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Gameverse | November 27, 2014

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Blizzcon’s Overwatch has yet to impress

November 12, 2014 |

Everyone is talking about Blizzard’s newest IP release, Overwatch.  This team centric, objective driven, non-twitch focused first person shooter (FPS) has many game enthusiasts excited and eager to see the official release.  I on the other hand feel cautiously … Read More

GameSoundCon starts October 7th in Los Angeles

October 2, 2014 |

A while back we showcased BEEP, a documentary exploring the history of music and sound in video games.  On its final day, the Kickstarter has earned well over its initial $40,000 goal, with more than a thousand backers and a … Read More

Debate About Gaming Journalism Spawns #GamerGate Phenomenon

September 9, 2014 | 1

The Zoe Quinn scandal has sparked an active debate that shows no signs of abating.  United under the hashtag #GamerGate, advocates of gaming journalism reform are making their views heard – and many critics are arguing that the issue … Read More

GameStop Throws In With Game Developers For Future Content

July 11, 2014 |

Retailer GameStop unveiled plans in a recent interview to begin working closer with any game developers interested, in order to create exclusive content, only available to players who pre-order their games from GameStop. According to R.W. Baird analyst Colin Sebastian, … Read More

No Female Assassins on Ubisoft’s Watch

June 19, 2014 |

Ubisoft sparked some scandal this week surrounding the development of Assassin’s Creed: Unity when it announced that no female characters would be playable in the upcoming game. James Therein, the game’s technical director, claims it’s “not a question of … Read More

Google Looking to Buy Twitch

May 19, 2014 |

Google is considering yet another acquisition, the online live-streaming video gaming site Twitch. Unconfirmed reports around the web set the price of Twitch at $1 billion, in what could be an all cash deal. However, The Wall Street JournalRead More

Xbox One console without Kinect will be $399

May 13, 2014 |

Yesterday, Microsoft announced a new Xbox One model will release on June 9, 2014 that will be $100 less than the $499 it released with in November, 2013. To get the price down, (which Microsoft hopes will help compete with … Read More

Steam OS Focused on Living Room Gameplay and Family Sharing

October 28, 2013 |

Steam, often regarded as the main conduit for the video game industry’s PC-based games, is currently beta testing its up-and-coming new operating system. The Steam OS is being designed based on Linux and meant to run on a PC … Read More

Indiegamestand.com now has fully-operational online indie game store

October 7, 2013 |

     There are many different places online for gamers to purchase indie games and indie developers to sell their creations, but there is one that stands out from the rest. A website that has spent … Read More

‘Gravity Ghost’ shoots for the stars

October 3, 2013 |

With all the crowding going on in the indie sector this year, it takes a special appeal to float above the pack to find success, but Chicago game developer Erin Robinson of Ivy Games looks to have the … Read More