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CES 2015: LG will unveil its New 4K Ultra HD TV with Quantum Dot Technology

CES 2015: LG will unveil its New 4K Ultra HD TV with Quantum Dot Technology

Budweiser Super Bowl 2015 Ad leaks

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Google Car Initiative to go ahead via Android

Google Car Initiative to go ahead via Android

Sony cancels The Interview Release on Christmas

Sony cancels The Interview Release on Christmas

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Conan O'Brien is Being Paid To Review Video Games

Conan O'Brien is Being Paid To Review Video Games In the midst of all this Xbox One/EA/Machimina/YouTube drama, gaming site Re/code did a bit of investigation into a more high profile game reviewer than most. Conan O’Brien’s “Clueless Gamer” segment doesn’t produce...

Jan 25 2014, 12:41pm CST

Xbox One: There will be No Micro Transactions In Titanfall

Xbox One: There will be No Micro Transactions In Titanfall Here’s a welcome surprise for one of the biggest Xbox One titles coming out this year: Respawn Entertainment’s  Titanfall will not feature microtransactions when it launches in March, the company confirmed over...

Jan 25 2014, 4:52am CST

Next Apple TV Rumored to Have A Games Console

Next Apple TV Rumored to Have A Games Console The Xbox One and PS4 could bet getting company. Recent reports indicate that a new Apple TV is well into testing, and might arrive soon. Both 9t05 Mac and iLounge cite insider sources telling them that a revamped set-...

Jan 24 2014, 6:51pm CST

China lifted Console Ban

China lifted Console Ban On January 6,th 2014 the State Council of the People’s Republic of China announced that it had officially, though temporarily, lifted a ban on video game consoles that on September 27, 2013 it had said it intended to...

Jan 22 2014, 2:55am CST

Candy Crush Saga Trademarked Candy And Apple's App Store Is Helping Enforce It

Candy Crush Saga Trademarked Candy And Apple's App Store Is Helping Enforce It Candy Crush Saga is the most pervasive casual game phenomena since Angry Birds and it seems intent on crushing any potential competitors—at least those that use the word “candy” in their titles. King.com Limited...

Jan 21 2014, 3:46am CST

Gabe Newell Is 'Fine' With EA's Origin On Steam Machines

Gabe Newell Is 'Fine' With EA's Origin On Steam Machines While Valve’s fleet of Steam Machines may be laying the groundwork for some massive future shift in console and PC gaming, in their current form, it’s hard to think off too many reasons to run out and buy them at...

Jan 19 2014, 10:41am CST

Five Announcements Nintendo Should Make Right Now

Five Announcements Nintendo Should Make Right Now As expected, yesterday Nintendo’s stock plunged by 18% after the news that they were cutting their Wii U and 3DS forecasts by huge margins as the fiscal year draws to a close in a few months. I wrote about how their own...

Jan 18 2014, 9:26am CST

Why It's Still Not Game Over For Nintendo

Why It's Still Not Game Over For Nintendo News remain grim for Nintendo's Wii U video game console, and this has led to renewed speculation over the Japanese company’s future as a hardware manufacturer. The bad news is in the numbers. Nintendo slashed Wii U...

Jan 17 2014, 3:51pm CST

CES 2015 News
Steam Matters For Indie Developers - 'Day Z' Offers A Million Reasons Why

Steam Matters For Indie Developers - 'Day Z' Offers A Million Reasons Why As Day Z racks up a million sales in four weeks, Steam once again demonstrates its ability to make a game – even when its creator is warning casual players not to buy it yet. Dead Reckoning PC Gamers understand the...

Jan 17 2014, 12:41pm CST

Nintendo's Imagined Success Is More Dangerous Than Their Current Failure

Nintendo's Imagined Success Is More Dangerous Than Their Current Failure There’s big news today that Nintendo has drastically revised their fiscal year forecast of Wii U sales, cutting the prediction from 9 million to 2.8 million,  just a few months before the goal was supposed to have been...

Jan 17 2014, 8:31am CST

Dismal Wii U Sales Move Nintendo Closer To 'Game Over'

Dismal Wii U Sales Move Nintendo Closer To 'Game Over' With the successful launches of the Xbox One and the PS4, it’s been easy to forget that the latest console generation started in November of 2012 with a dud. Nintendo’s Wii U launched with what seemed to be a...

Jan 17 2014, 2:21am CST

Microsoft: Xbox One, PS4 Spec Differences 'Marginal'

Microsoft: Xbox One, PS4 Spec Differences 'Marginal' What’s more powerful, the Xbox One or the PS4? We’ve been arguing that question since before Microsoft and Sony had told us anything about either console. With both machines in hand, the upshot seems to be that PS4 has...

Jan 16 2014, 10:06am CST

Mae Young Dies at 90

Mae Young Died WWE Hall of Famer, Johnnie Mae Young died at the age of 90. Young passed away on Tuesday, January 14th due to an unspecified illness at her home in Columbia, South Carolina.

Jan 16 2014, 5:58am CST

The Billion Dollar Market Microsoft And Sony Are Ignoring

The Billion Dollar Market Microsoft And Sony Are Ignoring The console video game market remains huge. Last September, Grand Theft Auto 5 generated over $1 billion in revenue in its first few days, a feat even the wizards of Hogwart’s and Middle Earth never matched on the...

Jan 16 2014, 5:46am CST

Get Your Employees To Work "Like Nobody's Watching"

Get Your Employees To Work "Like Nobody's Watching" Allison Todd has observed the effect that leading change has on employees as their companies transform. Here she draws a parallel between her favorite hobby (dance) and the effects of great leadership. One thing you’ll...

Jan 16 2014, 5:36am CST

The Great Zappos "Circles" Experiment And Why It Really Matters

The Great Zappos "Circles" Experiment And Why It Really Matters @giorodriguez  The New Year’s Day hype is deserved, but for reasons that may not yet be visible Funny thing about us humans: we are vulnerable to stories that are framed simplistically. A story with a clear arc — and a...

Jan 15 2014, 12:01pm CST

How The PS4 And Xbox One Renewed GameStop's Lease On Life

How The PS4 And Xbox One Renewed GameStop's Lease On Life GameStop shares came crashing down a few days ago when the company announced lower than expected game sales over the holidays (down 22.5% from last year) and more bad news when increased hardware sales of the PS4 and...

Jan 15 2014, 11:11am CST

Making Sense Of Zappos And Holacracy

Making Sense Of Zappos And Holacracy “Zappos Says Goodbye To Bosses,” was the recent headline in the Washington Post. “Zappos is going holacratic: no job titles, no managers, no hierarchy,” wrote Aimee Groth in Quartz. “Gurus Gone Wild” wrote my fellow...

Jan 15 2014, 8:51am CST

This Could Be Why Gamestop Is In Real Trouble

This Could Be Why Gamestop Is In Real Trouble As Brian Solomon is reporting today, Gamestop shares are taking a beating after experiencing a “greater than expected decline” in new software sales. The price collapsed nearly 20%, and this just a week after another...

Jan 14 2014, 3:56pm CST

I4U news

China video sites confident public will pay China's video industry confident it can beat piracy, persuade public to pay for online content BEIJING (AP) — When media studies student Liu Zhiqi settles down to watch a movie or TV drama at the home of...

Jan 14 2014, 1:16am CST

Why The 3DS Is Killing It And The PS Vita Is Still Struggling

Why The 3DS Is Killing It And The PS Vita Is Still Struggling From perplexing, headache-inducing near-flop to something that Nintendo can now confidently call a “powerhouse,” the 3DS is one of the more impressive video game turnaround stories in recent years. Some, myself included...

Jan 10 2014, 11:41am CST

Nintendo Announces Massive 45% Increase In 3DS Games Sales In 2013

Nintendo Announces Massive 45% Increase In 3DS Games Sales In 2013 While the Wii U is still the “console who must not be named” in terms of sales at this point, Nintendo is more than happy to boast about its other piece of hardware, the 3DS. The handheld has exploded in popularity this...

Jan 10 2014, 9:51am CST

How Hybrid Publishers Innovate To Succeed

How Hybrid Publishers Innovate To Succeed The intensity of competition in an industry is neither a matter of coincidence nor bad luck Michael Porter, Competitive Strategy The publishing industry has been challenged by the online sales success of Amazon, the...

Jan 8 2014, 4:31pm CST

Last PC Gaming Winter Sale makes the cheapest Batman Arkham Origins

Last PC Gaming Winter Sale makes the cheapest Batman Arkham Origins A price drop from $49.99 to $15.99 after coupon, not too shabby and the lowest ever by about $3. Plus there's plenty of other games to choose from.

Jan 8 2014, 10:59am CST

How Wearable Tech's SCOTTEVEST Is Setting The Bar For PR

How Wearable Tech's SCOTTEVEST Is Setting The Bar For PR It is a coincidence that I am writing about SCOTTEVEST the week the company announced its ability at CES to provide the first clothing to accommodate a wearable battery power source for Google Glass (see The Shirt That...

Jan 7 2014, 11:16pm CST

New Country For Sony, Microsoft And Nintendo: China Lifts Game Console Ban

New Country For Sony, Microsoft And Nintendo: China Lifts Game Console Ban The Chinese government has temporarily lifted its ban on video game consoles, reports the BBC, opening the door for machines like Microsoft's Xbox One, Sony's PS4, and Nintendo's Wii U. Consoles will have to be made...

Jan 7 2014, 3:46pm CST

Five Reasons California's Energy Efficiency Plan Flopped

Five Reasons California's Energy Efficiency Plan Flopped On paper, Energy Upgrade California looks like a sure winner. Under the program, California utilities have been offering qualified homeowners $4,500 in matching funds to make their homes more energy efficient. The...

Jan 6 2014, 11:46am CST

The 30 Under 30 Driving The Radical Transformation Of Marketing And Advertising

The 30 Under 30 Driving The Radical Transformation Of Marketing And Advertising 2014 30 Under 30: Marketing & Advertising The marketing and advertising industry has been undergoing rapid and radical change, spurred by the rise of digital technology, the redefinition of interpersonal...

Jan 6 2014, 7:26am CST

Five Hurdles The Steam Machine Has To Overcome

Five Hurdles The Steam Machine Has To Overcome It seems that iBuyPower’s Steam Machine will be the first to market, priced at $500, sized between an Xbox One and PS4 and reportedly close to outperforming both. Many are celebrating the arrival of Steam Machines as a...

Jan 5 2014, 11:11am CST

The Worst, Most Disappointing And Controversial Video Game Moments Of 2013

The Worst, Most Disappointing And Controversial Video Game Moments Of 2013 Plenty of controversy hounded the video game industry in 2013, though I’m not sure any of it was quite as hot-blooded as the controversies we saw the year prior. (I’m looking at you BioWare.) Still, there were some...

Jan 3 2014, 4:36pm CST

Microsoft's Xbox One Almost Went Entirely Disc-less After E3

Microsoft's Xbox One Almost Went Entirely Disc-less After E3 Microsoft was scrambling in the wake of E3 to alter the Xbox One after a wave of negative feedback about the company’s policies regarding the system. According to a new OXM interview with Microsoft Studios general...

Jan 3 2014, 9:16am CST

Barcelona Becomes First Sports Team To Have 50 Million Facebook Fans

Barcelona Becomes First Sports Team To Have 50 Million Facebook Fans FC Barcelona has become the first sports team in the world to have over 50 million fans on Facebook and the Spanish soccer power also claims it now has one of the 30 most popular Facebook pages in the whole world. The...

Jan 3 2014, 5:36am CST

My Take: The Best Video Games of 2013

My Take: The Best Video Games of 2013 It’s been a big year for video games. The latest consoles from Sony and Microsoft arrived with a splash, selling millions of units and making huge waves in the media; new competitors also took the field, including the...

Dec 30 2013, 6:01pm CST

How To Double Your Content Marketing ROI In 2014

How To Double Your Content Marketing ROI In 2014 December brings many traditions: enjoying the holidays, wrapping up projects from the year that’s ending, and gearing up for the year ahead. One piece of the process is evaluating how you did in relation to the...

Dec 30 2013, 2:41pm CST

If You Can't Bring Nintendo To Mobile, Bring Mobile To Nintendo

If You Can't Bring Nintendo To Mobile, Bring Mobile To Nintendo There’s been much fuss made recently about what to “do” about Nintendo as the company finds its footing in the dawn of the next-gen console era, and a time when everyone has a smartphone in their pockets. I’ve...

Dec 30 2013, 10:51am CST

Summing Up Mobile Gaming In 2013 With A Single Word... Freemium

Summing Up Mobile Gaming In 2013 With A Single Word... Freemium If there is one area of mobile game development that has come to prominence in 2013  it’s freemium. This payment model has proven to be a financial success for many companies and now dominates the Top 20 charts in the...

Dec 28 2013, 7:31pm CST

It's Time For Next-Gen Sports Video Games To Evolve

It's Time For Next-Gen Sports Video Games To Evolve I’ve been playing EA Sports’ next-gen releases—NBA Live14, Madden NFL 25 and FIFA 14—on the PS4 and Xbox One lately, and while each is actually quite a lot of fun in its own right, I can’t help but think it’s time for...

Dec 27 2013, 10:46am CST

The Remarkably Simple Technique Behind These Innovations In Music And In Business

The Remarkably Simple Technique Behind These Innovations In Music And In Business What do these innovations have in common? Four members of a rock band get on stage stark naked, duct tape sealing their mouths and feedback blaring behind them. They stand facing the audience in silence for the entire...

Dec 26 2013, 3:31pm CST

The Top Apps And Games To Get You Started With Your Smartphone This Christmas

The Top Apps And Games To Get You Started With Your Smartphone This Christmas The wrapping paper is strewn across the floor, the shrink-wrap is but a memory, the packaging has been burst open, and your new Christmas smartphone is finally in your hand. Once the SIM card is in, you’ve logged onto...

Dec 24 2013, 6:46pm CST

The LEET Pure PC - A PS4 And Xbox One Killer For Your Entertainment Room

The LEET Pure PC - A PS4 And Xbox One Killer For Your Entertainment Room Home theatre PCs (HTPCs) have been around for more than a decade, but they remain fairly niche additions to your living room or entertainment room. This is despite the fact they’re actually more flexible in many ways...

Dec 24 2013, 4:16am CST