Igor Gomes

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Shadow virtualizes a high-end gaming PC on your desktop clunker

In the early days of computing, local storage and processing weren't actually a thing. Instead, your individual computer acted as a terminal, pulling data from a central processing server. Well, the French startup Blade likes it that way and has released a similar system but with a 21st-century …

Games as Services Are Changing the Way We Interact With Video Games

I like to think the rise of games as services is one of those monkey paw situations. We asked ourselves, "What if the games we enjoyed never ended?" …

Silent Hill

Why Are Video Game Movies Always Terrible?

Why are video game movies always terrible?<p>It’s a simple question that many people have asked, but no one seems to be able to definitively answer. …

The DeanBeat: Strategic zoom for the game industry

In the past nine years, I’ve written around 10,000 stories on games. In this column, I’m going to mention quotes from about 10 of those stories I’ve written. These ten quotes tell me something about the state of the game business today.<p>I spoke about this at the Devcom event in Cologne, Germany, …

Amazon As A Gaming Company

Amazon (AMZN) has been rather successful with the creation of content in recent years. Thus, Amazon Studios’ Manchester by the Sea was nominated for …

An 11-year-old and a 7-year old taught me about Roblox, the video game that's turning teens into millionaires

Welcome to Roblox. It's been around for PCs since 2005, but flew under most people's radar until the smartphone, tablet, and Xbox versions led to a …

Game Design

Nielsen tries to put a dollar figure on the Esports industry

Professional video gaming is the next big thing. How big that is, though, is hard to say. Some estimates pegged it as a $493 million industry in …

TV Ratings

Action video games decrease gray matter, study finds

A new study suggests that playing action video games can be detrimental to the brain, reducing the amount of gray matter in the hippocampus. …

Video games in school: Pokemon Go used to teach science

About 70 per cent of parents believe video games can be effective for teaching and motivating students at school, 64 per cent believe they can help …

Playing Video Games at Work Reduces Stress, Study Shows

Among the many aspects of life that cause stress, jobs are the most common. A new study found that relief could come from an unexpected source: …

Largest Prize Pool in Esports History Tops $20 Million

Players on the New England Patriots took home $107,000 each for winning Super Bowl LI. That’s chump change to the esports world.<p>Competitors in the …

Young Men Give Up Work for Video Games? Be Skeptical

It's a stretch to assume that guys are choosing electronic entertainment over employment.<p>In our debate about unemployment last September, my Bloomberg View colleague Tyler Cowen put forward the hypothesis that many young American men are staying out of the workforce in order to indulge in …

Activision Blizzard, Riot Games E-sports leagues nearing 8-figure deals that will give clarity to the nascent industry - L.A. Biz

By Ben Fischer <br>– Sports Business Journal,<p>Jul 10, 2017, 3:00pm PDT<p>If e-sports is still the wild west, the sheriff and mayor are coming to town this …

No, we're not 'losing' young men to video games; stop blaming them for society's problems

On July 3, <i>The New York Times</i> published an article with the headline, "Why some men don't work: Video games have gotten really good." On Saturday, …

Dallas

We’re losing a whole generation of young men to video games

One night in the mid-1990s I tried out a computer game called “Civilization.” You started with a screen that was completely black, except for one …

Why Some Men Don’t Work: Video Games Have Gotten Really Good

If innovations in housework helped free women to enter the labor force in the 1960s and 1970s, could innovations in leisure — like League of Legends — be taking men out of the labor force today?<p>That’s the logic behind a new working paper released on Monday by the National Bureau of Economic …

University of Chicago

CD Projekt: An Incredible 'Game'plan

(<i>Editor's Note: CD Projekt trades on the Stuttgart</i> <i>bourse</i> <i>with much greater liquidity under symbol 7CD.</i>)<p>When one thinks of a video game publisher, …

Team Liquid CEO Steve Arhancet on Riot's New Franchising System

After months of speculation, Riot Games, makers of <i>League of Legends</i>, announced last week that they would establish a series of "permanent …

Forget dancing horses, surfing and BMX – the Olympic Games need eSports

If we have learned anything from the previous few Olympics, it is that the Games are going through an identity crisis. Rocked by a doping scandal and with an older audience than ever, the International Olympic Committee is attempting to rehabilitate its image by appealing to a uninterested …

Olympics

The rise of eSports: are addiction and corruption the price of its success?

Forget football, the world’s fastest-growing sport is live video gaming. But increasingly its impact is proving harmful to those involved<p>If you had been away from the planet for the past quarter of a century, one of the few things you might find comfortingly familiar on your return is the world of …

The Pentagon Looks to Videogames for the Future of War

The first real computer, the ENIAC, was built in 1946. The first computer war game appeared two years later. It was built by the Army Operations …

Dear PMs, It's Time to Rethink Agile at Enterprise Startups

Flatiron Health's CMO and SVP Product Strategy Ogi Kavazovic explains how traditional PM practices break down at B2B companies, and what they can do …

Survey: Americans under 35 like eSports as much as actual sports

The folks at U.S. venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins (which has invested in game tech companies like Magic Leap and Mobcrush) released their annual …

2 in 5 gamers don't see esports as real sports, says study

Esports is growing and growing, but there are still a huge amount of gamers that don't take it seriously.<p>A new study from Peanut Labs showed that two in five gamers don't see esports as "real sports" or its players as "legitimate athletes." The survey focused on 1,020 players of League of Legends, …

Time Warner Licenses DC Comics Superheroes To Tencent

Disney (DIS) has wisely monetized its Marvel and Star Wars assets by licensing them to third-party mobile game developers. Likewise, Time Warner …

How Tencent’s WeGame is changing to compete with Steam in China

The world’s largest gaming company is taking on the world’s largest gaming platform.<p>The number of Chinese Steam users has reached 17 million, based on SteamSpy. With its current growth rate, it’s just a matter of time before it surpasses the US and become the biggest national community on the …

Video Games Are Good For Your Brain [Infographic]

In 2015 at the University of California, Irvine, a study was made to test the effects of playing video games on a part of our brains called the hippocampus, which is part of the limbic system and helps spatial memory and the transition of information from short-term memory to long-term memory. The …

The Brain

Survey: 42 Percent Of Esports Viewers Don't Play The Games They Watch

Not everyone who watches the Super Bowl plays football, and it turns out the same is true for the <i>League of Legends</i> World Championship. According to …

eSports

Yes, Videogames Are Serious Art. This Guy's Career Proves It

One of America’s greatest living artists sits in a former clog factory in San Francisco.<p>Tim Schafer’s videogame career has spanned every platform …

UC Berkeley

Automated Machine Learning — A Paradigm Shift That Accelerates Data Scientist Productivity @ Airbnb

By Hamel Husain & Nick Handel<p>At Airbnb, we are always searching for ways to improve our data science workflow. A fair amount of our data science …

Machine Learning