Epic Games, responsible for the Gears of War franchise, has recently announced a new funding initiative – an initiative that could supply a small, independent video game developer with between $5,000 and $50,000 in funding for a new project.
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It was about 8:30 in the morning as Ben Brochu began his ascent up the still-shaded Pusch Ridge of the Santa Catalina Mountains with a pack containing camera equipment, scopes, binoculars, tripods and more.
Though most of Oro Valley’s rising music stars have a style drenched in the folk, blues, soul, and rock of what many would regard as the golden age of sound, locals Stephen Sobansky and Austin Cook are chiseling their way into the local scene in unapologetically new age fashion. Known as LagSwitch and DJ Fanta professionally, the two undergrads have been friends since grade school, founding an interest in composing electronic music upon their enrollment into the University of Arizona.
With today’s engaging technology, it can be hard to get kids off the couch and outside. But no matter what your child’s interests are, outdoor time is important.
(BPT) - Mom. It's a very important title; one that establishes you as a role model for your young daughter. Being a mom is a tough job, always challenging you to find ways to create and strengthen that special bond. The good news is it doesn't have to be complicated. Just find activities you both like, so you can spend time together developing special memories that will last a lifetime.
With last summer’s opening of the modern streetcar, a bridge has been made that connects Tucsonans to a multitude of restaurants, bars, and shops along the most happening stretches of downtown. This is all well and good for the adult crowd, but what about the kids? Surely there must be some family friendly havens within the night-life fray. Luckily for those asking such questions, a couple of hot spots do exist - and in what better form than the arcade? For over 40 years arcades have enchanted our youth with brilliant lights and the piercing sounds of bells and whistles that fill the room with an intoxicating excitement. Nostalgic for adults and fresh to children, the classic arcades located along the streetcar route are sure to be a big hit for families looking for something out of the ordinary.
(NAPSI)—If you or someone you care about is contemplating a first or new career, here’s something to think about: Information technology (IT) is deeply embedded in virtually every industry.
(Family Features) From connecting with friends to playing interactive games, a mobile device presents endless entertainment to kids of every age. With children getting their first cell phone at a younger age than ever before, it’s important to make sure they stay safe by investing in a kid-friendly phone and keeping tabs on their activity. From ensuring there is fun content to using new applications which limit their exposure to undesirable content, there are many considerations to take into account when purchasing a phone for your child.
Now that 2014 is drawing to a close, it is time to look back and reflect on what has been released in the past 12 months. 2014 was, in many ways, an amazing year to be a video game enthusiast, with high quality games and innovative studios churning out triple-A games and working on fresh ideas to keep the gaming world alive in the coming years. For every upside, however, there is some bad. 2014 was also one of the worst years for gaming; high budget games by big name studios fell into a rut of profit-oriented gaming, the “freemium” craze created a large black mark in the gaming world, and the battle for name brand supremacy became even more intense as Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony pitted fans of their hardware against one another.
(BPT) - The holidays are almost here, and with them comes plenty of feasting and merriment. Enjoying the season is important, but if you have a family member with diabetes, it’s also very important to maintain a healthy routine for managing the condition.
(BPT) - Kids love video games - they're exciting, fun and engrossing. While games can promote learning and growth, too much video gaming - or playing inappropriate games - can lead to negative consequences. What should parents know to make good game choices for their children?
(NAPSI)—This holiday season, don’t forget to add your hometown to your gift giving list. Thanks to Pepsi and its “Hyped for Halftime” Super Bowl campaign, you could win a Pepsi Halftime Show for your entire hometown along with scoring tickets to the Pepsi Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show live in Arizona.
Months of fundraising and planning are about to pay off for the Marana High School junior varsity and varsity cheer teams. The teams were invited to perform at the Holiday Bowl in San Diego later this month.
Last month, during Blizzard Entertainment’s annual BlizzCon convention, Blizzard president and co-founder, Mike Morhaime, announced that a purchasable in-game pet for World of Warcraft will be introduced in December, with all of the proceeds to benefit the Red Cross for Ebola relief efforts.
(BPT) - There are few things more pleasurable than curling up with a good book on a cold winter day, and if you have a reader on your holiday gift list, you’ll likely want to create that experience for them. With so many great books out there, how do you find the right book for the right person?
The Town of Marana expanded their annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, providing an event with a number of different attractions for families.
(NAPSI)—Get ready to up your holiday baking game with four showstopping but easy-to-prepare desserts from CanolaInfo and The Culinary Institute of America (CIA).
With so many stores opening with specials on Thanksgiving night, much of the luster and craziness has been taken away from “Black Friday.” Big-ticket electronic items had people waiting in line all across Tucson on Thursday night, which made things far less busy on Friday.
The wait-all-year-for-them Thanksgiving weekend spending sprees were weaker this year nationwide, thanks to early promotions, online shopping and an improving economy that means consumers aren’t as reliant on the deep discounts of Black Friday.
(BPT) - Tech gifts are hot this holiday season, and with all the latest gadgets and upgraded electronic devices, it shouldn’t be a surprise that many wish lists include the best in smart devices.
(BPT) - Have you ever found yourself wondering if it was appropriate to check your work email during a holiday party? Do you feel guilty about entertaining your kids with technology during the busy holiday season?
South Park is a show known for stirring up controversies and generally angering people with its satire and a pair of creators, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, who firmly believe that no topic or celebrity is safe from their ire. People do tend to forget, however, that South Park does sometimes like to touch on relevant topics, not just make fun of people.