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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…

Gaming

Tokyo

SEGA Forever Will Deliver Free Retro Mobile Games to Your Smartphone

By | Jun 23, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Everything retro is huge right now. Stranger Things — and I say this with love — is nothing but a grab-bag of retro nostalgia. The result: a critical and financial success. More and more brands are jumping into 70s or 80s throwbacks, even when they…

Accelerator

Hawaii

Hawaii’s Blue Startup is an Accelerator in Paradise

By | Jun 23, 2017 at 9:20 am

Startups have a new way to build their business and hang ten. Among the islands of Hawaii, accelerator Blue Startup, located in Honolulu, started in 2013 by Henk Rogers, Maya Rogers and Chenoa Farnsworth to boost the state’s tech ecosystem and diversify the economy. Since…

Security

18 Science Fiction Movies That Used Biometrics

By | Jun 23, 2017 at 8:30 am

Decades ago, the concept of facial and voice recognition and retinal scanners was only for the Starship Enterprise. Today biometrics, a term used to refer to metrics related to human characteristics, have become an everyday usage for anyone with an advanced smartphone to access control and identification…

Gear & Gadgets

San Diego

CleverPet Is a Video Game For Your Dog, Rewards With Food [Review]

By | Jun 21, 2017 at 12:20 pm

In an age when gaming is no longer just for those with ghostly tans, but a booming industry with a growing spectator division, it only makes sense for it to expand beyond humans. For those of us with pets, we often feel guilty leaving…

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Jobs

Here Are the Job Functions the Gaming Industry Is Hiring For

By | Jun 16, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Electronic Entertainment Expo 2017 is over, and we’ve all walked away with plenty of new information about games: Sony is remaking Shadow of the Colossus for PS4; Nintendo is turning out two Metroid games; and the new Xbox is called the “Xbox One X,”…

Games

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…

Trends

San Francisco

Top Highlights From Mary Meeker’s 2017 Internet Trends Report

By | Jun 1, 2017 at 8:30 am

Mary Meeker’s influential Internet Trends Report just dropped, which means that everyone’s digesting the latest news on the state of the internet. But the presentation is 355 slides long. What you need is a series of pre-chewed insights into the current and future trends…

Gaming

Not All Gaming Chairs Are Created Equal

By | Mar 28, 2017 at 8:30 pm

The average desk chair is made for offices and study rooms. In most cases, gaming isn’t something that brands consider when designing chairs. That’s why it can be frustrating to look for a chair that has everything you need for gaming – and that’s why…

Events

5 Notable Upcoming TED Talk Speakers in 2017

By | Mar 28, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Whether you’re an aspiring artist or a thriving entrepreneur, you’ve probably had a TED Talk change your life at one point or another. These inspirational discussions on everything from health and happiness to business and economics are overwhelmingly poignant, expertly produced, and feature a…

Entrepreneur

The “White Guy Blinking” Meme Guy Is Now a Globe-Trotting Entrepreneur

By | Mar 15, 2017 at 12:50 pm

If you’re a relatively well-versed consumer of internet memes, you’ll know what I’m talking about when I mention the “white guy blinking” response gif. It’s a blond-haired, blue-eyed guy raising his eyebrows and blinking in the whitest display of incredulity imaginable: When you watching…

Augmented Reality

Austin

Startups at SXSW Can Game Their Way to $50,000 in Funding with AR Game

By | Mar 3, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Raising capital is one of the toughest feats for any startups. Trying to network, meet the right people, gain warm introductions, get your pitch deck together, and present it around town takes a ton of energy and time. One company is making it easy for…

Augmented Reality

London

Move Over Pokémon Go, This Augmented Reality Treasure Hunt Game has Real Prizes

By | Mar 1, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Move over Pokémon Go, this new augmented reality app is the next step in the world of online mobile gaming and it comes with prizes. London-based Snatch is the latest augmented reality and geo-location virtual treasure hunt gaming platform with real-life environments and obstacles…

Opinion/Analysis

How Activision Blizzard Made $2B Off Their Gaming Franchises

By | Feb 10, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Activision Blizzard, Inc. has announced massive fourth quarter revenues: A record-breaking $2.01 billion in sales. That’s a rise of 49 percent from the same quarter the previous year. The publisher’s gaming hits include names like Call of Duty, Overwatch, and Hearthstone. Stock is up 9.5…

Startups & Apps

Top 5 Apps to Check Out This Week: Whom, Camarada VR and More

By | Feb 6, 2017 at 2:20 pm

February is here and, while there is six weeks of winter remaining, there are still some apps to keep you entertained until the winter weather comes to a close. From GIFs and games to 3D Videos and meditation, here is my apps recipe for…

Gaming

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,…

Gaming

Why Have Video Game Developer Jobs Dropped 65 Percent in 3 Years?

By | Jan 11, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Job openings for video game developers dropped 65 percent since 2014, according to new data from job search site Indeed. That’s despite the growing video game industry, which is estimated to top off at a worth of $91 billion dollars in 2020. So what’s behind…