming a top gaming platform for everyone, from the casual gamer to the hardcore console gamers. Entertainment, media and technology market research company Interpret, in its “iPad Gamers: A look at the ...
Ninja Gaiden 3 to feature more consequences,pleas for mercy
The consequences mechanic for Ninja Gaiden 3 sounds interesting, but I've never been the type ofgamer to be affected by that kind of thing. A begging character pleading for mercy may elicit a response from some gamers, but to me, he's just another ...
Digital Comics Embedded in App Video Games
Good E-Reader (blog)
By Mercy Pilkington D7 Games from the D7 Studios, creators of app games Stan Lee's The Traveler and Hamster Busboy, have just released their latest downloadable game, Teddy Tumble, available for iOS and Android devices. So why does GoodEReader.com ...
NHL 12 Review – Beat the Goalie, With Your Fist
It can be a little daunting for the casual gamer when starting up the game because of how many different game modes there are to choose from. Want to be the General Manager of the team? You can be. Want to play with your favourite team (now including ...
Rare doesn't regret jumping ship to Microsoft
The title itself is about connecting people to video games. It's a new Rare. It's an exciting place to push boundaries for what's possible." Personally? I prefer the old Rare. While they have given us a few Xbox 360 gems this generation; ...
Industry analyst believes advertising in video games will reach $7 billion by 2016
So, advertisers are seeking a new captive audience through video games. DFC analyst Michael Goodman expects the amount spent on in-game advertising to double by 2016, going from $3.1 billion to $7.2 bill during that four-year span. ...
Best Deals This Week at GameStop
If you're the type of gamer that has a massive tower of old games that you'll never play again taking up space in your house, then consider GameStop's bulk trade-in offer. If you trade in three games, you'll receive an extra 10% in-store credit; ...
UFV researchers seek kids with FASD to play video games
Hanging around playing video games may sound like fun, but it is also part of a University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) research project focused on kids with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). UFV has been running FAST Club, an after-school ...
Video games publisher Activision completes comms shake-up
Global video games publisher Activision has completed a shake-up of its comms team with the appointment of Ketchum's Craig O'Boyle as director of European PR. O'Boyle will oversee consumer, business and online PR in Europe and report to Ian McGregor, ...
How I Hear It: Game music growing up
The Maine Campus
By Derrick Rossignol Video games have become a media juggernaut in recent years. In 2005, video game sales in the US were higher than those of movies and in 2007, video games caught up to music, according to consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers. ...
Summer in Smallywood video game makes learning fun for young adults
Canada NewsWire (press release)
15, 2011 /CNW/ - Video games have a reputation for being frivolous time-wasters that prevent young adults from doing better in school or at work. Summer in Smallywood, a series of video gamesdeveloped by The Centre for Skills Development & Training, ...
In Other News – September 15, 2011
It's good to be a gamer sometimes. It's our Hometown Hottie day, and this week's incredibly cute lady, Celeste Stanley, seems just about as impressed with the In Other News blue bar as anyone could be. They have more pics and an interview with her over ...
Video games come alive at Cal State San Bernardino Oct. 29
By Public Affairs Staff
Video Games Live: Bonus Round,” an immersive concert event featuring music from the most popularvideo games of all time as performed by the San Bernardino Symphony Orchestra, will be...
Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath HD trailer (and Abe ... - Critical Gamer
By Luke K
Oddworld: Strangers Wrath is/was a strange beast. It was original, it was funny, it was great... it was largely ignored at retail.
Brainy Gamer: Games aren't clocks
The Brainy Gamer is a blog and podcast devoted to video games and the community of gamers. Your comments and feedback are always welcome. -- Michael ...
Top 10 Useless Items In Video Games | N4G
Top 10 Useless Items In Video Games. "Ever since the dawn of the inventory years ago, games have been flooded with various tools, items and pieces of ...
The Sole Instance Of Video Games Actually Sparking A Career - The ...
The Sole Instance Of Video Games Actually Sparking A Career ... A young gamer researching players is credited with spotting the pair, who have a Philippine ...
Feature: Sexism is a major problem in video games. Discuss ...
Stop dragging video games back into the "every gamer is a sex obsessed geek with no life" territory. Oversexually looking characters aren't at risk of giving ...