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This won’t come as a surprise if you’re familiar with the game’s genre, but playing Starcraft 2 might make you smarter. Starcraft 2 is a so-called “real-time strategy game,” a form of video game that involves resource management and military planning in parallel, while restricting the ...
Valve’s Steam Box is coming, and if the company behind Half-Life, Portal, and Team Fortress 2 gets it right, the next gaming console in your living room could be much different — and more compelling — than your Xbox, PlayStation, Wii, or PC. Valve is trying to build a game consol...
Valve, the company behind Steam, is trying to revolutionize the idea of a video game console by combining its preeminent video game distribution platform with the power of Linux PCs. For months, the company’s been silent about the subject, but it sounds like we could get some new...
Most of the time getting caught playing a video game in class will get a student scolded. Many Millenials can wistfully recall surreptitiously passing around and playing games like Puzzpack and Drug Wars during high school math class… and today’s generation of students carr...
When sony announced the PlayStation Vita TV, it seemed like it could very well have become a device to transform the video game and set-top streaming markets both. The diminutive device was going to be a video-streaming, game-playing, PS4-mirroring wonder not quite like anything weR...
Welcome to Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly, an online newsletter that consists of the most interesting news and articles related to enterprise mobility in Asia.  Asia is predicted to be the fastest area of growth for enterprise mobility between now and 2016. Also read Fiel...
I’ve become a huge fan of the Indie Game developer community in the past few years. I am blown away by the creativity this community comes up with and the relentless release cycle we see with new and innovative games that come to services like Steam and the various mobile platforms. I’...
Microsoft listed off a list of titles coming to Xbox One back at E3, but it’s Gamescom time, folks, and that means we get to find out about quite a few more games coming to the console. As of August 19, the list of Xbox One games has grown to 50, with titles that should... Read M...
Port St. Lucie, FL, August 17, 2013 --(PR.com)-- eMinecraftServers.com, a new Minecraft Server directory, has launched and will be providing an interactive way through which people will find their favorite Minecraft servers. Just like other directories, the site will offer free server...
Haswell Processors Give Better Server Speed and Reliability RapidSwitch, one of the UK's leading server hosting companies and part of iomart Group, has launched a new range of servers based on the Intel Haswell 4th Generation CPUs.The new CPUs provide the biggest single generational ga...
Now that Microsoft has done away with the controversial new policies it announced during the Xbox One’s unveiling, gamers are coming around and anticipation is mounting. Pre-sales of the console have been “through the roof” according to Microsoft, and some expect Xbox One sales to crus...
Welcome to Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly, an online newsletter that consists of the most interesting news and articles related to enterprise mobility in Asia.  Asia is predicted to be the fastest area of growth for enterprise mobility between now and 2016. Also read Fiel...
The Ouya video game console was one of the most successful Kickstarter campaigns of all-time, and the team behind the little Android box that could has set its sights on making its library of games even better. Ouya recently announced “Free the Games,” a $1 million fund that will match...
Tucson, AZ, July 23, 2013 --(PR.com)-- Geoff Notkin, star of the award-winning Science Channel television series "Meteorite Men," has been selected to provide the Keynote Address at the 2013 NewSpace Conference taking place July 25-27 in Silicon Valley, California. Notkin&#...
Last month, when Microsoft announced its now-famous reversal on the initial licensing policies and online requirements for the Xbox One, we argued that triumphant throngs of gamers should recognize that they were losing out on some potentially interesting features alongside the removal...
I have a weakness for a particular Android game that shall remain nameless (to protect the innocent, of course). It frequently complains that I have "a poor network connection." Even when I'm one hop from a fiber ring. Interestingly enough, it is almost always the case that this notifi...
#webperf #fast #mobile Alternative title: Stop Blaming the Network I have a weakness for a particular Android game that shall remain nameless (to protect the innocent, of course). It frequently complains that I have "a poor network connection." Even when I'm one hop from...
#webperf #fast #mobile Alternative title: Stop Blaming the Network I have a weakness for a particular Android game that shall remain nameless (to protect the innocent, of course). It frequently complains that I have "a poor network connection." Even when I'm one hop from...
That’s a lot of terminals, and there’s one for Capcom too (Capsule Communicator, not the Video Game maker). There’s also an Android app for a virtual tour of the NASA setup. Tagged: Control room, International Space Station, ISS, NASA
After two weeks of backlash and internet outrage over some of the Xbox One’s new policies, Microsoft changed course and appeased gamers around the world. After first showing off its new console in May, Microsoft said that the Xbox One would need to be connected to the internet once eve...
Montreal, Canada, June 26, 2013 --(PR.com)-- After 6 years of success as a webcomic, Ryan Sohmer and Lar deSouza are thrilled to announce that Looking For Group has a new video game adaptation currently in pre-production with Paladin Studios. LFG & The Fork of Truth is a 4-player...
I’m very sad. I’m sad because the site I use more than any other site, Google Reader, is going away at midnight on Monday morning, never to be heard from again. Google Reader is the site I use most often for work and the site I use most often for fun to keep up with... Read More
First announced way back in February, Sony finally unveiled the PlayStation 4, its next-generation console, last week at E3. Priced at $399, it’s $100 less than Microsoft’s Xbox One, which was also shown off last week. The PlayStation 4 will hit store shelves this holiday season and al...
Macon, GA, June 19, 2013 --(PR.com)-- The twenty-first-century version of the Welcome Wagon has taken to the web. In its latest efforts to model collaboration and promote its partnering organizations, the Gateway Macon Initiative recently enhanced www.GatewayMacon.org to integrate the...
Last week, amidst all the “WHO WON E3?!?” talk, all eyes were on Sony and Microsoft. Whether you think that Sony won the next-gen console war already or that Microsoft will be victorious in the end, chances are good you probably weren’t thinking about Nintendo. The big N decided NOT to...
After first showing off the Xbox One back in May, Microsoft pulled back the curtain last week during E3 and filled in some more details – and showed off a ton of new games. Available this November for $499, the Xbox One is more than a way to play Halo and Gears of War: it’s... Read Mor...
Earlier in the week, I wrote about how even though we’re five months away from either console hitting store shelves, Sony’s PlayStation 4 had already knocked out Microsoft’s Xbox One and had handed Sony the next-gen console crown. I made sure to note at the end of the article that I wa...
Ask Netflix Vice President of Product Innovation Todd Yellin what makes the streaming giant special, and he’ll start telling you about algorithms, test groups and suggestion engines. “It’s the revolution of TV,” he explained to us at E3. “They used to send...
Microsoft ruffled the gamer waters last week when it clarified its policies revolving around used games, game rentals, always-on connectivity and more. When Microsoft announced the Xbox One on May 21, most of the presentation revolved around the console itself and its media capabilitie...
Video games are big business today: Electronic Arts (EA) generated more than 4 billion dollars in revenue last year, and they're not even the biggest player on the block. In addition to big bucks, video games also generate Big Data: 50 terabytes per day at EA alone. So there's an obvio...
The new PlayStation 4 may look similar to Microsoft’s new Xbox One console, but Sony has put a clear line in the sand between its rival after announcing that the PS4 will cost $399 — $100 cheaper than Microsoft’s Xbox One — while there will be no restrictions on used games, and the con...
Microsoft’s Xbox One announcement last month left something off the list: video games. Yes, Microsoft was very clear that the Xbox One would dominate and absorb every facet of your living room and your entire entertainment lifestyle. But it wasn’t clear about “Halos.” Well, there’s a H...
On Monday at its E3 press conference, Microsoft announced that it has integrated with live-streaming site Twitch to allow live streaming and viewing from its upcoming Xbox One game console. The integration will allow Xbox Gold Live customers to instantly broadcast their game streams to...
If your teenagers are too immersed in video games to take out the garbage or finish homework, it might not be all bad. They may be learning how to be better future citizens. Kathy Sanford, an education professor at the University of Victoria, has heard all the downsides of kids hooked ...
When Microsoft’s Xbox One goes on sale before the end of year, it should cost $399, $50 more than the Sony’s PlayStation 4, likely to debut at the same time, according to estimates by Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter. The analyst made his estimates in a research n...
Secaucus, NJ, June 04, 2013 --(PR.com)-- ZT Systems, a leading provider of compute and storage solutions optimized for hyperscale data centers, today announced the availability of servers featuring the Intel® Xeon® processor E3-1200 v3 product family. Based on Intel’s ...
Los Angeles, CA, June 04, 2013 --(PR.com)-- Blue Marble launches its first crowdfunding campaign to develop an interactive falls prevention video game called Zoezi Park, an initiative facilitated by the Alfred E. Mann Institute at the University of Southern California, Three Two One P...
Microsoft’s recent Xbox One debut had its ups and downs, and there are still some burning questions that have not yet been answered. In terms of components, we won’t know all the winners until people start getting their hands on boxes later this year, but one big name was confirmed dur...
Nintendo is struggling to show consumers why they should be interested in its new Wii U video game console. There is nothing drastically wrong with the hardware; it combines high-definition graphics with an intriguing tablet controller for what should be original and compelling gamepla...
Microsoft’s day-long media outing for the Xbox One this week was only the first of a two-stage unveiling for the new console, and the E3 event won’t be just about games. Among the features not yet shown off for the console is the ability for gamers to have a friend take ove...