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The Cost of Doing Business: Video Games Cost Too Much

The Cost of Doing Business: Video Games Cost Too Much

20th Oct 2012 - Last week there was a video game sale announcement that centered around the decision to offer up what amounts to nearly the entire historic catalog of Interpay's games over at GOG.com (GOG.com is a digitial distribution platform for PC games whose basic motto is DRM-free products, fair pricing, and adding lots of extras that they presen.. Read More.

GameStop's Holiday Trade-In Promo and 360 Bundle Joint Announce

GameStop's Holiday Trade-In Promo and 360 Bundle Joint Announce

16th Oct 2012 - Whenever there is a new console on the horizon or the inventory of pre-owned gaming consoles and kit gets low over at the undisputed King of Used Games and Pre-Owned Gaming Systems -- game retailer GameStop -- the company invariably announces via email sent to pretty much every person that has ever provided their email address to either.. Read More.

Let's Play -- It's a Video Thing...

Let's Play -- It's a Video Thing...

11th Oct 2012 - Back in 2005 when video geeks Chad Hurley, Jawad Karim, and Steve Chen founded YouTube they did not do it with the idea in mind that it would change the world -- but it did. Some geeks say that what YouTube did was make the world a smaller place, and we can see that, but the more popular view is that the service empowered its users to.. Read More.

FYI - A Source for Academic Study of Video Games

FYI - A Source for Academic Study of Video Games

28th Aug 2012 - Are you bored? Are you a serious gamer? Do you consider yourself to be an intelligent serious gamer? Well, hey, us too! So the next time you are bored and you are looking for something gaming-related to read that will help make you a smarter and well-informed member of the gamer community, check out the website "Game Studies" over a.. Read More.

Final Fantasy Turns 25 - A Celebration of One of the Most Important Game Series

Final Fantasy Turns 25 - A Celebration of One of the Most Important Game Series

20th Aug 2012 - As Square Enix prepares to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Final Fantasy games series with an assortment of events all over the world the small weekend casual gaming group that I have belonged to for nearly fifteen-years had its regular Saturday gathering, and after we discussed what games we might play together in co-operative mo.. Read More.


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An In-Depth Look at WWE '13 @ E3 2012

An In-Depth Look at WWE '13 @ E3 2012

30th Jul 2012 - Like it usually does at its official events, the wrestling empire that is the WWE arrived at E3 2012 with a splash of excitement, as its designated spokesman and wrestler Sheamus (Stephen Farrelly -- Stíofán Ó Fearghaile) exploded onto the scene and helped make the WWE '13 exhibit space a testosterone-charged ring of its own. In add.. Read More.

An In-Depth Look at Reel Fishing: Ocean Challenge @ E3 2012

An In-Depth Look at Reel Fishing: Ocean Challenge @ E3 2012

19th Jul 2012 - The Reel Fishing game series (also known as "Fish Eyes" in Japan), was originally created as more than simply an arcade take on the sport of fishing, but also as a fishing simulator in almost every sense of the word. If you ask a serious fisherman they will candidly admit to you that fishing is really only about a quarter catching fish.. Read More.


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An In-Depth Look at Zumba Fitness Core @ E3 2012

An In-Depth Look at Zumba Fitness Core @ E3 2012

26th Jun 2012 - In the interest of full transparency we should point out that your Gaming Update reporter uses a wheelchair as a substitute for legs due to a severe spinal cord injury and so they are not the average target audience and gamer for this particular game and exercise program. Now having said that, and again in the interest of full transpar.. Read More.

In the midst of the Summer Doldrums the Gaming Economy Surges Forward

In the midst of the Summer Doldrums the Gaming Economy Surges Forward

22nd Jun 2012 - While the financial state of the games industry is not usually the sort of information that we write about here at GU, the recent announcement by international market research firm Newzoo (www.newzoo.com) that estimates of Turkish consumer spending on video games will be between $400 and $500 million in 2012 is the sort of information t.. Read More.

An In-depth Look at Retro City Rampage @ E3 2012

An In-depth Look at Retro City Rampage @ E3 2012

18th Jun 2012 - In spite of the dense crowds, long lines, and county fair atmosphere of E3 you can often tell the first time visitors not so much by the fact that their head appears to be attached by gimbals to their neck allowing it to pivot and turn in almost every direction at once, and in fluid motions... You cannot really use that as an indicator.. Read More.


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The Top Ten Video Game Sequels for E3 2012

The Top Ten Video Game Sequels for E3 2012

15th Jun 2012 - Each year as another Electronic Entertainment Expo wraps up the burden falls upon us to pick the best of the best and share that with you -- and this year the burden of making those choices was expanded due to the large number of very good games. Regular members here will be expecting a Top Ten list and details for each, but we must .. Read More.

The E3 Booth Babes Declare the Platform Standings for 2012

The E3 Booth Babes Declare the Platform Standings for 2012

13th Jun 2012 - Since the beginning of gaming the perennial question of which gaming system is better has always plagued games journos, and try as we might the true grail -- a way to determine once and for all just where and how they rank -- has not been found... Until now! In a stroke of genius -- or perhaps just a stroke, as he is still very much u.. Read More.

The GamerTag Series Part 2: Achievement Counselors

The GamerTag Series Part 2: Achievement Counselors

19th May 2012 - The Gaming Update "GamerTag Series" examines various aspects of gamer identity online by exploring issues that are connected with and relate to the social side of life as an online gamer. In Part 1: Trends in Gamer Identity we examined the increasingly popular field of Persona Designers; consultants hired by gamers to create and packag.. Read More.

Following the Scent of Microsoft at E3 2012

Following the Scent of Microsoft at E3 2012

22nd Jan 2012 - With apologies in advance to Dr. Theodor Seuss Geisel (AKA Dr. Seuss) . . . --==* Steve Hears a Who? *==-- On the tenth of January, wrapped up in toasty wool, In the heat of the casino, standing by the indoor pool, He was speaking video gaming... and motion controlled toys, Then Steve Ballmer the CEO made a Microsofty noise. Fin.. Read More.

Mr. Bean and not Video Games Responsible for Youth Violence

Mr. Bean and not Video Games Responsible for Youth Violence

4th Jan 2012 - "There's a world of difference between truth and facts. Facts can obscure the truth. " Maya Angelou The problem with fact is that a clever person can make it appear to support whatever position they want to make, so when we examine issues and we choose not to deal in fact, but rather in truth, we are taking a more logical path. .. Read More.

The Truth Behind the Fanboy and Why They Exist

The Truth Behind the Fanboy and Why They Exist

22nd Dec 2011 - From The Urban Dictionary (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=fanboi) Fanboi (1) Someone who is hopelessly devoted to something and will like anything associated with their particular thing. (2) Geek Term related to forum users who think a product/company/person can do no wrong. (3) Deliberate misspelling of the wo.. Read More.

The Top Ten Most Influential Video Game Consoles of All Time

The Top Ten Most Influential Video Game Consoles of All Time

21st Dec 2011 - Before we get to the Top Ten List of the Most Influential Video Game Consoles of All Time it would be helpful to offer a historic view and basic background of the devices for your edification and entertainment! The first important element in the background story for the history of home video game consoles is that the development.. Read More.

A FashionWare Gamer's Holiday Gift Guide 2011

A FashionWare Gamer's Holiday Gift Guide 2011

21st Nov 2011 - The commercial evolution of the Internet in the early 1990's turned out to be an event with far-reaching consequences that went way beyond what most experts predicted, illustrating a significant impact upon a broad a range of cultural and consumer trends to the point that it is widely considered to have redefined itself, emerging as mor.. Read More.

The Charity of Gamers

The Charity of Gamers

28th Oct 2011 - It is surprising how much information can be conveyed in a simple and brief phrase; take the phrase "In these tough economic times" (1) as an example. Hearing it or having it said to you instantly evokes specific and detailed images. Despite the fact that it is a very general and even vague collection of words, that phrase has the e.. Read More.


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Textbook Shovelware -- Driver: San Francisco

Textbook Shovelware -- Driver: San Francisco

24th Oct 2011 - According to Wikipedia, Shovelware is defined as: "Shovelware (sometimes also crapware or garbageware) is a derogatory computer jargon term that refers to software noted more for the quantity of what is included than for the quality or usefulness." There is a momentum that AAA video games build as they approach release, and it is partl.. Read More.