Did you know that you can contribute to scientific research just by playing a game?

BOSTON, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time in its 41-year history, NOVA––the most popular science series on American television––is inviting audiences not just to learn about scientific discovery, but to take part in it. The latest initiative in the growing NOVA Labs citizen science platform––an RNA Lab available free online at pbs.org/nova/labs––utilizes puzzles from Eterna, a game that allows players to design RNAs, tiny molecules at the heart of every cell in our bodies. Featuring a series of animated videos that explain the … [Read more...]

AMD and Toronto-Area Middle School Strengthen Technology Skills through Game Design

SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AMD (NYSE: AMD) and Lambton-Kingsway Junior Middle School are working together to help students learn critical Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) skills through video game and media development.  AMD is providing access to state-of-the art HP ProBook notebook PCs as part of a mobile lab that can be used in classrooms.  AMD, in collaboration with E-Line Media, is also providing access to Gamestar Mechanic, an award-winning online game development platform that teaches youth to … [Read more...]

T.I. Joins Russell Simmons in Creative Partnership with greenROKS, a Multi-Faceted, Youth Oriented Entertainment Company

LOS ANGELES, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- LOS ANGELES/ATLANTA⎯Mega film, television and music star, T.I. joins media, music, fashion & entertainment mogul and philanthropist, Russell Simmons in a creative partnership with greenROKS, a youth oriented entertainment company. greenROKS is a multi-media platform fusing music, story-telling and technology while developing a brave new world of cool content that drives today's youth to be more conscious of relevant topics in the world. The partnership will launch this Spring, first, with a … [Read more...]

Robotic Friend for Children ZiBear Takes Robotics Craze to the Next Level

LONDON, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ZiBear is a smartphone and internet-minded teddy bear that was created to infuse new life into traditional toys. Parents can control this toy to say, answer and quiz anything. ZiBear is one of a kind in that it can literally listen to a child's question and answer back. Based on different real-life scenarios, parents can also simply type in quick messages on their smartphones via the ZiBear App and ZiBear will speak the words.  Parents, therefore, become the soul of ZiBear. In addition, ZiBear can convey … [Read more...]

deltaDNA Uses VoltDB to Help Game Developers Drive Real-Time Player Engagement

BEDFORD, Mass., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VoltDB today announced that deltaDNA is utilizing the high-performance in-memory NewSQL database to power its real-time Player Relationship Management platform for F2P games, social casino and real-money gambling. Leveraging VoltDB, the deltaDNA platform empowers game developers and publishers to perform in-depth player analysis on the colossal amounts of data streaming in from each game and take immediate action – within a quarter of a millisecond – to enhance the in-game player experience, … [Read more...]

Research Firm SourcingLine Publishes List of Leading Mobile Gaming Developers

WASHINGTON, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SourcingLine published new research on leading mobile game developers. A companion directory of mobile game developers provides a range of filtering tools to help buyers identify qualified developers that best fit their needs. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140421/76935 The leaders for mobile gaming are: Sourcebits, Infrared5, Small Planet Digital, OpenXcell, APPEK Mobile Apps, Zco Corporation, Eight Bit Studios, Apadmi, Appetizer Mobile and Fan Studio UK. The research focuses on … [Read more...]

Scientific Games Signs Instant Game Contract with FDJ

NEW YORK, April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific Games Corporation (Nasdaq: SGMS) today announced that the Company has signed a contract with La Francaise des Jeux ("FDJ"), the operator of the French National Lottery.  Scientific Games will continue to be the primary supplier of instant games to FDJ, the second largest instant game lottery in the world. Scientific Games supplies a significant share of FDJ's instant game portfolio, including some of its top performing games, such as the number one selling 5€ Cash game.  In addition to these … [Read more...]

Blizzard Entertainment and NetEase to Bring Heroes of the Storm™ to Mainland China

SHANGHAI, April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. and NetEase, Inc. today announced an agreement to license Blizzard Entertainment's Heroes of the Storm™ to a NetEase, Inc. affiliate in mainland China for a term of three years. Unveiled last November at BlizzCon®, Heroes of the Storm is Blizzard's upcoming free-to-play, online team brawler featuring iconic heroes from more than 20 years of Blizzard gaming history. Gamers will be able to play some of their favorite characters from the Warcraft®, StarCraft®, and … [Read more...]

Shanda Interactive Entered into a Share Purchase Agreement with Perfect World

HONG KONG, April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Shanda Games Limited (NASDAQ: GAME, "Shanda Games" or the "Company"), a leading online game developer, operator, and publisher in China, today announced that Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited ("Shanda Interactive"), the controlling shareholder of Shanda Games, has entered into a share purchase agreement with Perfect World Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ: PWRD, "Perfect World"), another leading online game developer and operator in China, for Perfect World to acquire a total of 30,326,005 class A ordinary … [Read more...]

Kellogg Releases Game App for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Movie, Partners with Sony for New Sweepstakes

BATTLE CREEK, Mich., April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Celebrating the upcoming The Amazing Spider-Man 2 movie, Kellogg Company is releasing a new Web-Slinging game App that provides superhero fans with an exclusive, interactive gaming experience and a way to become Spider-Man, themselves! If that's not enough, consumers can enter a giveaway and a new Kellogg sweepstakes with Sony for a chance to win more than 1,000 prizes, including a free trip for two to New York City. "Spider-Man fans are gearing up for the film and we're casting a web of fun … [Read more...]