Amazon Announces 3 New Online Games

Today at Twitchcon Amazon announced 3 new online games, all of which will integrate with twitch to enable players to directly live stream their gameplay, and possibly even allow streamers and viewers to influence the game itself through the Twitch platform. These games are built on the Lumberyard engine, an engine Amazon has developed that enables… Read More »

California Energy Commission’s Proposed Regulations on Personal Computers Poses Threat to Prebuilt Gaming Desktops and Gaming Monitors

In a move to reduce power consumption and protect the environment, the California Energy Commission has proposed a series of regulations intended to reduce the idle power consumption of personal computers, as well as the overall power consumption of monitors. The CEC met with stakeholders in the computing industry to discuss how to develop regulations that… Read More »

Red5, Developer of Firefall, Lays off Employees

Today, a large number of former employees at Red5 have reported on social media that they have been laid off, including FadedPez, the(former) community manager of Firefall. The amount of employees laid off has not yet been confirmed, however it seems to be a very significant round of layoffs. Red5 has struggled for years to… Read More »

The Future of Pokemon Go: Will It Survive Past Winter?

Pokemon Go has been wildly successful in it’s first week. The app is estimated to have generated $1.6 Million in revenue per day, with an estimated 7.5 million downloads, according to the analytics company Sensor Tower. The success of the game even resulted in Nintendo’s stock price increasing by 30% over a 5 day period. From… Read More »

Comcast Refuses to Recall A Known Defective Model of Routers

I work as for a small business that provides IT support to local small businesses and residential customers. This week, I was given what seems like a simple task- set up a wireless printer/scanner. It should have been very simple- download the print driver from HP’s website, install it, change default printers for their programs… Read More »