Author: Eric Dahl

Eric Dahl is currently an intern at award winning social media agency, fishbat inc. He graduated from the University of Massachusetts in 2013 with a BA in Journalism and a minor in German.

OUYA video game console becomes the latest crowdfunding success

The modern day console wars that have raged on for many years seem to have always been dominated by Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony, all competing for the top spot. In the background of these battles lie other consoles:  small startups that don’t have the AAA title games or millions of fans drooling over their new releases like the big name systems. One of the more successful consoles released in the backdrop is OUYA. The small, sleek, Android-based console made its grand debut online yesterday morning. Since the launch, Amazon has already…

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Social media and U: how Nintendo is connecting the masses through social networking

Gamers around the world gathered to watch coverage from the annual Electronic Entertainment Exposition (E3) in Los Angeles last week. The expo has been hosted annually since 1995 and been the most popular video game event for years. Every couple of years, big name developers like Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft unveil the next generation of their consoles, games, and accessories at E3. While Microsoft and Sony held press conferences to showcase their next generation consoles, the Xbox One and Playstation 4, Nintendo chose to debut…

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The video-sharing war: Microsoft battles Google for equal YouTube rights

Since January, Google and Microsoft have been clawing each other’s eyes out over YouTube.  The trouble started way back in 2010 when “Google blocked Microsoft’s new Windows Phones from operating properly with YouTube,” according an article on WP Central. YouTube, bought by Google in 2006, is usually offered on smartphones with all the typical features, such as searching through video categories, rating videos, finding favorites. However, the problem began to arise when Microsoft introduced the new Windows Phones….

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