Madison Avenue turns to social game advertising

Madison Avenue turns to social game advertising
By Liana B. Baker (Reuters) - Self magazine Publisher Laura McEwen sits in her office in the posh Conde Nast building overlooking New York's Times Square and does nothing but playvideo games for at least an hour or two a day.

'Witcher 2' a satisfying and adult XBox video game
By John Kosik, AP There's always an element within any role-playing game that fans of the genre will gripe about. Warner Bros., AP A scene from 'The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings.' Warner Bros., AP A scene from 'The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings.


Video game review: 'Fez,' 'Journey,' 'Closure' build mystery
Dubuque Telegraph Herald
The goals in video games usually are well-defined: Kill the bad guys. Rescue the princess. Knock the pigs off their pedestals. But there's a whole underground movement of independent designers making games with less well-defined goals.

Origin PC unveils $999 gamer laptop with Intel Ivy Bridge processors
Origin PC has unveiled its EON11-S gamer laptop with Intel's recently released Ivy Bridge processors. The $999 laptop has an 11-inch screen and Ivy Bridge-based Core processors. It also comes with Nvidia GeForce GT 650M graphics and Nvidia's Optimus ...


Video games: With 'Kid Icarus,' it's complicated
Minneapolis Star Tribune
"Uprising" resurrects a Nintendo classic for the 3DS, but it's a completely different experience - fast, challenging and hard to control. Are you willing to suffer for your hobby? Because "Kid Icarus: Uprising" might be the best game you'll ever have ...

Generation Why: Parents, beware of video game's perfect formula
Fond du Lac Reporter
As an aficionado of video games and parent of two fledgling gamers, I'm compelled to warn you about “Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure.” While seeking a family Christmas gift last year — something to match the success of the 2010's “Dance Dance Revolution ...

Video game review: 'Witcher 2' casts a spell on the Xbox 360
News Sentinel
By JOHN KOSIK of AP There's always an element within any role-playing game that fans of the genre will gripe about. While last year's "The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim" was lauded for a beautiful and expansive open world, it was slammed by others for its ...

Blasts From The Past: The Art Of Video Games
The Art of Video Games is a trip through time and pixelated space. It's been 40 years that we've been blasting, jumping and scoring with just a twitch of our thumbs. Along the way, we've left a wake of lushly designed worlds teeming with colorful ...

'Sick' video game lets kids kill Hitler
Herald Sun
A CONTROVERSIAL new video game that allows players to assassinate Adolf Hitler and shows graphic X-ray footage of bullets tearing through flesh will be in the hands of our children this week. Days before the public release of Sniper Elite V2, ...

From gamer to racing driver
The Guardian
Often too shy to answer the front door, he'd spend time in his bedroom, where he played video games. Yet this reserved, awkward teenager from Cardiff had a big surprise in store for his parents. At eight, Jann thought he might have a chance of making ...

The Guardian

Are gamer eyes better suited to accepting The Hobbit's trailblazing 48fps ...
Even though the 30fps vs 60fps debate still rages in regards to console titles (most recently and notably the Modern Warfare 3 versus Battlefield 3 war of 2011) and many a console gamerprobably doesn't know what they're missing out on in terms of ...

Have gamers got too much power?
Normally this wouldn't be particularly newsworthy - after all, nine out of every ten video gameendings are drenched in generous lashings of weak sauce. But this time instead of shrugging their shoulders and accepting it, an angry swarm of ME fans bit ...

Only One Video Game Awards Show Lets You Watch Solid Snake Blow Himself Up
That's exactly what the Canadian Video Game Awards have done for the last three years and you can catch a 60-minute CVA TV special on G4 Canada on this weekend. The 2012 edition was hosted by screenwriter David Hayter, probably better known as the ...

Team Evil Geniuses Manager Anna Prosser Believes More Female Gamers Will Turn Pro
The lifelong gamer entered eSports during college as a video reporter covering the growing pro gaming scene. She currently serves as manager for the Portland-based pro gaming team Evil Geniuses and travels to eSports events around the world, ...


Video Game Tourism - Reader's Feature
Hence I propose a new video games genre: the tourist 'em-up. This would encompass games that do not rely on grind, but offer a more leisurely, sedate approach. Now don't get me wrong, I'm not talking about making games which are simple journeys from A ...


Say no to violent video games
We think that young children should not play violent games on the computer. Our parents did not allow us to play video games at all. However, we do play certain video games that are fun to play and learn from but for a very limited time.

Gamer Bathroom is Flush with Pixel Art
Technabob (blog)
But that doesn't mean that a bathroom can't be a fun place too – like this awesomevideo game themed bathroom from Technabob reader Gregory Pinzone. Gregory's bathroom is loaded with retro video game touches, with artwork from Super Mario Bros., ...

Technabob (blog)

Fans give one-star Amazon reviews to author who claims Assassin's Creed stole ...
Sci-fi author John Beiwenger recently filed a lawsuit against video-game publisher Ubisoft. He alleged that the French company stole the story for its blockbuster Assassin's Creed video gameseries from his novel, Link. The 2002 book features a device ...

PlayStation All-Stars Announced, Nintendo's Smash Bros. Around the Corner?
The Gamer Access (blog)
The news is out: Sony is working on a game that takes many of their first party exclusive and multiplatform third-party characters and throws them into a Super Smash Bros style game. Interest has been raised as to how which characters will interact ...

Nintendo ends its apathy toward online-services
Japanese video game publisher Nintendo recently suffered its first annual loss. The yen's value hurt in the $460 million loss, but it didn't help that Nintendo wasn't adjusting to the times. No part of its business model better exemplified this ...

TV shows hating on video gamers
Speaking from the point of view of a video game fan who is of sound mind and active social life, I'd like to know why you almost always make us look like morons, cretins or drooling sociopaths on the small screen. The most recent sign of TV's ...

Story stars in 'Walking Dead'
Sentinel and Enterprise
No, that's not a sarcastic jab at an oversaturated video game cliché. Rather, it's a nod to the uniquely thoughtful approach developer Telltale Games takes with "The Walking Dead," an episodic adventure based on the comic book series by Robert Kirkman, ...

Obese youths at risk for illness
Columbus Dispatch
LOUIS — Jake Watters is a typical teenager who loves listening to music, playing video gamesand annoying his parents. But he also faces a health challenge that used to be seen only in much older people. Fatty liver disease, a condition historically ...

Just one more game
Sydney Morning Herald
I spent my formative years becoming fluent in, and addicted to, the video games of the '80s and early '90s - the industry-redefining stretch from roughly Mario Brothers to Mortal Kombat. You could say that video games and I went through adolescence...

Sydney Morning Herald

MORENO VALLEY: College students find commercial success
Moreno Valley College student Tim Johansen created models for the Team Fortress 2 video game that are available for in-game purchase and some in the vetting process at Valve Game Studio. Students studying simulation and gaming at Moreno Valley College ...


Celebrity Adrianne Curry Plays Dragon Ball Z Kinect in TEKKEN Cosplay
LAS VEGAS – Celebrity gamer Adrianne Curry is working with Namco Bandai on the upcoming Tekken Tag Tournament 2 console release for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Curry, who is one of the judges for Sony's “The Tester” online series, was on hand for Namco ...


PlayStation's E3 2012 Spectacle Already In Effect - Nick's Gaming View Episode #69
The Gamer Access (blog)
As with every episode, Nick's Gaming View Episode #69 is filled with a line-up of content nogamer should miss out on, as who wants to be the uninformed gamer on the net? This is Nick's Gaming View!

'The Witcher 2' proves to be a wonderful challenge
Burlington Hawk Eye
This edition of Gamer's Corner is dedicated entirely to "The Witcher 2." "The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings: Enhanced Edition" available for the Xbox 360. Rated "M" for Mature. $59.99 I went into "The Witcher 2" with incredibly high expectations.

Great at mobile games? You could become a Guinness World Record holder this ...
The Verge
Gaming has been recognised by the Guinness World Records for some years now, with the youngest professional gamer, first professional gamer, and even weirder records like the longest gaming session in indoor freefall all being recorded in the annals of ...

Gang-shooting case: Adult charges for 2 teens rare
Orlando Sentinel
By Bianca Prieto and Arelis R. Hernández, Orlando Sentinel While most boys spend their time playing video games, surfing Facebook or watching TV, authorities say 13-year-old John "Jojo" Mendez plotted a murder disguised as a drug deal against a rival ...

YFSF: Traction: RedSox-PaleSox Gamer III
By attackgerbil
Five games in a row goes a long ways towards making the troubles of April a bit more palatable. Jon Lester had a rough go in Minnesota last time out, but that was the start of Boston's streak. Jake Peavy is on the bump for Chicago. Comment ...

One Video Game Montage Goes Right, is Beautiful (Video ...
By Joey Davidson
One Video Game Montage Goes Right, is Beautiful (Video). By Joey Davidson on April 29, ... Joey Davidson has been a diehard gamer ever since his dad brought home the family's NES and a copy of Paperboy. He's been taking his opinions ...

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