E3 2012: not quite ready to go mobile

E3 2012: not quite ready to go mobile
By Brian Heater posted Jun 8th 2012 1:00PM Perhaps E3 2012 will be remembered as the year that even Nintendo acknowledged the existence of smartphone gaming -- if only begrudgingly so, dragged kicking and screaming into the early '10s.

With video games, it's the calm before the storm
People like Holly Conrad -- who makes creatures and costumes based on video games -– give this show some genuine gamer soul. And it was great talking to video game fan and violinist Lindsey Sterling. She has become something of an internet superstar ...

Ex-Pitcher Schilling's Video-Game Company Files for Bankruptcy
San Francisco Chronicle
June 8 (Bloomberg) -- 38 Studios LLC, the video-game maker founded by former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling, filed for bankruptcy after firing employees in Rhode Island, and officials said the company is the subject of a federal probe.

Schilling video game company declares bankruptcy
Chicago Tribune
The video game company owned by former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling filed bankruptcy papers Thursday, less than two years after it won a $75 million loan guarantee from Rhode Island, and federal and state agencies may be investigating the ...

Former MLB player Schilling's video game company files for bankruptcy, feds ...
Financial Post
Curt Schilling, former Red Sox pitcher and owner of video game company 38 Studios, filed bankruptcy papers on Thursday, less than two years after it won a US$75-million loan guarantee from Rhode Island. Federal and state agencies are investigating all ...

Financial Post

Ex-Pitcher's Video Game Company Goes Bankrupt
New York Times
The video game studio run by the retired baseball star Curt Schilling filed for bankruptcy on Thursday, while Rhode Island and federal officials began investigating the operations of the company, which was buoyed by financial support from the state.

Big-league pitcher's video game company files for bankruptcy
(CNN) -- A Rhode Island-based video game company founded by former Major League Baseball pitcher Curt Schilling filed for bankruptcy on Thursday, according to court documents. The company, 38 Studios, filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in US Bankruptcy ...

Schilling's video game company declares bankruptcy
Toronto Sun
BOSTON/NEW YORK - 38 Studios, the video game company owned by former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling, filed bankruptcy papers on Thursday, less than two years after it won a $75 million loan guarantee from Rhode Island, and now faces a federal ...

Video games set sights on mobiles
Smartphones and tablet are expanding the market for handheld video games and challenging traditional devices. Executives at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) held this week in Los Angeles said the industry - long focused on generating blockbuster ...


Luka Magnotta copied violent video game starring Christopher Walken
Daily Mail
By Daniel Miller Canadian 'Cannibal killer' suspect Luka Magnotta is believed to have been inspired by a violent video game starring Christopher Walken as a futuristic serial killer called Vince Magnotta who is addicted to butchering his victims.

Daily Mail

'Cannibal' Magnotta copied Christopher Walken video game
The Sun
CANNIBAL killer suspect Luka Magnotta was inspired by a Jack the Ripper-style slaughter video game starring Christopher Walken, it was claimed last night. Pulp Fiction actor Walken plays dodgy cop Vince Magnotta in 1996 game Ripper. Rent boy Luka, 29, ...

The Sun

Video Game Quick Hits 6/8/2012
Big Shiny Robot!
E3 has been great about providing new screens, trailers, and details about some really great games. The general consensus I've seen is that the “Big 3′s” press conferences were all pretty weak, but Ubisoft sort of stole the show, despite not really ...

Big Shiny Robot!

Friday Poll: Are today's video games too violent?
CNET (blog)
The blood seems to be flowing more than ever in video games these days. Is it too much? by Amanda Kooser A geyser of blood explodes at Sony's E3 press conference. I once took out 861 infected villagers, crawly creatures, chainsaw-wielding weirdos, ...

Rhode Island, feds probing finances of Schilling's shuttered video game company
PROVIDENCE, RI -- The federal and state probes into former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling's video gaming company, which filed for bankruptcy protection this week, extend to all the firm's financial transactions, the head of the Rhode Island state ...

E3 2012 Closes After Global Video Game Industry Gathers For Its Leading Event
MarketWatch (press release)
LOS ANGELES, June 7, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- 45700 video game industry professionals, investor analysts, journalists, and retailers from 103 countries attended this week's Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3 2012) in Los Angeles, ...

Smartphones, tablets threatening handheld video games
Times of India
LOS ANGELES: Smartphones and tablet computers are expanding the market for handheld video games and challenging traditional devices, forcing game developers to adapt to a rapidly changing landscape. Executives at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) ...

Video Game Guru Predicts Long Life Cycle for Next-Gen Consoles, But Warns ...
X-bit Labs
by Anton Shilov John Carmack, once a visionary in video games and today technical director of id Software, said that the life cycle of next-generation video game consoles will be long, despite of emerging and existing competitors.

X-bit Labs

Video game 'auteurs' have returned, but you might not find them at E3
The Verge
By Joshua Kopstein on June 8, 2012 01:50 pm 13Comments During the "golden age" of video games, people like David Crane, Jordan Mechner, and Richard Garriott were recognized as some of the most important pioneers in the industry.

DFC: Video Game Software to Grow to $70 Billion by 2017
DFC has partnered with firm Live Gamer to know the habits of gamers who play free-to-play video games. "Gamers tend to make purchases several times a year in bulk sums of around $20 to $50," Cole added. "A successful game should count on an average ...

Video: Game Of Thrones
Cambridge News
For those of you hooked on the intriguing family trees created by George RR Martin, the Game Of Thrones video game has probably been on your radar for much longer than the average gamer. Promising to open the fantasy universe even further through the ...

Cambridge News

Top video games: Name your favorite
Starting next week G4 TV will reveal the top 100 video games of all time. However, hosts Morgan Webb and Blair Herter, of G4 TV, gave 9NEWS a sneak peak of the list including popular video game, Diablo 2 and Skyrim. Herter said video games are so...


E3 unveils the latest in video games
San Gabriel Valley Tribune
By Michelle J. Mills,SGVN Jon Carter, far left, dancer for Microsoft, and Krystal Holmes, a student at the Art Institute of California Hollywood, third from left, lead dancers to Harmonix's Dance Central 3, the next dancing video game for Xbox 360 ...

Home Boss: Sony Is "For The Gamer First And Foremost"
PSX Extreme
We are for the gamer first and foremost. Everything we do at PlayStation, we ask ourselves first, 'What's right for the gamer?' The reaction to the press conference has been just amazingly positive. While some of our competitors, seemingly, ...

PSX Extreme

Reckoning arrives for Schilling's video game firm
Schilling, an avid video gamer who said last year he had invested $35 million of his own money into the company, owns an 82.9 percent stake in 38 Studios, a court filing shows. The companys name derives from Schillings baseball uniform number.

James P. RePass: Better train stations than video-game deals
The Providence Journal (blog)
Chafee opposed the guarantee not because of some animus against video games or such true baseball heroes as Curt Schilling, but because he doesn't believe that government - any government - should bet taxpayer money on which technology or which private ...

North Korean Malware Hidden in Video Games Used to Launch DDOS Attacks
The Korea Joonang Daily reports that a South Korean video game distributor — identified only by his surname “Jo” — traveled to Shenyang, China in 2009. There, officials claim that Jo knowingly met with members of North Korea's Reconnaissance General ...

Pro Gamer explains new power system in DOA 5
Attack of the Fanboy
This enthusiastic pro-gamer who goes by the name of Ch0sen1 was nothing short of a master at Tecmo's upcoming fighter. Dead or Alive 5 has a new type of movement system. In Dead or Alive 4 , if you did a move there was no side-stepping.

Attack of the Fanboy

Get your game on: Highlights from the E3 video game expo
Yahoo! News Canada (blog)
The world's biggest video game trade show has just wrapped up and once again it served as a window to the future of the multibillion-dollar industry. More than 45000 industry-only attendees packed the Los Angeles Convention Center to play upcoming...

Yahoo! News Canada (blog)

Nintendo Wii U with New Super Mario Bros. U
New York Daily News
But that didn't stop this week's three-day Electronics Entertainment Expo from givingvideo game fans plenty to crow about. Better known as E3, the annual video gameshowcase extravaganza wrapped up at the Los Angeles Convention Center Thursday,...

New York Daily News

'Community' Fake Video Game Now Real Video Game You Can ...
June 7, 2012 in community, television, video games. community-video-game-is-real.jpg. Uplifting proof that people on the internet do some of the best things when they aren't doing the very worst things. Inspired by the episode of Community that takes the cast into a retro video game, a daring vanguard from reddit is making what everyone wished would be made immediately after that episode aired: an actual Community video game. The game is still in its nascent stages right ...
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NSF, Science Seeking Video Games, Apps for Visualization ...
By Erwin Gianchandani
Judges appointed by NSF and Science will select winners in five categories: Photography, Illustrations, Posters & Graphics, Video Games & Apps, and Videos. The winning entries will appear in a special section of Science (with one entry ...
CCC Blog

Watch: 'A Brief History of Video Games' Shows How Far We've ...
By Cole Abaius
Why Watch? With a crushing techno beat built from the sounds of the games themselves, this keen short film is a breezy, incomplete timeline from Pong to beyond. It's nostalgia-packed and striking in how drastically things have changed.
Film School Rejects

[Gamer Diary] – What I've Been Playing… May 2012 | Bad Reputation
By Rai
[Gamer Diary] – What I've Been Playing… May 2012 .... Women in Video Games is the brainchild of Anita of Feminist Frequency who is hoping to make a series of films based on, well, tropes of women in video games. “The series will highlight ...
Bad Reputation

By Dan Koelsch
I was a little late to the game, but Community has become one of my favorite television shows of all time. The NBC comedy about a study group at a Colorado community college has become a cult hit, thanks in part to its plethora of pop culture ...

E3berg! - Video Games - Memes, Captions, and Funny Videos
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video game memes - E3 in a nutshell. ... Video Games - memes, game lols, captions,. I Can Has Cheezburger? FAIL Blog · Memebase · The Daily What · Know Your ... Create or find a funny Video Game Meme? Make sure to submit it here!
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Managing video game time during the summer | GoFatherhood®
By Dave Taylor
How I work with my children to set realistic expectations for video game time each week during the summer. Our solution: ... Yeah, then again, if there were really cool video games available, we'd have probably been playing them. So I'm not a ...

Rayman review - 3DS reviews | Pocket Gamer
Yes, yes - Rayman Origins is utterly fantastic and should be part of everybody's game library. But you haven't really experienced Rayman properly until you've played the original. It was tough, it was exciting, and it was classic platforming.
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Robert Koehler: Realists Play Video Games
86 · In Honor Of The 2012 Electronic Entertainment Expo, 10 LGBT Video Game Characters 29 · Boy Scouts To Rethink Ban On ... Realists Play Video Games ...

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