China's Video Game Industry Pulled In Over $13 Billion. Yes, Billion.

As the year comes to an end, year-end statistics are trickling out from every which way. Over the weekend, the China Game Industry Annual Conference's China Games Party has released info on how much revenue the Chinese game industry has brought in over the course of 2013. Chinese video game companies pulled in over $13 … » 12/30/13 7:00am 12/30/13 7:00am

Bitcoin Mining Is Getting Out of Control

Bitcoins are digital currency that can be mined by computers solving mathematical puzzles. Over the years, they've shot up in value. They might make you rich! Maybe not! It's a Bitcoin rush, and the mining operations are getting large, complex, and bonkers. » 11/26/13 6:50am 11/26/13 6:50am

Stop Trying To Use 'Companies Exist To Make Money' As An Argument. Just…

You're expressing an opinion on something—maybe DLC, maybe DRM, maybe microtransactions or online passes. Something controversial where it's clear that a company is taking advantage of customers. You have worries. You're upset. Enter the Apologist Gamer, here to invalidate your concerns. » 1/30/13 9:15pm 1/30/13 9:15pm

Why the PlayStation Vita Needs—But Won’t Get—a Price Cut

Even when you're at a a fan convention packed with wall-to-wall gamers, it can be hard to find people playing Sony's newest handheld. The fact that the Vita is so difficult to spot is just one bit of anecdotal evidence that the gaming portable is having a rough time. But does this mean it's time for the price of the… » 4/23/12 1:30pm 4/23/12 1:30pm