PR guy Jim Redner's Twitter tantrum sank his business with 2K Games last week after he threatened Duke Nukem Forever reviewers. Now he's explaining his position. But should he?
Tracking the hot trend of gamification -- using game-like elements to boost engagement in everything from social games, such as Zynga's FarmVille, to losing weight and staying on top of your finances.
<p>Texas native Libe Goad resides in New York City and has spent the past decade covering technology and video games for publications including Blender, PC Magazine, Bust, Seventeen and Sync. <p> Libe is currently the Editor-in-Chief of AOL's award-winning Games.com group, covering the growing social and casual games industry. Previously, she reported on consumer technology news for PC Magazine and other Ziff Davis properties and was the Editor-at-Large for gaming enthusiast site HappyPuppy.com. In 1999, Goad founded the one of the first women-targeted gaming/technology websites, GameGal.com. <p> A semi-regular TV talking head on CNBC, Bloomberg News, ABC, CBS, NBC and others, Libe has been named one of the 50 Most Influential Games journalists by Next-Generation, and has served as a judge for Spike TV's VGA awards, the E3 Game Critics Awards, and Independent Games Festival Awards.
Apple released Final Cut Pro X today, a major new version of its pro video editing app. If you want it, though, there's only one way to get it: the Mac App Store.
Sony Pictures France is the latest Sony site to suffer at the hands of hackers. This time 177K e-mails were taken. When will it stop?
Hackers have taken 1.3 million customer records from Sega's servers. In a bizarre twist, LulzSec, a group that claims responsibility for recent Sony attacks, promised revenge on Sega's behalf.
For those not steeped in the sometimes arcane world of video games, E3 is the Electronic Entertainment Expo, an annual trade show covering all kinds of interactive entertainment. Well, almost all kinds.
A Twitter tantrum from the boss of the PR firm behind Duke Nukem Forever has cost his company their business with the game's publisher.
Apple's vice president of retail, Ron Johnson, is leaving for J.C. Penney. How are Apple Stores likely to fare without him?
The rumor that FarmVille-creator Zynga would kick off its initial public offering sometime the past few weeks proved to be untrue, but the Silicon Valley darling did manage to push out a hot new game on Facebook and another on iOS, which shows that the game company has not run out of ideas yet, or at the very least, has not lost the knack for taking existing game ideas and giving them a liberal application of Zynga's magic sauce.
Want a GSM iPhone but hate AT&T? Now you can buy an unlocked phone from Apple for $649, and get it to work with any carrier's microSIM card.
Sony Pictures claims LulzSec only obtained user account information on 37,500 users - far less than what LulzSec originally claimed. Does it make a difference?
Will 2012 be the right time for Nintendo to introduce a new console? Or is the Wii U destined to become the Sega Dreamcast of the next generation of video game consoles?
Apple's underutilized Game Center is getting an overhaul in iOS 5. iCloud and other features promise to enhance the iOS gaming experience. Is Apple doing enough to keep pace with other game platforms?
Sony on Friday launched its Welcome Back program, which rewards PSN users who have endured recent outages and security problems with free games.
LulzSec claims to have walked off with another 1 million user accounts from Sony - this time through an easy exploit on SonyPictures.com. Will Sony's security problems ever end?
Nintendo's getting ready to release a system update for the 3DS that will, at long last, give users access to the eShop. It's expected to arrive just in time for Nintendo's E3 press conference.