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digitaltrends.com - Jesse Lennox - The Best Video Game Sequels
The Best Video Game Sequels
Digital Trends

First entries in a video game series have a lot of hurdles to overcome. They need to introduce the characters, story, world, and lore, plus all the different gameplay mechanics. They also often try to do something more experimental than other…

boingboing.net - Clive Thompson - Why so many early video-game companies had names starting with A
Why so many early video-game companies had names starting with A
Boing Boing

A lot of the big companies of the 80s video-game boom all had names beginning with A — like Atari, Activision, Accolade, and Acclaim. Why? Over at Debugger on Medium, Garry Kitchen — a designer who joined Activision in 1982 —…

onmsft.com - Laurent Giret - Control video game is coming to Xbox Game Pass for PC on January 21
Control video game is coming to Xbox Game Pass for PC on January 21
OnMSFT.com

Control, the latest game from Finnish developer developer Remedy Entertainment, is coming to Xbox Game Pass for PC this week on January 21. The official Xbox Game Pass for PC Twitter account made the surprise announcement yesterday, a little more…

wsj.com - Ellen Byron - Top 10 Global Consumer Trends for 2021
Top 10 Global Consumer Trends for 2021
Wall Street Journal

Many of the new habits consumers formed during the coronavirus pandemic are here to stay, market researcher Euromonitor International predicts. In 2021 consumers will be demanding, anxious, and creative in dealing with change, Euromonitor forecasts…

hypebeast.com - Eric Brain - SUNNEI Canvas FW21 Is in a Paradoxical Never-Ending Video Game Universe
SUNNEI Canvas FW21 Is in a Paradoxical Never-Ending Video Game Universe
Hypebeast Hong Kong Limited

July 2020 saw the inaugural SUNNEI Canvas collection launch, bringing genderless clothing worn by CGI models to a world stuck at home. Now, the Italian brand has presented its Fall/Winter 2021 collection, elevating the digital aspects of its work…

attackofthefanboy.com - Tarik Samardzic - New This Week in Video Games - January 18th, 2021
New This Week in Video Games - January 18th, 2021
Attack of the Fanboy

After 2 weeks of silence, we finally have some nice games coming out in a few days, and we can't wait for the new Hitman 3. This is sadly going to be the end of the trilogy because of the new James Bond project, but hopefully, we will get more…

telegram.com - By Ozzie Mejia, Worcester Telegram - Video game review: 'Super Meat Boy Forever' a choice cut
Video game review: 'Super Meat Boy Forever' a choice cut
Worcester Telegram

'Super Meat Boy Forever's' release was a long time coming. The wait was so long, it started to feel like the 'Forever' in the title was a reference to the game's development cycle. However, Team Meat had a surprise for everyone, releasing 'Super…

entrepreneur.com - Jordan Minor - How to Watch or Listen to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Speeches Online
How to Watch or Listen to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Speeches Online
Entrepreneur

Of all the poetic truths that the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke during his tragically short life, “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice” has got to be one of the best. It doesn't give us an…

businessinsider.com.au - Shalini Nagarajan - The little-known video game studio that created the cult game PUBG is planning an IPO that could take its value to a whopping $27 billion, report says
The little-known video game studio that created the cult game PUBG is planning an IPO that could take its value to a whopping $27 billion, report says
Business Insider

TAUSEEF MUSTAFA/AFP via Getty Images The video-game studio behind cult game PUBG is planning an IPO in 2021, Bloomberg reported. South Korean Krafton Inc's planned IPO could value the company as much as $US27 billion. The CEO plans to release three…

popdust.com - Mackenzie Cummings-Grady - 8 Amazing Black Video Game Characters
8 Amazing Black Video Game Characters
Popdust

As we celebrate a tumultuous MLK day this year, we look back on a year when gaming has never been so far-reaching and culturally important, yet so far behind in terms of Black representation. The industry is slowly diversifying, but it has always…

neogaf.com - The Last Of Us - HBO Hands Series Order To Video Game Adaptation From Craig Mazin & Neil Druckmann
The Last Of Us - HBO Hands Series Order To Video Game Adaptation From Craig Mazin & Neil Druckmann
NeoGAF

Dec 1, 2014 24,179 23,313 1,335 ibiza HBO has given a series order to The Last of Us, the adaptation of the PlayStation video game, from Chernobyl creator Craig Mazin, game creator Neil Druckmann and Game of Thrones exec producer Carol… HBO…

businessinsider.com - Theron Mohamed - GameStop stock price spikes 17% as investor Ryan Cohen seeks changes
GameStop stock price spikes 17% as investor Ryan Cohen seeks changes
Business Insider

GameStop stock jumped as much as 17% in premarket trading on Tuesday. Activist investor Ryan Cohen wrangled three board seats earlier this month. The Chewy cofounder's RC Ventures has built a 13% stake in the video-game retailer. Visit Business…

ft.com - Elaine Moore - Big Tech needs to shake up the video call and end the Zoom gloom
Big Tech needs to shake up the video call and end the Zoom gloom
Financial Times

Like the rest of the tech world, I have a love-hate relationship with the gadget‑crazed Las Vegas hullabaloo that is CES, the annual trade show from the Consumer Technology Association. On the one hand, there is the Nevada sunshine and the…

pocketgamer.biz - Devolver Digital's Robbie Paterson on how to get a job as a marketing manager
Devolver Digital's Robbie Paterson on how to get a job as a marketing manager
Pocket Gamer.Biz

The games industry plays host to a colourful cast of diverse individuals, from artists and coders to narrative designers and studio heads. The skills to pull off these roles, however, are complex and differing, with each position requiring mastery…

archyde.com - 2020 Game: How is the video game that takes a tour of everything that happened last year? | videogames | free games | coronavirus | COVID-19 | revtli | ANSWERS
2020 Game: How is the video game that takes a tour of everything that happened last year? | videogames | free games | coronavirus | COVID-19 | revtli | ANSWERS
archyde

The year 2020 is one that few will forget. So knows Max Garkavyy, who put in hard hours developing a videogame online called “2020 Game”. This free game gives us an overview of each of the challenges we faced last year. From forest…

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