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The Future of Cloud Computing in Gaming

Cloud computing is a disruptive force in the business of gaming. Not only is it revolutionizing how gamers purchase and play games, but redefining how developers and publishers run their businesses. The gaming community disagrees over what cloud can mean for the future of their industry, but nearly all agree it is becoming increasingly important. In a newly published whitepaper …

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‘Xbox’ Was the Best Choice at the Time, Proves Rejected Names List

Say what you want about the name Microsoft decided to give its groundbreaking gaming console back in 2001 – but “Xbox” sure beats “M-PAC” (Microsoft Play and Action Center). Today, we get confirmation that whatever you think about the name “Xbox,” well, it could’ve been a whole lot worse. We get that confirmation from Xbox engineer Seamus Blackley, who discussed …

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Super Mario Bros, Recreated with Food and Vined

Like most visual media, crappy Vines can be really, really crappy. And great Vines can be really, really great. This set of Vines falls into that latter category. Using, Cheez-Its, mini marshmallows, graham crackers, Chex, gum drops, and what appears to be a modified cucumber and some parsley, Hunter Harrison has recreated a couple of scenes from Super Mario Bros. …

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Unbelievable Video Game Collection Hits eBay, Starting Bid $550,000

As of right now, you have just under 10 days to place your bid on one of the most fascinating collections of video games, consoles, and accessories that has ever been offered on the internet. One eBay user has put up their entire life’s work, over 30 years of collecting, for sale. And the bidding starts at $550,000. Yes, that’s …

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New York Kicks Another 2,100 Sex Offenders Off Online Gaming

The State of New York is still going after online gamers who happen to be convicted sex offenders, as today the Attorney General’s office announced that they have successfully purged another couple thousand offenders from realm of internet gaming. It’s still part of Operation: Game Over, which the office announced back in April. The state enlisted the help of many …

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Play Portal on Your Graphing Calculator, Because Why Not

I have fond memories of pretending to perform algebraic equations while instead playing awesome calculator games on my couple hundred-dollar TI-83. Anyone who took a semi-advanced math class in high school or college probably shares some of these same memories. Having said that, my time would have been a lot more enjoyable if I would have been able to play …

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Black Ops 2 Release May Prompt a Rash of “Sick Days”

On Tuesday, November 13th, FPS fans across the country will be able to pick up a copy of Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. The Treyarch-developed sequel to Call of Duty: Black Ops will be the first game in the franchise to utilize future weaponry and is also the first to incorporate user-determined storylines. The multiplayer that has made to …

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Violent Video Games Increase Your Pain Tolerance [STUDY]

If you’re planning on doing something that you know will cause you a lot of pain (maybe a tattoo or a waxing), it might be better to play a few minutes of Call of Duty than to take a couple shots of tequila. According to a study from Keele University, playing just ten minutes of a violent video game can …

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Kickstarter Has Transformed into an Indie Game Haven Overnight

If you are a game developer and you have faith in your idea, Kickstarter may be able to help even more than you think. That’s because crowdfunders are absolutely throwing their money at game projects on the site. Seriously, Kickstarter has been hijacked by gaming enthusiasts. The company highlights this today in a blog post entitled “The Year of the …

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Ms. Pac-Man Goes 3D with This Immersive Gaming Experience

Growing up in the last couple of decades, it’s a safe assumption that you’ve played Ms. Pac-Man at some point in your life. But I bet you’ve never played it like this. In a feat of immersive gaming, some true visionaries built and displayed a 3D version of the game that surrounds the player on both sides and on the …

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Look! Another Angry Birds USB Slingshot Controller

Back in May, Rovio announced that downloads for the Angry Birds series had topped 1 billion. Simply put, that’s a hell of a lot of Angry Birds, Rio, Seasons, and the new Angry Birds Space being played. So it’s clear that people still have an interest in birds as projectiles. And if you’re someone who still loves a little pig …

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London 2012 Hurdles Google Doodle Can Be Played With A Game Controller

As you’ve probably seen by now, Google has a Google doodle up today, the latest in its series of Olympics-related doodle art. This one is for hurdles. The doodle is a fun, quick, playable game, which lets you run and jump, and try to get to the end of the track as quickly as possible. It does bring the QWOP …

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