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The Future According to Valve (Xfire News)

Valve, the Gabe Newell-led paragon of PC gaming, has officially entered the battle for the living room. With the recent announcement of a new operating system, device, and controller input, the elite developer has everything in place to begin their ascent into the hearts and minds of entertainment consumers around the world. Note that I […]

What the FPS Genre can learn from GTAV (Xfire News)

With the incendiary sales numbers of Grand Theft Auto V taking interactive entertainment to new heights, handily eclipsing the $1 billion mark in just three days, the King of Game Mountain is the three-headed Hydra of Michael, Franklin, and sweet, lovable, Trevor. This interesting turn-of-events places the traditional money printer genre, First Person Shooters, on […]

Largest Battle in EVE Online’s Ten-Year History was Epic (Xfire News)

It has been dubbed the Halloween War, a galactic military campaign waged between two powerful factions, being played out on the biggest of virtual stages: EVE Online. Over the past four months, Pandemic Legion and N3 have engaged in several large-scale battles with their rival, CFC/RUS. This culminated in a Capital ship throwdown last week, […]

Arcade 2.0: The Future of “Social” Gaming (Xfire News)

The arcade craze fell apart in the late 90’s. Nobody really noticed because they were too busy playing on their PC or shiny new Playstation console. Everyone thought, hey, why should I keep feeding these machines quarters (microtransactions? pfft….) when I can just play in the comfort of my own home? While this was partly […]

USS Zumwalt Brings Electric Power Systems to the Battlefield

The next stage in modern Naval warfare is upon us with the recent unveiling of the USS Zumwalt DDG 1000, a highly advanced Destroyer-class warship that implements the latest in electric power systems technology. So what makes this modern Kraken such a technological marvel? Representing over two decades of R&D, the USS Zumwalt blows other […]

The Great "Transmedia" Experiment Begins….

While evolution tends to be a slow, multi-generational process, the entertainment industry has an amazing ability to take huge steps forward in very little time, allowing people to witness impressive leaps in technology and narrative before their very eyes. Film and television are the most popular and accessible forms of entertainment for the majority of […]

Bringing Civilization to Minecraft

Minecraft is a meditation on creativity and allows for the ability to turn your vision into a reality. As simple as the Mojang developed phenomenon is, the profound effect it has on the user makes it a very special part of gaming. While I would normally be tentative to add new features and complex mods […]

Study Shows ‘Unprecedented’ Ocean Acidification (greenoptomistic)

When it comes to climate change, the invisible elephant in the room is ocean acidification. Climate scientists have long considered it a legitimate concern, but only recently has it been found that the rate increase and ecological influence of acidification has exceeded our previous estimates. 500 of the worlds leading experts came together in 2012 […]

Double Fine Doubles Down on Kickstarter with Massive Chalice

The genius savants at Double Fine are heading to Kickstarter again. After the successful campaign to finance Broken Age, they are taking advantage of crowdfunding to try and turn another great idea into reality. And as usual, they whet the gaming communities appetite with a humorous video preview of what to expect from their latest […]

The Fall of Square Enix: A Retrospective On What Went Wrong and What Needs to Change

The gaming industry seems to be in the “awkward teen” phase of its evolution. Straddling the line between adolescence and adulthood, it tries to be everything to everybody, leading to an identity crisis. Publishers still obediently answer to their investors (parents) and developers are forced to maintain the status-quo for fear of getting the axe […]