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Amazon Game Controller Images Leak Online

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If genuine, the images suggest the online retailer is indeed hard at work on an Android-based gaming console. continue…

Disney Interactive Surprises With 700 Layoffs

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Disney Interactive laid off roughly 700 people Thursday, about 26 percent of its global workforce, as it moves to bring itself to profitability. While the Walt Disney unit showed revenue of $403 million and operating income of $55 million in the most recent quarter, it’s lost more than $1.3 billion since 2008. The New York Times says the restructuring is “a humbling acknowledgment that, despite the company’s repeated pronouncements that long-term profitability was on the horizon, the unit remains challenged.”… continue…

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Nintendo: Healthcare Provider?

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Nintendo may attempt to “gamify” healthcare as a way of expanding beyond its core business. continue…

Google Acquires AI Startup DeepMind

The acquisition could help in Google’s quest to create platforms that rapidly learn and adapt. continue…

PlayStation 4 and Xbox One Face a Hard Road Ahead

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With mobile games and Steam on the rise, will PlayStation 4 and Xbox One have the same cultural impact as their predecessors? continue…

Can Nintendo Survive in a Smartphone World?

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Nintendo’s most difficult challenge yet is just staying relevant. continue…

Practice Gaming, Help Civilization

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In times of crisis, social media usage skyrockets. And while many of the posts are merely complaints about being inconvenienced, some contain information that could be useful to first responders. Unfortunately, due to the massive volume of posts, much of it gets lost. One organization wants to put a stop to it, but they’ll need your gaming skills to do it.  

Get Ready for a Virtual Future

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When virtual reality (VR) first became a buzzword in the early 90’s, we seemed destined for a world full of headsets and totally immersive content – then that future evaporated and we were left with naught but bitter disappointment. What happened? Early VR systems suffered from three fatal flaws: They were really heavy, really expensive and there was a serious lack of applicable content. The impact was never in question, the reactions of attendees of “fine art” installations by earlier… continue…

Big Fish Ditches Cloud-Streaming, to Lay Off 49

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Big Fish Games plans to close its cloud game-streaming initiative and lay off 49 employees in Seattle, as well as close offices in Vancouver, B.C., and Cork, Ireland. Big Fish had 524 full-time employees in Seattle earlier this month, so the layoffs there represent about 9 percent of its workforce. The business, meanwhile, grew 30 percent last year, with sales of more than $180 million. Company Founder Paul Thelen, who returned as Chief Executive last year, announced the cuts in… continue…