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PC Game Revenue has Surpassed Console Games' Globally
PC game revenues have passed console games, but the release of the PS4 and Xbox One should help keep a comparable revenue stream. [i]"Among core gamers there is a heavy overlap with most console gamers also playing on a PC. The big difference is that consoles are now the luxury item and PCs are the necessity. Just a few years ago the reverse was true. This means PCs have the broader audience."[/i] [i] [/i] [url=http://www.pcr-online.biz/news/read/pc-games-have-surpassed-console-games-globally/033849][i]Full article[/i][/url] [img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/10222iBDBC1F311F81A7DD.png[/img]
Gender balance among gamers almost at parity
New research from ESA finds that 48% of gamers are women, which is a pretty big jump. Full article [url=http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2014-04-24-women-increasing-representation-among-us-gamers-esa]here[/url]. This certainly matches my anecdotal experience, particularly among the younger generations.
China Lifts Console Ban
[b]The console ban was established in 2000 and has been active for 14 years. The ban has been lifted, however, censorship laws will make it a difficult market for many of the successful console games.[/b] [b][i]"Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft will be able to sell and manufacture consoles in China."[/i][/b] [b][i] [/i][/b] [b][img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/10210iF70E2D1CD3739DEB.png[/img] [/b] [b][i] [/i][/b] [url=http://www.forbes.com/sites/lisachanson/2014/01/21/chinas-console-ban-is-lifted-but-what-does-it-mean/][b][i]Forbes: full story[/i][/b][/url]
Unreal Engine 4.1 Brings Support For Next-Gen Consoles And More
Back at [url=http://www.ubergizmo.com/tags/gdc-2014]GDC 2014[/url] Epic Games demonstrated [url=http://www.ubergizmo.com/2014/03/unreal-engine-4-complete-access-for-19mo/]its new Unreal Engine 4 features[/url] as well as an entirely new business model. It is now a subscription based product. Anyone can access all UE4 engine, editors and source code for $19.99 per month. Today Epic Games released the first major update for Unreal Engine 4 since its public launch at the Game Developers Conference. WIth today’s release all subscribers who are registered Xbox or PlayStation developers, as well as members of the ID@Xbox indie developer program, can get access to the engine’s complete source code for respective console platforms at no additional cost. Apart from adding support for both next-generation gaming consoles, [url=http://www.ubergizmo.com/2013/08/hands-on-ps4-review-playstation-4/]Sony PlayStation 4[/url]and the [url=http://www.ubergizmo.com
League of Legends: $20,000 High School StarLeague Scholarship
[url=http://hsstarleague.com/][b]StarLeague[/b][/url] is an eSports establishment that organizes tournaments and competitions for young players and requires them to be enrolled in school. The games included in the competitions are League of Legends, Dota 2 and StarCraft 2. [url=http://www.newegg.com/][b]Newegg[/b][/url] and [url=http://www.twitch.tv/][b]Twitch[/b][/url] have teamed up to provide $20,000 worth of scholarships for the winners of the finals in June. [i]"The High School Starleague places emphasis on a solid education. We work to ensure that every player is enrolled in school and is scheduled to graduate. We also carefully check for enrollment before distributing our scholarship prizes."[/i] [i] [/i] [img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/10194iF977C0C206BBF19C.png[/img]
MLG is building their first gaming arena in China
[b]China has the largest online user base in the world and is the largest gaming market in the Asia-Pacific region.[/b] [b] [/b] [b][i]"Just five minutes from Macau, 30 minutes from Hong Kong, and within 100km of five international and domestic airports, making travel to the V-Zone simple for gamers around the world."[/i][/b] [b][i] [/i][/b] [b][img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/10200iAA6339D7B5832C24.png[/img] [/b] [b][i] [/i][/b] [url=http://www.majorleaguegaming.com/news/major-league-gaming-to-build-first-ever-mlg-arena-in-china][b]About Major League Gaming[/b]:[/url] [url=http://www.mlg.tv/]Major League Gaming[/url] (MLG) is the global leader in eSports. The company operates [url=http://www.mlg.tv/]MLG.tv[/url], the #1 online broadcast network for professional level competitive gaming; the MLG Pro Circuit, the longest-running eSports league in North America; and [url=http://www.gamebattles.com/]MLG: Play[/ur
Rise of the Incarnates Announced
[b]The new 3D fighting franchise, Rise of the Incarnates has been announced by Namco Bandai (creators of Tekken and SoulCalibur)![/b] [url=http://www.riseofincarnates.com/][b]Sign up for the alpha test on their website! [/b][/url] [b] [/b] [b] [/b] [video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LOz77_2L8c[/video]
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4 and eSports
[b]Modern Warfare 4 is set to hit stores on May 8th will focus on the eSports scene.[/b] [b]Also, there will be a version focusing on eSports and high-level multiplayer gameplay coming out in November.[/b] [b] [/b] [b][img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/10192i5D53C140A85EF421.png[/img] [/b] [url=http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/636846-call-of-duty-modern-warfare-4-sledgehammer-will-focus-on-competitive-gaming-and-esports/][b]EpochTimes Article[/b][/url]
Red Orchestra 2 will be free to play & keep forever on steam for the next 24 hrs
Red Orchestra 2 will be free to play & keep forever on steam from. The deal will apparently last 24 hours. If you add the game to your library during the 24 hour period you can keep it forever. [url=http://steamcommunity.com/games/RO2/announcements/detail/1353639133892980334]http://steamcommunity.com/games/RO2/announcements/detail/1353639133892980334[/url]
Genius DeathTaker: Professional Gaming Mouse
[b]The DeathTaker is a wired professional gaming mouse targetting the eSports scene. It's a claw grip style mouse and is very light for its size although it comes with weights (4.5g x 6) so that you can customize the feel. Plastic is the primary material used and the weights will be necessary for added precision.[/b] [b]The DeathTaker has an adjustable laser, customizable in-mouse macros and teflon pads at the front and back to help it guide smoothly. You can use the API for ajusting DPI, polling rate and other features.[/b] [b]At a reasonable $52, it might be worth testing, but there are a few others that might have it beat at the same price range with a more comfortable and precise feel.[/b] [img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/10182i304C20A03A1654AB.png[/img] [url=http://www.decryptedtech.com/enthusiast-peripherals/genius-deathtaker-professional-gaming-mouse-review][b]DecryptedTech Review[/b][/url]
MLG employee joins 343 Industries for next Halo
[b]Lenoxcoolgamer is joining to help with the new Halo to help it become a worthy competitor in the eSports scene. [/b] [b]Halo 4 wasn't the biggest hit in the professional gaming and eSports scene and this is most likely a move to change that.[/b] [b] [/b] [url=http://www.gamezone.com/news/2014/04/23/former-mlg-employee-lenoxcoolgamer-has-joined-343-industries-for-the-next-halo][b]Full story[/b][/url] [img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/10180i245074AC0B44CC71.png[/img]
BioWare announces October 7 release date for Dragon Age: Inquisition
[video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uO2h4qUNJ60[/video] At this point, we're already well past [url=http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2012/09/dragon-age-series-continues-in-late-2013-with-inquisition/]the original promise[/url] of a "late 2013" release for BioWare's[i]Dragon Age: Inquisition[/i], a game that that developers initially planned would heavily "[url=http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2011/12/biowayre-says-next-dragon-age-will-draw-from-skyrim/]draw from[i]Skyrim[/i][/url]." Mark your calendars, though, because BioWare has revealed via a new trailer that the game is now due for PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4 on October 7, 2014. We got our first look at [i]Inquisition[/i] at the Penny Arcade Expo [url=http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2013/08/dragon-age-inquisition-preview-shows-combat-and-consequences/]last fall[/url] in a hands-off demo that showed off a new combat system and more meaningful storyline conseque
What are the most played games on Steam?
Ars Technica does a nice breakdown here: [url=http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2014/04/introducing-steam-gauge-ars-reveals-steams-most-popular-games/]http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2014/04/introducing-steam-gauge-ars-reveals-steams-most-popular-games/[/url] Looks like DOTA2 wears the crown, unsurprisingly.
Happy 25th birthday, Nintendo Game Boy!
25 years ago today, on April 21, 1989, Nintendo first released its Game Boy console in Japan. The impact of the device is still being felt as it became the leader in portable gaming for years and established Nintendo as the biggest force in that particular gaming genre. [img]http://www.neowin.net/images/uploaded/shutterstock_170565581dfdffd_story.jpg[/img] The [url=http://www.nintendo.com/corp/history.jsp]Nintendo website[/url] mentions that the Game Boy eventually sold 150 million units worldwide, but its influence extends far beyond just cold sales numbers. The original version, with its black and white screen and its 8-bit games, wasn't the most advanced portable console on the market; other devices like the Sega Game Gear were superior in terms of hardware. However, Nintendo was smart to bundle the Game Boy with perhaps the most addicting and perfect game for the console: Tetris. [url=http://www.neowin.net/news/happy-25th-birthday-nintendo-game-boy]Fu
eSports Player Interview: Professional Gaming with Antivirus
Mike Rush interviews Dane Pettine on his experience with Webroot for Gamers while playing Dota 2 in tournaments with his team. Part 1 [video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1j96NlEZzo[/video] Part 2 [video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=revTkJc0_34[/video]
Hearthstone for iPad now out
Looks like you can play cross-platform too: [url=http://toucharcade.com/2014/04/16/hearthstone-heroes-of-warcraft-out-now/]http://toucharcade.com/2014/04/16/hearthstone-heroes-of-warcraft-out-now/[/url] I haven't tried it yet, but heard a lot about it. I was a big MTG fan back in the day so I might give it a shot. Anyone playing already?
Anyone considering a 4K monitor for gaming?
There's a bunch that are coming out lately, including this one from Samsung: [url=http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-28-Inch-Definition-Monitor-U28D590D/dp/B00IEZGWI2]http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-28-Inch-Definition-Monitor-U28D590D/dp/B00IEZGWI2[/url] I'm kinda tempted, although I'd probably need to upgrade my graphics card as well. Although on the plus side you could probably turn off a lot of the post processing at that resolution.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX880 rumors
Details on NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 880 have begun to leak, with a report from Tyden.cz claiming that the GeForce GTX 880 will be a Maxwell-based GPU that will dominate the single GPU market. The GeForce GTX 880 will move from the [url=http://www.tweaktown.com/]family[/url] name of GK110 (the 'K' is for Kepler) to the GM204 part. GM204 is the GK110 equivalent of the Kepler family, but based on the Maxwell architecture. Read more at [url=http://www.tweaktown.com/news/36940/nvidia-geforce-gtx-880-rumored-specs-maxwell-to-flex-its-muscle/index.html]http://www.tweaktown.com/news/36940/nvidia-geforce-gtx-880-rumored-specs-maxwell-to-flex-its-muscle/index.html[/url]
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