Blaine Stillerman tried to hack Spanish the usual way — with book exercises and college classes through his sophomore year.
But it wasn't until he landed an internship with a shipping company in Buenos Aires, working with colleagues who spoke only a few words of English, that he saw his sputtering Spanish skills finally kick into high gear. Read MoreRalph Baer, inventor of the first home video game, dies at 92
Internships are a key piece of the college experience. Practice makes perfect, right? The challenge for me was finding one that delivered practical lessons in a field like game development. So, this past spring I landed at MassDiGI’s Summer Innovation Program, which was created to give student developers the skills needed in the real world.
Read MoreSuper Smash BroLocal eSports star selected for Nintendo invitational tournament in LA
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 MoreOff TrackHarmonix lays off 37, gets new CEO
Cambridge-based game maker Harmonix has laid off 37 employees as part of “restructuring our organization,” in conjunction with current and future product plans, a spokesperson said in an email Thursday. Read More
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
Before I could even set foot into the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center for this past weekend's PAX East, one of the world's biggest gaming conventions, the scene had already overwhelmed my senses. Read More
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