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Top 20 countries that make up most of the $91.5B global gaming business

October 22nd, 2015 at 7:57 pm » Comments Off

Only a fraction of the countries in the world make up the bulk of the tons of money spent on video games. The top 20 nations alone will spend $83 billion on video games by the end of 2015, according to intelligence firm Newzoo. NOTE: For people interested in entering the fast-moving field of game design, DaVinci Coders […]

New video game features create a placebo effect

October 21st, 2015 at 3:19 pm » Comments Off

Whether it’s the new iPhone, a Blu-ray movie with deleted scenes or a simple firmware update people are obsessed with the new and improved, and according to researchers at the University of York, there’s a good reason: New features can create a placebo effect for an experience feeling more fun and immersive.

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.

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