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The 3D virtual world Second Life has a higher GDP than some countries

November 11th, 2015 at 5:24 pm » Comments Off

Second Life, a 3D virtual world used to be hyped up as the future of internet communication.  But now Second Life is more commonly thought of as an example of overbaked optimism about what’s next in tech.

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.

The 12 most influential programmers today

July 16th, 2015 at 7:47 pm » Comments Off

Richard Stallman, software freedom fighter Someone, somewhere, actually wrote the code for the apps and games you use every day.  Even the underlying platforms and hardware that those apps run on. And the web. And the entire Internet itself.  And the programming languages that people use to build this stuff first had to be written by somebody else. […]

Manus Machina is building gaming gloves for virtual reality headsets

June 26th, 2015 at 8:20 am » Comments Off

Companies are hoping to power in a new wave of virtual reality for consumers — whether it’s the Facebook-owned Oculus Rift, Sony’s Project Morpheus, Microsoft’s Hololens or HTC-Valve’s Vive, to name a few VR devices in the works (some others: FOVE, Razer… the list goes on).

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.  

Awesome new virtual reality theme park

May 20th, 2015 at 1:25 pm » Comments Off

Oculus Rift virtual-reality headsets may be ready to ship to the general public in early 2016, and could be the beginning of VR technology taking off.  Adding to that, a Utah man is building a series of seven 60×60-foot rooms in which players will wear VR headsets and wander around immersive worlds, wielding powers that would even impress […]

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.  

Feelreal VR Mask adds Smell-O-Vision to virtual reality

May 5th, 2015 at 12:20 pm » Comments Off

Feelreal VR Mask The Feelreal VR Mask is going to make the world of virtual reality a little more real and smelly.  The mask attaches to the bottom of headsets like the Oculus Rift and adds other sensory experiences, like hot and cold air, water mist, and smells. Feelreal is also making a helmet, called […]

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