Gaming

DARQ Releases Complete Edition On Current And Next-Gen Consoles

In the fall of 2019, ‘Unfold Games’ released a 2.5D puzzle-platform based psychological horror called DARQ. Lloyd, the protagonist, finds himself in the middle of a lucid dream that surpassed my expectations. Aside from the initial release of DARQ, within the last year, Unfold Games has released the first DLC of two ‘The Tower’ and ‘GameDev: 10 Steps To Making …

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Hyperice Releases Their New Flagship Percussion Gun – The Hypervolt Bluetooth And Bluetooth Plus

Vibration technology has been all the hype these days, and it does not surprise me that the many types of products offered to consumers are growing at an alarming rate. Percussion guns are all over wellness and fitness social media and the rest of the internet. If you live in Austin, Texas, as I do, you …

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Part I Book Review: ‘GameDev: 10 Steps To Making Your First Game Successful’ By Wlad Marhulets, Developer Of ‘DARQ’

Learning how to make a video game without any experience can be a fascinating and rewarding process. People worldwide are taking advantage of the vast video game market by creating and selling their games through Valve Steam and Epic Games platforms. Video games for various platforms and operating systems are slightly different, but they are …

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Part II Book Review: ‘GameDev: 10 Steps To Making Your First Game Successful’ By Wlad Marhulets, Developer Of ‘DARQ’

Let’s continue where we left off from Part I. If you missed it, then you can go back and read it here. In the last section, we learned about ‘Marketing, ’Preproduction,’ and ‘Funding.’.   In Part II, you will be covering ‘Development, ‘Business and Law,’ and ‘Marketing and PR.’.   The popularity of video game development is booming, especially with COVID-19 spreading chaos. Despite …

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Part III Book Review: ‘GameDev: 10 Steps To Making Your First Game Successful’ By Wlad Marhulets, Developer Of ‘DARQ’

Let’s continue where we left off from Part II. If you missed it, then you can go back and read it here. In the last section, we learned about ‘Development, ‘Business and Law,’ and ‘Marketing and PR.’.   In Part III, we will be covering ‘Publishing, ‘Launch,’ and ‘What’s Next.’.   In the last three chapters of GAMDEV. Wlad gives his insights on if …

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Pokemon Go-Vid: Niantic, Inc. Launches Local Business Recovery Initiative

I’m sure many of you have felt the same heartache I have as you hear about another local favorite restaurant or shop closing their doors for good due to Covid-19. Every day that the virus lingers and the world stays locked down is another day of lost revenue for small businesses. Millions of people are taking refuge …

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Dead By Daylight: ‘Silent Hill’ Chapter 16 Review

On June 16, 2020, Behaviour Interactive released its latest DLC (Downloadable Content), Chapter 16 of its Dead by Daylight franchise (watch the trailer here). The latest chapter is a collaboration with another well-known survival horror franchise, Silent Hill, originally released 20 years ago.  Over two decades after the initial release of Silent Hill, developer Mathieu Côté, Game Director for Behaviour Interactive, offered fans …

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Dell’s New High-Performance Alienware And XPS PCs Bring Welcome Updates And New Models

At CES this year Dell showed off some concepts along with a few new PCs including the new and improved XPS 13 laptop with Intel 10th Gen U-Series CPUs which recently launched last month. At CES, other laptops were teased for later in the year, which made this month’s announcement and show Dell’s continued interest in AMD’s products with the …

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HP Reinvigorates Omen Gaming Brand With New Design, Desktops And Logo

Last week, HP took the wraps off its complete overhaul of the Omen brand of gaming PCs and peripherals. HP’s Omen brand comes from the heritage of the company’s acquisition of Voodoo PC back in 2007. Voodoo’s own line of PCs were called many things, but HP borrowed some of Voodoo’s naming schemes to name …

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NVIDIA Launches New Ampere Architecture, Infrastructure, Robotics And Automotive Technologies At GTC 2020

I attend hundreds of events a year as an analyst and one way I rate them is by the number and industry impact of the announcements. I watched NVIDIA’s GTC 2020 virtual keynote today, and the company scored high on both. Architecture is everything when you are a platform provider and NVIDIA rolled out its …

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Minecraft For RTX Beta Signals The Increased Popularity Of Ray Tracing

For the past ten years, PC gaming has increased in popularity, but since COVID-19 hit the scene, it is becoming even more popular. I captured some of that in my recent blog here where I cited some comments NVIDIA’s CFO made on the topic. It makes sense that as more people are staying home, many are occupying …

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DARQ: ‘The Tower’ Review, Published By Unfold Games

In the fall of 2019, ‘Unfold Games’ released a 2.5D puzzle-platform based psychological horror. Lloyd, the protagonist, finds himself in the middle of a lucid dream called ‘DARQ’ that surpassed my expectations. You can read about it here in my initial game release article from September 2019. It has now been six months since the initial release. DARQ made headlines that …

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Areia: Pathway To Dawn Review, Debut Game By Gilp Studio

As many of you know, I primarily review horror/psychological survivor genres. However, my interest was piqued when I stumbled upon an indie adventure debut game by Gilp Studios, called ‘Areia: Pathway to Dawn.’ You can watch the launch trailer  here. Released on January 24th, 2020, Areia is a meditative game that is supposed to support self-reflection and cause positive, relaxing thoughts. …

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Area-51m Review: A Return To Alienware’s No Compromises Gaming Roots

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been disappointed by gaming laptops—I avoided them myself and advised friends to do the same, given the lower performance levels they offered versus desktop PCs. However, things changed considerably in the last 5 years, in large part thanks to NVIDIA and its MAX-Q designs. In general, gaming …

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A Teenage Gamer’s View On NVIDIA’s New RTX For Minecraft Beta

This blog was written entirely by Patrick “Pico” Moorhead, an avid game streamer without interference by the senior Patrick Moorhead, principal analyst at Moor Insights & Strategy. Shaders in the Minecraft community have been around since the early 2015 Forge Mod days. However, all the raytracing was labeled as “shaders.” The Minecraft community this month …

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3 Reasons Why Logitech Is Positioned For A Strong Fiscal Year 2021

It goes without saying that Wall Street loves well-managed companies. Well-managed companies provide consistent results, navigate through challenging periods like unforeseen supply chain disruptions, have balanced business portfolios, and, perhaps most importantly, operate paranoid (to paraphrase the late CEO Andy Grove) even when the overall business appears to be firing on all cylinders. Logitech is …

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Marseille’s mClassic Comes To The Rescue Of Nintendo’s Switch

Many mobile gamers were disappointed when an update to the popular Nintendo Switch, which debuted almost three years ago, was canceled earlier in the year. Despite all the rumors that had been circulating for the past six months, Nintendo announced that there would be no new Nintendo hardware in 2020. The Nintendo Switch is exceedingly …

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NVIDIA GeForce NOW Formally Launches Its Cloud Gaming PC Service And It Looks Good

NVIDIA is an undisputed powerhouse in the PC gaming industry, thanks to its pioneering of the gaming GPU and efforts in accelerated gaming graphics. It’s long been the company to beat in the highest-performance arena, and is one who I follow very, very closely. In 1999, the company launched the first of its GeForce line …

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CES 2020’s Most Compelling PC Gaming Announcements

CES is a mad show, featuring thousands of new product announcements every year. I’ve gone through many of the CES 2020 announcements and filtered through to find what I believe are the most compelling. Gaming is an important market segment for the majority of the PC makers and virtually everyone had something to announce in …

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If You’re A Creator, You Must Check Out The Dell XPS 15 7590

Dell is consistently one of the most forward-thinking laptop brands on the PC  market. The Austin-based PC maker remains at the top in large part because of its excellent Dell XPS line, which releases hit after hit. XPS was the first PC brand to go toe to to with Apple’s Macbook line and holds its …

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