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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.

Will Minecraft make Bitcoin the ‘official currency of virtual worlds?’

December 13th, 2014 at 9:33 pm » Comments Off

Could Bitcoin become the dominant currency of the gaming industry? Jeff Grubb – The United States dollar bill only has value because you believe it does. Now, a game developer in Chile wants to apply that same concept to Minecraft and bitcoin.

40,000 fans pack South Korean stadium to watch people play video games

November 2nd, 2014 at 8:06 am » Comments Off

League of Legends World Championship match. At South Korea’s World Cup Stadium in October, drums thundered, pyrotechnics exploded and fans banged red and white thundersticks for a world championship title worth a cool $1 million. (Video)    

Neurogaming trends are revolutionize the gaming industry

April 11th, 2014 at 11:26 am » Comments Off

Neurogaming is where the mind and body meet game-play. New gaming platforms, segments, and technologies are being introduced and adopted faster than ever before – sometimes more rapidly than we can grasp their full potential. There are some exciting times ahead in the neurogaming ecosystem.    

Kuka robot plays table tennis world champion Timo Boll

March 12th, 2014 at 10:40 am » Comments Off

Kuka Agilus robot We expected a fair fight when robot maker Kuka announced that it would be pitting its Agilus robot against table tennis star Timo Boll last month. Conditioned professional human athlete against a cold, merciless, bright orange mechanical arm on a small wooden field, both wielding the same armament: a miniature bat. Boll was once […]

Air Hockey Robot built from 3D printer parts

February 17th, 2014 at 1:03 pm » Comments Off

Air Hockey Robot The Air Hockey Robot, developed by Jose Julio out of some spare 3D printer parts and a PS3 camera, is a tough competitor to beat. The robot uses its camera and an Arduino Mega to correctly predict the trajectory of the puck, even when it’s rebounding haphazardly across the table. With freedom of motion […]

Why mobile gaming is so popular in South Korea

October 24th, 2013 at 10:07 am » Comments Off

Mobile gaming is expected to generate $1.4 billion in South Korea. This year, in South Korea mobile gaming is expected to generate $1.4 billion.  Mobile games like Anipang have become a cultural phenomenon within the country. It’s as common to see older women in their sixties playing games in the subway as it is to see younger […]

Tech education pioneer Scot Osterweil on games, education, and a better future

October 16th, 2013 at 11:10 am » Comments Off

Scot Osterweil The creative director of the Education Arcade and a professor at the MIT Media Lab, Scot Osterweil spoke at MIT Technology Review’s EmTech conference about why educators need to encourage more creativity—and how that could help us build a better, more leisurely future.    

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