Gaming

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Super Smash Bro
Local eSports star selected for Nintendo invitational tournament in LA
Dan Jung - "Korean DJ"
Newton resident Dan Jung, or Korean DJ as he is internationally known, has officially returned to the competitive eSports fighting game community (or FGC) after his 2009 retirement. The Bostonian was renown in the FGC as one of the top players of the Nintendo franchise Super Smash Bros Brawl and Super Smash Bros Melee, winning Nintendo’s only officially sanctioned tournament in 2008 as well as taking top honors at the prestigious Major League Gaming tournaments in ’06 and ’07.  Read More
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Duck Hunt Redux: Video game nostalgia becoming big business
Vintage Games
Gaming industry publishers such as Electronic Arts and Activision-Blizzard have both reported recent increases in digital sales. By contrast, the share value of brick and mortar retailer Gamespot has slipped in the most recent quarter. Last year alone, Gamestop closed 250 stores. Needless to say, the future for major video game retailers is unclear. Read More
A New Peace at PAX?
Positive trends in the gaming industry emerge from PAX East despite controversy
The Expo Hall at PAX East in Boston

The recent PAX East video game convention that took place from April 11-13 at the Boston Convention Center was meant to be a moment of re-invention for the PAX brand, however, some of the controversial issues that dogged the event and its founders in the past seem to keep re-emerging. That didn't stop some attendees from making headway on some of the gaming industries most pressing social issues. Read More

Gaming Leans In
The women of Giant Spacekat plan to revolutionize iOS gaming
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There are just so many exhibitors at PAX East, it’s nearly impossible to give quality time to them all. The big companies stand out with their massive budgets; the little companies get tucked off to the sides. One company, in particular, that stood out from the crowd was Giant Spacekat, with something quite unusual for a gaming company — an all-female team. Read More