Monthly Archives March 2014

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Elder Scrolls Online Launch Questions Answered

With less than 24 hours to go before early access begins for Imperial Edition players of Elder Scrolls Online, those eager to begin exploring Tamriel might have a few questions. Zenimax Online Studios has the answers for you in their Early Access and Launch FAQ. Here is a break down of a few of the most important questions.

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Sony’s G.I.R.L. Scholarship Program Empowers Female Designers

“Females aren’t a large part of the gaming populace, and especially not as developers or designers.”

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Facebook Set to Acquire Oculus Rift

Facebook has set its sights on another technology company. This time, its target is Oculus Rift.

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First Impressions of Elder Scrolls Online: Why I’m Loving ESO

Elder Scrolls Online is one of those games that will fall into two categories: gamers will either love it or hate it.

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Virtual Forest for Dementia Patients using Kinect and Unreal 4 Engine

Dementia is a growing problem of today’s population. To see someone diagnosed with it, or with its most common form, Alzheimer’s, is a hard experience to handle. Most people cannot handle watching a once bright person dwindle away into a shell of the person they once knew, or that their beloved family member may not remember who they are.

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Amazon Offering $5 Credit with PC Pre-Orders

A good amount of popular games come with pre-order perks (such as ESO‘s Imperial Edition allowing players to play the Imperial race). Right now, Amazon is offering a $5 dollar video game credit with PC digital pre-orders on top of already established pre-order game perks set by companies.

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SXSW Cares Fund Raising Money Following Tragic Accident

After last week’s tragic accident where a drunk driver, who was evading police, ran into a crowd of SXSW conference goers waiting in line for an event, SXSW has started the SXSW Cares Fund. This fund will go to help the victims of the terrible accident that occurred March 13th.

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CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment Resigns

The CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment has resigned. Jack Tretton was the man in charge of the US division of PlayStation. While little is known about the details of his resignation, the press release only said that it “…is a result of a mutual agreement between Mr. Tretton and SCEA not to renew their contractual relationship.”

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Microsoft Announces DirectX 12

Six years have passed since an announcement of a new version of DirectX, as well as a release. Microsoft has announced that there will be a DirectX 12. Little is known about DirectX 12, but they plan to do the unveiling at the Game Developers Conference (GDC). The unveiling will be at 10 am on March 20th.

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Change is Possible: A Look at Industry Stats

Female video gamers have been a hot topic in recent months. In comments in an article by Destrolyn.Bechgeddig, a commenter made a point that the ratio of males to females in the gamer sector is 10:1. This judgement is supposedly made by standing in the local GameStop for an hour. We are in the age of technology, so just visiting a local establishment is no gauge of gamer population. I can not count the times I’ve purchased a video game online and had it shipped to my house or downloaded it to my computer or console.

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