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Gift Guide 2017: Video Game Consoles, Games, and Accessories

By | Nov 9, 2017 at 11:30 am

When video games came to popularity, it really only appealed to a certain demographic. Today, everyone from your grandma to your nephew, who can’t even talk yet, plays some type of game, and for that it makes it one of the hottest markets around….



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…



How to Use Gamification the Right Way

By | Jun 18, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Five years ago, gamification was the new marketing buzzword. However, as it caught on, its meaning fell off. Companies “gamified” everything for sales. Albertsons and Safeway created a lottery game called MONOPOLY, for which shoppers’ chance of winning the grand prize of a million…


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,”…



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…

Startup Spotlight


Edtech Startup LeapLearner Wants to Teach Kids to Program Robots

By | Apr 27, 2017 at 3:30 pm

The future of computer science jobs are bright. But in anticipation of a talent shortage, preparing the next generation with the skills to advance technology will be critical to future innovation. One startup is taking a global approach to developing children’s skill sets for the future….


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…


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…

Tech.Co Top Stories

Tech.Co Top Stories: Video Game Jobs, Comedy, and Smart Schools

By | Jan 13, 2017 at 5:50 pm

With the holidays behind you and CES in the rear view mirror, you’re probably excited to take a break and relaxed a bit. But with all this down time, don’t you think it’s time to catch up on all those Tech.Co top stories you missed…


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…


Santa Monica

RetroEngine Sigma Let’s You Play All Your Favorite Old Video Games

By | Dec 19, 2016 at 4:30 pm

The holiday seasons is upon us, which means that gamers around the world are clambering to get the newest consoles, the hottest games, and the oddest controllers on their list. But while they battle over Xbox One S and PS4 Pro, most of us are…

Internet of Things

7 Security Lessons the IoT Industry Could Learn from the Gaming World

By | Dec 1, 2016 at 2:20 pm

While internet providers play a role in securing the Internet of Things (IoT), manufacturers hold the primary responsibility in this area. Over the years, the folks who manufacture video game consoles have learned some pretty hard lessons about security vulnerabilities. As a result, your Playstation 4…



Developing AR: What Does the Card Game of the Future Look Like?

By | Nov 17, 2016 at 10:30 am

In the wake of viral phenomenon Pokémon Go, the world of augmented reality is seeing rapid growth. But with growth comes growing pains. Like any developing media format, AR is easy to get wrong. Yet one startup is tackling an even more specialized niche: the AR card…

Virtual Reality

Valve Has Put Two Popular Games on the Path to Virtual Reality

By | Oct 26, 2016 at 9:15 am

Valve is a video game developer with a huge cult following. When it comes to this industry, selecting tops and lists can be hard, but it is mostly unanimous that Valve is responsible for some of the best and most played games ever –…

Product Launch

Nintendo Unveils Nintendo Switch: Part Console, Part Handheld

By | Oct 20, 2016 at 10:30 am

Today, Nintendo unveiled their latest hardware, the Nintendo Switch. Formerly named Nintendo NX, the Switch provides single and multiplayer gaming at home, and also enables gamers to play the same title wherever, whenever and with whomever they choose. From the product unveiling trailer, a…


Young Men Are More Unemployed Than Ever, And They’re Loving It

By | Oct 11, 2016 at 2:30 pm

It’s no secret that the job market has fallen on tough times. While unemployment is lower than it has been in recent years, millennials are having trouble getting their foot in the door of a respectable career, particularly those without bachelor’s degrees. And while…

Virtual Reality

How Science Is Solving the Virtual Reality Sickness Problem

By | Sep 29, 2016 at 12:45 pm

Virtual reality is on the cusp of going mainstream. Production companies are calling for virtual reality to be baked into the budget of major motion pictures. Video game businesses are dedicating entire departments to creating games that are immersive and exciting. Sports teams, travel agencies,…