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TOP 10 GAMES FOR WEEK ENDING AUGUST 24, 2013


posted by TiA Staff data courtesy of Nielsen.com — Discover what Americans are watching, reading, playing, browsing, buying and more. These lists are compiled on a weekly, monthly or quarterly … Continue reading

September 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Videogame Music Composition Agencies Merge (Exclusive)


by Chris Morris, courtesy Variety – As music composition becomes a more critical part of the videogame industry, consolidation is on the way for the agents who rep those artists. Four … Continue reading

September 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

Nintendo Announces the 2DS, Is Basically As Weird As You’d Expect


by Victoria Mcnally, courtesy geekosystem It’s just like the 3DS, except minus a D. – Today Nintendo announced that it will be releasing a new handheld gaming console as an … Continue reading

August 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

Once Again, Media Jumps On Violent Video Games Before Knowing The Facts


from the fake-gun,-real-witch-hunt dept – by Timothy Geigner, courtesy TechDirt When it comes to linking violence and video games, there is plenty of stupid to go around. The only unifying … Continue reading

August 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Introducing Chat Fu!


Guest Post by  Chris, courtesy beerandjoysticks.com One thing that I rarely or never talk about on beerandjoystick.com is social gaming, why, not really sure I know a lot of people … Continue reading

August 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Mario Bros. Rock Opera to Make Its New York Stage Debut


courtesy Wired – If you know who Jonathan Mann is, it’s probably because at some point you’ve followed the Song A Day experiment he’s been conducting on YouTube since 2009. … Continue reading

August 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

I Don’t Need Your Torture, DuckTales Remastered


by chris Kohler, courtesy Wired – I want to love DuckTales Remastered. Even now. Even after it broke me. I keep thinking maybe I should go back and play it … Continue reading

August 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Blake’s 7 Heading to Xbox


Negotiations are under-way for the sci-fi reboot to air on Xbox. by Chris Tilly, courtesy IGN – It looks like the forthcoming reboot of British sci-fi series Blake’s 7 will … Continue reading

August 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Monster Zombie Spider to Crush Super Mario’s China Dreams


courtesy Bloomberg – He’s pudgy, middle aged and wears dungarees. So what makes investors believe Nintendo Co. (7974)’s Super Mario can take on Tencent Holdings Ltd. (700)’s giant, undead spider Vilemaw in … Continue reading

August 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

HTC One X+ gets Android 4.2.2 update with Sense 5 UI


by Murtaza Saeed, courtesy pakdroid – Android 4.2.2 along with Sense 5 UI has been released for the HTC One X+ via OTA (Over-The-Air) update. The update includes the BlinkFeed Homescreen (present on all … Continue reading

August 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Play GIG-IT Offers Facebook Users a New Way to Game and Music Artists a New Revenue Stream


First-ever virtual 3-D concert game on popular social networking site merges music and technology by  Janel Martinez, courtesy BlackEnterprise – Candy Crush Saga. Dragon City. Words With Friends. FarmVille 2. – The list … Continue reading

August 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

Oculus Rift Plus Motion Controls Make Shooting Almost Too Realistic


by Ryan Rigney, courtesy wired.com – The Oculus Rift virtual reality headset display is still without a release date, but early versions have already blown us away with the device’s ability … Continue reading

August 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

TOP 10 GAMES FOR WEEK ENDING JULY 27, 2013


posted by TiA Staff data courtesy of Nielsen.com — Discover what Americans are watching, reading, playing, browsing, buying and more. These lists are compiled on a weekly, monthly or quarterly … Continue reading

August 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

Video Games Boost Visual Attention but Reduce Impulse Control


courtesy EurekaAlert – Aug. 4, 2013 — A person playing a first-person shooter video game like Halo or Unreal Tournament must make decisions quickly. That fast-paced decision-making, it turns out, … Continue reading

August 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

TOP 10 GAMES FOR WEEK ENDING JULY 20, 2013


posted by TiA Staff data courtesy of Nielsen.com — Discover what Americans are watching, reading, playing, browsing, buying and more. These lists are compiled on a weekly, monthly or quarterly … Continue reading

July 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

How to pick the right game? INFOGRAPHIC


courtesy silveroakcasino.com Thank you, TiA Related articles North Korea stages armistice anniversary parade – BBC News (bbc.co.uk) Ariel Castro agrees to plea deal to avoid death penalty – CNN (cnn.com) … Continue reading

July 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Activision Becomes Independent With Buyout of Vivendi


Activision Blizzard Inc. (ATVI) and a group led by Chief Executive Officer Bobby Kotick agreed to buy out most of Vivendi SA (VIV)’s stake in the biggest U.S. video-game publisher … Continue reading

July 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Zynga loses half of its active users, drops plans for real money gambling


by Jacob Kastrenakes, courtesy theverge Actual gambling won’t be coming to your favorite -Ville anytime soon. Despite launching an online gambling initiative in the UK just four months ago, Zynga has announced … Continue reading

July 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Press Release: Six Months of Computing Time Generates Detailed Portrait of Cloth Behavior for Video Games


courtesy CarnegieMellon Data-driven Technique Created by Carnegie Mellon and Berkeley Researchers Will Improve Real-time Animation of Complex Phenomena — PITTSBURGH—It would be impossible to compute all of the ways a … Continue reading

July 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Microsoft to let indie developers self-publish on Xbox Live Arcade [updated]


Decision comes alongside relaxed certification requirements for XBLA games. by Kyle Orland, courtesy ArsTechnica — UPDATE: Microsoft’s Marc Whitten confirmed the self-publishing part of the below report in the following statement provided … Continue reading

July 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Electronic Arts’ Top Retail Partner? Apple.


John Paczkowski, courtesy AllthingsD — For games publisher Electronic Arts, brick-and-mortar stores have historically generated the bulk of its sales. But not anymore. Reporting first-quarter earnings this week, EA said that … Continue reading

July 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Dead Rising 3 is an Xbox One launch game because Xbox 360 couldn’t handle it


byy Matthew Humphries, courtesy Geek — There are a number of Xbox One launch day games that have captured our attention. One of those is the latest entry in the Dead … Continue reading

July 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

TOP 10 GAMES FOR WEEK ENDING JULY 13, 2013


posted by TiA Staff data courtesy of Nielsen.com — Discover what Americans are watching, reading, playing, browsing, buying and more. These lists are compiled on a weekly, monthly or quarterly … Continue reading

July 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Video: Robotic gaming enters the real world with the debut of Anki


by Colin Druce-McFadden, courtesy dvice It’s been a big week for gaming, and it seems that everyone under the sun has an idea of where gaming is going in the … Continue reading

July 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Video: VIRTUIX Kickstarter Campaign


by Tia Staff Omnidirectional treadmills in virtual gaming guarantees a life like experience, positioning you as close to reality as you might enjoy playing Cowboys and Indians,  as demonstrated in the video.    We’ve … Continue reading

July 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

Is it Kabam or Ka-Ching


by @ChrittyWatts Shh-, privately held  Kabam just got a bump in value to $700 million, giving them seven hundred million reasons not to name its funders joining last years investors, Warner Bros. … Continue reading

July 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Link Between Quantum Physics and Game Theory Found


ccourtesy University of Bristol A deep link between two seemingly unconnected areas of modern science has been discovered by researchers from the Universities of Bristol and Geneva. While research tends … Continue reading

July 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

TOP 10 GAMES FOR WEEK ENDING JULY 6, 2013


posted by TiA Staff data courtesy of Nielsen.com Discover what Americans are watching, reading, playing, browsing, buying and more. These lists are compiled on a weekly, monthly or quarterly basis. … Continue reading

July 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Review: ‘Dark Manor’ app fuses two game styles into one


This game for iPad and iPhone takes place in New Orleans during the Roaring 1920s. Marc Saltzman, Special to USA TODAY  Not sure whether you feel like playing a “hidden … Continue reading

July 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Hasbro takes 70% stake in mobile publisher Backflip


by Wendy Goldman Getzler, courtesy kidscreen.com Toymaker and brand owner Hasbro has taken a majority stake in Colorado-based  mobile developer Backflip Studios. Hasbro’s US$112 million cash outlay gives the  company … Continue reading

July 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

The DeanBeat: Microsoft goes crazy with its appointment of new gaming chief


It could quite possibly be the dumbest move Microsoft has ever made in games.  Or the smartest. Yesterday,  Microsoft appointed Julie Larson-Green, head of the Windows business, to be in  … Continue reading

July 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Sims 3 Starter Pack


courtesy ElectronicArts Start Your Sims Experience Today! See also: http://techinamerica.com/category/gaming/ The Sims 3 Starter Pack has everything you need to set you on your journey to creating unique Sims with … Continue reading

July 12, 2013 · 2 Comments

APPy 5th Anniversary !


by @ChrittyWatts Five years ago Apple launched the App Store and no one has looked back.   In May 2013, the company announced their 50 billionth download…and fifty billion plus downloads later … Continue reading

July 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

Kalypso Unleashes DARK! Stealth-Action Title Now Available Digitally for Windows PC


courtesy Kalypsomedia.com July 3, 2013, Kalypso Media announced that DARK, its vampire-themed take on the stealth-action genre, was now available for Windows PC. As Eric Bane, the lead character in … Continue reading

July 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

TOP 10 GAMES FOR WEEK ENDING JUNE 29, 2013


posted by TiA Staff data courtesy of Nielsen.comDiscover what Americans are watching, reading, playing, browsing, buying and more. These lists are compiled on a weekly, monthly or quarterly basis. Related … Continue reading

July 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

Comic-Con: New ‘Ender’s Game’ Footage to Debut


Harrison Ford, Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld and Abigail Breslin will appear during Summit’s Hall H panel. by Rebecca Ford,  courtesy TheHollywoodReporter Ender’s Game will land at Comic-Con this year. On Thursday, July … Continue reading

July 6, 2013 · 2 Comments

Polygon’s Human Angle Series Attracted Over 200K Video Views Vox Media show profiles stars behind video games like Red Dead Redemption


by David Taintor, courtesy AdWeek When Polygon—Vox Media’s video game-focused property—was being conceived, its founders wanted the site to be more than just a destination for the latest surface-level gaming … Continue reading

July 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Zynga Lured CEO Mattrick With Compensation Topping $50 Million


Don Mattrick, the game-industry veteran who was hired as chief executive officer of Zynga Inc. (ZNGA) this week, is receiving compensation totaling more than $50 million to turn around the … Continue reading

July 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Ubisoft reports data breach, asks users to change passwords


Ubisoft said Tuesday that its systems had been breached by cybercriminals, and recommended that any users with a Ubisoft account change their passwords immediately. In a company blog post, the firm said … Continue reading

July 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Microsoft teases ultimate Xbox 360 sale


By Eddie Makuch, courtesy gamespot.com List of titles to be discounted next week includes Assassin’s Creed III, Bulletstorm, Crysis 3, Left 4 Dead 2, and The Witcher 2. Microsoft will launch … Continue reading

July 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

TOP 10 GAMES FOR WEEK ENDING JUNE 22, 2013


posted by TiA Staff data courtesy of Nielsen.com Discover what Americans are watching, reading, playing, browsing, buying and more. These lists are compiled on a weekly, monthly or quarterly basis. … Continue reading

June 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

Supercell and GungHo’s cross-promotion mutually boosts presence in Japan and U.S.


by Stephanie Carmichael, courtesy VentureGames Successful developers Supercell and GungHo Online Entertainment launched a cross-promotion this week where Clash of Clans characters and a special dungeon appears in Puzzle & … Continue reading

June 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Cartoon Network Teams With ‘Transformers” Don Murphy for ‘Captain Planet’ Movie


by Lacey Rose, courtesy TheHollywoodReporter The news follows a mid-June announcement that Joel Silver (Sherlock Homes, Die Hard) had signed a similar agreement for a Ben 10 movie project in … Continue reading

June 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

‘Angry Birds Star Wars’ Goes Offline With Nerdy Relay Race


by Quenton Narcisse, courtesy mashable Nerdist’s Course of the Force, a week-long relay across California dedicated to Star Wars enthusiasts, is teaming up with Rovio and Angry Birds Star Wars … Continue reading

June 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Gamemakers rejoice: Havok releases free Project Anarchy game development engine


by Nate Ralph, courtesy Techhive Middleware developer Havok has finally released Project Anarchy, a game creation tool that’ll allow you to develop games for iOS, Android, and Tizen mobile platforms—free … Continue reading

June 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Ouya game console hits retail, sold out at Amazon as backers wait


by JR Bookwalter , courtesy techradar Updated Android-powered box no longer exclusive to Kickstarter supporters Update: Despite what is a milestone day for Ouya, there’s a shadow cast over its … Continue reading

June 26, 2013 · 1 Comment

Microsoft developing Age of Empires game for iOS and Android


Since 1997, real-time strategy fans have been enjoying games carrying the Age of Empires name. But for the most part those games have been limited to Windows and Mac releases. There’s been … Continue reading

June 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

New ‘Ender’s Game’ Propaganda Posters Warn of ‘Imminent’ Invasion


by Mia Galuppo, courtesy HollywoodReporter The film adaptation of the hit YA novel stars Harrison Ford and Hailee Steinfeld. The new posters for Ender’s Game set a menacing tone for the … Continue reading

June 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Microsoft reveals Xbox One headsets aren’t included with base system [updated]


by Kyle Orland, courtesy ArsTechnica UPDATE: Microsoft sent along this statement in response to a request from Ars Technica. Xbox One does not include a pack-in headset accessory. Each Xbox … Continue reading

June 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

‘Mario Bros.’ Parody Urges Nintendo to Ensure ‘Slavery’-Free Products (Video)


by Aaron Couch, courtesy HollywoodReporter A parody video featuring the famous video game brothers is urging Nintendo to ensure “slave-mined minerals” from the Democratic Republic of Congo are not used … Continue reading

June 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

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