1. Armenius

    E3 2020: A Sneak Peak at the Year Ahead

    The ESA, trying to improve their image, has published a short blog post detailing how they're changing E3 for this year and the years ahead. In doing so, they completely miss the reason why consumers and game companies are bowing out from participating in the annual convention. They apparently...
  2. Armenius

    Inside the Game: Unlocking the Consumer Issues Surrounding Loot Boxes

    Over the past few days the Federal Trade Commission has been holding panels with industry representatives and consumer advocates to discuss the issues with loot boxes and potential solutions to consumer concerns. During one panel, several game companies represented by the Entertainment Software...
  3. cageymaru

    U.S. Video Game Sales Break Records in 2018

    According to the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) and The NPD Group, video game sales toppled the $43.4 billion mark in 2018. Sales were up 18% from 2017 as previous sales records were broken for the video game industry. Across all platforms, (console, PC, portable, and mobile), both the...
  4. cageymaru

    Mars Express Images Show the Icy Korolev Crater on the Red Planet

    Pictures of the water ice in the Korolev crater on Mars have been released by the European Space Agency. The icy interior of the crater is maintained by a phenomenon know as an 'ice trap'. This occurs naturally when "the air moving over the deposit of ice cools down and sinks, creating a layer...
  5. AlphaAtlas

    CERN Blasts Intel Chip

    Think you're hard on your hardware? ESA scientists definitely have you beat. The researchers took one of Intel's Myriad 2 "AI" systems to CERN, and blasted it with heavy ions from the 7 kilometer-long particle accelerator. Calling this a "radiation" test is almost a misnomer, as typical...
  6. AlphaAtlas

    Sony Drops Out of E3 2019

    Sony told Game Informer that it is dropping out of E3 next year. The exact reasoning behind the decision was rather nebulous, as many PR statements are, but when asked if Sony would host an event off-site like EA has done in the past, they said "We will not activate or hold a press conference...
  7. R

    Chinese Space Lab May Fall to Earth This Month

    The European Space Agency has been monitoring China's Tiangong-1 space lab, and has issued a new re-entry forecast according to a report from Fox News. The 8.5-ton spacecraft is expected to fall into Earth's atmosphere between March 24th and April 19th, somewhere around Spain or France. Seems a...