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‘Dark Shadows’ Video Game Lights Up Human Trafficking Research at SMU

by | Jun 22, 2023
SMU's new federally funded data warehouse will feature a unique component—a video game called "Dark Shadows"—to help researchers extract and “clean” relevant human trafficking information from the U.S. Department of Justice’s press releases, such as victims' and perpetrators' names and crime locations.
GameStop Shakeup: CEO Termination and Ryan Cohen’s Expanded Role as Executive Chairman
by | Jun 9, 2023

The revolving door of GameStop CEOs continued June 5, when the video game retailer’s board terminated chief executive Matthew Furlong without cause and elected board chair Ryan Cohen, its top shareholder, as executive chairman.

Cohen will oversee management, assume responsibility for capital allocation, and evaluate potential investments and acquisitions for the Grapevine-based company, which has churned through five CEOs in the last five years....

North Texas Video Game Developer Worldspark Studios Lands $3M for Metaverse Platform
by | Feb 28, 2022
The blockchain gaming studio's first title is Edenbrawl, a tech fantasy-style online multiplayer battle game. Within the game, players will be able to purchase and trade NFTs tied to things like character skins and weapons skins.
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Discovery: UTSW’s Hi-Res Microscope Produces Better Images; UNT Prof Finds Polluted Air Can Cause Weight Gain
by | Nov 8, 2019
In this weekly roundup of research and development activity in North Texas, you'll also find out about a UTA researcher's extensive study that shows no link between violent video games and acts of violence.

‘Masters of Doom’ Lands a TV Pilot Produced by the Franco Brothers

by | Jul 11, 2019
The story of "Doom"—one of the most influential video games of all time—was developed out of Dallas in 1991, and may make its way to TV screens.
How One Dallas Company is Changing the VR Game with Foot-Operated Controller Patent
by | May 10, 2019
HoboLoco's name is a mashup of "hoverboard" and "locomotion." The startup combines both of these concepts to create its own unique gaming experience.
DI People: The Riveter, GameStop, Topgolf, Smoothie King Announce Executive Moves
by | Mar 26, 2019
Also, you’ll find news from Civitas Senior Living, Nuvectra, EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, and Wilson Perumal in this roundup of executive and leadership moves by companies in North Texas.
SMU-LIFT Game Design Team Wins $2.5M in Adult Literacy XPRIZE Competition
by | Feb 11, 2019
SMU-LIFT's People ForWords, a game design team focused on promoting literacy, won $2.5M for its app, 'Codex: The Lost Words of Atlantis,' which helps tackle the pressing problem of adult illiteracy in North Texas and beyond.
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Volunteers Needed for Event Looking to Empower Future Game Developers

by | May 30, 2018
Thomson Reuters has teamed up with Girls Make Games for an event teaching girls more about the technology behind the gaming industry.
Change of Venue: SMU Guildhall Planning Move Away From Plano
by | Mar 21, 2018
The university’s graduate program for game design will be housed in the forthcoming Gerald J. Ford Research and Innovation Building on the main Dallas campus.
Dallas Innovates 2018:
Creators to Watch
by | Jan 11, 2018
From fashion and gaming to film and interior design, these companies and creatives are known for innovation.
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Former GameStop Exec Joins McKinney-based Playful
by | Dec 18, 2017
Playful Corp. created the new position after working with Mark Stanley on a collaboration for "Star Child" during his time at GameStop.

On Tap: ‘Truth’ at the DMA, Instagram Workshop & IBM Tech Talk on Blockchain

Browse our curated selection of events to plan your next week — and beyond.
Dallas Company Launches First Social Media Index for Esports
by | Nov 15, 2017
MVPindex will now track, measure, and value the social media impact of approximately 2,500 esports leagues, tournaments, teams, players, and games.
Gaming Goldrush: Is Frisco Poised to Become an Esports Capital?
by | Sep 29, 2017
Dallas-Fort Worth pillars in esports talk about the industry's rise — and how North Texas fits into the mix — at LaunchPad City.
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SMU Researchers, Gamers Partner on Cancer Research
by | Jun 5, 2017
Adding the processor power of the network of "Minecraft" gamers could double the amount of computer power devoted to the SMU research project.