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Google Launches Preview of Interactive Canvas Allowing Simple Games

May 8, 2019 |

Google launched a developer preview of Interactive Canvas that allows for the creation of full-screen experiences with visual, touch and voice interaction. Canvas uses HTML, CSS and Javascript and with those web technologies developers can create simple games for Smart … Read More

MTG Arena Is Why Wizards Of The Coast Is Still Relevant: New Patch Update

November 17, 2018 |

Trading card games are mainstreaming again, and companies like Wizards of the Coast are proving they can have their cake and eat it too with the release of MTG Arena. Wizards entered the tabletop gaming scene like a typhoon in 1993, … Read More

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 | | 2 Comments

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