From VentureBeat: Treasure Hunters FanClub will marshal fans to fund indie game developers

The Treasure Hunters FanClub is unveiling itself today as a way to marshal fans to fund independent game developers. The club will put together deals to fund indies and help them publish their games through indie label Surprise Attack Games (which has published Orwell, Hacknet, and Screencheat). The team at the Treasure Hunters FanClub includes Chris […]

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From Engadget RSS Feed: UK orders shutdown of online casino games aimed at kids

Have you ever seen a gambling machine or website that was all too conspicuously aimed at children? British regulators certainly have. The country’s Gambling Commission and advertising overseers have ordered over 450 gambling sites to “immediately”…

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From VentureBeat: This paper clip sim will cause your next existential crisis

GUEST: In college, I took a financial management class based on a browser-based game unimaginatively called FinGame. In theory, FinGame was meant to simulate the microeconomy of a small business, putting you in control of all its various financial and operational considerations. In reality, it was a snoozer. It had no graphics, just a spreadsheet of […]

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From VentureBeat: Game Boss interview: Tameem Antoniades’ journey into madness with Hellblade

Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice is one of the best games of the year, with its terrifying account of a warrior’s journey into the depths of the Norse underworld — and into madness itself. The game from British game studio Ninja Theory came out on August 8, and if you haven’t played it yet, you ought to. […]

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From VentureBeat: The Black Widow gives you a Ouija board to talk to the spirit of a murderer

The Black Widow is a game that lets you talk to the dead. All the dialogue is word-for-word from the trials of a woman named Louisa Collins, a convicted murderer from the 1880s. Developer Flux gives the player a virtual Ouija board and a chance to ask an animated portrait of Collins questions about what […]

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From VentureBeat: NeuroPlus brain-controlled games help improve your concentration

The brain is like a muscle, and you can train it to improve your concentration. That’s the idea behind NeuroPlus, a startup that has created a brain-training device that helps people with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) improve their ability to concentrate. That ability to focus is crucial at work, in the classroom, and on the […]

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From VentureBeat: Tactai wants to bring better touch feedback to virtual reality

Virtual reality and augmented reality have delivered realistic visuals and sound to virtual experiences, but they’re completely lacking a sense of touch. Tactai wants to change that with a new kind of multi-modal touch feedback technology. If it works, it could lead to a new generation of VR and AR headsets that can a new […]

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From Engadget RSS Feed: Windows 10 now includes anti-cheat protection for games

Windows 10’s Fall Creators Update is full of changes, but one of the understated additions could make a big difference if you’re a gamer. Microsoft has switched on its previously teased TruePlay feature, which promises to protect against “common” che…

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From VentureBeat: Halo’s first trip into VR has a flat screen

I got the Fall Creators Update installed and I’m making my way through the launch library Microsoft has prepared for VR headsets from Acer, Lenovo, Dell, HP and, next month, Samsung. One of my first stops was Halo Recruit, which is now the definition of a disappointing wave shooter in VR. In Recruit, you shoot targets on […]

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From VentureBeat: PlayStation extends its reign as the gaming brand with the most-seen TV ads

GUEST: The Nintendo Switch might have outsold the PlayStation 4 in September, but it’s Sony video game console that’s ruling the TV screen, leading in ad impressions month after month. GamesBeat has partnered with iSpot.tv, the real-time TV ad measurement company with attention and conversion analytics from more than seven million smart TVs, to bring you […]

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