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Technology – “It’s Like Science Fiction”

“I’ll either see you next year or on the ‘other side,’” my 92-year-old grandmother told me as she headed up the stairs. She was on her way to bed because she had to get up at 4 a.m. the next morning for her flight home to New Jersey. The impact of that statement didn’t really [...]

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E3 2013 – PlayStation 4 – Will They Reclaim the Crown?

Once upon a time, Sony ruled the console market. The PlayStation®2 system dominated the Microsoft and Nintendo offerings. But in 2005, when new consoles launched, this all quickly changed. The Xbox® 360 took the lead over the PlayStation®3 and the Nintendo Wii™ (for a short time, anyway).…

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PAX East – Powerful Pixels Plunder the Eastern Seaboard

I don’t have a full account of where people have come from to attend the PAX East conference that is taking place at the Boston Convention Center this weekend, but I do know that there are a lot of them.  Last year saw about 70,000 gamers of all ages descend on the East coast, so [...]

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Is the Video Game Console Dying?

As a gamer, I’ve been able to witness the evolution of gaming consoles. The idea of playing video games on your box was the primary driver behind the development of the system. Yet with the advent of apps, Sony and Microsoft have begun to capitalize on this with the inclusion for apps for Netflix,…

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The Evolution of PlayStation

Up until the release of the current console systems, the gaming community knew to expect a new system every 4-5 years. The evolution of the Xbox® 360, the PlayStation®3 and even the Nintendo® Wii have extended the lifespan of these systems much longer. Add the inclusion of media applications such…

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Nintendo Wins…or Do They?

Tis the season to be a gamer, fa-la-la-la-la, well, you know the rest. Video games make great presents this time of year. While they aren’t “cheap”, thanks to the Nintendo Wii U™ or Kinect for Xbox 360™, they make for great family entertainment. There’s someone special in my life…

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R.I.P Game Consoles…Not Yet, Anyway

I was reading this article about the grand aspirations of cable companies exploring opportunities to push video games directly to televisions.  If successfully initiated, this shift in content delivery will have huge impacts on the console business. A couple months back, I wrote this blog post…

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The Evolution of Video Games

Gaming has had a long, fascinating history dating back to the first console, the Magnavox Odyssey, in 1972. By the way, did you know the first computer games appeared back in the 1950’s? Read this quick history of the game OXO. Because they were based around vector displays, they obviously took…

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The Gamer Access Covers PAX East 2012

It’s no secret that Seagate loves gaming and looks at it as a core part of our business. After all, you can’t play a game without saving it, right? While we haven’t had an official presence (not yet, anyway) at shows like Screenburn 2012 or PAX East, we have had our presence felt in various [...]

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PAX East 2012 – A Look at Tera by En Masse Entertainment

It’s been awhile since I have played an MMO (Massively Multiplayer Online game). I think the last one I dabbled with was City of Heroes tapping into my love of comic books. I never got into the craze of World of Warcraft, but I like to keep an eye MMO games development just to keep [...]

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