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KitGuru Gaming – Weekly Round Up

For those tech readers who don’t always get time to check out our game related content at Kitguru gaming – here is a round up of content published in the last week.

“Are Mobile and Social Gaming Platforms the Future of the Video Game Industry?”

While the video game industry is immensely profitable, recent years have seen a shift among gaming hardware and software sales to a higher return on mobile and social gaming.  What does this mean for game publishers and the series we have come to know and love?

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“Grandma Gamer Overcame Depression by Gaming, Husband Overcame Alcoholism by Gaming”

Tatyana Zinovieva, a 59 year old housewife, was diagnosed with leukemia and only began gaming three years ago.  Games achieved a feat unmatched by other forms of entertainment – curing her depression and her husband’s alcoholism.

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“What Does a Master’s Thesis Look Like for a Student of Video Games?”

What is it that college students learn about video games?  Anything from programming to the truly artistic fields in gaming.  Many master’s students around the world even develop their own video games as a thesis and quite some games these theses are!

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“Taking Classic Games Mobile – A Presentation by Atari’s VP of Mobile Games”

When you think Atari, a mobile phone is probably a device furthest from your mind.  Atari brings to mind the groundbreaking Pong and other classics like Asteroids and Centipede…Atari certainly doesn’t conjure up images of an iPad, iPhone, or Android.  In fact, many producers left Atari this past year during the transition toward mobile gaming, saying they would forever remain console-based producers.  However, as the research shows, mobile gaming seems to be the future of the gaming industry and here to stay.

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“The Location-Based Gaming Phenomenon: Get Ready to Run from Your Actual Zombified Neighbors”

Ever hear of location-based gaming?  At the Mobile Gaming USA conference, I had the opportunity to meet with PerBlue – creators of the first GPS-based MMORPG for iPhones and Androids – and 2clams – creators of location-based action games.

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