TriplePoints of Interest – Week of June 1

Who’s going to be picking up a Steam Machine? Looks like Valve dominated headlines this week! This, and other great things to come for eSports and mobile games, plus words of wisdom from the CEO of Gazillion. Remember remember the 10th of November The Steam Machine and its Steam Link controller have been given a …

TriplePoints of Interest – Week of May 25

Clearly, the big news of this week came out of Google I/O, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t fun (indie) game sales happening that might catch your attention. Ladies and gentlemen, here is this week’s TriplePoints of Interest! What intelligence does Android M have for us? (Cue spy music) Google I/O shook up Silicon Valley …

TriplePoints of Interest – Week of May 18

A lot of fun news coming from Nintendo this week. The Nintendo World Championships are back this year and it looks like Bowser finally beat Mario to the top. Sort of! Here are our favorite news pieces from this week! Nintendo World Championships is back from 1990! Nintendo unveiled new details surrounding the Nintendo World …

TriplePoints of Interest – Week of May 11

This appears to be a very numbers-driven week! Here is this week’s awesome collection of earnings and funding news you won’t want to miss! Kickstarter funds yet another major franchise revival…in 24 hours! Koji “IGA” Igarashi, the video game designer best known for his work on the Castlevania series, has stepped out on his own …

TriplePoints of Interest – Week of May 4

Welcome to the first week of May and this week of TriplePoints of Interest. As we get closer to E3, we learn what is coming up for VR and what gamer lingo is being accepted into the English language! The VRevolution is coming Q1 2016! Oculus Rift has been given a real release timeframe and …

TriplePoints of Interest – Week of April 27

It’s quite the understatement to say a lot went on this week. Here is a collection of the top news and hot button topics from the week! But above all else, I think we can conclude that video games are indeed good for you! Are eSports “real sports?” *drops 10 foot pole* ESPN aired Blizzard’s …

TriplePoints of Interest – Week of April 20

It’s time for the top news in tech and games from the penultimate week of April 2015. Big this week is research from analyst firm, Newzoo, who predicts a very fruitful year revenue-wise for the games industry in 2015. On that note, what games will you be picking up this weekend? Make it rain, games …

TriplePoints of Interest – Week of April 13

Welcome back to our snippet of the top news in tech and games this week! The burning question this week is, of course, who has pre-ordered an Apple Watch? Sound off in the comments! Will the Apple Watch disrupt both the tech AND fashion world? The Apple Watch craze is in full force clocking in …

TriplePoints of Interest – Week of April 6

Welcome to a new weekly feature here on the TriplePoint blog: TriplePoints of Interest, where we recap the biggest news from around the games and tech industry, plus subjects we just can’t stop talking about around the office! Fixing the image of free-to-play The image of free-to-play games has been a hot topic as of …

The Other Side: can violent video games be a peacekeeper?

Idomeneus stabbed Erymas in the mouth with the pitiless bronze. The bronze spear passed right through and up under the brain, smashing the white bones. His teeth were knocked out and both his eyes flooded with blood: wide-mouthed he spurted a well of blood through nostrils and mouth: and the black cloud of death covered …

Waiting for Superman: The Beauty of Virality

One day in October 2012, I happened across this YouTube video with a top-down view of PSY’s concert in Seoul. Over 80,000 people were in attendance, with the crowd spanning entire city blocks. Every member of the audience was singing along in unison with PSY who was on stage addressing the crowd as if he …

Part of Me: On the Smithsonian’s Art of Video Games

In the farthest reaches of the Smithsonian, at the end of a dark corridor, was a large screen indicating the entrance to the Art of Video Games exhibit. On the large screen were snippets of video game cut-scenes from various video games, old and new, from Pac-Man to Heavy Rain. What really caught my eye …

You Are Loved (Don’t Give Up): The Tragedy of Amy Rose

Most video game franchises have one character in common: the damsel in distress. From Pauline to Peach to Zelda (in her early days), gamers wonder why these women don’t invest in some pepper spray or better security in their lavish castles. Game after game, players reassume the role of hero and rescue said damsels by …