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Tuesday September 18, 2018

Stories related to ‘video games’

#NYUPoly Opens Video Game Institute in Brooklyn

#NYUPoly Opens Video Game Institute in Brooklyn

New York University's Polytechnical Institute announced plans to launch an interdisciplinary center for the creation of video games in downtown Brooklyn. The 40,000-square-foot center, Media and Games Network, will launch in the fall and will host programs from a master's degree in game design to a [Full Story…]

#MOMA Opens #AppliedDesign Exhibit With Video Games

#MOMA Opens #AppliedDesign Exhibit With Video Games

Video game enthusiasts now have a reason to visit the NY Museum of Modern Art. A new installation called "Applied Design" is displaying 14 video games without their packaging. Instead of being in an arcade cabinet, the games,which include Pac-Man and Canabalt, are on a single screen set against a [Full Story…]

NY Closes #VideoGame Accounts of Convicted Sex Offenders

NY Closes #VideoGame Accounts of Convicted Sex Offenders

Online games for children just got safer after NY State purged the gaming accounts of more than 2,100 registered sex offenders. NBC News reports that this is Operation: Game Over's second initiative and the first time that NY’s Electronic Securing and Targeting of Online Predators (e-STOP) has been [Full Story…]

#Queens Museum Honors 50th Anniversary of #Spacewar with Exhibit

#Queens Museum Honors 50th Anniversary of #Spacewar with Exhibit

Just in time for the 50th anniversary of the first digital videogame, the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens opens “Spacewar! Video Games Blast Off” on Saturday. In addition to Spacewar, the exhibit will feature several recent and vintage videogames that museum goers can play as well as [Full Story…]

#MoMa Announces New Video Game Collection

#MoMa Announces New Video Game Collection

The Museum of Modern Art is buying video games. MoMa announced this week it will acquire up to 40 games for display at the Philip Johnson Galleries in March. Paola Antonelli, senior curator of architecture and design, said to The New York Times,"Are video games art? They sure are, but they are also [Full Story…]

NY Gaming Collective Organizes Jean-Claude Van Jam Challenge

NY Gaming Collective Organizes Jean-Claude Van Jam Challenge

Recently, 45 people gathered at Eyebeam Art and Technology Center to undertake the Jean-Claude Van Jam challenge: over two days they conceptualized and built electronic games inspired by action-movie star Jean-Claude Van Damme. Once a group formed, they were assigned a movie to base their game on. [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…]

Video Game Industry Looks to Grow in NY

Video Game Industry Looks to Grow in NY

While the Entertainment Software Association cites that 72 percent of American households played computer or video games in 2011, NY's share of the video game market is minuscule: 5 percent of companies directly involved in the video game industry are based in NY, according to MetroFocus. [Full Story…]

NY’s AG Works with Video Game Companies to Root Out Sex Offenders

NY's AG Works with Video Game Companies to Root Out Sex Offenders

Today, NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced that Microsoft, Apple and Sony have participated in a law enforcement operation to identify registered sex offenders in the state who have accounts on the online gaming platforms run by these companies. Titled "Operation: Game Over,"  the result [Full Story…]

Free Interactive Gaming Service a Hit Among Cablevision Customers

Free Interactive Gaming Service a Hit Among Cablevision Customers

Over 275,000 of the 2.9 million Cablevision's iO TV subscribers in the NY area take advantage of the free interactive games on channel 610, which has over 20 titles ranging from puzzles to card games to kids' games. According to Multichannel News, the service, developed by ActiveVideo's TAG Games [Full Story…]

Makers of Grand Theft Auto Series Make Off with Real Estate Steal

Makers of Grand Theft Auto Series Make Off with Real Estate Steal

The makers of the Grand Theft Auto series, Take-Two Interactive, renewed the lease on its NoHo headquarters at 622 Broadway. The company originally took over the 69,000 square foot space in 2002, not long after the release of Grand Theft Auto III. Crain’s New York Business reported that the [Full Story…]

Second Screens to Take the #SuperBowl Tomorrow #Giants

Second Screens to Take the #SuperBowl Tomorrow  #Giants

According to Harris Interactive, almost 60 percent of Super Bowl viewers will be looking at or using their cell phones during the game, so marketers are creating mobile programs for the occasion. MediaPost took a look this week at some pf the second screen action taking place tomorrow during the [Full Story…]

NY Video Game Co. Linked to US Prisoner in Iran

NY Video Game Co. Linked to US Prisoner in Iran

Amir Mirzaei Hekmati, the American recently sentenced to death by the Iranian government, is linked to a small NY company specializing in video games that recreate real-life conflicts in the Middle East and elsewhere, according to the Associated Press.  Kuma Games, the company that creates the [Full Story…]

NYU to Launch Master Degree Program for Game Designing

NYU to Launch Master Degree Program for Game Designing

Next fall, New York University will be launching its very first master's program for game design and programming. The program  includes designing for non-digital games such as cards games, boards games and sports for the less tech-savvy students; and second year students take part in a group thesis [Full Story…]

Huntington, LI Spends Most Money on Video Games

Huntington, LI Spends Most Money on Video Games

Video games have become a multi-billion dollar industry; the average household, Money Bundle stipulates, spends more money on video games than on print subscriptions, premium TV, DVDS, CDs and digital music. The addictive quality inherent in gaming has engendered the staggering growth of sales to [Full Story…]