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Gaming

PSN Download Speeds Too Slow? Here’s A Fix

By | Sep 9, 2017 at 5:00 pm

For many people, Sony’s PlayStation Network or PSN download speeds are slow, but from the moment game consoles were able to connect to the Internet, it was obvious their ability to make the most out of that precious data pipe was somewhat limited. A video game…

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Boston

These Are the Latest Startups From MIT Play Labs

By | Aug 21, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Last week saw the debut of the Play Labs demo event, which marked the inauguration of a new summer accelerator from MIT Game Lab. The Play Labs accelerator is dedicated to “playful” technology, and it’s cohort of 13 startups. The coolest tech of the…

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Augmented Reality

The Parable of Pokemon Go

By | Aug 6, 2017 at 8:05 am

Every few hours, the train station a block from my Chicago apartment switches control. New colors go up, and new groups are no longer welcome. Blue, red, blue, red. This isn’t about gangs, though. This is about teams, the cousins of gangs, which are…

Games

This Company Turned Fake News Into an Arcade Game

By | Jul 12, 2017 at 9:20 am

The term “fake news” has become all too familiar in the last year. Whether it’s social media users pointing out that the article you shared was from a satirical website or the president talking about CNN, fake news has become a staple of our…

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Orlando

100 Best Cities for Gamers in the US

By | Jun 14, 2017 at 1:30 pm

With E3 in full swing and more console announcements hitting social media than political arguments, video games are currently on everyone’s mind. Between the insanely realistic graphics, the mind-blowing gameplay, and the potential for virtual reality integration, it’s no wonder this section of the…

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Virtual Reality Arcades Are Catching On: Are They Here To Stay?

By | Jan 26, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Say goodbye to impossible claw machines, skipped-over Skee Ball alleys and Dance Dance Revolution games that have been collecting dust since the 1990s. Something new is in town and it’ll gobble up your quarters faster than a laundromat.  That’s right, virtual reality arcades are here,…

Productivity

10 Sites to Help You Procrastinate The Right Way

By | Dec 16, 2016 at 3:30 pm

Computers, tablets and smartphones are amazing devices, allowing us to make more in less time. They’re incredible at making us more productive, but they can also work against you. With the advent of the internet, along came several website with no other goal than procrastination. Procrastinating…

Video

The Best Types of Video to Make Money on YouTube

By | Dec 5, 2016 at 11:30 am

YouTube is the world’s largest video-sharing website, with over 1 billion users. It is also a preferred platform for creating and sharing video, loved by several videographers such as Casey Neistat or Ben Brown. YouTube has also helped to turn many everyday people into worldwide superstars,…

Startups & Apps

Top 5 Apps to Check Out This Week: Zen Studio, Mini Metro, and More

By | Oct 24, 2016 at 2:30 pm

Summer is over and fall is here. That means you’re going to have to endure cold weather, rainy afternoons, and boring nights at home. Fortunately, this selection of apps will keep you entertained all year long. Whether you want to start cooking lunch with a…

Games

Security Hole Is the Hacker Video Game Designed to Make You Think

By | Oct 18, 2016 at 5:50 pm

Steam is likely the biggest gaming platform on the market right now. It features thousands of games, some big and some small, which can be purchased and downloaded with ease, and they have been. But in some cases, quality games go unappreciated right when they…

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You Can Win This Mobile Game by Controlling Your Stress

By | Oct 11, 2016 at 12:50 pm

In the hectic world of today, stress controls your life. From waking up in the morning to a blaring alarm to commuting to work in bumper to bumper traffic, there’s plenty to be stressed about on a day to day basis. And while meditation…

Opinion/Analysis

Why VR Games Should Embrace Their Limitations

By | Oct 10, 2016 at 6:30 pm

The future’s so bright, you gotta wear a VR headset: The virtual reality boom is upon us. We’ll be able to watch the upcoming Blade Runner sequel through Oculus, check out a VR miniseries next month from the director of the Bourne Identity, and…

News

Study: Brain-Training Games Are Terrible, Should Die Forever

By | Oct 5, 2016 at 9:15 am

A new study in the Psychological Science in the Public Interest debunks the supposed benefits of brain-training games, which cottage industry leaders like Luminosity and LearningRx hype as helping people overcome brain-related diseases and ailments. To tackle the job, the study’s lead, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign psychology…

Startups & Apps

Top 5 Apps to Check Out This Week: Brain It On, MOVIEQU and More

By | Sep 26, 2016 at 11:45 am

It’s Monday, which means it’s time to dust off the cobwebs and get back to work. Unfortunately, lack of motivation is all too common at the beginning of the week. But with this slew of popular new apps, you’ll be able to make it through…

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Google App Is Now As Advanced as a 20-Year-Old Desktop

By | Aug 26, 2016 at 11:00 am

Pokémon Go proved that nostalgia sells. Whether its for small creatures with funny names or just for walking around, people are more than willing to throw money at old products. Because nostalgic consumers have become such a force to be reckoned with, companies are…

Games

KTplay’s Instant In-Game Communities for Developers Expands West

By | Aug 18, 2016 at 10:20 am

Developing a game is quite hard to do. Most developers tend to focus on making a great game, forgetting other important parts of the entire experience. Engagement and community, for example, are two essential but often overlooked aspects of this – either because developers…

Gaming

‘Town of Salem’ Takes Social Gaming to a New Level

By | Aug 12, 2016 at 1:24 pm

With more than 1.2 billion people playing video games worldwide, the industry has reached an all-time high in terms of users and revenue. New video game trends are helping shape the gaming behaviors of users, with technologies like virtual reality and augmented reality changing the way that people interact…