gaming industry

Game In College, Have Poor Time Management, Watch Grades Drop

Game In College, Have Poor Time Management, Watch Grades Drop

While I’m all for the academic study of gaming, a lot of the “scientific” studies just kill me – if you spend too much time [insert time waster of your choice here]in college, your grades could drop? Really? And people actually get funding for this kind of stuff? The paper…

Nielsen Tells Us About Gaming

Nielsen Tells Us About Gaming

Ten things I learned at the presentation by Nielsen Vice President Jeff L. Herrmann about their new measuring system for game play. 1. Men aged 18-49 play lots of video games. 2. Lots of people own consoles. 3. A lot of people watch American Idol. 4. Women play video games…

GarageGames Readies InstantAction.com

GarageGames Readies InstantAction.com

IAC recently purchased the majority of indie developer and Torque engine creator GarageGames, and today the two companies announce the fruits of that transaction. InstantAction.com will eventually be a completely web-based action gaming portal, dedicated to serving high-quality video games without requiring downloads. I’m imagining it as a sort of…