28 Nov 2016

YouTube to Launch a Separate Video Game Service

Image credit:YouTube This summer, YouTube is making a major play in the gaming world. The Google-owned video platform is slated to launch YouTube Gaming — a site and app dedicated exclusively to video game-related content. The most popular performer on all of YouTube, for instance, is PewDiePie, a gamer with

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28 Nov 2016

Nintendo CEO Who Broadened Video Game Appeal Dies

Nintendo Co Ltd Chief Executive Satoru Iwata died of cancer on Saturday, months after he led the Japanese video-game maker's belated entry into mobile gaming following years of declining sales. He was 55. The death of the hands-on CEO and president, announced by Nintendo on Monday, comes at a critical

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28 Nov 2016

Katy Perry Strikes Mobile Game Deal With Maker of Kim Kardashian’s App

Riding high off the most-watched Super Bowl halftime show, pop superstar Katy Perry is set to tackle a new field: Mobile gaming. Perry will partner with Glu Mobile on a forthcoming game that features her voice, likeness and personality, the company announced. It will launch in the fourth quarter on

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28 Nov 2016

Maker of ‘Cookie Jam’ Lands $130 Million Investment From Korea’s Top Gaming Giant

If you frequently turn to mobile games to kill time, it's likely you've come across SGN's smash-hit game Cookie Jam. The free, match-3 puzzle app was named Facebook's 2014 Game of the Year and continues to rank among the 20 highest-grossing games in both the Google Play and Apple App

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28 Nov 2016

What Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Playing Pinball

Image credit:Donald Bell | Flickr When most people think of gaming today, they are playing interactive video games on their smart phones, Xbox or some other gaming system. Given that I am the consummate contrarian, I take an old-school approach to gaming: Playing pinball. Pinball is an addictive game, which

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28 Nov 2016

Nintendo’s Hottest Game in Years Is Saving the Company

Nintendo returned a profit over its April to June quarter in part thanks to a super-popular shoot-em-up online game in which players squirt ink to claim rivals’ territory. The Japanese game company announced a net income of 8.3 billion yen ($67 million) for the three months leading up to June 30, a

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28 Nov 2016

Why Nintendo Is Entering the Mobile Games Business

Since Apple launched the iPhone in 2007, Nintendo stock has dropped nearly 80 percent. The Japanese game maker still dominates the portable video game market, thanks to its 3DS family of handheld devices. But it’s an admittedly huge piece of an otherwise shrinking pie that market researchers estimate will generate

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28 Nov 2016

Does Virtual Reality Make You Feel Queasy? This Big, Fake Nose Might Help.

Image credit:Sergey Galyonkin | Flickr If Christopher Walken had a fever for virtual reality, but couldn’t handle the motion sickness that often goes along with it, the only prescription for him wouldn’t be more cowbell. It would be a big, fake nose. Yep, a giant pretend honker. At least that’s

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28 Nov 2016

6 Random Activities That Help My Entrepreneurial Brain

Image credit:Nemodus photos | Flickr When you’re a serious entrepreneur, it’s hard not to blend your professional and personal life, primarily because you’re always working, thinking and speaking about your business. There are tons of typical activities that have made me a better entrepreneur, such as reading, learning new skills,

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28 Nov 2016

3 Principles of Video Games That Can Make You a Better Entrepreneur

Image credit:PseudoGil | Flickr Entrepreneurs face challenges every day, and they're constantly searching for "outside the box" solutions and ideas to overcome those challenges. Perhaps the most "outside the box" solutions reside within a Microsoft Xbox, Sony PlayStation or Nintendo Wii. At least that's the thinking of leadership and personal development coach

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