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What big video game studios and Hollywood have in common

When the first commercial video games were released back in the early 1970s, a brand new, billion dollar industry was created. With the development of computer hardware, games have become more colorful, more visually appealing, and much more entertaining (although I must say I still enjoy a game of Pong from time to time). In the decades that followed major game developers have grown into huge conglomerates, led by businessmen rather than enthusiastic developers, and their goal has switched from entertaining to making the most profits possible.

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Microsoft at GamesCom

Microsoft announced a number of new peripherals and features that will be coming to Xbox One within the next year. These announcements were made during their press conference at GamesCom.

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A Few Unasked-for Words about Wolfenstein: The Old Blood

I was born at a time when personal computers were just a dream. When I was a child I had to ride my bike for three miles in the rain to reach the closest arcade, and was forced to use quarters to play Mortal Kombat with a broken joystick and a set of shabby buttons on a TV screen built into a wooden cabinet and painted in neon colors. Imagine my excitement when I got my first PC, and had the chance to lay my hands on the first FPS of my life - Wolfenstein 3D.

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Steel Series to release new waive of Gaming Headsets

During E3, Steel Series announced plans to release a new line of gaming headsets. The Siberia X300, X800, P300, and P800 are scheduled to be released on July 29th in the United States and Canada, and represents the companies next line of dedicated gaming headsets. The 300 and 800 series are labeled 'X' or 'P' to show which console they are to be used on. Our information going forward will only reference 300 or 800.

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Nintendo of Europe Details Animal Crossing Happy Home Designer

Nintendo of Europe released details about Happy Home Designer, the latest title in the Animal Crossing Franchise. In Happy Home Designer, players get to play - in more detail - a very specific part of past Animal Crossing games: decorating homes! Nintendo announced a while ago that they would be using amiibo cards with this title; today, Nintendo of Europe detailed bundles that will be available for purchase. The details are below.

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Nintendo Summer Event: Mario Maker

When Nintendo does their post E3 event in Toronto, I always look forward to playing the big games that will be coming to market. Usually, the biggest games peak my interest early, but Mario Maker was something I needed to play to really appreciate.

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Nintendo Summer Event: Blastball

I think everyone understands that Nintendo's E3 event was a little disappointing. I also believe that everyone thinks Nintendo is holding on to the really good announcements for the NX. After attending the Nintendo Summer Event in Toronto, Ontario this week, I've realized that some games need to be played to be appreciated. Blastball was one of those titles.

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Will Nintendo Turn Another Corner?

The death of Satoru Iwata shocked the video game world. He was an innovator, and rarely ever settled for the norm. After Iwata became president of Nintendo in 2002, he brought about a new era of Nintendo devices. He experimented successfully with motion controlled games via the Wii, and brought a 2 screen handheld to market with outstanding results.

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What Sort of Gamer Are You?

Approximately 58% of Americans play video games regularly, but the people who play them have varying personality traits. Some people are cool and collected while others become aggressive when gaming. You might find certain gamers concentrate on specific types of games, where some will look to consumes as many games as humanly possible. So, when you get down to it, there are loads of potential classifications of gamers that have been pigeonholed over the years.

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Hello Games Shows a Glimpse of the No Man’s Sky Universe at E3 2015

I think many of you have been waiting for this day for a long time - the 2015 edition of the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) - to see what new additions to the gaming world we can spot. One of the games I was expecting the most was No Man's Sky - a virtually infinite universe filled with billions of worlds waiting to be explored.

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