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Topic: Video Games

Meet Pinball's New Wizard, the Man Who Hopes to Save a Faded Industry

With tables like Wizard of Oz, Jersey Jack is reinventing the game

Jack Guarnieri isn't the sort of guy who worries about fans dogging him everywhere—except, that is, when he walks into a pinball parlor. It's a rainy afternoon in New York City,…

Will We Have to Say Goodbye to AOL's Joystiq?

Demand for video ads and niche content could lead to blog's closure, expert says

One of the largest video game industry publications online, Joystiq, may be closing its doors in the upcoming weeks, re/code reported. The digital publication said that parent company AOL will likely be…

As Women's Interest in Gaming Grows, Marketers Are Paying Closer Attention

Brands pursue partnerships amid new demographic data

Gamers are no longer just guys hanging out in their parents' basements. YouTube research unveiled today indicates a much broader audience, with two-thirds of U.S. consumers playing video games. Six…

Microsoft's Bus Shelters Make You Feel Like You're Inside Its New Video Game

Getting immersive for Sunset Overdrive

If you're like a lot of commuters these days, you're glued to your smartphone while sitting at a bus stop. So, how do advertisers get your attention? Microsoft, for one,…

Machinima Rebrands With a TV-Leaning Strategy

It hopes marketers will spend more money on a familiar model

Machinima, a multi-channel network (MCN) pioneer that's come under siege from increased competition, today revealed a robust rebrand to better position itself in the industry. Most importantly, it's building an…

Could Minecraft Become Microsoft's Next Halo?

Tech giant expected to buy game maker for $2B

If the rumors are true, Microsoft Corp.'s move to purchase Minecraft could position the popular video game as the next big entertainment franchise. Several outlets reported that the Redmond, Washington-based tech…

Amazon—Not YouTube—Acquires Twitch

Gaming video site reportedly sells for $970 million

In a surprising move, leading gaming-themed streaming video portal Twitch announced today that it has been purchased by Amazon. The Seattle-based e-commerce company confirmed the deal, saying it acquired the online…

Marketers Pick Apart Google's Twitch Purchase

Reported $1 billion deal is huge for the search giant

The Internet-based video game ad space has had its shares of ups and downs—as the likes of Zynga have seen revenues plummet. But marketers are not going to give up…

Ad of the Day: This Rube Goldberg Device Promotes a Video Game by Bringing It to Life

Another creation from OK Go's collaborator

While always interesting to watch, intricate Rube Goldberg devices in ads rarely seem connected to the products they're supposedly selling. But this is quite the exception. Brett Doar, the man behind…

Can Once-Famous Gaming Giant Atari Turn a New Generation on to Pong?

Reboots classics for online and mobile

Brands come and brands go, but only rarely does one dig its own grave. That’s exactly what Atari did 31 years ago. It was 1983, and so poor were the sales…

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