Apps & Games

Art and Suicide in ‘The Static Knows My Name’

(Gaming) A brief, mystifying horror experience.

Horror video games are currently experiencing something of a renaissance. The astounding popularity of the recent “Amnesia” and “Five Nights at Freddy’s” series are proof  of that. Even so, the current popularity of the genre has led to quite a few empty cash-grab games that rely on cheap jump-scares to cause fear. However, a recent creation, “The Static Knows My Name” by independent developer Jesse Barksdale, proves to be something of an antithesis to the typical modern horror game, but it is no less of a surreal, unnerving experience.



Hideo Kojima to leave Konami and Metal Gear Solid series

Konami will retain the rights to the Metal Gear franchise.

Hideo Kojima, best known as the creator of the beloved Metal Gear franchise, is set to officially leave his longtime position at Japanese game developer Konami Digital Entertainment. Konami will retain the rights to the Metal Gear franchise.



The Visual Novel: An Overlooked Genre

Choose Your Own Adventure for Video Games

Remember the Choose-Your-Own-Adventure books of childhood?



Nintendo Enters Smartphone Gaming, Announces New Console

But Nintendo certainly isn’t getting out of the traditional game console race

Nintendo has traditionally stayed away the smartphone gaming market, but now, they appear to have changed their minds.



Gilded Social: The Social Display Network

The future of digital advertising: Gilded Social creates instant social network displays.

An interview with Scott Friedberg, CEO and Founder of Gilded Social



Best Apps of 2014

David Armelino chronicles the year that was in smartphone, tablet and computer applications.

2014 was a great year for phone, tablet and computer applications; some adding to old favorites and others completely new and original. If you received a smartphone or tablet for the holidays, or are a longtime user, here are some apps that you may have missed that came out this past year.



Making Magic

What if you could create your own dream job? Chedy Hampson did.

Chedy Hampson has always been a huge fan of card games, his favorite being Magic: The Gathering. In the Magic gaming world, it’s all about finding, trading and buying the right cards. Websites like eBay and Amazon helped gamers sell to other gamers, but the shopping experience was lacking: quality guarantees, fast delivery, easy shopping comparisons and buying assorted volumes was not on level. Hampson knew it could be; and niche gamer sites lacked the inventory.



Appletopia

The unveiling of Apple’s latest and perhaps greatest mobile devices

They were not watching a Papal funeral, a Kardashian wedding, nor a royal christening; however, on Wednesday thousands upon thousands interrupted work, lunch, exercise and the regular rotary routines to huddle around an Apple device somewhere and look into a big tent.



New Releases in Video Games

Robin Williams, Guillermo Del Toro and XBox Exclusives!

After E3 and the other big Cons of the summer, video game news slows down a bit, but that's not to say that there is none. Here are a few of the biggest stories from the gaming world this week.



Bright Future for Next-Gen Consoles

(Apps & Games) What can I play on your console?

To gamers, E3 is Christmas, and no one really knows if Mom and Dad reads your list until the day finally arrives. E3, Electronic Entertainment Expo, is the annual gathering of gaming industry professionals. For us plebeians, each conference is livestreamed on Youtube. The big three names in gaming: Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo each hold their biggest conferences of the year at E3.