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Ben Strauss, Staff Writer

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.

Recent articles by Ben Strauss

6waves to launch new mobile traffic exchange WaveX

Leading social and mobile publisher offering free cross-platform promotional service to mobile devs

By Ben Strauss

WildTangent to reenter game development, opens new Seattle studio

WildTangent enlivens old franchises, plans new Polar Bowler title for mobile platforms

By Ben Strauss

Wii U ports cost under $1.3 million for Ubisoft

Publishing giant insists there is no 'huge research and development investment' in Wii U

By Ben Strauss

Ouya console "around size of Rubik's cube"

Ouya designer aims at portability for new device

By Ben Strauss

TreSensa raises $1m for cross-platform development

New start-up aims to bridge the gap between social and mobile

By Ben Strauss

Microsoft supports "broken patch" fix issued for Fez

The publisher says that Polytron is in the best position to determine what's appropriate

By Ben Strauss

Gree to open Vancouver office

Gree is one of the few bright spots for game companies in Vancouver this year

By Ben Strauss

GTA V will not be shown at Gamescom, says show promoters

Rockstar continues to delay reveal of Grand Theft Auto V

By Ben Strauss

Gaikai deal with Sony "opens a lot of doors" says David Perry

Perry believes publishers will be very pleasantly surprised by benefits of Gaikai sale to Sony

By Ben Strauss

Vivendi sale of Activision looking less likely, new options considered

Vivendi may be dropping Brazilian GVT telecommunications instead

By Ben Strauss

BulkyPix to offer $3 million to indie budget

Mobile developer to devote 3 years and $3 million to fund indie titles

By Ben Strauss

Activision sees major banks brought in to broker sale

Activision Blizzard talking to Barclays and Goldman Sachs over $8bn sale of publisher

By Ben Strauss

Ouya founder says company is not seeking extra funding sources

Julie Uhrman backtracks on comments about additional funding sources

By Ben Strauss

Oberon Media changes name to Iplay

Oberon rebrands to address expansion of products and services

By Ben Strauss

Tom Hanks starts developing games

Tom Hanks and Jump Games to bring Electric City to mobile devices

By Ben Strauss

Monkey Island creator says developers should stop worrying about audience expectations

Double Fine's Ron Gilbert believes caving to gamer expectations stifles creative approach

By Ben Strauss

EA insists Battlefield and Medal of Honor audiences are different

EA's Frank Gibeau says its two shooter franchises are dissimilar to one another

By Ben Strauss

Minecraft creator on Ouya: "It's basically the Steam box"

Ouya draws 'cautious optimism' from indie developers

By Ben Strauss

Command and Conquer: Tiberium Alliances celebrates 1 million players

EA Phenomic's free-to-play title reaches a million players in two months

By Ben Strauss

Ouya looking for funding outside of Kickstarter

Despite raising close to $5 million, Ouya seeks additional sources

By Ben Strauss

Wii U "definitely" more powerful than current HD systems says 5th Cell

Scribblenauts developer adds fuel to Wii U power speculation

By Ben Strauss

NetherRealm looks to pursue non-fighting title after Injustice: Gods Among Us

Mortal Kombat team expresses desire to get away from fighting games

By Ben Strauss

Warner Bros to develop web series on upcoming mech-shooter Hawken

Warner Premiere to work with Copper Media and DJ2 to promote Hawken web series

By Ben Strauss

Unreal Engine business a "lucky coincidence," says Epic

Epic VP Mark Rein talks Infinity Blade, Big Huge Games hirings and Unreal Engine 4

By Ben Strauss

Epic: "Next gen is here, it's a PC"

Epic's Fortnite will be primarily PC and will be the first Unreal Engine 4 title

By Ben Strauss

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