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Oct
24
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"It's not the computer, it's the culture. It's not the player."

Video game violence and what effect it could have on culture has been a much-discussed and controversial topic for years. Now, the designer of Doom, one of the games that constantly gets brought up when discussing video game violence, has weighed in.


Doom has been blamed in the mainstream media for causing alot of real world violence due to it being one of the first games to display full force virtual violence for video gamers on their TV sets, so its good idea to sit-down and ask the designer of Doom what he thinks about the whole world of 'violence and games' and how they are connected and how possibly it is causing real-life damage.

Oct
23
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VR could help bring us back to an Gaming Era before daily DLC, in-game video ads, and MicroTransactions!

When mobile gaming went mainstream, so did the free to play and ad-supported models, along with microtransactions. These trends eventually trickled into the normal video game industry, and gamers were hit by wave after wave of day 1 DLC, microtransactions in $60 games, and in-game advertising.


Is it possible that the way Virtual Reality works, that we could possibly see the return of games that are 'premium' and complete, and not filled with in-game video ads, daily DLC packs, and microtransactions.

Oct
22
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‘Trump Mains Hanzo’: A Super PAC Runs Ad Targeting Florida Videogamers

The billboard's message, while gibberish to non-gamers, says Donald Trump isn't a team player. An anti-Donald Trump super PAC is looking to appeal to swing-state videogamers with a billboard linked to Activision Blizzard Inc.’s hit game “Overwatch."


As the final countdown is on for Election 2016, Clinton side is trying to paint the fact that Trump is like a character from Overwatch, and that is NOT an Team Player, in an attempt to win over the youth that can legally vote, and actively play video games in the USA.

Oct
22
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Because He’s a Genius

There are few constants in the history of video gaming. But if one thing links all those role-playing games and first-person shooters, beat-’em-ups and adventure games, it’s probably the soda machines.


Whom would have thought that no matter the system you play on, or the era, or the type of video game, there would be something in the game that is basically the same thing, no matter when,how,where,whom, and that answer seems to be 'SODA MACHINES'. :)

Oct
21
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Members go professionally silent in effort to negotiate for long-term royalties.

After 18 months of contract negotiations and over 12 months after first voting for strike authority, voice actors in the SAG-AFTRA union will stop working with a number of prominent game companies as of today.


Very sad news today for video gamers, we might see alot of delays in the near future, as voice actors have pulled out in protest as part of strike that is now ongoing, all they claim it will not change projects already in production, it could change timeframes of new ones.

Oct
20
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Pornography is an inextricable feature of new technologies, and that includes even Sony’s PlayStation VR.

Pornhub has revealed to GamesBeat that its VR category is compatible with the PSVR head-mounted display. The process to get down in first-person, however, is complicated and missing some features compared to competing headsets, according to the adult-film website.


PlayStation VR been out for only one week, and already one of the biggest industries out there besides gaming, is looking at how they can use it to get more business. -- Porn DVD's worked for Sony and their PS2, but will the same growth work again with the PS VR.

Oct
19
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As VR Tech takes off to a New Level, various businesses like Arcades are upgrading to handle the Gamer interest in it!

Imagine walking into a black-walled, nondescript room that instantly transforms into another world where you can explore outer space or defend a castle from monsters — all by donning a virtual reality headset.


VR has been attempted a few times in the past, and it never lasted long, but this time around the graphics and quality is much better, as such the return of Gaming Arcades is coming back with them using VR Tech to bring in the customers, just like the old quarter sucking cabinets used to back in the golden era of gaming which is now called 'retro', but with the hope of VR it could make Arcades an happening thing again and fun way to enjoy the night out with fellow gaming buddies.

Oct
16
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Are Bullshots Illegal?

Truth-in-advertising laws have a noble purpose, but unless a marketing claim objectively fails a promise, they're really hard to enforce. When the product in question is an artistic work more than it is a technical one, it's even harder.


With the recently massive amounts of lawsuits against No Man's Sky, comes the question is any form of Video Games Advertising legal, and should it be controlled, and subject to boards that make sure the broadcasted content matches the upcoming game! :)

Oct
16
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Casino Owners Think They Have The Solution To Their Big Lost Of Profits, Reel In The New Whales Of Video Gamers!

Slot machine revenue in American casinos has been falling over the past few years. This could be a huge problem for casino revenue if you consider that the majority of their profits come from slot players.


To live Casinos needs 'Whales' people that are big spenders, with hopes of winning big, but of course rarely do, and the key to reeling in those was with Slot Machines and their spinning wheels, but that era of whales have gotten too old and no longer visit Las Vegas, so Casinos are fighting to bring in the new crowd, recently they been hosting big live video gaming tournaments that are streamed live to millions, but for visiting people they need a catch to get them to empty their pocketbooks, and they think they find the ultimate solution, build new gambling machines that are...
Oct
12
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First Official Trailer Now Live

Launching on 28th October exclusively on Netflix, Skylanders Academy follows the heroic adventures of the Skylanders team, a ragtag group of heroes with unique elemental skills who travel the vast Skylands universe, protecting it from evil-doers. They achieve victory by setting aside their egos, learning to trust one another and fighting as one to maintain harmony and balance in the land.


We reported before about how Activision is branching out from the video gaming world, to the new TV landscape using NetFlix to launch a series based on its very popular Toys-To-Life brand called 'Skylanders' that kids have enjoyed greatly for the last few years.

Oct
12
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AT BRAND LICENSING EUROPE 2016

Call of Duty®, Skylanders™ and Destiny Deliver Hot New Products this Fall


When it comes to turning a video game into a world-wide-known-brand, Activision is one of the experts at it, and that is why they are attending the next Brand Licensing Europe 2016 event with full force to showcase all their top selling brands they push onto gamers!

Oct
04
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For the First Time in Toys-to-Life History, Fans Can Bring their Imaginations to Life with Custom 3D Printed Skylanders!

Month-Long Celebration Counts Down to Launch and More; Kick-off Begins with Skylanders Creator, a New, Free Mobile App that Lets Kids Create Skylanders on the Go!


The world created by Activision with their toys-to-life series called Skylanders, is soon going to get alot more fun, because for the very first time their millions of fans will be able to custom-designed their very own unique Skylanders character and have it then 3D-Printed and shipped to them to enjoy in real life, making it for sure turning anything you can imagine into actual reality! :)

Oct
01
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"If you created a universe where there are no apparent consequences, how far would you go?"

HBO's eagerly anticipated sci-fi/western Westworld debuts this weekend. Producer Jonathan Nolan is making the media rounds, talking about the intriguing-looking show's story and themes, some of which are related to ideas that also apply to video games.


As us video gamers start to move into a new era of Virtual Reality gaming, where we are going to be immersive into a new world more deeply and real-like then ever possible before with our TV sets, the world of TV is taking a clue from that different and wondering about the next step in virtual gaming, maybe even being able to walk into a whole world that looks life-like and real, that is just as virtual physically as it is like currently with our games being only pixels, but not so, actual objects we can touch and feel, that behave like real humans,...
Oct
01
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#Gamergate and the things it created and caused are still going strong after over two years!

Video-game culture warriors inhabit a dark, authoritarian universe where if you dislike this game, you’re racist! The video-game culture wars seem to be flaring up a bit. Wednesday, Heat Street ran not one but two articles on a favorite bugaboo of “real” gamers everywhere: artsy, story-focused games which offer scant interactivity and demand little to no skill on the part of the player.


They’re more like films than games, goes the usual critique, and games are supposed to be games. Worse, these games often tackle themes like race, class, identity, and so forth, inevitably offering up some sort of progressive message — they’re political, which is just about the worst and most annoying thing a video game can be.

Sep
30
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Rising 11% to $6.1 billion in August

Global digital video game sales in August extended a streak of strong gains as publishers found success with a number of new releases on all three major platforms, gaming intelligence firm SuperData Research reported Friday.


The days of physical media no longer being mainstream is getting closer and closer as more and more gamers are switching over to using Digital as their main source for new games, even full downloads, not just updates, complete day-one purchases are now the norm for digital customers, and here is how it all breakdowns down: