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Major League Gaming's Streaming Investment Pays Off With Big Viewership Numbers

It wasn't so long ago when we were hearing about Major League Gaming's plans to step up to a complete streaming platform. While the field of e-sports itself has been making some fairly substantial gains of late, the numbers for...

Unity Drives Home A Point Picking Up Playnomics

The Unity engine is increasingly well-known for its position in the independent gaming community, as more and more developers turn to it to help get games into the next generation of gaming consoles, and beyond. But Unity is about to...

Who's Watching E-Sports, Anyway?

We've talked a lot here about e-sports, from their potential to overtake and even replace regular sports to their increasing viewership numbers even to the scandal that can crop up in the field. But a new report from Newzoo and...

Facebook Buys Oculus: Good News For Gamers?

Recently we all found out a bit of news that was likely shocking to most, though whether or not it was shocking in a good way left many uncertain. Facebook bought Oculus VR, the company that makes the Oculus Rift...

Tapjoy Gamers: Older, Wealthier, TV Buffs?

There's a certain image that the gaming community has, mostly fat white young men whose primary diet and about 15 percent of their wardrobe involves Cheetos. Some have embraced it, others rail against it, but the idea of basement dweller...

Twitch To Go: Streaming For Mobile Games Now Available

While some may find the idea of watching other people play video games to be the zenith of uselessness, the idea that this activity might be fun is catching on, and more and more people—and platforms—are turning to Twitch to...

Nintendo: The Healthy Game Maker?

Things have not been good for Nintendo of late, and that's almost a bit of an understatement. With rivals Sony and Microsoft trouncing the daylights out of the company on shelves and Nintendo itself seen regularly apologizing to gamers over...

Can Mobile Games Help Stop Cyberbullying?

Bullying is an all too real fact of life for many out there, whether it's real-time bullying or its online equivalent known as cyberbullying. But there may be some hope out there for those who find themselves on the receiving...

Watching Games A Bigger Draw Than Expected

Recently, Deepfield brought out a study on peak Internet traffic. Some fairly major names appeared on the list of places people often go online, and many of the expected names led the way. But where things got very interesting was...

Is Amazon About To Eat Microsoft's Lunch?

That's a funny question, make no mistake, and it's got an answer that may not prove to be very funny at all for Microsoft. For us, however, it should be a bit of great news as it should spark competition...

Shall We Play A Game? Angelina's Got One In Mind

It's a strange sort of medium we've struck now in gaming. First came WOPR, who wanted to play a game with stakes of unusual depth. Then came Skynet, who turned the whole planet into a horrible game that featured a...

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...

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...

So Is There Interest In Major League Gaming? More Than You May Think.

There's been a lot of news lately around professional gaming, what with how the audience is growing and the players are getting involved and there are more games coming out around its support. There's a lot going on, but is...

On Copyright, Let's Play Videos, and Symbiosis

A recent development in the YouTube community is proving somewhat jarring to fans of video game-related content, and to those viewers of same. Specifically, several providers of what are known as “Let's Play” videos are finding themselves on the bad...

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...

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...

Oculus Rift, CastAR, and Friends: Virtual Reality Hardware Becoming A Full Market

The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak. That's not just a partial Bible quote turned pithy saying any more, but rather a fair description of the virtual reality market. While there was software and to spare ready to...

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...

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...

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...

A Gamer Registry In The Face Of Navy Shipyard Shooting?

Earlier today I read something rather unsettling that came from Elisabeth Hasselbeck during an airing of “Fox and Friends” on the Fox News network. It came following the recent shooting at a U.S. Navy shipyard in Washington D.C., and while...

A Gamer Revolt At Dragons Of Atlantis Shows Importance of Customer Service

Free to play games have long been a difficult balancing act. People's interest in paying for a free to play game is commonly low—said gamers didn't show up looking for a “cheap to play” title—yet by like token a game...

Where Do The Kids Turn For Gaming?

Easily one of the biggest markets in gaming is the under 18 market. The kids turn to gaming for fun and relaxation in fairly large numbers, and having access to parents' disposable income certainly doesn't hurt either. But a recent...
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