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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.



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.



How VR will revolutionize entertainment

January 15th, 2015 at 3:02 pm » Comments Off

Why VR tech serves as an ideal alternative to TV and how monetization opportunities abound The growth of virtual reality is guaranteed to have a transformational influence on the live entertainment industry. Offering a distinctive experience far beyond attending a concert, show or sports game, virtual reality technology provides a standout option to live entertainment […]



How Virtual Reality can Help with Curing Alzheimers Disease

January 14th, 2015 at 12:22 pm » Comments Off

90 year old grandmother tries Oculus Rift  Nearly 50 million people worldwide suffer from dementia. It is a devastating disease that leaves individuals as shells of their former selves. For the millions of family members of those affected by the disease, one of the hardest things in dealing with the disease is empathizing with the […]



Where to Start Coding for Beginners

January 4th, 2015 at 1:01 pm » Comments Off

Instructor Darby Frey teaching a beginner-level workshop at DaVinci Coders Computer science is a booming industry in the US — and it pays extremely well. There’s always demand for sharp, talented engineers, which is why learning how to code can seem like an attractive option. But, as is the case with any new skill, it can […]



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 […]



One woman who plans to teach a million how to code

December 30th, 2014 at 12:30 pm » Comments Off

Article By Heather Wood Rudolph Alaina Percival never envisioned a career in technology. But after a successful career in marketing and brand management that took her around the world, the 34-year-old quit her job, learned to code, and changed careers. Today she runs Women Who Code, a nonprofit mentoring and education group focused on increasing […]



The video game industry is growing 4 times faster than the U.S. economy

November 25th, 2014 at 6:04 pm » Comments Off

An Electronic Arts employee works on a character for “MySims.” The U.S. economy is on the upswing. Unemployment is down to 5.8 percent, and we’re adding hundreds of thousands of new jobs every months — and the video game industry is partially responsible for that.    



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)    



China is years ahead of western mobile gaming

September 19th, 2014 at 8:44 am » Comments Off

Instead of putting fun first, Western developers focused too heavily on analytics. The mobile-gaming gold rush is over, according to Rick Thompson of Signia Venture Partners. But he says the industry can reestablish a stronger, more sustainable model by looking to the East.    



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