Juan Ibarra

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Anyone Who's Ever Loved A Pet Should Watch This

Thousands of People Are Playing Tetris Without Realizing It

Skyrim's success is the best argument against The Elder Scrolls Online

The beta period of <i>The Elder Scrolls Online</i> is coming to an end. I played as a fan of The Elder Scrolls series but also as someone who is often skeptical of MMO design and execution and, while I saw a solid and often enjoyable game, this isn't what I want out of the series. I'm likely not alone in …

Think of Life as a Video Game to Make the Most of Your Time on Earth

Life is a game that we're all playing (whether we think of it as a game or not). It's time to level up by knowing the rules so we can "win."<p>Author, …

Game Design

The DeanBeat: The new golden age of gaming

LAS VEGAS — The Golden Age of Gaming was the big theme of the annual Dice Summit, the game conference here where the important names in the industry gathers each year. The event’s organizer, the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences, named it so because of the big expansion under way across all …

Why The Video Game Industry Needs Nintendo To Succeed

If you pay attention to video game industry news, read the analysts and pundits, or glimpse at the dismal sales figures for the Wii U you’ll likely come away worrying about the future of Nintendo, the most recognizable video game brand in history.<p>You might even come away from all of this thinking …

Inafune Has 'Unexpected' Plans for Mighty No. 9

Soul Sacrifice Delta gets a March 6 release date, Inafune also said.<p>Keiji Inafune, creator of Mega Man and and founder of development studio Comcept, …

The Depressing Black Market That's Ripping Off Video Games

Grow Mobile grows 300% in six months as its app marketing platform takes off

Grow Mobile has been doing a lot of quiet growing as a one-stop shop for mobile ad marketing. The San Francisco startup is announcing today that it tripled its revenue growth and doubled its customer base since formally launching in June.<p>That’s pretty fast growth for a startup, and it suggests that …

Video games change the way you dream

Those hours in an alternate reality are messing with our minds<p>Maybe you're meandering, alone and lost, through an abandoned castle surrounded by a crocodile-filled moat. Suddenly, a flame-breathing dragon hurls towards you, snarling and gnashing its teeth, coming in for the kill. Do you wake up …