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  1. The first video games and software programs famous tech CEOs made when they were young  Business Insider

    Many famous tech execs, including Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk, were hard at work on video games and other products before making it big-time.

  2. 4 retro video game and software stores that have been deleted from malls across America  Business Insider

    Companies often find out too late that there's no cheat codes when it comes to surviving in a competitive and evolving business.

  3. Cloud Gaming Is Big Tech’s New Street Fight  Fortune

    Streaming video games promises to be an all-out brawl among companies with the internet infrastructure to back it up. At stake? Billions of dollars and the future...

  4. PS4, Xbox One And Nintendo Switch Are Safe From Trump's Tariffs...For Now  Forbes

    Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft likely breathed a sigh of collective relief this morning alongside the broader market. The Trump Administration today announced...

  5. Patreon has become a lifeline for creators of weird, alternative games  The Verge

    Indie game developers behind titles like Kentucky Route Zero and Ooblets are increasingly turning to crowdfunding *service* Patreon for a more reliable source of...

  6. Code Ninjas takes kids from beginner to expert in computer programming  Virginian-Pilot

    Virginia Beach franchise teaches kids to code through game-based program.

  7. What goes right and wrong when games like Diablo 3 take a decade to make  Polygon

    We look at what happens when games like Diablo 3 and Owlboy linger in development for more than a decade. Spoiler: It's not always development hell.

  8. Analysis: Gadgets are boring, but video games are cooler than ever  Chicago Daily Herald

    For the past two decades, I've been clinging to my beloved Nintendo 64. What could ever match the video game console's audacity of design and nostalgic...

  9. Trump's Video Game Attack Reignites Decades-Old Violence Debate  Hollywood Reporter

    Since President Donald Trump made comments condemning "gruesome and violent video games" during a press conference Monday following multiple mass...

  10. Exclusive: id Software’s Tim Willits Joins Saber Interactive as Chief Creative Officer  Fortune

    Willits has swapped out his studio director title at id Software for Chief Creative Officer at Saber Interactive.

  11. A Netflix moment for gaming? Streaming challenges consoles in 5G era  Nikkei Asian Review

    TOKYO -- In May, Sony CEO Kenichiro Yoshida faced his counterpart at Microsoft, Satya Nadella, on the sprawling campus in Redmond, Washington, that...

  12. Why Self-Driving Cars Need ‘Morality’ Settings: Eye on A.I.  Fortune

    Artificial intelligence raises ethical questions in areas like self-driving cars. It can also supercharge video games.

  13. ESG Investing: Is Microsoft a Responsible Investment?  Motley Fool

    If you're searching for a feel-good stock, see how Microsoft, the world's largest company, scores on The Motley Fool's ESG framework.

  14. Nintendo Switch is helping video games stay weird  IOL

    INTERNATIONAL - For the past two decades, I've been clinging to my beloved Nintendo 64. What could ever match the video game console's audacity of design...

  15. Cajun Esports? How video games could bring big business to Lafayette  The Daily Advertiser

    Esports, or electronic sports games, are affecting all areas of Lafayette, from gaming organizations, business owners to talented dreamers.

  16. Chinese hacker group that works for both Beijing and personal gain identified  Financial Times

    A newly identified team of Chinese hackers is carrying out political espionage for Beijing while simultaneously attacking businesses for personal financial gain,...

  17. Apple Files for two Forms of Figurative Trademarks for Apple TV + in addition to updating iCloud to protect new Services  Patently Apple

    Apple has filed for a series of figurative trademarks to cover Apple TV+ in two distinct designs in both the U.S. and in Hong Kong. Apple has also filed an update...

  18. An expert on workplace shootings warns: 'Lightning can strike anywhere'  Plastics News

    What used to be handled with a fist fight out by the loading dock now too often ends in a mass shooting. An angry worker who was fired. Angry ex-husbands or...

  19. Top 10 Visual Effects Schools of 2019 Revealed  Hollywood Reporter

    Grads from the leading institutions — from San Francisco's Academy of Art University to the Vancouver Film School — are landing work, connecting with the pros...

  20. Video games meet enterprise technology, business: The intersection blurs more  ZDNet

    Developments originally intended for the video game industry are now having an impact on the cloud, AI, data science, and autonomous vehicles. It makes you...

  21. Crypto millionaires: stories of those who never give up  Capital.com

    Crypto. Whether you're bullish or bearish on Bitcoin's prospects, or a die-hard fan of Ethereum, we take a look at 25 people who've changed their lives through...

  22. Is Disney bad at video games?  Polygon

    Disney's CEO Bob Iger says they are, but is that accurate? In light of the new Avenger's trailer, we look back on Disney's long struggle with developing their IP in...

  23. You Can Build 3D Video Games with Google's Prototype Product  PCMag

    Google's Game Builder promises to let you design 3D action platformers, first-person shooters, and racing games, using a package of drag-and-drop, and...

  24. Varjo's technology is like a magic leap forward in augmented reality  ZDNet

    In a nondescript headquarters building on a quiet side street in Helsinki, with a modest amount of startup capital, Finland's Varjo has put together a headset that...

  25. Google's new Stadia service will let you play video games without downloading  Chicago Tribune

    Google's approach with its upcoming streaming games *service*, called Stadia, closely mirrors that of Netflix and on-demand video.

  26. Video game revenue tops $43 billion in 2018, an 18% jump from 2017  TechCrunch

    Video game revenue in 2018 reached a new peak of $43.8 billion, up 18 percent from the previous years, surpassing the projected total global box office for the...

  27. Global Video Games Industry Report 2019: Strategies, Trends & Opportunities for the $96 Billion Market  PRNewswire

    DUBLIN, April 5, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The "Global Video Games Industry: Strategies, Trends & Opportunities" report has been added to...

  28. The rise and fall of the company behind 'Reader Rabbit' and all your favorite educational games  The Outline

    Inside the collapse of a once-robust industry, and the 'Shark Tank' star who abetted the process.

  29. Growth in the Scottish Video Games Industry Grinds to a Halt, According to TIGA  PRNewswire

    LONDON, May 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- TIGA, the network for video games developers and digital publishers and the trade association representing the video...

  30. This teenager started playing video games 18 hours a day. Now he makes more money than most adults.  Washington Post

    Griffin Spikoski spends as much as 18 hours a day playing video games. His hobby that has led to nearly 1.2 million subscribers and more than 71 million views...

  31. The biggest video games coming in 2019: 'Star Wars,' 'Pokémon,' more  Business Insider

    Major games are expected in 2019, including a huge new "Star Wars" game, and the first major "Pokémon" game for the Nintendo Switch.

  32. E3 2019: Expo has new blockbuster video games, while streaming of games gathers momentum  USA TODAY

    At the Electronic Entertainment Expo, there's buzz around Google's Stadia cloud gaming *service* and new 'Star Wars' and 'Doom' games.

  33. Google's new gaming service will let game makers use rival clouds, executive says  Reuters

    A Google executive offered new details on Wednesday about the company's upcoming video game streaming *service*, telling Reuters that game makers may...

  34. DeNA (OTCMKTS:DNACF) and AMADEUS IT HLDG/ADR (OTCMKTS:AMADY) Critical Analysis  Sundance Herald

    AMADEUS IT HLDG/ADR (OTCMKTS:AMADY) and DeNA (OTCMKTS:DNACF) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock?

  35. The three things that video games do to your brain  Quartz

    Given the immense power that games have to alter our consciousness, it's natural to wonder what long-term effects they might have on our brains.

  36. Video games battle for the cloud as industry girds for change  Tech Xplore

    The knock-down, drag-out battle in the video game world heads to the cloud as the premier industry event looks to adapt to a consumer shift to streaming...

  37. 65% of American Adults Enjoy Playing Video Games  Business Wire

    More than 164 million adults in the United States play video games, and three-quarters of all Americans have at least one video game player in their h.

  38. Russia Animation, VFX & Games Markets, 2018-2019 & 2020  PRNewswire

    DUBLIN, April 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The "Russia Animation, VFX & Games Industry: Strategies, Trends & Opportunities" report has been added to...

  39. Streaming to subscriptions: Video games enter new frontiers  Fox Business

    The video game industry is entering new frontiers. Continue Reading Below. In the past, you plunked down $60 at GameStop for a copy of Grand Theft Auto or...

  40. Collaborative video games could increase office productivity: Team video gaming increased effectiveness of newly-formed teams by 20 percent  Science Daily

    Move over trust falls and ropes courses, turns out playing video games with coworkers is the real path to better performance at the office. A new study by...

  41. 2019 Video Game Software: Global Market Trends, Drivers, Opportunities and Challenges - ResearchAndMarkets.com  Business Wire

    DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "Video Game Software Global Market Report 2019" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

  42. Sony and Microsoft team up on cloud gaming, ahead of Google Stadia  Polygon

    Sony and Microsoft are teaming up to develop new technologies for cloud-based gaming services, a move that looks to shore up both console makers as...

  43. How one teen earns six figures from video games and related income  Chicago Daily Herald

    Griffin Spikoski spends as much as 18 hours a day glued to his computer screen playing the wildly popular, multiplayer video game "Fortnite." His YouTube...

  44. Doom, the game that kicked off a video game revolution, turns 25 today  Quartz

    This story was adapted from an Obsession email sent February 12, 2018. Subscribe here and receive a daily deep dive into the overlooked crannies of the...

  45. Will the gaming industry clutch up in 2019?  TechCrunch

    2019 promises to be a great year in games. Innovation and competition will elevate the industry's offerings and drive more inclusivity among a broader range of...

  46. Global Video Games Industry  PRNewswire

    NEW YORK, Jan. 8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Video Games in US$ Million by the following Platforms: Console...

  47. What If Instead of Taking the SAT You Got to Play a Video Game?  Bloomberg

    L.A.-based startup Imbellus plans to upset the SAT and ACT's monopoly with a test it says accurately gauges critical thinking.

  48. What You Need to Know About Microsoft's Gaming Business  The Motley Fool

    Let's get to know this important part of the tech giant.

  49. Creating video games could be your next job. Villa Maria College will provide the degree.  WKBW-TV

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Video games have been around for 40-years and are as popular as ever. With the new developments in technology, Chris Langford,...

  50. The Business Of Video Games: A Multi Billion Dollar Industry [Infographic]  Forbes Now

    Video games are a multi-billion dollar industry in the United States. There are thousands of companies developing and publishing games in all 50 states. As the...

  51. European Video Games Industry Strategies, Trends & Opportunities Report 2019: Market is Projected to Reach 21.5 Billion by 2020  PRNewswire

    DUBLIN, April 3, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The "European Video Games Industry: Strategies, Trends & Opportunities" report has been added to...

  52. All Eyes on the Video Game Industry as E3 2019 Comes to a Close  PRNewswire

    LOS ANGELES, June 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- E3, where the world gathers to see and shape the future of the video game industry, concluded today, offering...

  53. 5 major tech companies, from Amazon to Apple, are trying to make the 'Netflix of gaming' — here’s how they stack up  Business Insider

    Every major tech company, from Apple to Amazon to Google, is trying to create a "Netflix of gaming" *service*. The idea is simple: Stream high-quality games to...

  54. One cheap software is making indie video games weirder  Quartz

    Unity, a free tool for making video games, is helping all sorts of people make beautiful, experimental games.

  55. EA made a series of videos meant to showcase its 'next-gen' video games, and the results are accidentally horrifying  Business Insider

    EA intended to demonstrate the power of its next-generation graphics technology in a new video. Instead, it demonstrated the uncanny valley.

  56. From 'Tetris' to 'Tomb Raider,' here are all 24 games that have made it into the World Video Game Hall of Fame  INSIDER

    The Strong Museum opened the World Video Game Hall of Fame in 2015, and 24 games have been inducted so far.

  57. Global Video Games Market Outlook to 2024: Analysis on the Immense Popularity of Battle Royale  PRNewswire

    DUBLIN, June 24, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The "Video Games: Global Market Analysis, Trends, and Forecasts" report has been added to...

  58. Billionaire Elon Musk says playing video games is how he and 'many of the best software engineers' got into programming  CNBCAfrica.com

    By Elizabeth Gravier. Before Elon Musk became obsessed by space travel and electric cars, he was a kid who played a lot of video games. Speaking at the...

  59. How to Play Games on an Old, Low-End PC  PCMag

    Are you a gamer but have a low-spec PC on your hands? There are ways to tweak settings so that you can actually play modern games on your old, crappy...

  60. How to Buy Video Games for Cheap  PCMag.com

    Gaming is expensive, but here's how to get the best video game deals on Steam, through streaming ser.

  61. Amazon Makes Play To Take Video Gaming Into The Cloud  Forbes

    Video game publishing moved to the cloud long ago. Now the world's dominant cloud infrastructure firm wants to take the rest of the industry there, too.

  62. 13 Best Free Screen Recorder Software for Recording and Streaming in 2019  G2

    Whether you're trying to start a streaming channel or run webinars and other online courses, free screen recording software can help you get started quickly.

  63. Here's everything Apple just announced: iOS 13, Mac Pro and more  CNBC

    Apple kicked off its annual Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday where it unveiled its new software for Mac, iPhone and iPad as well as a new $6,000...

  64. How Apple's Macs lost an early lead in video gaming  AppleInsider

    Apple's investment of hundreds of millions of dollars into Apple Arcade is not only one of the biggest bets it has ever made to draw attention to iOS, but is...

  65. Modulate wants to bring voice skins to your favorite online games  Digital Trends

    Startup Modulate aims to change how your in-game characters are portrayed with "voice skin" neural network technology. The technology allows your voice to...

  66. US Senator Seeks to Stop Loot Boxes in Video Games  PCMag

    A US senator wants to ban loot boxes in video games directed at children, claiming they can promote addiction. On Wednesday, Senator Josh Hawley...

  67. E3, the World's Leading Video Game Event, Opens Today: Millions Around the World to Watch  PRNewswire

    LOS ANGELES, June 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- E3, the biggest video game event in the world, opens its doors today at the Los Angeles Convention Center to...

  68. What You Can Learn About Business From These Wildly Successful Video Game Developers  Forbes

    Like many gamers in their thirties today, I spent much of the 90s and early 2000s playing popular video games like Wolfenstein 3D, Doom and Quake. id...

  69. Researchers Build Bots That Play Videogames With Each Other  The Wall Street Journal

    Researchers at Google's artificial-intelligence labs said they have developed virtual videogame players that learned to play by working with other digital gamers.

  70. Seattle's Multibillion Dollar Gaming Industry - News  TheStranger.com

    How did the Pacific Northwest become the center of video-game creation in the first place?

  71. Must Reads: From video game to day job: How ‘SimCity’ inspired a generation of city planners  Los Angeles Times

    Jason Baker was studying political science at UC Davis when he got his hands on “SimCity.” He took a careful approach to the computer game. “I was not one of...

  72. 5 Trends Explain the Growth of the Video-Game Industry  The Motley Fool

    Video games are extending their reach to every corner of the globe.

  73. Adaptive Video Game Controllers Open Worlds for Gamers With Disabilities  The New York Times

    An industrious community has for years devised workarounds to play video games. Microsoft's new adaptive controller may allow even more people to play with...

  74. Sony's cloud gaming deal with Microsoft blindsided its own PlayStation team  The Japan Times

    When Sony Corp. unveiled a cloud gaming pact with archrival Microsoft Corp., it surprised the industry. Perhaps no one was more shocked than employees of S.

  75. Megahit Movies Don't Make as Much Money as Major Video Games  PCMag

    Rockstar Games has a hit with Red Dead Redemption 2. And as the latest chart from Statista shows, it's even a bigger deal than Marvel's Avengers franchise.

  76. Google's ambitious new project could fundamentally change the way we play video games  Business Insider

    Google this week unveiled "Project Stream," a new *service* that lets you stream video games to your Google Chrome web browser. Project Stream, like Nvidia's...

  77. How to Find the Video Games of Your Youth  The New York Times

    The classics can take you back in time — and are probably easier to recapture than you think.

  78. Video games aren't corrupting young minds — they may be building them  CBC.ca

    New science suggests that video games are rarely addictive, and they can help with social and intellectual development — and possibly even mental health.

  79. Why Microsoft is well-poised to be the Netflix of gaming  Fast Company

    Traditional consoles won't go anywhere without big investments in streaming. One company is well-positioned to make it happen.

  80. Take This Releases State of the Video Games Industry 2019 White Paper  PRNewswire

    SEATTLE, July 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Take This, the first mental health nonprofit organization geared toward game developers and the gaming community,...

  81. AI software beats top poker players in milestone of computing  The Seattle Times

    Researchers at Facebook and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) have developed an artificial intelligence bot called Pluribus that defeated five top players in...

  82. Microsoft Delivers Another Blow to GameStop  The Motley Fool

    GameStop (NYSE:GME) is struggling to stabilize its business amid a sea change in the way video games are purchased. Consumers can now download games...

  83. Alabama high schools roll out their newest varsity sport – video games  AL.com

    The popular esports will become the first sanctioned high school sport in Alabama since bowling. Thirty teams have signed up to begin competitions starting in...

  84. 7 Video Game ETFs That Will Make You a Winner  Nasdaq

    InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsFor the most part, video game stocks are performing well in 2019. Shares of.

  85. The real reason Epic landed a $15 billion valuation is not Fortnite's viral video game success  CNBC

    Fortnite maker Epic Games has been valued at $15 billion, and that has attracted skepticism. But Fortnite's 200 million users and over $1 billion in revenue,...

  86. Americans spent a record $36 billion on video games last year, and demographics show that number is expected to go up in 2018  Business Insider

    This week, thousands of video and computer game enthusiasts are going to the Electronic Entertainment Expo to see what's new in gaming — an industry that...

  87. Pre-Installed 'SupportAssist' Tool on Dell PCs Vulnerable to Bug  PCMag

    Pre-installed software on millions of Dell PCs has a vulnerability that malware can exploit to take over a computer. The vulnerability deals with the Dell...

  88. This 26-year-old entrepreneur wants to turn high school gamers into professional esports stars  CNBC

    Delane Parnell is the CEO of PlayVS, a tech startup that's raised $46 million from investors like Adidas and Sean "Diddy" Combs to run high school esports...

  89. The best gaming PC for 2019  Business Insider

    Chances are if you're sitting in a gaming chair, then you're all about the latest tech. These are the best gaming PCs you can buy in 2019.

  90. Global Video Games Markets, 2016-2018 & 2024: Serious' Gamers - The Only Saving Grace for Boxed & Digital Download Console Gaming Software  PRNewswire

    DUBLIN, Jan. 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The "Video Games - Market Analysis, Trends, and Forecasts" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's...

  91. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella just laid out the company's vision for its 'Netflix for games'  Business Insider

    Microsoft is building a *service* that intends to be the "Netflix for games." The goal of the *service*, named " Project xCloud," is to stream high-end video games to...

  92. Global Animation, VFX & Games Markets, 2018-2020: Total Value of Global Animation Industry is Projected to Reach US$ 270 Billion  PRNewswire

    DUBLIN, Jan 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The "Global Animation, VFX & Games Industry: Strategies, Trends & Opportunities, 2019" report has been added to...

  93. Apple Reinvention as Services Company Starts for Real Monday  Bloomberg

    When Apple Inc. boss Tim Cook takes the stage at the Steve Jobs Theater in Silicon Valley on Monday, he will usher in a new era for the world's largest...

  94. How BioWare’s ‘Baldur’s Gate’ Saved the Computer RPG  The Ringer

    The genre-stretching game broke new narrative, technical, and gameplay ground and established the identity of one of the past two decades' most storied video...

  95. This Video Game Tournament Will Test the Wits of Computers, Not Humans  Fortune

    Computers will need to bring major problem solving skills and smarts to a new video gaming tournament that is intended to contribute to cutting-edge artificial...

  96. A Look Under the Hood of Google's Stadia Game-Streaming Service  PCMag

    A big question surrounding Stadia is how the *service* will perform when you play a game. Here's how the team plans to keep your games going without...

  97. New video gaming center opens in West Chester  Daily Local News

    WEST CHESTER—The U.S. video game industry generated more than $30 billion in revenue last year, according to the Entertainment Software Association,...

  98. After a hit with 23 million downloads, Syracuse game studio shoots for next level  syracuse.com

    Lake Effect Applications tries again with new mobile game.

  99. Why Did Microsoft Enter The Video Game Space?  Forbes

    Why is Microsoft in the video game space? This question was originally answered on Quora by John Byrd.

  100. SoftBank-backed Improbable makes a big bet on video games  Financial Times

    When Improbable raised an unprecedented $502m from SoftBank two years ago, its co-founder Herman Narula set out an expansive vision for his...