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The Video Game Industry is getting Unreal at GCD 2024

The Video Game Industry is getting Unreal at GCD 2024

THE CURRENT STATE OF THE VIDEO GAME INDUSTRY Just like the movie industry from a year ago, the last twelve months have not been very kind to the video game industry. In contrast to the movie industry, where the pandemic single-handedly nearly ruined it with the “stay at home” order, video game sales spiked and reached unprescented highs, but soon plummeted as the pandemic slowly went away. Sales could not be sustained, which is why gaming companies had to make cuts in order to survive. Games in production were cancelled, studios...

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Farewell to 25 Years of red envelopes

Farewell to 25 Years of red envelopes

September 29th marks a very sad day for the remaining one million loyal Netflix DVD subscribers including myself. Unfortunately, but not surprisingly, the company announced earlier this year to pull the plug and close its DVD rental operations. Needless to say, the DVD rental business for the company had been dwindling down ever since its streaming services became the primary choice for its subscribers all over the world and disrupted the video and movie industry. To give you an idea, Netflix's DVD revenue totaled $60 million for...

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The 2023 Game Developer’s Conference

The 2023 Game Developer’s Conference

You could feel the sheer excitement in the air surrounding San Francisco's Moscone Center where exhibitor's and attendees convened at the 2023 Game Developer's Conference. It recently happened a few weeks ago from March 20th thru the 24th when the Games Developer's Conference tied its pre-pandemic record of 28,000 attendees in San Francisco that was set in 2019, more than doubling the number of in-person attendees from last year at San Francisco’s Moscone Convention Center. It was all about the return of the "in-person" experience,...

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Sony Pictures Classics Releases 30th Anniversary 4K UHD Box Set

Sony Pictures Classics Releases 30th Anniversary 4K UHD Box Set

I vividly remember the first time becoming totally immersed with an “Arthouse film” It was in 1992, in a little dinky hole-in-the-wall cinema in San Francisco. I sat there completely mesmerized watching, and as far as I can tell, a “near-perfect” movie, as every component of it’s filmmaking was simply superior in every aspect. The movie was “Howards End”. The tiny theater consisted of less than fifty uncomfortable seats, but that didn’t matter much, as I was glued to how the the story moved along with Emma Thompson’s nuanced...

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Will Cloud Gaming make Gaming Laptops and PC’s obsolite?

Will Cloud Gaming make Gaming Laptops and PC’s obsolite?

Since the advent of online gaming during the 80's and 90's, you were only considered a serious online gamer, if you had a top-of-the line gaming PC, such as an Alienware that contained the utmost highest performance components, along with the latest graphics card and a ultimate high performance CPU that had an outlandish ton of memory that most people couldn't imagine. Expect to pay at least $3000 for a good entry level Alienware gaming computer. It's just all part of the "game" to stay competitive online. Today, some extreme gamers...

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