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The Final Day at Westfield Arcade

The Final Day at Westfield Arcade

The highs and lows of video arcades of the 20th century impacted many. The darkened rooms with the flashing images and hot shot arcade champs are one thing that has yet to be duplicated by modern day video game consoles and mobile devices.For Chicago ...
Tiffany Nickel

Indie developer Tiffany Nickel

The first two boom periods for the video game industry referred to the games as a fad or trends. Today, entire generations have grown up in a world that never knew life without them. Among them is 21-year old Tiffany Nickel of Tinley Park, Illinois. “I ...
The Stinky Footboard

The Stinky Footboard Review

The days of video games that can be controlled with a joystick and two buttons are long past. Today’s hits seem to require more fingers than a human being has, especially on the PC. Enter the Stinky Footboard from SteLuLu Technologies. This ...
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Michelle Juett Silva: Lifelong gamer draws up a successful industry career

Michelle Juett Silva The earliest generations of video gamers have now grown into the people who create all forms of entertainment. Among them is Schenectady, New York resident Michelle Juett Silva. As one-half of the married couple behind indie video ...
Rad Raygun

Rad Raygun

Rad Raygun, the Mega Man-inspired XBox Live Indie Game, has been gaining fans since it’s recent release. The throwback game title is part of a lifelong gaming journey for programmer and Corinth, Texas resident Chris Bryant. “I was born in ...
Gaming under the influence

Gaming Under the Influence

Gaming Under the Influence As the video game industry and culture has continued to grow, gaming has grown from interactive entertainment to a spectator sport. Numerous leagues and streaming websites now feature live streaming broadcasts of almost any ...
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Capcom’s Arcade Cabinet Review

Capcom, a staple in the world of video gaming for decades, is celebrating their 30th anniversary with the release of Capcom Arcade Cabinet, a downloadable game pack for the XBox 360 and PlayStation 3.For 400 Microsoft Points (or $4.99) players can ...
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Video Game Voters Network aims to band gamers together in violence debate

Video Game Voters Network The on-again, off-again debate over “violent”video games has been a daily news headline since the deadly December shootings in Newtown, Connecticut. Media professionals and political names on both sides of the aisle ...
Twonky beam app

Twonky Beam app review

Digital content can now be seamlessly streamed to your television set through your XBox 360 console using the Twonky Beam app for iOS and Android devices. While the XBox 360 already has a variety of video and entertainment applications available, ...
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Violent video game debate goes back decades

In the wake of the Newtown, Connecticut shootings in December, the debate over violent video games is being waged once again. Just before Christmas, National Rifle Association spokesman Wayne LaPierre made controversial remarks about violent video games ...
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Wreck-It Ralph: The backstory behind the classic Tapper arcade video game

Wreck-It Ralph: The backstory behind the classic Tapper arcade video game Out of all the vintage arcade video games that make cameos in Disney’s new Wreck-It Ralph film, which opened this weekend, perhaps none are as much of a surprise to old ...
Plantronics GameCom Commander

Hands-On Review: Plantronics GameCom Commander

The folks at Plantronics have put out a limited edition headset for the ultimate pro gaming experience, the GameCom Commander. With a price tag of $299.99, I decided to take it for a spin and see about that.First Impressions: The Commander comes ...
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Original Pac-Man cartoon series hits 30th anniversary

Original Pac-Man cartoon series hits 30th anniversary Thirty years before the Angry Birds appeared on every type of merchandise known to man,Pac-Man was the hottest product license on the planet. The 1980 arcade hit appeared on seemingly every type ...
David Crane

David Crane speaks on the triumphs and pitfalls of his multi-decade career

The first video game boom period of the late 1970s and early 1980s created many superstars that are still known today, from the hardworking Mario to the still-hungry Pac-Man. It also saw a handful of game designers reach the superstar level themselves, ...
Activision classic Pitfall! reaches 30 year anniversary

The Classic Gaming Birthday Round Up

The Classic Gaming Birthday Round Up Over the last two weeks a number of iconic classic games have had birthdays. The following is a grouping of those postings from Patrick Scott Patterson. August 27The original Super Mario Kart, perhapsNintendo‘s ...
Nintendo Power Magazine

Nintendo Power: Reaction to the end of the long running magazine

Reports that Nintendo Power magazine was shutting down popped up like popcorn a week ago, bringing both old school and modern Nintendo fans to reminiscence about the long-running publication.The first issue of Nintendo Power appeared in the summer ...