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The Rise and Fall of Microtransactions

The Rise and Fall of Microtransactions

December 9, 2017

Video games are expensive to create. To put that reality into perspective, let’s take two games from rec...

Indie Gaming on the Rise

Indie Gaming on the Rise

March 20, 2013

By NICHOLAS MILANES Blog Editor Published: March 19, 2013 Jonathan Xikis roams the bustling crowd at IndieCade East, a games festi...

Are Females Getting Their Fair Share in the Gaming Industry?

November 28, 2012

By NICHOLAS MILANES Blog Editor Published: November 27, 2012 If it wasn’t clear long ago that video gaming, as a creative medium and as a form of entertainment, has been a boys’ club for the majority of its lifespan, then the past year has made it common knowledge. Gaming news in 2012 has been a veritable processio...

Mobile Games for the Less-Than-Avid Gamer

Mobile Games for the Less-Than-Avid Gamer

March 28, 2012

By ALEX ARMERO Staff Writer Published: March 28, 2012 The world of video games is vast and can ...

Video Games Live: From 8-Bit to Orchestral

June 1, 2011

Don’t Miss Out On This Live Tribute to Video Game Tunes By Dana Grossman Staff Writer Published: Febrary 14, 2008 Mention the term “video game music” to your average person, and more than likely, the first thing to come to mind will be the bloops and bleeps of “Pac-Man” or “Tetris.” These catchy 8-bit tune...

A Gamer’s Guide to the Holidays

May 30, 2011

By Joe Marvilli Contributing Writer Published: December 13, 2007 It’s that time of year again for all you fellow gamers out there, time to catch up on this fall’s hottest video games that you couldn’t afford to buy until the Christmas season.  While many high-profile games, such as “Metal Gear Solid ...