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  1. The games industry shouldn’t be ripping off children  The Guardian

    Last week, MPs called on the government to classify online loot boxes as gambling and in the process highlighted a scandal: the $137.9bn (£110bn) gaming...

  2. AI can learn real-world skills by playing video games  Science News for Students

    Video games are helping AI systems work together and adapt to real-world situations.

  3. Local college student starts virtual reality gaming business  Frederick News Post

    A University of Maryland student from Frederick has created a virtual reality gaming company with a software created to reduce simulation sickness.

  4. Global Video Game Software Market 2019-2022 Featuring Sony, Activision Blizzard, Microsoft, EA, Nintendo - ResearchAndMarkets.com  Business Wire

    DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "Video Game Software Global Market Forecast To 2022" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

  5. The biggest hacks of 2019 so far  Business Insider

    2019 has been a been a banner year for cybersecurity crises, with hackers targeting government agencies and private corporations alike.

  6. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Knocks out Competition at the Japan Game Awards 2019  Crunchyroll News

    The Japan Game Awards were given out over the Tokyo Game Show 2019 weekend, celebrating the best of video games from the last year of the Heisei Period...

  7. How Top-Valued Microsoft Has Avoided the Big Tech Backlash  The New York Times

    Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple are targets of government investigations and public outrage, facing accusations that they abuse their power in various...

  8. How a basement hacker transformed Donkey Kong for the Atari 2600  Ars Technica

    Garry Kitchen's unlikely story is told in this excerpt from the book Arcade Perfect.

  9. 10 High-Paying Tech Degrees You Can Get Online  Forbes

    Each advancement in the field creates new jobs and it can be overwhelming to know where to start with a career in tech and also time-consuming to obtain a...

  10. Amazon's Greenwood fulfillment center now open for business  Southside Times

    Amazon's new fulfillment center in Greenwood is officially open for business. Amazon welcomed new employees inside of the more than 600,000 square-foot...

  11. Teaching and Reaching those Frequently 'Left Behind'  USDA.gov

    The digital divide between population centers and rural America is a fact of life. For some, it's simply a lack of cell phone coverage; for others, it signals a lack of...

  12. Game Engines Market by 2026 Report: Opportunities, Vendors, Shares, Industry Growth, and Forecast  Veterans Insights

    Game Engines Market Overview: The Game Engines Market Report released and promoted by CMI draw out historical, existing, and forecast valuation of the...

  13. The information age explained  New Electronics

    The Centre for Computing History looks to explore the historical and social impact of computing. Neil Tyler met up with its CEO and founder.

  14. 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.

  15. Axios Future - September 14, 2019  Axios

    Welcome back to Future. Has your best friend signed up? This is the second issue of our new twice-a-week Future newsletter. Erica will be in your inbox on...

  16. 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...

  17. Head to Head Contrast: Twilio (NYSE:TWLO) & Konami (NYSE:KNMCY)  TechNewsObserver

    Twilio (NYSE:TWLO) and Konami (OTCMKTS:KNMCY) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two...

  18. How a Dutch clinic helps UK teenagers addicted to gaming  The Guardian

    Tom, 17, went through a 10-week course involving therapy, outdoor activities – and no phones or coffee.

  19. 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.

  20. Closed Stores We Loved That We Will Never See Again  Mommyish

    The 80s and 90s are filled with nostalgia moments from our childhood. Filled with fun memories, but these closed stores will forever just be memories now.

  21. 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...

  22. From helicopter repairman to leader of the Internet’s ‘darkest reaches’: The life and times of 8chan owner Jim Watkins  The Washington Post

    How Jim Watkins took over one of the Web's most notorious hate sites.

  23. Supply Chain Hackers Snuck Malware Into Videogames  WIRED

    The security sector is waking up to the insidious threat posed by software supply chain attacks, where hackers don't attack individual devices or networks directly...

  24. Google’s new Stadia service will let you play video games without downloading them  Washington Post

    The platform, which runs on Chrome and Google data centers, envisions a new way to play video games.

  25. 30 Under 30 | 2019  425business.com

    They come from New Delhi; Las Vegas; Bangladesh; Los Angeles; Paris; and, of course, right here on the Eastside. Some have gleaned their business acumen...

  26. Mirriad – Native In-Video Advertising  Nanalyze

    Mirriad is offering native in-video advertising which actually improves the viewing experience for the majority of viewers. And now they're ready to scale.

  27. 3D Motion Capture Market 2019 – Industry Size, Trends, Market Overview, Growth Factors, Research Study Forecast to 2024  Inbo News

    The “3D Motion Capture Market” research report 2019-2024 is focused on various market affecting factors and comprehensive factors of the industry. The 3D...

  28. China Digital TV (OTCMKTS:STVVY) & Coupa Software (OTCMKTS:COUP) Critical Contrast  Sundance Herald

    Coupa Software (NASDAQ:COUP) and China Digital TV (OTCMKTS:STVVY) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock?

  29. Reviewing Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)'s and DocuSign Inc. (:)'s results  The NBO News

    Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) and DocuSign Inc. (:) compete with each other in the Business Software & Services sector. We will analyze and compare...

  30. 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...

  31. The Biggest Tech Play Of The Year Is Flying Under Wall Street’s Radar  Yahoo Finance

    If today's gold is data, and the data of each individual is worth at least $175, then a *content* management company reaching 100 million people is sitting on a...

  32. [Techie Tuesday] From coding at 13 to building security systems - the journey of Praneet Khare, Co-founder, AvidSecure  YourStory

    This week, on Techie Tuesday, we feature Praneet Kare, Co-founder of Avid Secure, a cloud-based security company, which is now part of Sophos.

  33. 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. Amazon...

  34. How Microsoft Could Make a Comeback in Video Games  Motley Fool

    The company has trailed competitors in gaming lately, but that could change over the next decade.

  35. 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...

  36. 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...

  37. 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...

  38. 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...

  39. 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...

  40. 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...

  41. 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.

  42. 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...

  43. Qualcomm, Tencent agree to collaborate on gaming devices and 5G  CNBC

    Qualcomm and Tencent Holdings said on Monday they will cooperate on projects that could include making the Chinese company's video games play better on...

  44. 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.

  45. Trump blames video games for mass violence, but the reality is more complicated.  INSIDER

    In the wake of two mass shootings, President Donald Trump addressed the nation to say that "gruesome and grisly video games," among other things, were to...

  46. 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...

  47. 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...

  48. 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.

  49. 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...

  50. Is cloud computing for gaming too good to be true?  TechRadar

    Harnessing remote computers to replace your local machine has almost limitless potential, but how realistic is the idea?

  51. 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.

  52. 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.

  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. Satya Nadella Cheated at ‘Civilization,’ Now He Wants to Conquer Cloud Gaming: A Q&A With Microsoft’s CEO  Fortune

    Satya Nadella has never considered himself a “gamer,” but Civilization did manage to capture the attention of the Microsoft CEO for a stretch when he was...

  55. 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.

  56. China has released its guidelines for approving new video games, one year after putting a freeze on new releases in the country  Business Insider

    China generated $34 billion for the video game industry in 2018, but new games must adhere to the country's strict standards to be approved for sale.

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

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

  58. 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.

  59. 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.

  60. Stocks How The Cloud May Boost Video Game Stocks  Investopedia

    Leading video gaming stocks have had a spectacular 5-year run, but cloud computing may propel them to even greater heights.

  61. 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...

  62. 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...

  63. 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...

  64. 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...

  65. Beyond the console: Xbox leaders detail Microsoft’s gaming future, led by xCloud streaming service  GeekWire

    Microsoft aims to let people play its games not just on Xbox devices and Windows PCs, but also smartphones and tablets, and eventually, rival consoles.

  66. 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.

  67. 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.

  68. 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...

  69. 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.

  70. Dreams is the most important game in a decade  Fast Company

    Dreams isn't actually about dreaming, but it lets you create the stuff that dreams are made of.

  71. 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?

  72. 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.

  73. 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.

  74. 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...

  75. 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...

  76. 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...

  77. Everything Apple announced at WWDC 2019  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...

  78. 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.

  79. 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...

  80. 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...

  81. 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...

  82. 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...

  83. I got to try Microsoft's version of the 'Netflix of gaming,' and I'm still not convinced it's the future of video games — here's why  Business Insider

    Microsoft is currently developing a "Netflix for games," and it goes into beta later this year. But we got to try the new *service* early!

  84. Konami (OTCMKTS:KNMCY) & Twilio (OTCMKTS:TWLO) Head to Head Contrast  Tech Know Bits

    Konami (OTCMKTS:KNMCY) and Twilio (NYSE:TWLO) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the...

  85. 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,...

  86. 7 Video Game ETFs That Will Make You a Winner  Investorplace.com

    There are not many dedicated video game ETFs, but these funds, directly and indirectly, fit that bill and will lead to solid gains.

  87. 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...

  88. 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...

  89. 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...

  90. Does cloud computing mean game over for Xbox and PlayStation?  Financial Times

    Home entertainment has always been a ruthless business, but games consoles' 50-year territorial war for the living room has been endlessly brutal. On screen, it...

  91. 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...

  92. 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...

  93. 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...

  94. Console Chameleons: 7 Cross-Platform Video Game Adapters  PCMag.com

    Game companies have traditionally been an island unto themselves, but some have introduced devices t.

  95. 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.

  96. Microsoft Is Becoming A Netflix Of Video Games, And That's Good News  Seeking Alpha

    The video games industry is rapidly shifting toward the game-as-a-*service* business model, as development costs are growing. Although Microsoft has lost the...

  97. The Competitive Video Game Scene Erupts into a Global Industry  PRNewswire

    NEW YORK, July 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Video games have become more than a hobby in modern day society. The most attractive aspect of the industry is...

  98. 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...

  99. 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.

  100. 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,...