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IBM Video Games Play Out Pending Business Decisions

IBM's Serious Game program wants to give enterprises a way to digest data by playing them out in real-world simulations, or video games.<br>Read More

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PIXEL Brings Old School Video Game Art To Life In Your Home

Take your old Lite-Brite and turn it up to 11. Add Bluetooth, tuck in animation support, and let people draw their designs via smartphone. What do you get? Something like PIXEL.<p>The (aptly named) PIXEL is a display built specifically for showing off pixel art. A pixel art photo frame, if you …

3D Video Game Art That Looks Good Even Without Glasses

EFF Seeks DMCA Exemption to Preserve Abandoned Games

While video gaming used to be a strictly offline affair, in the current market many titles require continued access to custom online resources in …

Hideo Kojima Leaving Konami and Video Game Industry (April Fools)

580°<p>Shacks|1029d ago |Opinion piece|51|<p>Info<p>Hideo Kojima has officially parted ways with Konami after 19 years of service to work in the motion …

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155M Americans play video games, and 80% of households own a gaming device

We are a country of gamers.<p>New research from the Entertainment Software Association says that 155 million Americans play video games and that four-out-of-five households own a gaming device of some sort. Every year, the ESA compiles a report on the state of the game industry, sharing data on the …

Graphics Not Among the Top Reasons People Buy Games, New Report Says

A recent Nielsen study outlined why people buy video game consoles, saying graphics were a top driving factor for PlayStation 4, brand loyalty for Xbox One, and the fun factor for Wii U. But why do people buy games? The Entertainment Software Association has released its own study--the 2015 …

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A 12-Year-Old Girl Takes On The Video Game Industry

Maddie Messer is 12 years old. She loves science, her dog, and a good video game. One of her favorites is the mobile game Temple Run.<p>In Temple Run, you run along a path through a swamp or a forest, while being chased by a tribe of fierce monkeys. Maddie loves the game, except for one thing: Her …

Gaming Industry

Enter the dull world of vintage corporate boardgames

Do you like forklift trucks and saving money for minor industrial groups of the midcentury midwest? We have the game for you!<p>This game is a bit of …

Monopoly is fascinating – as long as you don’t try to play it

I lose the will to live if forced to play Monopoly. But the story of the game’s invention, as related in Mary Pillon’s The Monopolists — now there’s a thing...<p>I knew there had to be a point to Monopoly. The game itself is tedium made cardboard, the strongest known antidote to the will to the live. …

Scrabble debunks Malcolm Gladwell: What the board game teaches us about expertise

Scientists believe the Milton Bradley classic reveals the limits of our cognitive abilities<p>In case you didn’t hear the news, there was a major shake-up in the competitive SCRABBLE world last summer in Buffalo. Conrad Bassett-Bouchard, a 24-year old graduate student from Portland, Oregon,won the …