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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1 6waves to launch new mobile traffic exchange WaveX

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

WildTangent to reenter game development, opens new Seattle studio

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

5 Wii U ports cost under $1.3 million for Ubisoft

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

5 Ouya console "around size of Rubik's cube"

2 years ago Ouya designer aims at portability for new device

TreSensa raises $1m for cross-platform development

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

3 Microsoft supports "broken patch" fix issued for Fez

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

Gree to open Vancouver office

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

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

2 years ago Rockstar continues to delay reveal of Grand Theft Auto V

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

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

1 Vivendi sale of Activision looking less likely, new options considered

2 years ago Vivendi may be dropping Brazilian GVT telecommunications instead

BulkyPix to offer $3 million to indie budget

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

7 Activision sees major banks brought in to broker sale

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

Ouya founder says company is not seeking extra funding sources

2 years ago Julie Uhrman backtracks on comments about additional funding sources

Oberon Media changes name to Iplay

2 years ago Oberon rebrands to address expansion of products and services

Tom Hanks starts developing games

2 years ago Tom Hanks and Jump Games to bring Electric City to mobile devices

4 Monkey Island creator says developers should stop worrying about audience expectations

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

4 EA insists Battlefield and Medal of Honor audiences are different

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

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

2 years ago Ouya draws 'cautious optimism' from indie developers

Command and Conquer: Tiberium Alliances celebrates 1 million players

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

Ouya looking for funding outside of Kickstarter

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

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

2 years ago Scribblenauts developer adds fuel to Wii U power speculation

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

2 years ago Mortal Kombat team expresses desire to get away from fighting games

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

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

Unreal Engine business a "lucky coincidence," says Epic

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

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

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