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The 80 / 20 Rule? For Mobile Gaming, Try 46 / 0.22

One of the biggest rules around is the so-called “80 / 20 Rule.” Known by many names—the Pareto Principle, the Law of the Vital Few, the Principle of Factor Sparsity—this rule basically posits that, in many cases, 80 percent of...

Just Say No To Smurfberries: Governments Take Aim on Virtual Goods

The free to play gaming market has made some pretty substantial strides of late, with game makers discovering there's a lot of money to be had in offering up the game for free, but later offering components of the game...

Ubisoft's Quarterly Numbers Show The Bad Side Of A New Console Generation

A new generation of consoles is usually a pretty welcome thing. New opportunities to be amazed by great games, new graphics, new plots, new possibilities in general, not to mention a chance to ramp up all the old greats with...

Making Smarter Games: The Secret To Truly Mainstream Gaming?

Are games too much like porn? That's a strange question; leave aside the occasional “hot coffee” incident and games really aren't much like porn at all. There's little sex, no nudity to speak of, and content is so carefully regulated...

Is Nintendo The Canary In Gaming's Coal Mine?

While Nintendo's fortunes of late haven't exactly been good, the idea that the company's woes might be reflective of the wider industry's woes haven't much been considered lately. But the head of PlayStation in the United Kingdom, Fergal Gara, recently...

The VRcade: Is There A Future In The Arcade?

Let's face it, kids. The arcade is mostly a dead prospect these days. Oh, sure, there are still examples of the concept around; every so often you'll find a place still devoted to keeping the old machines alive, or even...

What Is It About Rust?

I've been hearing quite a bit about the game known as “Rust” lately, and this little game—which recently started making sales—is actually landing on the market in high style. It's been showing up in webcomics, it's been talked about all...

Are Steam Sales Doing More Harm Than Good?

Just yesterday we noted some big impact for Steam, and noted how it was drawing in a whole lot of gaming fans from all around the world with incredible bargains released on a fairly regular basis. But one point being...

CES 2014: Gaming Takes A Big Slice of the Show

One exciting theme about this year's Consumer Electronics Show is one that we've been picking up bits and pieces of throughout the week, but also came in the form of things that we didn't discuss. Now that the show's coming...

CES 2014: Razer Unveils Project Christine, Fears of Haunted Cars Quickly Allayed

The first thing I think when I hear the name “Christine”--especially one connected with a machine—is the haunted Plymouth Fury of Stephen King fame. And why not? It's probably the first thing a lot of people born after 1980 think...

CES 2014: Nvidia Shows Streaming From PC to TV

While quite a bit has been made out of the Steam Machine, a concept that brings Steam gaming to the living room thanks to some particularly pleasant connectivity points and modified control schemes, the idea of streaming from a PC...

We all know that gaming is big business, at least in the United States. It stands to reason it's likewise big business in Canada and in Europe and even in Japan, with plenty of other places doing big business in...

2014 In Gaming: A Big Year In The Making

Gamers out there are undoubtedly looking forward to 2014, and with good reason. There's a whole new crop of developments out there just waiting to make themselves known, and some that have already been started that should come to fruition...

Can Wearable Tech Be A Part of Gaming?

Now here's an exciting question that's recently cropped up. Some have noticed that there's been something of a move recently to bring gaming to the smartwatch concept. While this approach has met with something less than full success thus far,...

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's the Biggest Draw on Kickstarter?

We all know that Kickstarter is a very big deal when it comes to gadgets and the like. It's not hard to see new projects there most every day, from books to gadgets and even, sometimes, new food concoctions. But...

Microsoft is Down Against Sony in the Console Wars, But Is There Hope Ahead?

The numbers tell the story so far, and the story is not a good one for Microsoft. Online shopping portal BuyVia makes the numbers very clear, and both demand and interest in the PlayStation 4 is outstripping that of the...

E-Sports: Opportunities and Challenges Abound

It's the kind of concept that parents dread and kids embrace with a fervor some might reserve for religion: the idea that possibly, one day, a particularly impressive video gaming record could elevate a gamer to the levels of the...

State of Decay: Breakdown Proves There's Still Life In The Xbox 360

So admittedly, when I first got a glimpse of the new "State of Decay" download, "Breakdown," I was concerned. A meager four megabytes was supposed to be a worthwhile augmentation? The subsequent 91 megabyte patch certainly helped things, but how...

Three Things To Be Thankful For In Gaming

And now, with Thanksgiving winding to its inevitable close, and the events of the longish weekend stretching out before us, it's worth taking a step back and looking at all the things out there that make us thankful. Of course,...

Is There Value In Console Gaming Bundles?

While rummaging through the great piles of gaming news that come out in a day, I caught sight of something that took my notice, and got me to thinking. Specifically, the word about the newest Humble Bundle that's jammed full...

Selling Like Hotcakes: The Popularity of PAX East 2014

A few hours ago, three-day badges for the Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) East show went on sale, at the impressive price of $75. 35 minutes later, said badges had completely sold out. Despite limits designed to get more badges into...

An Exciting New Perspective in Gaming: First Person

One of the things that's always caught my attention about the Fallout and Elder Scrolls series are the combination of deep RPG gaming with the immersive quality of first-person gameplay in a wide open space that often kept me from...

Can Valve's Steam Machines Roll Over The Living Room?

Today was the big day for the second of three announcements from Valve, and the news today was focused distinctly on hardware. From the SteamOS that would power such hardware to the hardware itself, Valve is really opening up some...

Is SteamOS the Start of a Living Room Destabilization?

The idea of a PC in the living room is really nothing new. Why should it be? PCs these days connect to an HD television just as easily as a monitor thanks to included HDMI ports, and a computer can...
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