Archive for category: games

Streaming games: Is a workable model in sight?
/ December 19, 2014 8:58 am
Streaming games: Is a workable model in sight?

VentureBeat reports "The cloud has entirely transformed the way we experience movies, music, and video games, giving unprecedented access to titles. The days of downloading content to be stored by consumers may not be numbered exactly, but they’re certainly diminishing rapidly.". Read More

People of the Year 2014
/ December 18, 2014 11:01 am
People of the Year 2014

GamesIndustry.biz reports "Celebrating six individuals who made their mark on games over the last 12 months.". Read More

Xbox One To Get Pandora, Vevo, Popcornflix And More Apps This Week
/ December 18, 2014 11:01 am
Xbox One To Get Pandora, Vevo, Popcornflix And More Apps This Week

TechCrunch reports "Microsoft might have said that they’re done shipping their big Xbox One software updates for the year — but that doesn’t mean they can’t release a few new toys in the form of apps.". Read More

Google’s Niantic Labs embarks on a giant interactive transmedia project with controversial author James Frey
/ December 17, 2014 9:03 am
Google’s Niantic Labs embarks on a giant interactive transmedia project with controversial author James Frey

Venturebeat reports "Endgame is going to be a fascinating project in collective storytelling. The project started as Endgame: The Calling, a novel published in October from best-selling (and controversial) author James Frey and Nils Johnson-Shelton. It is the first of three books.". Read More

Consoles make a comeback in 2014
/ December 17, 2014 9:03 am
Consoles make a comeback in 2014

GamesIndustry.biz reports "The introduction of the new gen hardware did exactly what many hoped, breathing life back into a stagnating marketplace.". Read More

Are the walls closing in on indie developers?
/ December 16, 2014 8:38 am
Are the walls closing in on indie developers?

GamesIndustry.biz reports "For independent developers, the last decade has been an endless procession of migratory possibilities. The physical world was defined by compromise, dependence and strategically closed doors, but the rise of digital afforded freedom and flexibility in every direction." . Read More

Dots raises $10 million, becomes a standalone company
/ December 16, 2014 8:38 am
Dots raises $10 million, becomes a standalone company

Mashable reports "Dots is ready to take its business to the next level. The team behind the popular mobile game announced Tuesday that it has raised $10 million in Series A funding from Greycroft Partners and Tencent. The Dots team is also spinning out of Betaworks, the startup incubator it has operated under since launching in early 2013, and is officially becoming a standalone company." . Read More

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