Archive - Ben Strauss

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Ben Strauss is a recent graduate of Xavier University. You can see him ramble on about gaming, gamification, military-related gaming and manly things on his Twitter @Sinner101GR.

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15 Star Wars: The Old Republic goes free-to-play up to level 50

2 years ago UPDATE: EA confirms subscriptions now under 1m, performance "disappointing"

5 App marketing costs could price indies out of mobile market says new report

2 years ago Report from W3i says indie developers are facing an 'innovate or die' moment

3 New Super Mario Bros 2 sells 430k in two days in Japan

2 years ago Nintendo strikes it big with new Mario and new 3DS XL model

EA Sports and Nexon partner to bring FIFA Online 3 to Korea

2 years ago Nexon to publish EA title in budding South Korean market

4 Zynga hit with first lawsuit over stock sell-off

2 years ago Zynga accused of insider trading after stock dump by Zynga executives and investors

1 Sony purchase of Gaikai validates cloud gaming says OnLive

2 years ago OnLive, however, doesn't see the value in being acquired itself as it may limit the number of devices it could reach

Sony: "You absolutely need to tell a more compelling story"

2 years ago Sony VP of publisher relations Adam Boyes discusses the challenges of today's publishing

Call of Duty lawsuit could be worth multi-millions in settlement says analyst

2 years ago Cowen and Company sees tens of millions in settlement figure for Zampella and West

1 Ubisoft patches uPlay exploit

2 years ago Ubisoft "takes security issues very seriously"

14 Free-to-Play argument is over says Gree

2 years ago Japanese mobile gaming company espouses benefits of F2P

2 Microsoft Surface tablet to launch October 26

2 years ago Surface launch to coincide with launch of Windows 8

IGDA executive director steps down

2 years ago Gordon Bellamy leaves for Tencent, new interim director to take over

11 Irrational Games looks to hire devs with game Metacritic ratings over 85

2 years ago Metacritic rears its ugly head, this time in the middle of a new job listing from Irrational

4 Tony Hawk HD sells 120,000 units in first week

2 years ago XBLA launch of new Tony Hawk game does well following positive reviews

1 GameStop considers re-sale of digital property

2 years ago The leading games retailer in the US is investigating its digital re-sale options

1 Warner Bros Seattle studio hit with layoffs - report

2 years ago Unknown number of layoffs hit several studios in Seattle area

13 Apple patents new gaming controller

2 years ago New controller from Apple similar to DualShock, will work with Apple TV

Star Wars: The Old Republic grabs six nominations in GDC Online Awards

2 years ago GDC Online Awards include nods to World of Warcraft, Diablo III, Sims Social and others

Stardock considers completely abandoning retail

2 years ago Sins of a Solar Empire developer cautious of retail future, contemplates digital only

5 Jade Raymond calls for developers to embrace non-traditional control schemes

2 years ago Former Assassin's Creed producer believes in viability of control-pad free gaming

5 Just Cause 2 developer criticizes DLC and forced multiplayer in games

2 years ago Avalanche studio head believes DLC and monetization strategies are ruining game creation

Crysis 3 still a possibility for Wii U

2 years ago Crytek producer Mike Read says Crysis 3 not 'ruled out' for a Wii U launch in the future

27 Windows 8 is "kind of a catastrophe for everybody in the PC space" says Gabe Newell

2 years ago Valve 'boss' talks about the changing PC landscape, admits mobile possibility and looks to future

1 Puzzle Quest developer independent once again

2 years ago Infinite Interactive breaks ties from EA and will independently develop games again

Big Fish launches new cloud gaming service

2 years ago Partnership with Roku forms Big Fish Unlimited for cloud gaming