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Using Games to Further Quantum Computing

April 19th, 2016 at 1:57 pm » Comments Off

There is a battle raging between human and machine. Even though machine consciousness is still a long way away, computed algorithms are making choices that once needed human input. Recently Google’s AlphaGo algorithm beat a professional player in the game Go. An achievement that demonstrates the speed and development of machine capabilities. However, there is […]



Crazy examples of virtual reality possibilities

March 26th, 2016 at 9:00 am » Comments Off

Sony made a big virtual splash recently. The company finally said that its PlayStation VR virtual reality headset will debut in October. Sony now joins several other big tech companies like Facebook, HTC, and Samsung that see virtual reality as a radical new form of entertainment that will forever change how people watch movies, play games, and socialize […]



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.



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