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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

David Perry on selling Shiny: "Worst mistake I ever made"

The Shiny Entertainment founder looks back with regret on selling the studio to Interplay

By Ben Strauss

Penny Arcade: "What we're asking for is fair"

Penny Arcade discusses the implications of the new Kickstarter campaign to wipe out ads

By Ben Strauss

Valve defends Steam sales techniques as helpful to IP expansion

Steam sales do not 'cheapen' IPs argues Valve business chief Jason Holtman

By Ben Strauss

Amazon looking into more gaming for Kindle with GameCircle

New GameCircle community to entice developers to use Kindle platform

By Ben Strauss

Tapjoy and Kontagent form mobile-centric partnership

Two leading service providers to mobile gaming developers join forces

By Ben Strauss

God of War movie signs Saw screenwriters to project

Sony gearing up to add God of War to the movie games blitz

By Ben Strauss

The Witcher franchise exceeds 4 million units sold worldwide

Sales for CD Projekt's Witcher 2 hit big on Xbox 360 and PC

By Ben Strauss

Penny Arcade launches Kickstarter to wipe out advertisements on site

Popular site draws controversy as it seeks $1 million to create 'ad-free' experience

By Ben Strauss

United Kingdom to run PEGI as sole game rating system

On July 30 PEGI and BBFC game classification systems to be combined

By Ben Strauss

Deus Ex movie in development with CBS Films

Square Enix offers rights to Deus Ex film based on Human Revolution

By Ben Strauss

Angry Birds Trilogy to launch on consoles

Rovio brings Angry Birds to Xbox 360, PS3 and 3DS

By Ben Strauss

Japanese game development should be more "Hollywood" says Mikami

Ex-Capcom producer behind Devil May Cry wishes to push Japanese market towards Western model

By Ben Strauss

Bungie grabs Beatles legend Paul McCartney for music composition

McCartney working alongside former Halo studio on writing music

By Ben Strauss

Gearbox Studios pushes Brothers in Arms Furious 4 into 2013

Studio CEO Randy Pitchford says new game has 'evolved'

By Ben Strauss

Gamesplanet Lab puts crowd funding focus on gaming projects

New Kickstarter-esque platform offers gaming-centric opportunities for developers and fans

By Ben Strauss

Xbox Music service to offer streaming subscription, traditional purchasing

New Microsoft music platform to offer storage for small fee, playable on multiple devices, according to Bloomberg

By Ben Strauss

Zynga CEO: Every employee should feel like an "owner"

Mark Pincus offers insight into Zynga culture after annual Unleashed event

By Ben Strauss

Gamers spend $3.4 billion in US during Q1 2012 - NPD

Gamers pushing more and more to digital purchasing with $1.38 billion total sales

By Ben Strauss

E3 report details less risk, more movement from Asian companies

DFC Intelligence comments on growing risk aversion of major publishers in gaming world

By Ben Strauss

Castlevania studio Mercury Steam wants to work on Contra revival

Mercury Steam hopes to halt work on Castlevania after Lords of Shadow, says franchise could "decline"

By Ben Strauss

Gears designer says Kinect potential "not fully realized"

Gears of War: Judgment won't support Kinect, says Bleszinski

By Ben Strauss

Lego MMO coming from Age of Conan developer Funcom

Funcom developing new 'family-friendly' MMO title featuring Lego mini-figurines

By Ben Strauss

Digital Extremes working on free-to-play title Warframe

Developer behind Star Trek working on sci-fi PC shooter for this winter

By Ben Strauss

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