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Drakerz-Confrontation Shows Power of Augmented Reality Gaming

These days we spend a lot of time considering virtual reality, and not without reason. For the first time in a long time, we've had the necessary tools—even competitors looking to offer other versions of said tools!--to really talk seriously...

Titanfall Cheaters' Pool Activated On PC--A Clever Approach To Online Cheating

Cheating in games is a fairly universal problem. While the cheat code has been comparatively sanctioned, its use in online play is much less so and represents a fundamental difference between the offline cheat and the online cheat. While different...

Welcome Development For Steam Developers: Name Your Own Discounts

The Steam Sale is a popular fixture in the gaming community, with the deepest of discounts making their way to the fore and spurring even the most tight-fisted of gamers to pull out the wallet—or the credit card, PayPal account...

Gambling On Games: Capcom & Virgin Gaming Bring Betting To Games

Think you're a real champ at “Super Street Fighter 4”? How about “Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition”? Well, if you've got the chops to take on the greats, you too can put your money where your mouth is thanks...

The Secret To PC Gaming's Growth? BRICs and Steam.

It may sound almost impossibly cryptic, but according to new reports, the secret to PC gaming success is going to be a combination of bricks and steam. That sounds like an odd combination, but the report from the International Data...

Steam Explodes Amid New Generation of Consoles

There's been a lot made lately out of the next generation of consoles, and with good reason. Millions of the devices have been sold, and already the future of gaming's next generation is looking bright. But an unexpected development has...

Is Microsoft Taking Pages From The Book of Steam?

Those paying close attention to Xbox Live sales, whether for Gold members or otherwise, may have noticed that Microsoft started something up a couple days ago, a big “countdown to 2014” sale featuring a slew of good deals, including a...

What To Do About Horror Gaming?

It's a good time of year to cover this topic, really. Between the fact that Halloween hits in just three days—many places have already had their Halloween specials and even their Halloween parties—and the fact that this time of year...

A Golden Age of Gaming Afoot?

It's hard to remember a time before gaming was ubiquitous, but it was there. The console market was just getting started, and about the only place you could reliably find video games were at arcades that may have been miles...

Is The Mobile Gaming Market Seizing Gamers On Time Constraints?

You might have noticed that, recently, I wasn't posting for a little while. I was enjoying a couple days off, a four-day weekend that not only let me get a lot done, but also let me enjoy some quiet time...

Kiip Wants To Know: Who's The Best Mobile Gamer Around?

Mobile gaming; it's changed minds and attitudes all the way along the ecosystem from developers to gamers, and more and more people are starting to take this concept a lot more seriously. But one of the most recent efforts that's...

For JumpCore, Zombies & Real Time Strategy Pair Up Well

Two great tastes that taste great together; it's an old description of the Reese's Peanut Butter Cup, but it's also an exciting way to look at games. An upcoming title from JumpCore, “Undead Overlord”, looks to put that principle to...

Can MOBA Game Schools Perk Up The E-Sports Concept?

One of the more popular breeds of game that becomes an e-sports standard is the MOBA, or Multiplayer Online Battle Arena, game. Games like “League of Legends” and “Defense of the Ancients” fall into this category, and the play mechanics...

What If Console Games Could Be Retooled By Users?

It's no secret by now that I'm a big fan of Bethesda's open-world experiences. The Elder Scrolls and the recent Fallout titles are the standards by which I consider most of my gaming experiences, and so, I'm always excited about...

Gaming Innovation From A Surprising Source

With all the talk going on about the console market, it's worth taking a moment to look at some of the upcoming games in the field. There's a surprising amount of innovation coming up, and it's coming from a source...

Can Equity Crowdfunding Be A Part Of Gaming?

Recently, Gamasutra brought out a report that certainly had my attention on the concept of equity crowdfunding. While we've seen several games come about--or at least get in a position to get made--because of crowdfunding services like Kickstarter, the concept...

Mobile Devices: New Frontier For Core Gaming?

Not long ago, we talked about the core gamer here and discussed his--and occasionally her, but mostly his--impact on the gaming market as a whole. But something new has occurred to me, and it's largely related to where the core...

Games Don't Need To Grow Up At All

When I see the phrase "grow up" in two different articles about gaming in one day, I know something's up. When something's up, that's time to talk about it. So today, I'm going to look at the idea of games...

The Future Of Gaming By The Numbers

Recent information emerged from the NPD Group, running down just how much Americans spent on video gaming in 2012, and the numbers have some very interesting stories to tell in their own right. But what do these stories have to...

Storm8 Mobile Gaming Clears Major Milestone

If you've never heard of the mobile gaming company known as Storm8, it's okay; you're not alone. But there are plenty of gamers who have, and in Storm8's case, a recent milestone's worth of gamers have joined up as active...

Hitman: Absolution Marketing Takes Things A Bit Too Far

Recently, a new gaming marketing campaign came on line...and went off line in about an hour. What on earth could have been so preposterous, so potentially damaging to a company's reputation, indeed, so damaging to the reputations of gamers everywhere?...

When Quirky Just Ain't Enough

It's no surprise to find that, in many cases, a lot of gamers are sick to death of the big pile of more of the same that so often lands on their store shelves. But what happens when quirky just...

An Xbox Game With Hourly Rates?

I've seen plenty of different pricing models for games. From full retail to DLC pricing to indie fare that costs pennies to free demos, but with the appearance of a new Karaoke game, Microsoft may well have crossed the weird...

Social Gaming's Biggest Failing? Not Enough Social

Social gaming is something of a strange beast these days. While there are more than a few people out there waiting for the inevitable collapse of social gaming in favor of mobile gaming, one point seems to be lacking in...

Why Are Investors Fleeing Social Gaming?

While 2011 was pretty big as far as social gaming went, the market seems to have dropped off, and pretty substantially, too. The question of the day, of course, is why did investors bug out of the social gaming market?...
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