Forever Alone No More: Multiplayer Theater Gaming

July 30, 2014

Despite some negative stereotypes about people who enjoy video games, most modern games have a social focus. From massive multi-player games that host thousands of people in the same persistent world like World of Warcraft and Dota II, to party matching systems for match based games, which is most of them. Even solitary games now […]

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Gaming the AV Industry: A Game Plan for an AV Game Room

April 29, 2014

I’m always up for a challenge and recently, Mark Coxon threw down the gauntlet and asked me to get a little more specific on what a home theater gaming setup would look like. Although it’s true I haven’t worked directly for a true AV integrator — I have done some HomeAV design and install work […]

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Gaming Taxonomy: What Type of Gamer Is Your Client?

February 27, 2014

In my last article I got pretty specific with theater customizations that not every theater gaming client would need. This month I’ll dial it back in a and give a broader field guide to identify the particular genus and species of your gamer client. This will give you an edge on design recommendations, as well […]

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Gaming the AV Industry: Lift Off!

December 13, 2013

I’m sticking to my promise, and this will be my first article featuring specific ways to add value to your game-centric home theater setup. It may actually be too specific, in that you’ll have to do some custom woodwork until and unless an AV furniture company starts selling similar products. But I’m getting ahead of […]

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Gaming the Industry: Xbox One Review and Install Tips

December 6, 2013

If you read my last article on the PS4, you’ll no doubt be unsurprised where this article is going next. We’re covering Microsoft’s entry into the next-gen console market: the Xbox One. Next week will be my first non-review column and I hope to go into more detail with some specific solutions that will add […]

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A Review of the PS4, Plus Custom Install Tips

November 25, 2013

Traditionally, people fall into and then stick with a particular console — although some dedicated game fans with the financial wherewithal go for both. And, the type of consumer we’re looking at with a home theater is likely to want two or three consoles (and maybe a PC as well). It’s a pretty safe bet […]

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Gamers: An Untapped Market for AV Integrators

November 8, 2013

This is the first installment of rAVe’s new series about gaming in the HomeAV market. It’s no secret that gaming’s demographics have evolved from children to a majority of adults — and those adults have access to a substantial entertainment budget. As AV integrators, we have particular access to people already spending thousands on entertainment […]

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