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China

Nintendo Switch Has a Secret Game You Can Only Unlock Once a Year

By | Sep 20, 2017 at 12:20 pm

The Nintendo Switch has taken the gaming world by storm. In addition to the unprecedented launch earlier this year, Nintendo stock has reached a nine-year high thanks to the innovative console on-the-go. Unfortunately, this celebratory time for the gaming company has been somewhat marred…

Gaming

China

Nintendo Shares Have Hit a Nine-Year High

By | Sep 20, 2017 at 10:50 am

Nintendo is riding high: Their shares are up higher than they’ve been in nine years. Why? Because of recent news proving that Nintendo is stepping into one of the world’s biggest game markets, China. It’s bringing a game widely popular in the country to…

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…

Virtual Reality

Sweden

How the Swedish Gaming Industry Could Make VR Film Awesome

By | Aug 30, 2017 at 9:20 am

Starting today and running for the next week and a half, the 74th annual Venice International Film Festival is already an impressive event. But this year’s competition holds something new: The first-ever competition for VR film that is backed by a major film fest. Ahead of…

Gear & Gadgets

Solid State Drives + Striped RAIDs = Maximum MacBook Pro Performance

By | Aug 26, 2017 at 6:30 pm

If you hear the term “RAID” and immediately think of World of Warcraft, then leave now and go back to your guild. In short, a RAID is a set of physical volumes configured via hardware or software to appear as one volume of data….

Virtual Reality

The Unsolvable Problem Holding Back VR Gaming

By | Aug 24, 2017 at 11:30 am

Virtual reality gaming’s unsolvable problem is that, by design, it requires gamers to leave reality. Yes, that is obviously the point, to go to a “virtual” reality, which could be anywhere (the Batcave, outer space, the seventh level of Hell, anywhere). And VR is…

Accelerator

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…

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…

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…