Posts Tagged ‘Gaming’

Study Break: 5 Future Gadgets You Can Buy Right Now

Study Break: 5 Future Gadgets You Can Buy Right Now

You’d be surprised how long something can be around before it catches on with the masses. Most of the time the technology is simply too young, and needs investment, competition, and of course, age, to become ready for primetime. Earlier this month, I was lucky enough to see many of those kinds of devices up ...

Ante Up With This Cool App Called Bold Poker

Ante Up With This Cool App Called Bold Poker

Have you ever thought to yourself “I don’t gamble nearly enough these days”? For all you dorm room poker fiends out there, this app brings an element of the online poker game to the real world. Each player can use an iPhone or iPad to connect to the main hub in the center which serves ...

Video Game Design: Are Indies the Wave of the Future?

Video Game Design: Are Indies the Wave of the Future?

Developing a video game was once the exclusive province of computer programmers who built games from scratch in computer languages like C++, Visual Basic or Perl; these programmers worked for big-name game manufacturers like Apple, Zynga or Activision. The successes of games like Doodle Jump, Minecraft and Angry Birds are changing the industry’s marketplace. Independent developers ...

MIT Releases Game to Help Visualize Relativity

MIT Releases Game to Help Visualize Relativity

A team of researchers and developers at MIT’s Game Lab have turned relativity into an experience called “A Slower Speed of Light”. That concept alone may sound weird, but the physicists behind the game admit that people already believe that about relativity. “People think that relativity is extremely weird”, Gerd Kortemeyer, the game’s Product Owner, ...

The Mind Controlling Powers of Tetris

The Mind Controlling Powers of Tetris

Tetris has long been one of the most recognizable and popular games in existence. Versions of the game are available for practically every device capable of running it. I doubt the game’s creator, Alexey Pajitnov, could have ever imagined the success in 1984, when the game was first released in what was then Soviet Russia. ...

University Offers Class on Skyrim and Medieval Scandinavia

University Offers Class on Skyrim and Medieval Scandinavia

Rice University in Houston, Texas has announced a class in which playing Bethesda’s epic role-playing game, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, will be one of the main focuses. Now, before you go running down to Houston in hopes of nabbing an easy credit, it’s only open to Rice students and will involve more than just ...

Razer Prepares Project Fiona Gaming Tablet for Production

Razer Prepares Project Fiona Gaming Tablet for Production

After a promotional Facebook campaign exceeds expectations, Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan announced that the company’s concept gaming tablet, Project Fiona, would be sent into production. According to Tan, the final design will be influenced by the gaming community’s feedback. It’ll be interesting to see how Razer handles this sort of crowdsourcing when producing a gadget ...

Shooting Skag for Less: Get Borderlands 2 Cheap

Shooting Skag for Less: Get Borderlands 2 Cheap

School is just about in session, and that means it’s time to find a new excuse for avoiding homework. Luckily, 2K Games and Gearbox have you covered. Borderlands 2 is almost here, and here’s how you can avoid breaking the bank to get your hands on it. The original game, released in 2009, was a sleeper hit. ...

Steam’s Big Picture Comes To A TV Near You

Steam’s Big Picture Comes To A TV Near You

New mode of Steam designed for display on televisions; works with game controllers. You may know of Valve Software through their game titles like Half-Life, Portal, Team Fortress, and Left 4 Dead. But did you know they’ve been working hard at kicking consoles to the curb? Enter Big Picture, Steam’s game platform that delivers all of ...