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Pro gamer on the difference between playing in the US and Korea

May 21st, 2015 at 5:09 pm » Comments Off

Professional gaming has yet to break through to mainstream American culture, despite its online popularity.  It has a tiny fan base compared to sports like football or basketball.  In the mecca of pro gaming – Korea - it’s a totally different story.  



By 2018 mobile gaming will be a $45B market

May 12th, 2015 at 1:51 pm » Comments Off

With the smartphone continuing to take over the world, mobile gaming will outpace the rest of the industry.  



Five ways e-sports are like other sports

May 11th, 2015 at 12:15 pm » Comments Off

ESPN caused a little controversy over it’s decision to air its first e-sports tournament, a.k.a, people playing video games professionally — on ESPN 2 earlier this month.  



$91.5 billion will be spent globally on video games this year

April 27th, 2015 at 7:37 pm » Comments Off

A huge amount of money will be spent on video games in 2015.  According to an upcoming report from research firm Newzoo, the global gaming market will reach $91.5 billion this year. NOTE: Those wishing to enter the game development profession can get their start at DaVinci Coders, an 11 week program to learn game dev with C# […]



Department of Education: Video games are the future of learning

April 23rd, 2015 at 4:25 pm » Comments Off

According to data from the US Department of Education kids are playing more video games then ever.  This may be a cause for some to worry about the future of the next generation, but Erik Martin disagrees.  



Virtual reality changing how we play games in 2015

February 12th, 2015 at 1:02 pm » Comments Off

It’s no surprise that virtual reality is gaining momentum like never before, with the rate at which the younger generation takes refuge in the excitements of a virtual sphere.  The reality surrounding us is becoming more and more mundane and less adventurous as technology improves and innovates.



Four Rules for Game Testing Our Way to a Better Future

February 4th, 2015 at 3:09 pm » Comments Off

Futurist Thomas Frey: At a recent video game tournament in Denver called ClutchCon, I was moderating a panel discussion on the future of video games, and we got into the topic of leveraging the time and energy spent playing video games into a “wisdom of crowds” approach for solving the world’s problems.    



Call of Duty, Madden, and Destiny among the 10 best-selling video games of 2014

January 16th, 2015 at 3:55 pm » Comments Off

Scene from Destiny, number 3 on the sales chart for 2014 As the first full year the Playstation 4 and Xbox One were available, 2014′s retail sales charts were topped by games for those systems. NOTE: For anyone interested in designing games check out the Game Development Course starting March 3rd at DaVinci Coders.



Five Landmark Innovations in Gaming for 2015

December 30th, 2014 at 5:01 pm » Comments Off

There’s no such thing as a quiet year for gaming, and 2014 has certainly been a noisy one. It’s been a year very much focused on the PS4 and Xbox One finding their feet, but the two titans haven’t totally hogged the limelight. We’ve seen virtual reality continue to burgeon, we’ve witnessed free-to-play open up […]



The Latest Trends in Gaming

December 22nd, 2014 at 2:42 pm » Comments Off

A new study found that more than half of players are downloading their game content on consoles or PC, and that 75 percent spend at least some time playing free games. A third of all gaming time is spent on free-to-play titles, the study showed.



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