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Square Enix launches Final Fantasy XIII… Into the clouds

Apr 18, 15 Square Enix launches Final Fantasy XIII… Into the clouds

Posted by in Gamer's Corner, Gaming

This week, Square Enix launched Final Fantasy XIII for iOS and Android. Final Fantasy XIII for the smartphone is only 20 MB, which is unprecedented for a mobile gaming port of a more recent game. How does Square Enix prevent Final Fantasy XIII’s heavy processing needs from frying someone’s iPhone?

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What happens when you play Candy Crush all day for 6 weeks straight?

Apr 17, 15 What happens when you play Candy Crush all day for 6 weeks straight?

Posted by in Gaming, Health

With the way most of us use our smartphones, swiping every which way through our various apps, games, and websites (usually only with one hand), the thought of carpal tunnel syndrome has surely crossed the mind a couple of times.

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Rockstar teases ‘GTA 5′ PC editor

Apr 15, 15 Rockstar teases ‘GTA 5′ PC editor

Posted by in Gamer's Corner, Gaming

“Grand Theft Auto 5” will reach the PC on Tuesday, and developer Rockstar of New York City teased eager fans with a two-minute trailer of its Rockstar Editor on Monday. The tool allows players to share and alter videos, much like an in-game Instagram or Snapchat.

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How video games may help kids with autism

Apr 14, 15 How video games may help kids with autism

Posted by in Gaming, Mental Health

Video games have been blamed for fostering antisocial behavior and an early sedentary lifestyle in children, but a new perspective on the games may shine a light on some key benefits. A combined research effort investigated why people enjoy playing video games and what benefits they may be providing the autism community.

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Girls Make Games proves future of the gaming industry won’t look like a boys club

Apr 12, 15 Girls Make Games proves future of the gaming industry won’t look like a boys club

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New to the gaming industry, Laila Shabir assumed women weren’t interested in creating video games. Shabir decided to launch a workshop to find out what girls wanted in a video game, and soon found out just how wrong she was.

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Pacapong mixes Pac Man, Pong, and Space Invaders into one surprisingly awesome game

Apr 10, 15 Pacapong mixes Pac Man, Pong, and Space Invaders into one surprisingly awesome game

Posted by in Gamer's Corner, Gaming

Have you ever been playing an arcade classic and thought that, while fun, there just wasn't much to do? Sure Pong is a cornerstone of gaming, but there's really not much going on compared to say, an average Battlefield 4 game. That's where Pacapong comes in.

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‘Steven Universe: Attack the Light’ mobile game is as cute and worthy as the show

Apr 08, 15 ‘Steven Universe: Attack the Light’ mobile game is as cute and worthy as the show

Posted by in Gamer's Corner, Gaming

The Steven Universe mobile game Attack the Light for Android, iOS and Amazon just came out last week, and reviews are as positive as titular character Steven Universe. With good reason: this inexpensive RPG brought me way more entertainment and sincere delight than I thought a simple mobile game could.

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Are criminals made too heroic in video games?

Apr 06, 15 Are criminals made too heroic in video games?

Posted by in Gamer's Corner, Gaming

There is an old saying that "crime doesn't pay," but seeing how drug dealers, mob bosses and other "criminals" live, it is hard to agree with that sentiment. In fairness many of these criminals – even the white collar variety – end up spending years or more in a small cell. Whether a few years living the high life is worth spending time behind bars is worth it is one open for debate.

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Don’t Starve Wii U: Nintendo’s indie library grows

Mar 31, 15 Don’t Starve Wii U: Nintendo’s indie library grows

Posted by in Gamer's Corner, Gaming

Not gonna lie, I’m pretty excited about the upcoming Don’t Starve Wii U release date. The hit indie title, which came out on Steam a million years ago but made a tremendous splash as one of the indie launch titles for PS4, is the first truly high-profile multiplatform indie game to make its way to the console in 2015, and I guarantee it’s worth your time.

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Is Yoshi’s Woolly World going to be a kid’s game?

Mar 30, 15 Is Yoshi’s Woolly World going to be a kid’s game?

Posted by in Gamer's Corner, Gaming

Recently, Nintendo of Europe made a mistake: The company’s Spanish division briefly posted release dates for both Yoshi’s Woolly World (this summer) and Splatoon (May 29). The dates were swiftly pulled, of course, but considering that they were on an official Nintendo website, they stand a reasonable chance of being accurate.

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