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Wii U unable to recover despite strong software sales - Polygon

Wii U unable to recover despite strong software sales - Polygon | Video Games | Scoop.it
Wii U unable to recover despite strong software sales Polygon Nintendo saw a drop in Wii U sales of 36 percent compared to the same period last year, the company revealed in its third quarter fiscal earnings result for the period ending Dec.
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Top 10 best Android games of October 2013 - Pocket Gamer

Top 10 best Android games of October 2013 - Pocket Gamer | Video Games | Scoop.it
Top 10 best Android games of October 2013 Pocket Gamer This month, we've seen some of the heavy hitters of mobile gaming finally rolling up on the Google Play Store weeks, months, and (in some cases) well over a year after their Apple debut.
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Video Games Becoming Required Coursework in Schools

Video Games Becoming Required Coursework in Schools | Video Games | Scoop.it
Minecraft, Superbrothers Sword & Sworcery complement books and problem sets
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Concordia University English professor Darren Wershler assigns SuperBrothers: Sword & Sworcery as a
reading in his Contemporary Canadian Fiction course.

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Video game courses score big on college campuses - NBCNews.com

Video game courses score big on college campuses NBCNews.com If you imagine the average video gamer as a teenage boy sinking hours of his life into "Call of Duty" or "World of Warcraft" instead of doing his homework, you can see why most people...
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Can Video Games Alter Society.. in a Good Way? - Huffington Post

Can Video Games Alter Society.. in a Good Way? - Huffington Post | Video Games | Scoop.it
Can Video Games Alter Society.. in a Good Way?
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Xbox One: What to know about Microsoft's new console - Washington Post

Xbox One: What to know about Microsoft's new console - Washington Post | Video Games | Scoop.it
Washington Post Xbox One: What to know about Microsoft's new console Washington Post The Xbox is $100 more than Sony's new console: $499, likely because of the included Kinect, vs. $399.
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Microsoft News | Microsoft Talks About How Xbox One Is Built For The Future

Microsoft News | Microsoft Talks About How Xbox One Is Built For The Future | Video Games | Scoop.it

Microsoft today discussed about the much garnered Xbox Live Compute feature on Xbox One. The Xbox Live Cloud service is specifically designed to enable game creators to utilize the scalable computing resources that Microsoft deploys within their regional datacenters. This compute resources will allow game developers to enhance their game experiences beyond what is generally possible with the limited resources of a console.
Microsoft is even giving game developers the cloud computing power for FREE so they can more easily transition to building games on Xbox One for the cloud. Microsoft has listed some advantages of using Xbox Live Cloud. Read it below.

The really exciting part becomes evident when we consider a few things game creators can do when they use these additional computing resources in the cloud:


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Why This TV Season Will Confirm Mobile's Unstoppable Rise As A Complementary 'Second Screen'

Why This TV Season Will Confirm Mobile's Unstoppable Rise As A Complementary 'Second Screen' | Video Games | Scoop.it

Today, 46% of U.S. smartphone owners and 40% of tablet owners use their devices while watching TV on a daily basis. Here are several strategies and success stories....These days, TV shows and ad campaigns are planned with a smartphone or tablet-toting TV viewer in mind. A wide majority of U.S. audiences now use a second screen while watching TV, and about half of them do so on a daily basis. The second screen industry has grown up around this now-established consumer habit. Social media is a big part of it. Social media helps to determine whether a piece of TV content will go viral, or flop. TV and ad executives spend a lot of time getting their second screen and social TV strategies right....


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Watching TV is a social activity..the volume of TV-related social media comments in the U.S. surged 363% over the course of 2012.  Do you use a second screen while watching TV?
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Xbox One dashboard leaked

Xbox One dashboard leaked | Video Games | Scoop.it
A YouTube user has leaked the dashboard interface of Microsoft's upcoming home console, Xbox One.
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Looks pretty interesting, leveraging what's already good and adding some slickness to it...

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Gamescom 2013: FIFA 14 presents new game modes, legends - TechnologyTell

Gamescom 2013: FIFA 14 presents new game modes, legends - TechnologyTell | Video Games | Scoop.it
Gamescom 2013: FIFA 14 presents new game modes, legends
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The Match Day feature allows players' real world performances to impact how they perform in the video game. FIFA will include that player ...
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