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Rocket League, Fortnite, and the Future of Gaming

In 1968, 20th Century Fox did something that was considered to be a bit of an entertainment faux pas. Just days after the release of Planet of the Apes, the future Disney subsidiary ordered a sequel. The idea of a sequel wasn’t new, but it was always considered a lower form of entertainment. A decade later, […]

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Go America! The Most Patriotic Video Games!

Tomorrow is July 4th, the day we in America celebrate our independence. Some of you will spend the day with friends and family. You’ll stand around in the hot sun, maybe with an even hotter grill right next to you. You’ll make awkward small talk with that one neighbor who a weird story about Tom […]

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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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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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