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Aug
13
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Frustrating Residents In The Nice Normally Quiet Area Called 'Paleto Bay'

Grand Theft Auto Online is of course a video game universe built around the idea, of robbing, killing, stealing, murdering, and causing general mayhem, but it also has 'criminal career' goals, of earning money, upgrading your thug level to being a top kingpin and those that have crawled their way out of the dirty, non-stop shooting gallery of 'Los Santos' have settled down to easy life up northern wooden area called 'Paleto Bay', where you could relax in your backyard, go for a walk, wave to passerby and no worry about having to killing someone, before you got gunned down and robbed, but that is all changing to horror of the residents in that area, as the crime wave moves up north.

You can read more about the angry frustration the residents are having with this new wave of crime in the link below, but...
Aug
11
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Prosecutors: 6 charged with making fake Pac-Man games in Santa Clara

Gamers still have love and passion for Arcades, but finding the old cabs and restoring them is costly, and most retro gamers, just want to play the games, so there is big business in importing Pandora all-in-one-boxs, loaded with hundreds of the old classics, and installing them into new wooden cabs that look like the originals, but sadly it still against the law, as the games are still trademarked and copyrighted.
Aug
08
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20 Year Technology and Video Game Industry Veteran to Spearhead Growth for Development Studio

Capcom, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, today announced that Tim Bennison has joined Capcom Game Studio Vancouver as Chief Operating Officer and Studio Director.
Aug
07
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Thirteen Brazilian games businesses to be featured on the official Brazilian industry booth

Brazil's video games industry is about to make strides for the first time at Gamescom with 4 Brazilian games exhibiting within the Indie Arena Booth 2017, hosted by the German community Indie Arena and 13 Brazilian developers, publishers and game companies being represented in total.
Aug
07
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An elite school uses the controversial game to teach life lessons

What does 'Rich White Boys', 'Grand Theft Auto 5', have in common? -- Well, in this elite school it is being used to teach them the hard-knocks of life lessons, and how your 'privilege' does not really cut it out in the real world, and you need to understand more about 'other races', 'genders' and overall violence, but not sure how GTA5 will cure them from their 'male white privilege' problems.
Aug
07
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‘Destiny 2’ Partners with Category Brand Giants, Rockstar Energy Drink and Pop-Tarts® toaster pastries around Worldwide September Launch

Bungie and Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. announced Destiny 2’s 2017 partnerships with global brand, Rockstar Energy Drink, as well as Pop-Tarts® toaster pastries.
Aug
06
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A Future $45 Billion Industry

Virtual Reality gaming is still fighting for foothold in your living room, but it seems to have caused a boom in the return of arcades, with VR headsets now being worn instead of staring into the CRT TV's like in the '80s, with Nintendo and its Mario Kart VR leading the way.
Aug
06
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And Says Goodbye To Part Of Himself

There comes a point in any young man's life when he has to grow-up, forgot about his pastime hobbies, like playing video games, and move on with his life up to the next level, in this case getting married to the woman he now loves more than his gaming consoles! :)
Aug
03
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‘America first’ may not benefit a global industry

Six months into the Trump administration, two of the game industry's biggest publishers aren't thrilled with the state of things.
Aug
01
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Having lots of choice when it comes to consoles and platforms is great for gamers, but having piles of proprietary controllers and accessories in your gaming room is not.

Have you ever been searching around for your controller that matches the gaming console you want to play, owning multiple consoles is great, but having multiple controllers is a pain in the ass, but now with All Controller, you can have just one controller for everything.
Jul
30
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Innovation has been a constant feature of online slot gambling ever since the first virtual games introduced in the 90’s. In the last twenty years of the industry’s thriving existence, there has hardly ever been a period without some exciting novelty pushing the limits in the production of gaming software. Developers and major corporations are driven by the ever-increasing standards of the millennials, a large target group spanning generations born between 1980’s and 2000’s.


The millennials are a tough nut to crack – living in a multimedia world, continually exposed to sensory and visual stimuli that far surpass those experienced by their parents and grandparents. They no longer care about traditional slots, classic fruit, bars and bells of the Baby Boomers and Generation X. While the prospect of winning excites them, they also want to...
Jul
27
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Listen to sample tracks from Shota Nakama, Falk Au Yeong, and Yoshitaka Suzuki

Co-op monster-raising RPG Re:Legend launches its Kickstarter campaign today, with developers Magnus Games seeking SGD $70,000 (about USD $51,000) in funding over the next 30 days.
Jul
27
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8 customers take home 11 awards, with a further 12 shortlisted

Perforce, the most widely used version control and collaboration solution in the game development industry, is delighted to announce that 20 of its customers – from start-ups studios to large organisations - have been honoured by the Develop Awards, including Studio of the Year Guerilla Games.
Jul
27
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People should recognize why diversity matters in the modern video games industry. A lot of organizations still don't emphasize it anywhere near enough. A lot of women struggle with discrimination in the video games industry today. People who don't come from a Western background also struggle with getting ahead there. Individuals from the West who just aren't white will have their issues as well, in spite of the fact that many of the people playing the actual video games are going to be women and people of color. Video gaming companies should be aware of all of the reasons why diversity is lucrative as well as ethical.


For one thing, the video games industry has had a problem with originality for a long time. Many games fail to capture the attention of the general public because they are far too similar to many of the other games that are around today, which means that they are more or less redundant. Part...
Jul
24
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If you think Xbox One X and PlayStation 4 Pro is the best gaming will be, you have not seen Nano Tech in action!

Two years a group of international tam of scientists have working together and they are the breakthru point of building 'optical nano transmitters and pathways', that will one day replace the current 'copper traces' inside silicon chips that power our video gaming consoles, these 'nano optical' tunnels will allow for ultra-fast rendering of high-definition graphics due to the super-increase in speed.
Jul
24
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From a PR standpoint, the past several years have been really hard for Konami.

We have seen a collapse with its biggest creative resource, as well as the complete eradication of P.T. from PSN, as well as reports of their awful treatment of employees. Currently, it seems that Konami is leaving the world of console game development with the only exception of Pro Evolution Soccer. If we consider the fact that Konami holds the rights to some of the most favored franchises in the history of gaming, this is incredibly sad news.

For the past couple of years, the eyes have been on Konami for trying to get out of the triple-A development market, and this decision made the company's technology director quit back in 2015. If you do not know what AAA games mean, it is not necessary an acronym for something, but a lot of people refer to it as A lot of resources, A lot of time and A lot of money. In other words,...
Jul
20
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By releasing some futuristic, wearable tech that looks dope!

Today Atari announced a new partnership with NECA to introduce a new line of sleek, futuristic, wearable tech inspired by the upcoming sci-fi thriller Blade Runner 2049.
Jul
17
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When compared to the visuals and level of complexity of modern games, casinos struggle to keep up.

This is precisely why Vegas gambling goliaths are turning to successful gaming concepts for help in reeling in a growing demographic of millennial users.

The fact is that Vegas casinos earn most of their revenue from slot machines, and while the simplicity of slots appeals to older players, it is something that younger players aren’t interested in, resulting massive potential losses for casinos in the future.

The problem is simple, the old-fashioned hit and spin gameplay is boring. At most, slots offer bonus rounds that simulate skill based games, but the game logic is also completely random and involves minimal engagement from players.

Why Slot Games Don’t Appeal to Millennial Users...
Jul
15
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At Taiwan’s National Palace Museum Southern Branch in Taibao, children can join the Ramayana battle and attack Ravana to save Sita with an interactive game device for educational purposes.

If you are visiting Taiwan, make sure you check out this new interactive game that helps teach your kids about the Hindu culture, and Rajan Zed is urging other museum's around the world to setup similar interactive devices to help make more people aware of the unique and diversity culture that is within the Hindu world, which is normally badly represented in our Western Video Games.
Jul
13
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The new device will work without being tethered to phone or PC
Company bets gadget will popularize VR as Apple did smartphone


Sony's PlayStation VR headset was originally called by analysts to be the one that would kick-start the VR revoultion and even tho it sold over 1 million units at launch with its low $399 price, it still requires you to own an $299 PlayStation 4 console to use, as such now analysts are hoping that Facebook's new plan to introduce an compact Oculus Rift code-named 'Pacific' that does not need a high-end smartphone, or a high-end PC and priced at only $200 will popularize VR finally into the mainstream world next year in 2018 similar to how Apple did with smartphones with its first launch of the iPhone just over ten years ago.