Video games

A video game is an electronic game that involves interaction with a user interface to generate visual feedback on a video device such as a TV screen or computer monitor. The word video in video game traditionally referred to a raster display device, but as of the 2000s, it implies any type of display device that can produce two- or three-dimensional images. Some theorists categorize video games as an art form, but this designation is controversial.
  • Should your next video game be on blockchain? (The benefits may surprise you)

    Should your next video game be on blockchain? (The benefits may surprise you)

    The gaming industry continues to catch the attention of not only players of all ags in the economy, but the attention of business owners and investors as well. According to recent data from market researcher Newzoo, the gaming industry is anticipated to grow from $137.9 billion in 2018 all the way to an astonishing downfall in the popularity of single player games), gamers now have different, non-traditional concerns to be wary of. Rather than worrying about what points they'll earn completing a level, gamers are unlocking, earning, and buying different items in their virtual world. While we already see this happening in games like Counter Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) and the massive world of weapon skin and item buying, selling, trading, and gambling, the most recent game to take the world by storm, Fortnite, offers the most eye-opening example.

  • Sport or Sellout? Debate Rages Over Gold Medals for Video Games

    Sport or Sellout? Debate Rages Over Gold Medals for Video Games

    As athletes gather for Asia’s biggest sporting event in Jakarta this week, much of the attention will be on computer mice and chunky headphones. For the first time, the Asian Games -- the Olympics equivalent for the world’s most populous continent -- will include computer game competitions alongside swimming and track-and-field. Contestants from Saudi Arabia to Japan will battle for national pride and bragging rights across six titles, including League of Legends and StarCraft II in a huge marketing coup for publishers like Tencent Holdings Ltd. and Activision Blizzard Inc.

  • The cautionary tale of video game journalism

    The cautionary tale of video game journalism

    In a world where dissatisfaction is much more relevant than content, change is a strong slogan and an easy motivator to get behind. During the first United States Presidential election victory of Barack Obama, "Change" was the word that shaped his entire campaign, motivating the masses. In most cases, change carries positive connotations, becoming a hard thing to argue against. And why wouldn't it be? In our current age, our lives change at a breakneck speed, as ten years is equal to centuries of the past when it comes to societal differences. Each generation experiences difficulties when trying to connect with its predecessors, yet has the same complaints when time comes to pass the torch to

  • Overwatch Free Weekend Kicks Off on August 23, Details Inside
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    Overwatch Free Weekend Kicks Off on August 23, Details Inside

    Free weekends are somewhat of an Overwatch tradition now but this upcoming trial kicks off during gamescom 2018, where Blizzard is expected to announce new content. Starting Thursday, August 23, those who have yet to play Overwatch will be able to get their hands on the game's full roster of 28 heroes, including the recently released Wrecking Ball. A total of 18 maps will be available across various modes including Quick Play, Arcade, and Custom Games. Competitive mode, as usual, is off limits. Overwatch's summer event is currently underway so you'll be able to unlock seasonal items via loot boxes that are earned each time you level up. You can customize your characters and retain your profile,

  • Kids' Video Game Obsession Isn't Really About Video Games
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    Kids' Video Game Obsession Isn't Really About Video Games

    Many parents are concerned with their child's seemingly obsessive video game play. Fortnite, the most recent gaming phenomenon, has taken the world by storm and has parents asking whether the shooter game is okay for kids. The short answer is yes, Fortnite is generally fine. Furthermore, parents can breathe easier knowing that research suggests gaming (on its own) does not cause disorders like addiction. However, there's more to the story. A comprehensive answer to the question of whether video games are harmful must take into account other factors. Fortnite is just the latest example of a pastime some kids spend more time on than is good for them. But parents need to understand why kids play

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    Spider-man's Collector's Edition Statue Apparently Spoils The Game

    Insomniac's Community Manager James Stevenson has revealed that the Spider-Man Collector's Edition statue will not be revealed before launch. This is apparently largely due to the fact that it obviously contains some massive spoilers for the game.

  • the Offseason Doldrums series: Calling all Gamers
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    the Offseason Doldrums series: Calling all Gamers

    Here we go: round 2. In the spirit of curing the August blues, previously with a spirited discussion of cinema, we move along to the fantastical world of video games. Once upon a time back in the late 80's/early 90's, there was a young man with an insatiable curiosity regarding all things video game. As with most stories, this protagonist had an ally; Good ol' Dad. Good ol' Dad was a fan of fantasy novels, and films involving swords and horses and knights and wizards and guns and cowboys and aliens and all kinds of things. It seemed natural when these passions led him, some time before, to purchasing one of the earlier game consoles in an Atari. He very much wanted to share these interests with

  • Fortnite Save the World news: Free code latest as Epic Games handle next project

    Fortnite Save the World news: Free code latest as Epic Games handle next project

    Fortnite Save the World fans are facing new problems There's still plenty of new content planned for Epic Games' original Fortnite mode. Having seen the Battle Royale spinoff become one of the biggest games on the planet, that now gets a lot of development attention. A huge team helps to keep Fortnite BR ticking over, worrying some Fortnite Save the World fans that their game is being left behind. The good news is that Epic Games has confirmed that they have a longterm plan for STW. They share new roadmaps every month, the latest confirming small content drops are planning for the next few weeks. The week of August 20 will see the release of a new Blunderbuss Flintlock Assault Rifle, as well

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    Atari cofounder's son Tyler Bushnell brings back retro arcades with Polycade

    As destinies go, Tyler Bushnell has a good one. The son of Atari cofounder Nolan Bushnell wants to bring back retro arcades, and he has cofounded a company to do that, Polycade. The elder Bushnell created the video game business 46 years ago with the launch of games, such as Pong and Breakout, which are now familiar brands. But Tyler Bushnell has created a platform for indie games, the unknown titles that he believes deserve to be played in the social style of arcades, with sweaty-palm controls and face-to-face competition. Tyler Bushnell and his cofounder Jake Galler have created an arcade machine that is smaller than a cabinet and can hang on a wall. It has a 28-inch LCD screen, and it fits

  • The 7 best free iPhone games of the week
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    The 7 best free iPhone games of the week

    After a slow week, we're back with a really solid collection of free iOS games this week. The highlight of the week is undoubtedly the new strategy RPG Legend of Solgard from King, which you might know as the developers of a little game called Candy Crush Saga. I've also spent some time with Bendy in Nightmare Run, which has an interesting Cuphead flair to it, and I can't get over how cute Thunderdogs looks. Dogfights! Get it?! Bendy in Nightmare Run Bendy™ In Nightmare Run is an action-packed ‘boss runner’ for your iOS device. Play as Bendy™, Boris the Wolf and Alice Angel as you swipe to jump, dash and counter-attack four of the largest, nastiest bullies ever depicted in the classic 1930's cartoons of Joey Drew Studios. The action never stops as you fend off enemies, avoid obstacles and navigate your way through pirate ships, city streets, a junkyard and a not so quiet library. Collect weapons and level up your character. Improve your abilities by collecting and spending cans of delicious Bacon Soup. Customize your characters with never-before-seen costumes and episode-specific weapons. Celebrate your wins with exclusive access to official Bendy™ in Nightmare Run merch! T Shirts, plushies, posters, keychains and more! Bendy needs your help to stay out of trouble. The chase is on! ● Action Packed Boss Runner for Your Phone/Tablet ● All New Enemies in the World of Bendy ● Four Unique Cartoon Worlds ● Collect Bacon Soup to Unlock New Characters, Costumes and More ● Exclusive Access to Official T shirts, Plushies, Posters, Keychains, and Other Merch ● Exciting Updates Throughout 2018 and Beyond Recommended for: ● iPhone 6S and newer ● iPad Air 2 and newer ● iPad Mini 3 and newer Download Bendy in Nightmare Run Cosmic Showdown Engage in the most intense real time PVP battles with thousands of online players. Upgrade your units, customize your deck and prepare for epic online battles to win the Cosmic Showdown. EXPLORE VAST GALAXIES! The race to explore the vastness of space has begun. As captain of your own Spaceship, explore galaxies rich with alien planets abundant in rare and lucrative resources. COLLECT AWESOME UNITS! Unlock a wide variety of different attacking, defensive and utility units, each with their own unique abilities by opening crates. As you expand your battle deck, continue to upgrade your units to increase their performance during battle. INTENSE MULTIPLAYER BATTLES! Engage in competitive PVP battles and destroy your opponent’s Spaceship to claim victory. Are you ready to become the ultimate Cosmic Showdown champion? FEATURES: + Battle against players in real-time to become the ultimate champion. + Unlock rewards and powerful units to bolster your battle deck. + Upgrade your units as you unlock new planets to conquer. + Configure your battle decks to optimize your tactics and strategy. + Full unit control for the ultimate fast paced battle frenzy. + Thousands of potential card combinations and battle strategies. Download Cosmic Showdown EGGLIA: Offline A young girl born to save the world and a Redcap once destined for violence. A story hatched from within precious eggs; a tale of meeting and parting ways... A fantasy adventure with a thrilling story and beautiful graphics, EGGLIA is an RPG you will want to return to again and again. Join colorful characters of varying races including Brownies, Dwarves, Gremlins and Aloes as they work together to revive the lands of EGGLIA, sealed away within mysterious eggs. EGGLIA is lovingly crafted by an all-star team of veteran RPG developers: Director & character design: Shinichi Kameoka Background design: Koji Tsuda Music: Yoko Shimomura & Yoshitaka Hirota ------------------------------------------------------- **Explore beautiful lands with a roll of the dice! - Unlock gorgeous playfields sealed within mysterious eggs, and explore them with a unique dice-based control system - Strategy element allows you to stand and fight or turn tail and run! - Borrow the skills of adorable spirits and feed them delicious food to evolve their powers - Freely explore a nostalgic and detailed RPG world ------------------------------------------------------- **Collect materials and grow your village! Use materials you find in the playfield to build and furnish homes for the residents of EGGLIA. The better the homes and other gifts you give them, the happier the residents will be! ------------------------------------------------------- **Make friends with a colorful cast of characters EGGLIA is populated by a wonderful cast of strange and endearing characters. Some will appear simply when you revive their land from an egg, while some mysterious races can only be unlocked by clearing certain conditions. Help them to fulfill their wishes and grow your village together! ------------------------------------------------------- **Please note the following before playing - Supported languages: English, Japanese (based on your device’s default language settings) Download EGGLIA: Offline Kunlun Ruins Asia Top #1 Real-Time Battle MMORPG "Kunlun Ruins" brings you into a brand new oriental wuxia world. You will be the hero of your own story in Kunlun Ruins, and gradually will you realize the mystery of your family and decide to leave the Ruins to find out the truth of the past. 【Features】 ● Win the crown in the guild raid——be the top one of all guilds! ● Meet the destined one——teamed with your partner! ● Diverse costume system——various unique combinations ● Level up your gorgeous mounts——show off your awesome mounts! ● Cross-server PVP! ——win the champion among all! Download Kunlun Ruins Legend of Solgard In this unique RPG, combat enemies and bosses with the creatures you collect, level up your hero powers and loot treasure from Norse legend! Join Embla in her epic fight to stop the end of all worlds and establish her as one of Solgard’s most powerful heroes. Use strategy to battle hordes of ice enemies in the Hero Arena, claim bounties on legendary villains, defeat epic Bosses and win the war against evil to become a true legend of Solgard. Solgard is turning to winter, its creatures trapped in ice crystals and its worlds turning to ice. Ragnarok, the end of the world has started and only Embla can fight it. With the powers of The Sun Goddess, it is up to Embla to gather an army of creatures and together, battle and conquer the icy evil that threatens Solgard… Grow an army of creatures, explore the worlds of Solgard and win the war against eternal frost one battle at a time while discovering the secrets of Norse legend! In this epic new RPG, strategy and creatures of legend are the best assets for you to dominate the arena. In this RPG adventure: • Test your skills against other heroes and fight in the Hero Arena • Form guilds with other players and fight together to battle epic Guild Bosses • Collect allies and treasure from Norse legend • Grow and power up your hero and army • Use Tactics and Strategy to fight with an army of creatures • Develop your hero with godlike powers • Battle with epic fantasy creatures and bosses The war to prevent Ragnarok has begun and each battle will require your best strategy. Are you ready to fight epic battles and enter the pantheon of Solgard’s ancient heroes? Download this new RPG now and be part of the legend! Legend of Solgard is completely free to play, but some optional in-game items will require payment. By downloading this app on your mobile you are agreeing to our terms of service; You must be connected to the Internet to access full game features. You can turn off the payment feature by disabling in-app purchases in your device’s settings. Easily sync the game between devices and access full game features when connected to the internet. Download Legend of Solgard Pocket Rocket - Blast Off Blast off into an endlessly fun and addictive space adventure as you pilot your Pocket Rocket through an asteroid field, passed fiery comets and around stray satellites! Collect space cadets along the way and unlock new Pocket Rockets to launch! ◉ Fun, Fast-paced action ◉ One handed gameplay ◉ Easy to learn, hard to master ◉ Endless replayability ◉ Over 60+ unique rockets to try! Download Pocket Rocket - Blast Off Thunderdogs Thunderdogs is a competitive online battle game where you amass bones to climb the leaderboards. Use a variety of awesome weapons to smash other players and steal their bones! Be careful - the bigger your haul, the bigger a target you’ll become! Survive by dashing and out-maneuvering a hail of bullets to fight back. Start each session as the underdog, climb the charts to become the top dog! FEATURES: * Intense real-time multiplayer battles * Use a variety of power-ups and weapons * Unlock more than 30 aircrafts and dogs * Different arenas * Offline mode available * 80s inspired music by Maxo Thunderdogs is an .io styled multiplayer game and requires internet connection to play online. Download Thunderdogs

  • Video-game playing, development could make Columbus industry's 'Hollywood'
    The Columbus Dispatch

    Video-game playing, development could make Columbus industry's 'Hollywood'

    This could prove to be a decisive year for Columbus as a video-gaming hub, as developers push to become the next big thing in the business. Now the world's favorite form of entertainment, video gaming generates more annual revenue globally — at $116 billion — than the TV, movie or music industries. And it's long been a favorite among fans and players in Columbus. If you doubt that, consider: Columbus just played host to the "Call of Duty" World League Championship. With a prize pool of $1.5 million, the championship's first two days of gaming took place in the MLG Arena on the Northeast Side, which Major League Gaming opened in 2014, making it the first dedicated arena tournament space outside

  • S.H.Figuarts Batman Ninja Toy Review: Good Must Always Win, Over Evil

    S.H.Figuarts Batman Ninja Toy Review: Good Must Always Win, Over Evil

    Back when Batman Ninja was initially announced, I hoped that we would get some decent toys. Well, Bandai has produced its own S.H.Figuarts figure of this new Batman and it is very good indeed. While Batman is meant primarily as a detective that solves complex crimes, the means in which he conducts himself in fights and general combat is rather stealthy. That's why when Christopher Nolan gave his own take on the origins of the character in Batman Begins, there was a somewhat heavy-handed ninja training backstory. Batman Ninja, by comparison, is much more overt and upfront about its approach to Batman and instead of trying clumsy inferences, Batman is a proper and full-on ninja this time around.