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$16,000 Up For Grabs Via The 2013 Mobile Dev Challenge For Best Mobile App!

Are you a stellar mobile app innovator who needs a good excuse to show off your work? Any sort of mobile app can be thrown into the running, as long as it’s excellent!

Nvidia Tackles the Uncanny Valley with New Rendering Tech

The Uncanny Valley - when something appears almost human, but not quite - might well be one of the most prevalent (and somewhat disturbing) trends in gaming. Tackling the valley is a challenge - how do you make something undeniably artificial look well and truly human? Nvidia may well have the answer.

Arena.XLsm Receives a Huge Content Update

 Arena.XLsm - a game created and played entirely in Microsoft Excel - enjoyed a rather considerable content update today. I've talked about the title before, but it's definitely worth mentioning again. After all, Walkin - the accountant responsible for the title's development - has changed quite a bit.

The Power of Psychology: How Gaming Helps Fight Cancer

It's incredible the degree to which one's mindset can impact one's well-being. To that end,one team of doctors and programmers has devised their own unique means of attacking the Cancer: they've made a video game. Several, actually. 

The Exciting New Frontier of Brainwave Control

Brain wave control is hardly a new concept. It's something scientists, designers, and inventors have been fiddling around with for years. Now, however, there might be a new source of innovation and advancement in the field: gaming.

Gaming With Spreadsheets: A Closer Look at Arena.Xlsm

Game development's big business these days, but what a lot of developers - and gamers- seem to have forgotten is that you don't need top-tier development tools to create a great game. Sometimes, all you need is an idea and a bit of knowledge: that's all it took for Cary Walkin, who created a whole RPG using nothing but Microsoft Excel.

Valve Is Considering Eye-Tracking and Sweat For Gaming

In the games industry, Valve is widely known as an innovator - and one of the most beloved organizations to boot. One of their biggest focus of late is bio-feedback: control of digital devices through one's own body. To that end, they're toying with some pretty absurd concepts...including using sweat. 

Roll 20 is Bringing the Spirit of D&D to the Silicon Screen

Although this isn't necessarily my regular fare (if indeed I can be said to have anything of the sort), I'd argue that it's close enough to video games that it qualifies for this blog. After all, a great many video games could very well be said to owe their roots to table-top roleplaying; D&D is considered the grandfather of all RPGs by many. But we're getting a touch off track, dear readers. Today, I'd like to discuss an innovative new tool known as Roll 20. 

Is The OUYA Worth Buying?

The OUYA looked incredibly promising when it first debuted on Kickstarter. Since then, a series of unfortunate revelations have made it look less and less impressive. At this point, one can't help but question if it's even worth the purchase.

Feeling Hungry? Try These Video-Game Themed Bento Boxes

For the uninitiated, Bento is a type of lunch-time meal which consists of rice, meat, and vegetables, the whole array arranged together in a box. It's a fairly traditional dish, often prepared for school and work lunches; it's also available at most restaurants which serve Japanese food. Those mass-produced meals rather pale in comparison to the stuff I'd like to share with you folks today - calling the ordinary stuff downright inadequate wouldn't be much of a stretch.