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Google is Understanding the Modern Gamer

Published on September 24, 2012, by in Gaming.

Today Google published a whitepaper called Understanding the Modern Gamer. It’s a really interesting read, and doesn’t contain the subtle racism of a Nielsen report on the same topic. I was first caught by this quote from the second paragraph: Search data analysis is representative of gamer behavior for 2 reasons: (1) millions of gamers use search engines,

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The Roxio HD Pro: The Low-Budget Gameplay Capture Winner?

Last week I posted an article comparing every video game recording solution that matters. My pick for the low-budget category was the Hauppauge HD-PVR line – hardware H.264 capture via USB, with support for both component and HDMI, for around $150. You may have noticed that Roxio was absent from that list. That’s because I

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Twitch.tv Powering Call of Duty Live Streaming

  Today TechCrunch reported that Twitch has raised $15 million in venture capital. That’s fine on its own, but what caught my eye in the article were actually two unrelated bits: Twitch doesn’t just want to make it easier for gamers to stream their e-sports matchups to viewers, with one-click access that it’s added to

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Video Game Recording Hardware Round-Up

I get a lot of people asking me about the best way to capture gameplay. It’s not a simple answer: there’s a wide range of options, from very consumer-focused products all the way up to the same stuff TV shows and movies use. Your own “best way” is going to be determined by your specific

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Nielsen: Gaming Consoles Are Important, Women Watch More TV Than Men

Last week, Nielsen released its Cross-Platform Report for Q1 2012, detailing the viewing habits of Americans across all screens. There’s a ton of interesting stats in the report, so I’d encourage you to read the whole thing – but I know you probably won’t, so here’s the stuff I found interesting: In Q1 2012, Americans

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Matrox Monarch Price, Specs and Speculation

First, the disclaimer: none of these details have been officially announced or confirmed by Matrox. The only official info we have is this image: And this blurb from the press release:  This small easy-to-use device is configurable via a simple HTML interface using any computer on the same network as the device. It generates an

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The Matrox Monarch and a User Generated Revolution

The Matrox Monarch is the product that every video pro needs, but doesn’t exist – that is, until Q1 2013, when Matrox will start selling it to us. But I believe that it could be much more. Though there’s not a ton of info yet – in fact, there’s nothing but the press release – here’s the

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Live Streaming and CODcasting in Call of Duty

Today at GamesCom, Treyarch streamed a demo of Call of Duty: Black Ops II that highlighted multiplayer. I didn’t care. But what I DID care about was a quiet revolution in gaming: the ability to live stream natively from within the game.   We’ve never seen this before, the market for this feature is massive,

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Using a PS3 Controller on an Ubuntu EeePC 901

Published on July 12, 2012, by in Gaming, Tech.

Recently I’ve resurrected my EeePC 901 with the help of Ubuntu. It’s a great little machine for email, web browsing, and writing blog posts that no one reads. But you know what would be even better? If it were controlled by a PS3 controller over Bluetooth. I encountered a bit of weirdness in getting this

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IGN Live @ E3: A Brief FAQ

I noticed some recurring comments on the live show page, and figured I’d give a little info on what went on off-camera. I’ve been head of production on the show for the past 3 years – this year Daemon headed up the editorial side.   Q:  What happened to ______?  I was waiting for it!

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