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The Digital World with Ryan Simon: The E3 2012 Aftermath

It has been about two weeks now since this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) grand finale. Gamers’ expectations were high for the popular video game trade show; however, it is obvious from the online...

The Digital World with Ryan Simon: The Precarious State of the Traditional Game Industry

As we engage a new Electronic Gaming Expo (E3), the largest video game exhibition in the world, there are many doubts floating around amongst game developers and gaming fans alike. Can the game industry...

The Digital World with Ryan Simon: Pre-E3 2012: Sony & Microsoft

This year’s E3 places Sony and Microsoft—the two “hardcore” gaming behemoths—in an awkward position. Both companies have acknowledged that they will not be announcing any next-generation game consoles at their respective press conferences on...

The Digital World with Ryan Simon: Pre-E3 2012: Nintendo’s Recovery Plan

This year’s E3 presentation from Nintendo, which is scheduled for June 5, will be the company’s most important yet. For the first time in 30 years Nintendo has posted a net loss. In their...

The Digital World with Ryan Simon: Guild Wars 2 Preview: It’s Beautiful

When it comes to PC gaming, massively multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPGs) dominate the market. It’s actually a little ridiculous just how many different MMORPGs are available to play. “World of Warcraft” (WOW), “Rift,”...

The Digital World with Ryan Simon: Kickstarter Users Fund ‘Pebble’ Project, Blow Minds

The Internet is an incredible place. People shop online, read news articles, educate themselves, communicate with their friends and family and so much more. The one thing that never crossed my mind, however, is...

The Digital World with Ryan Simon: How Nokia’s Lumia 900 May Save Windows Phone

It is a difficult time for Microsoft and their Windows Phone 7 (WP7) mobile operating system. While Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android are able to entice new users, WP7 continues its struggle to garner...

The Digital World with Ryan Simon: Seeing the Future with Project Glass

Today’s smartphones do a pretty good job keeping people organized and socially connected, but there may be a better and more intuitive way to accomplish these tasks. Imagine a world where technology and your...

The Digital World with Ryan Simon: The Significance of Native American Heritage in “Assassin’s...

With the recent announcement of Ubisoft’s “Assassin’s Creed III,” the fifth entry into the tremendously successful game series, there was a surprise revelation: Connor, the main protagonist, is part Native American. A preview of...

The Digital World with Ryan Simon: Windows 8: A Monopoly in the Making

Microsoft’s policies for the newest version of their Windows operating system (OS), Windows 8, is a disconcerting sign of what is to come with future computer hardware. In order to sell ARM-based computers with...