GameSoundCon starts October 7th in Los Angeles

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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…

Is PS Vita Becoming an Indie Console?

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In the land of handheld gaming – already a dying breed – the PS Vita is a clear loser.  It’s sold just a 10th of the models as its predecessor the PSP, and the Nintendo DS…

Debate About Gaming Journalism Spawns #GamerGate Phenomenon

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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…

Mojang’s Minecraft now available for Xbox One

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Mojang’s Minecraft is now available for Xbox One. The 553 MB downloadable game is priced at $19.99 and available on Xbox Live. There are also several downloadable add-ons available for Xbox One including Marvel Guardians of the Galaxy…

Director Seeks Funding for Video Game Music Documentary

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A Kickstarter campaign launched by Karen Collins, a researcher at the University of Waterloo in Canada, seeks to give video game sound the attention it deserves.  The campaign seeks to fund “Beep,” a documentary all about…

Zoe Quinn’s Depression Quest Sparks Debate Over Gaming Journalism and Misogyny

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If the name “Zoe Quinn” doesn’t immediately ring alarm bells in your mind, you’ve probably been hiding under a rock for the past few weeks (or busy slaying mobs in Azeroth).  The Internet has been abuzz…

2k releases ‘Bioshock’ for iPad & iPhone

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2k’s Bioshock was first released in 2007 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Windows PC. Now the company’s China subsidiary has released the game for Apple iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch iOS devices. The new title…

ReddX app for Xbox One brings Reddit content to Console

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Reddit users with Xbox One consoles will want to check out the newly launched free app called ReddX. The app lets Xbox Live users interact with others similar to the Reddit.com experience, and unlock media achievements…

Open-World Survival Games: The Newest Gaming Zeitgeist

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It’s no shocker that game genres come and go in phases, and the popularity of these games is always intimately tied to the technology available for developing them.  As internet connections became stronger and LAN parties…

OUYA Gives Back With its #FreeTheGames Program

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In 2012, a Kickstarter campaign was started to fund the creation of OUYA, a microconsole utilizing a version of the Android operating system.  Earning $8.5 million, the campaign became Kickstarter’s second-most-backed project, and the energy surrounding…