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A Look Back: Neil Patrick Harris’ Best Hosting Moments By Clip Syndicate Neil Patrick Harris is a man of many talents. Although he’s best known for his starring role in How I Met Your Mother, he can be found on the big screen, Broadway, and even as a voiceover in video games. Harris seems to be quite the crowd-pleaser, as he’s been a popular choice for previous award show hosting gigs. ...Read More »
Angry Birds Maker to Tailor Games in Chinese Market By Clip Syndicate Finland's Rovio will start tailoring its Angry Birds mobile games to the Chinese market with help from Beijing Kunlun as it attempts to step up business in the world's most populous country. Rovio has expanded the hugely successful Angry Birds brand into merchandising and licensing business,but it has struggled to produce more hit games and recently cut about 110 jobs, representing 14 percent of its workforce. Rovio Chief Executive Pekka Rantala said. "China is a massively important market and the mobile games industry is growing at a very significant pace."

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Now's Your Chance to Get Your Favorite Video Game Into a Hall of Fame By Clip Syndicate Video games don't seem to be going anywhere, but the same can't be said for institutions that have wanted to enshrine them. The latest effort comes by way of the folks at The Strong, also known as The National Museum of Play. The New York-based outfit will consider basically any type of game for its freshman class of World Video Game Hall of Fame honorees, be it arcade, console, computer, handheld or mobile. ...Read More »
Toy Museum Announces Hall of Fame for Video Games By Clip Syndicate The museum that houses the National Toy Hall of Fame announced Tuesday the creation of the World Video Game Hall of Fame to recognize the impact games like "Pong" and "Grand Theft Auto" have on culture and society. G. Rollie Adams, president and chief executive of The Strong museum in Rochester, where the new hall is located, said "Electronic games have changed how people play, learn and connect with each other, including across boundaries of culture and geography. ...Read More »
From Grand Theft Auto to Wall Street: Trading Apps Woo Gamers By Clip Syndicate Twenty-something consumers raised on video games such as Grand Theft Auto and Angry Birds are being wooed by financial trading apps, keen to build bridges with a post-crisis generation that is uninterested in financial services or plain mistrustful. Bright colors, cartoon graphics and the ability to trade risk-free with virtual credits are features of apps such as BUX and Kapitall, which eschew financial lingo and complex charts in favor of competitive head-to-head battles and motivational messages like "OMG!" after placing a trade. While financial trading is a niche slice of the $15 billion mobile gaming industry, dominated by brands such as King Digital Entertainment's Candy Crush, some two-thirds of UK retail traders already use their smartphone or computer to buy or sell and app makers are sensing an opportunity.

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Kim Kardashian Set to Make Millions From Her Video Game By Clip Syndicate Kim Kardashian is set for a bumper $20 million pay day after her smartphone game raked in $43 million in its first three months on sale. The reality TV star is rumored to have secured a 45 per cent slice of the proceeds from sales of the Kim Kardashian: Hollywood smartphone app, which she launched last summer. New sales figures have revealed downloads brought in $43 million in the third quarter of 2014, meaning Kardashian looks set to secure a massive $19.4 million payout. ...Read More »
Redmond students design video games By Clip Syndicate Middle and high schoolers gathered Saturday at the Redmond Proficiency Academy for a 'Game Jam' to develop video games from the ground up ...Read More »
Video Takes You Inside Star Wars Battle Pod Arcade Cabinet By Clip Syndicate Just released in select arcades across the country, the new "Star Wars" Battle Pod game looks like it packs in all the fun of the franchise's original arcade shooter, with a fresh coat of 21st century technology slathered all over it. According to a press release, the 1,200-pound machine provides an immersive experience with "a unique dome screen enveloping your entire area of sight." Plus, there are bass speakers behind your head and a seat that rumbles in all the right places. ...Read More »
Xbox One and Windows 10: New Best Friends By Clip Syndicate The Xbox One has always been a big black box full of promise. Would it be more than a game console? With Microsoft's Windows 10, it looks like the Xbox One's big convergence moment is finally here. Microsoft wants your Xbox to be your Everybox. For one, universal Windows apps will work on Xbox One. That was just announced during Microsoft's Windows 10 event by Terry Myerson, Executive Vice President of Operating Systems for Microsoft.

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Windows 10 Adds Xbox Social Network and Game Streaming By Clip Syndicate Microsoft will attempt to bridge the gap between gamers on Windows PC and Xbox One by adding an Xbox app to all copies of Windows 10 on its release. The Xbox app on Windows 10 will allow gamers to play online with other users across different devices, stream Xbox One games to their Windows 10 PC or tablet and keep track of their friends across multiple platforms. Microsoft made the announcement during its Windows 10 Consumer event in Redmond, Washington, on Wednesday. ...Read More »

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