Kenneth Welsh

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You haven't played these Pokémon games, but you should

Not only have you not caught them all — you haven't even <i>played</i> them all.<p>The Pokémon-playing community has proven to be one of the most industrious groups of fans this industry has ever seen. That tenacity is built into the franchise's very nature. To fully complete a PokeDex in <i>Pokémon X</i> and <i>Y</i>, you …

​New Xbox One features now rolling out to preview members, all owners in coming months

Remember those new Xbox One features Microsoft announced at Gamescom this week? They're available right now -- at least to members who are part of the company's preview program. Major Nelson just announced that Xbox Live users that have access to preview updates will be able to download the new …

What does it really cost to open an indie studio? All your money, most of your life

It is common to hear about game companies having crushing financial woes in the games press.<p>It can be observed in companies of all sizes, from THQ going under to 38 Studios defaulting on millions of debts to the recent <i>Yogsventure</i> project fiasco.<p>I've seen the people behind these projects judged very …

The most valuable keywords to have on a tech resume

Silicon Valley CEOs (and many from farther afield) are constantly complaining that good technical talent is expensive and in short supply. There’s something to their concerns. At every education level, jobs requiring STEM (science, technology, engineering or math) skills in the US take far more …

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Ginger Page Wants to Improve Your Written English

Ginger Software, an Israeli startup that focuses on ‘language enhancement software’, has released mobile, Windows and Web apps designed to make it easier to write English correctly.<p>Available today, the Chrome extension, desktop download and mobile apps (Android and iOS) go beyond in-line spell …

What video games can teach us about global economies

Video games can already offer a clear look at some fairly complex human behaviors as they're expressed in virtual contexts. (Any fan of <i>The Sims</i> can attest to this). However, economists like Yanis Varoufakis are now looking to games like <i>Half Life</i> and <i>Portal</i> as new ways to understand social economics. …

MIT is about to become the world’s first Bitcoin economy

What would happen if every undergraduate student on a campus got $100 in Bitcoins? And what if that campus was the endlessly inventive MIT?<p>Those questions are behind a new Bitcoin experiment at MIT, which prides itself on pioneering emerging technologies. More than half a million dollars has been …