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Why Does The Midwest Love PS4?

A new and somewhat unusual map recently came into view, as the Movoto Real Estate Blog took a look at breakdowns of Facebook likes in various states and discovered that certain states in the United States had some rather clear...

More Games, More Swag: Skillz Enters The Real-Money Fray

It's been something of an increasing development lately that games are allowing users to compete in real tournaments for real money. We've seen several examples of this already, and now, we're about to get one more with the release of...

Apocalypse Gaming: Why Do People Love It So?

Whilst on the hunt for news to discuss—and for once, not Nintendo-backed news—one of my favorite haunts for news came in from VentureBeat, who described the field of apocalypse gaming. Indeed, many of the biggest titles of the last few...

Will You Buy A Game Digitally In 2018? Flip A Coin.

A new report from the market research firm EEDAR presents a new and interesting portrait of the upcoming landscape as far as game sales go, and the idea has some deep implications for the gaming market as we know it....

Tax Breaks For Game Developers: A Good Idea?

It's Tax Day in the United States, the day in which tax filings for the year are due to be turned in. And a new move in the Georgia statehouse is one that seems to be gaining ground in plenty...

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...

The release of “Titanfall” on the Xbox One was regarded by many as a big move for Microsoft; the launch of this title was going to either make or break the Xbox One, at least in the short term. Though...

Titanfall A Huge Download On PC--Are Games Getting Too Big?

I spotted an odd bit of news earlier today about the PC release of "Titanfall," in that it would represent around a 22 gigabyte download, and an even bigger installation thanks to the use of uncompressed audio. And after having...

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...

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...

Gamers Helping: Farmville's Holiday Lights Brings Charity To Gaming

This is the time of year, out of most any other time of the year one cares to name, that the world's attention should be focused on giving and helping others. It's an important point to a lot of people—charitable...

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...

How Big Can Major League Gaming Get?

Recently, Major League Gaming's president and co-founder, Mike Sepso, offered some remarks on just how big the broadcasting property could get. Sepso's remarks may prove surprising, but one thing is quite clear: Major League Gaming is eager to fulfill the...

Imminent Next Gen Doesn't Slow Gamers Buying Much

A new report has emerged from the NPD Group that suggests that gaming purchases haven't slowed down much even with the imminent arrival of next generation consoles. The numbers tell an interesting story, but considering the numbers in the broader...

Battle Lines Are Drawn In The New Round of the Console Wars

With November—and the launch of two new consoles—just around the corners, strategies are now quite clear and there's quite a bit to cover. But who's got the best position going in? Who's likely to lead in the early stages? And...

Digital Delivery And The Summer Sales Numbers

When it comes to the video game market, we appear to be on the cusp of something very big. A sea change, really, in the way that video games reach our systems and how we interact with same. It was...

A Gamers' Salute To Independence Day

It's the Fourth of July, and with the coming of such a holiday comes a lot of different things. Some have family gatherings. Others attend parades, or host barbecues or the like. But one thing that should factor in to...

Why Used And Rental Games Were Such A Sticking Point

Easily one of the--potentially, we can even strip the qualifier away and just call it the--biggest controversies in gaming for the last couple years was the issue of used and rental gaming. More specifically, would the next generation consoles permit...

Microsoft, It Shouldn't Be This Hard

The Xbox One, the latest entry in the ongoing console wars, has been filled with a lot of questions of late. A lot of restrictions, a lot of strangeness, and a whole lot of unexpected and unusual constraints on the...

Why The eSports Bar Could Be Up For High Scores

Earlier today, word came out from several sources about the upcoming opening of the Meltdown London eSports bar, a sports bar that would offer not only a variety of video game-themed drinks, but also a variety of video games. The...

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...

Video Games: Not Just For People Any More

Being a writer here has introduced me to a wide array of bizarre events. I've seen unusual tech releases, odd news, strange happenings and quotes that made me at least wonder, once or twice, if the milk that commonly goes...

Video Games To Get Public Relations Makeover In New Campaign

Video games, lately, have taken something of a bad rap. With recent events making video games look like the fuel of massacres like Sandy Hook, and even the vice president taking potshots at the medium, it's not a bad time...

Sony's Master PlayStation 4 Marketing Plan Revealed, Somewhat

With the Sony special event now a memory, we're left to pick up the pieces and ask, just what's left? But now we've got some official, on the record word from Sony itself to explain just what the plan is...

PS4 Price--Has It Been Leaked?

With the upcoming Sony super-special meeting closing fast on us, it's already got more than a few wondering just what will be coming out. Since pretty much every other Sony super-special meeting has ended in a new product getting unveiled,...
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