Month: June 2018

Mario Through the Years

Its-a We, Mario

In the history of fictional characters, there are few who have made their mark like Mario. An Italian plumber from New York who became the face of Nintendo started with a variety of names, all based on who you talked to. His creator, Shigeru Miyamoto, originally called the character “Mr. Video” and planned to use him […]

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What to Expect from Fortnite v4.5 and Beyond

Fortnite continues to rule the video game realm. The free-to-play game made more than $300 million in April, and Epic Games doesn’t plan on cutting off that cash cow anytime soon. To make sure the players keep playing, Fortnite will be getting a big update in July. Here’s what Epic tells us we can expect in […]

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U.S. Patent 2455992 – The Most Important Patent in Games

On New Year’s Day 1948, while others nursed hangovers, Alan Alcorn took his first breath in a San Francisco hospital. It would be 24 years before Alan would bring Pong to the masses, forever changing the world. While we think of Pong as the start of the video game era, it actually started a year […]

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10 Fun Games You Can Play With the Whole Family

In the early days of the home game console, the focus tended to fall on family fun. Pong, Pac Man, and Asteroids were games kids and parents could play together. Lots of smiles, lots of laughs, and lots of sales for Atari! The family aspect of games has faded away. Now games have more complicated […]

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E3 bets of the rest

E3: Best of the Rest

With the excitement hangovers fading away and the free swag packed up, we bid adieu to another E3. We’ve already filled you in on the best bits of the Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo presentations. We showed you what we thought stood out on the first day of the actual show. Now, with some time to sift through […]

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