Video Games

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All the right notes
How to build real video games (and real-world skills) as a student intern
Renzo G. Heredia (courtesy photo)
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 More
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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