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A new crowdfunding site promises to help designers make better video games, and give players a way to make investments, not just donations.
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VideoFans of the Super Mario Bros video game franchise will feel like they've grabbed a Super Star when they hear concert pianist Sonya Belousova's latest composition --and one lucky gamer may even win a custom Nintendo Entertainment System-themed piano. The performance of four key themes from the Super Mario games celebrates the upcoming [...]
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Video Award-winning tabletop game Splendor arrives on phones and tablets. Collect jewels to buy cards and gain victory points; gameplay is easy to learn (thanks to a solid in-game tutorial) but encourages sharp and subtle strategy. Short multiplayer sessions offer high replay value. Looks and sounds great, plays smoothly. Well worth [...]
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Last week, Sony Computer Entertainment America CEO Shawn Layden stood in front of thousands of video game fans at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena and brought the house down. The event --part of the the annual E3 video game convention in Los Angeles, where companies including Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo show [...]
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After nearly two decades of publishing hugely popular online games in Asia, South Korean video game company NCSoft is getting serious about building its presence in the West. On Thursday, the company announced that its newest game, the sci-fi MMO WildStar, will drop its subscription fees and switch to a free-to-play model. [...]
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Virtual reality company Oculus VR lifted the hood on its highly-anticipated Oculus Rift headset Friday morning, revealing the PC hardware necessary to run games and apps on the device, and releasing a new software development kit for developers interested in writing those programs. In a blog post published on Oculus' web [...]
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Virtual reality software company AltspaceVR announced this morning that it has raised an additional $10.3 million in venture funding to grow its team and accelerate product development. "We're really excited to put some more money in the company," says Eric Romo, founder and CEO of AltspaceVR. "We come to work everyday and [...]
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A consumer tries out the Oculus VR Crescent Bay headset at the 2015 International CES convention on January 8, 2015. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) Consumer spending on virtual reality hardware and software could reach $21.8 billion by the year 2020, according to a new report from market research and consulting firm [...]
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Nintendo is at a crossroads. The Japanese video game giant's latest console, the Wii U, isn't selling to expectations --the company has moved only 9.7 million units since it was released in November 2012, putting it well behind Sony's PlayStation 4 (22.7 million units) and Microsoft's Xbox One (12.6 million), [...]
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Virtual reality company Oculus VR officially unveiled its highly-anticipated Oculus Rift headset Thursday morning, revealing the device's final consumer version, showing off new controllers, and announcing a partnership with Microsoft's Xbox division. CEO Brendan Iribe kicked off the event at Dogpatch Studios in San Francisco by showing off the final form [...]
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IT provider SHI International has made Thai Lee a billionaire. She'd rather you not call her that.
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Are you going to Gen Con this year? Come join me on 8/1 at 1pm for a seminar called "Ten Games That Could Change The World!" Event registration starts this Sunday, reserve your space while you can. 
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David M. Ewalt writes about games, technology, and other geeky stuff. He is a contributing editor to Forbes Magazine, writes a blog for Forbes.com, and is author of the book Of Dice and Men: The Story of Dungeons & Dragons and The People Who Play It.

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