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Sony #PS4 Makes NY Debut

Sony #PS4 Makes NY Debut

Sony has unveiled its first video-game console in seven years, the PlayStation 4. Sony did not disclose prices or a time frame for when the product will go on sale. The announcement comes at a time of industry shift towards smartphone and table gambling, according to NJ.com, and raises the [Full Story…]

#Christie to Decide NJ Online Gambling Bill

#Christie to Decide NJ Online Gambling Bill

NJ gamblers are awaiting a decision from Governor Chris Christie on a bill that will allow the state to participate in the Internet gambling business. State legislators sent Christie an updated bill, claiming that it addresses his concerns about the previous version. Michael Frawley of the Atlantic [Full Story…]

Mobile Gaming: Birds, Thumbs and Guns — Addictive, Competitive, Cool #NYGC12

Mobile Gaming: Birds, Thumbs and Guns -- Addictive, Competitive, Cool #NYGC12

By Lauren Keyson Developers with amazing games and unique content came out in droves Friday for the Mobile Gaming Summit 2012 at the Jewish Heritage Museum in Battery Park City.   The games were diverse, spanning from the new Lazer Tag guns that use iPhone technology, to a pregnancy avoidance [Full Story…]

NY’s #Viggle Engages TV Viewers

NY's #Viggle Engages TV Viewers

NY based startup Viggle was founded by Robert F.C. Sillerman with the goal of helping the entertainment industry better interact with their television viewers. The Viggle app, available via Apple and Google phones, allows users to check in to a loyalty program as they watch shows. According [Full Story…]

Gaming Start Up Plyfe Makes a Name For Itself

Gaming Start Up Plyfe Makes a Name For Itself

NYers Jelani Roy and Mateen Aini launched gaming startup Plyfe launched in March of this year, and it is growing fast. According to Bloomberg Businessweek, the startup creates a variety of games that award players with cool prizes, like trips and gadgets. The games are created for specific [Full Story…]

Online Gambling Bill Approved by NJ Assembly

Online Gambling Bill Approved by NJ Assembly

New Jersey is looking to become the first state to legalize online gambling after a State Assembly panel yesterday approved a bill allowing Internet wagers despite Governor Christie's veto of a similar bill sometime last year. NJ Senator Raymond Lesniak has expressed interest in legalizing online [Full Story…]

Appssavvy Raises $7.1 Million in New Round of Funding

Appssavvy Raises $7.1 Million in New Round of Funding

Appssavvy, an NY-based online ad startup, has raised a total of $7.1 million in its latest funding round from AOL Ventures and previous backers such as The New York Times, and About.com founder Scott Kurnit. The company describes its venture as an "adtivity" platform, in that it steers clear away [Full Story…]

Virtual Video Game Products E-Commerce Site Raises $8.5 M

Virtual Video Game Products E-Commerce Site Raises $8.5 M

NY-based Live Gamer, an online marketplace for users to trade and buy virtual video game products, has raised $8.5 million in a new funding round, bumping their funding up to $30 million. According to TechCrunch, the online marketplace, "powers virtual goods merchandising, analytics, virtual item [Full Story…]

Oberon Media Enjoys Lower Manhattan, Re-ups Lease in the Area

Oberon Media Enjoys Lower Manhattan, Re-ups Lease in the Area

In a three year rental deal at $35 per square foot, Oberon Media has subleased 16,100 square feet at 100 Broadway, between Pine and Wall streets In Lower Manhattan. The company allows video game developers to create solutions to allow their products to be played on different platforms in various [Full Story…]

GetGlue Talks Social TV and Network Intergration

GetGlue Talks Social TV and Network Intergration

GetGlue is a NY-developed social media network for entertainment, allowing users to chec- in to what they are watching, reading or listening and to share with friends. Currently the site has 1.5 million users, while hoping to reach 10 million check ins next month. GetGlue earns revenue from its ad [Full Story…]

Fourth Annual NY Games Conference To Be Held September 21-22

Fourth Annual NY Games Conference To Be Held September 21-22

Discussing the future of gaming and connected entertainment, Digital Media Wire is producing the fourth annual NY Games Conference, to be held September 21-22 at the Museum of Jewish Heritage.  The conference will feature various workshops, panels and discussions exploring gaming trends, the state [Full Story…]

Mobile Gaming Summit: If I Wanted to Make Money, I’d Go Work on Wall Street

Mobile Gaming Summit: If I Wanted to Make Money, I’d Go Work on Wall Street

By Lauren Keyson The NY Gaming Meetup and NYC Mobile came together this past weekend to hold the first June Mobile Gaming Summit at General Assembly on Broadway. The NY incubator/co-working space was filled with mobile game developers, designers, studios, writers, musicians, big brands, [Full Story…]

Augmented Reality and Gaming Discussed at NY Event

Augmented Reality and Gaming Discussed at NY Event

A lively discussion at the Engage Digital conference in NY earlier this week debunked the idea that augmented reality (AR) is a fad. Chas Mastin, CTO of  Brooklyn-based Whistlebox, said that AR isn't a toy  but is fast becoming an important  interface with games. Greg Davis, of Total Immersion [Full Story…]

MLG and IMG Team Up to Expand Gaming Internationally

MLG and IMG Team Up to Expand Gaming Internationally

NY based Major League Gaming, which runs online video-game tournaments in North America, has teamed up with IMG Worldwide to expand their services internationally. IMG will help distribute, program and market MLG as they search for new talent and to create competitive gaming as a preeminent sport [Full Story…]

IBM Develops Online Game for City Planners

IBM Develops Online Game for City Planners

Armonk based IBM is offering city planners a free online game called CityOne that helps explain how complex systems such as water management, energy, banking and retail can be managed keeping a budget in mind. For example, city planners are challenged to deliver high quality water in a cost [Full Story…]