Laura Sydell http://wuwm.com en A Video Game Meant To Take Us Back To The Physical World http://wuwm.com/post/video-game-meant-take-us-back-physical-world <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_sv1wDdOxuM</p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 20:01:00 +0000 Laura Sydell 29158 at http://wuwm.com A Video Game Meant To Take Us Back To The Physical World Twitch Boosts A New Pro Category: Video Game Player http://wuwm.com/post/twitch-boosts-new-pro-category-video-game-player It may not surprise you that Netflix uses more bandwidth at peak hours than any other company, followed by Google and Apple. No. 4 on the list, though, is Twitch.tv.<p><a href="http://www.twitch.tv/" target="_blank">Twitch</a> is a company devoted to live interactive broadcasting of people playing video games. It's helping to launch a new type of broadcast professional.<p>"I make a living attempting to beat video games on my show, and people watch," says Jayson Love. His stage name is Man, and his show is <a href="http://www.twitch.tv/manvsgame">Man vs. Game</a>. Fri, 04 Apr 2014 07:14:00 +0000 Laura Sydell 28409 at http://wuwm.com Twitch Boosts A New Pro Category: Video Game Player Apple And Samsung Face Off In Court Again Over Patents http://wuwm.com/post/apple-and-samsung-face-court-again-over-patents Each company claims the other one has swiped its patents. This time Apple is going after patents in the Android operating system that run Samsung's Galaxy S3. Mon, 31 Mar 2014 10:11:00 +0000 Laura Sydell 28070 at http://wuwm.com No Sugar High For Wall Street: Candy Crush Maker's IPO Disappoints http://wuwm.com/post/no-sugar-high-wall-street-candy-crush-makers-ipo-disapoints Candy Crush is played by trying to line up at least three of the same color of candies.<p>In February, an average of 144 million daily active users got sucked in to the challenge.<p>Candy Crush is one of more than 180 games made by King Digital Entertainment, and it alone brought in three-quarters of the company's revenue in the last quarter of 2013.<p>Roger Kay, president of research firm Endpoint Technologies Associates, says to a lot of investors, the game seemed like Farmville, the hit game by Zynga that Zynga can't seem to repeat.<p>"It's very difficult to replicate the alchemy of a great Thu, 27 Mar 2014 06:28:00 +0000 Laura Sydell 27795 at http://wuwm.com No Sugar High For Wall Street: Candy Crush Maker's IPO Disappoints Goggles Bring Virtual Reality Closer To Your Living Room http://wuwm.com/post/goggles-bring-virtual-reality-closer-your-living-room Going back to ancient times, the aim of storytellers has been to immerse us in an experience — of another place, time or point of view. This past week at the South by Southwest film, music and technology conferences in Austin, storytellers and great technologists showed off new ways to take us beyond cinema, or TV or even traditional video games. One of the most compelling experiences came via the <a href="http://www.oculusvr.com/">Oculus Rift</a>, a set of virtual reality goggles.<p>I had the opportunity to try the Oculus and experience a variety of possible uses. Sun, 16 Mar 2014 11:51:00 +0000 Laura Sydell 26975 at http://wuwm.com Goggles Bring Virtual Reality Closer To Your Living Room