Archive for the ‘Games’ Category

Minecraft for $2.5 Billion – Yes, ‘the App’ is King

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

I’m still not completely over the shock from last November when I learned Microsoft had bought Mojang, the company behind Minecraft, for $2.5 billion dollars. Let me repeat that: “$2.5 BILLION”; you heard right. Markus Persson, the 35 year-old original and main developer with 71% stake in Mojang became an instant billionaire and a member of the Forbes World’s Billionaire list overnight. That’s right, Markus Persson is now #1415 with an estimated worth of $1.3 Billion according to Forbes. (more…)

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OUYA: The ‘Open’ Video Game Console for Users and Developers

Saturday, October 19th, 2013

OUYA Game Console

OUYA Game Console


Amazingly, OUYA, the open video game console platform raised $8,596,474 in funds on KickStarter. OUYA is based on the Android 4.0 operating system. The idea is to create a low cost console (currently $99) available for consumers that also allows developers to publish their Android games/apps to OUYA without requiring the purchase of an expensive SDK and paying licensing, retail, and publishing fees. Anyone is free to develop and publish games that can be easily downloaded and tried for free; if the user likes the app or game, he/she may purchase the full version. It’s actually quite innovative in the sense that the traditional closed living room gaming experience is now open to any developer without the traditional costs associated with developing games for known platforms like Nintendo Wii, Microsoft Xbox, or Sony Playstation. (more…)

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NVIDIA – Pushing the Limits of the GPU in “Batman: Arkham City” [Video]

Sunday, September 16th, 2012

I wouldn’t say I’m a big “gamer,” but I do once in a while like to play video games more to see the advancements in graphics/compute technology than anything else. PC games are usually my choice as the quality seems to far surpass those of video consoles. The latest PC game I tried just this weekend was “Batman: Arkham City”; to say the least I was very impressed. (more…)

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