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Is EA Slowing Moving Away From Appearing At E3

January 20, 2017 by   | Category: Gaming
Is EA Slowing Moving Away From Appearing At E3

It would appear that the trend of big publishers hosting their own events will continue in 2017. Last year’s E3 show floor was missing booths from the likes of Electronic Arts, Activision Blizzard, Disney and Wargaming. For its part, EA decided it could better serve the fans by hosting its own event next door to E3, and now the publisher has confirmed that EA Play will be making a return for the second year in a row, but it won’t be as close to the Los Angeles Convention Center. EA Play... 

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Can The Xbox One S Succeed Without Exclusives?

January 18, 2017 by   | Category: Gaming
Can The Xbox One S Succeed Without Exclusives?

As with many game cancellations, it’s likely we’ll never know exactly why Platinum Games’ Xbox One exclusive Scalebound has been dropped by Microsoft. For a game that’s been in development for several years at a top-flight studio, helmed by one of the most accomplished directors working in the industry today, to be cancelled outright is a pretty big deal. Even acknowledging that most of the cost of launching a game lies in marketing budgets, not development costs, this still... 

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Rovio Seeks New Gaming Path, Opening Studio In London

January 17, 2017 by   | Category: Gaming
Rovio Seeks New Gaming Path, Opening Studio In London

Finnish mobile games and animation developer¬†Rovio Entertainment is¬†intensifying its search for new hit games by opening a studio in London to focus on multiplayer games that would not rely on the company’s Angry Birds brand. Privately-held Rovio has struggled in recent years as profits from the Angry Birds franchise dropped, prompting deep job cuts and divestments. But last year Rovio launched an animated Angry Birds 3D Hollywood film that it said did well at the box office and yielded new... 

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Should Virtual Reality Become More Of A Open Platform?

January 11, 2017 by   | Category: Gaming
Should Virtual Reality Become More Of A Open Platform?

Tim Sweeney has urged virtual reality platform holders to ensure their devices and marketplaces are open to other providers in order to avoid the same monopoly that affects a significant portion of the smartphone market. Speaking to Glixel, the co-founder of Epic Games said he say “a lot going on that’s wrong” in other tech sectors, and points to Apple as a prime example. While he thinks its fine for the firm to be the only distributor of its hardware, he disagrees with their monopoly... 

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It Appears That The Video Games Market Had A Bang-Up Year

December 30, 2016 by   | Category: Gaming
It Appears That The Video Games Market Had A Bang-Up Year

Games generated $91 billion worldwide in 2016, according to a report from beancounters at SuperData Research who have been adding up some numbers on Christmas Party napkins. Most of the cash was made in the mobile game segment some $41 billion (up 18 percent), followed by $26 billion for retail games and $19 billion for free-to-play online games. Beancountrs at SuperData said that the new categories such as virtual reality, esports, and gaming video content were small in size, but they are growing... 

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What Is On The Horizon For Gaming Consoles?

December 21, 2016 by   | Category: Gaming
What Is On The Horizon For Gaming Consoles?

With the exception of the last generation of consoles, which saw a roughly eight-year run on the market, the traditional console cycle has averaged around five to six years. This time around, however, perhaps influenced by the wave of high-end graphics cards necessitated by VR, both Microsoft and Sony are testing the market with so-called mid-cycle upgrades. The PS4 Pro and next year’s Scorpio offer gamers the chance to play in 4K – a resolution that until recently was only possible in... 

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Will Nintendo Making A Comeback In 2017?

December 15, 2016 by   | Category: Gaming
Will Nintendo Making A Comeback In 2017?

I was prepared to write all about virtual reality once again, despite the fact that my colleague Brendan Sinclair did a fine job of it last week, but then I woke up today to see Nintendo’s appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and it got me thinking about the company’s future. Before I dive into it, the one thing I’ll say on VR is that I’m encouraged by moves that bring about unity. With the Global Virtual Reality Association pushing for solidarity and open standards,... 

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Are VR Games Profitable?

December 13, 2016 by   | Category: Gaming
Are VR Games Profitable?

Dean Hall, CEO of RocketWerkz and previously lead designer of DayZ, has spoken openly on Reddit about the harsh financial realities of VR development, explaining that without the subsidies provided by platform exclusives and other mechanisms, the medium would currently be largely unviable. In an extended post which has garnered over 200 comments, Hall proclaimed that there was simply “no money” in VR game development, explaining that even though his VR title Out of Ammo had sold better... 

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Does Nintendo’s 3DS Have Security Issues?

December 12, 2016 by   | Category: Gaming
Does Nintendo’s 3DS Have Security Issues?

Nintendo is offering cash rewards for hackers that can expose security weaknesses in its 3DS family of consoles. Upwards of $20,000 will be made available to successful hackers who can help address the weaknesses in Nintendo’s portable machine. The offer does not extend to Wii U. It’s part of a program the firm is working on with HackerOne. The offer is Nintendo’s renewed efforts to reduce piracy (including game application dumping and game copying execution), cheating (which includes... 

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Will EA Copy Activision’s Gaming Strategy With Battlefield?

December 8, 2016 by   | Category: Gaming
Will EA Copy Activision’s Gaming Strategy With Battlefield?

According to the announcement made by EA earlier this week, it appears that there won’t be any new Battlefield game for a “couple of years”. The announcement, which says that there are no plans for a new Battlefield game for another “couple of years”, was made during EA’s Investor Program by EA’s chief financial officer Blake Jorgensen and came as a rather big surprise, especially considering that the latest Battlefield 1 was a big success. It appears that... 

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Are More PC Games Appearing On Valve’s Steam?

December 5, 2016 by   | Category: Gaming
Are More PC Games Appearing On Valve’s Steam?

The number of games on Steam continues to rise at a daunting rate. According to new data from Steam Spy, the number of full games released on the store this year rose 40% over 2015. Steam Spy founder Sergey Galyonkin published a chart on Twitter that indicated a total of 4207 games launched on Steam in 2016, up from 2964 last year. If accurate, that means 38% of all games on Steam were released within the last 12 months – a sobering thought for any developer trading on Valve’s market... 

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Is The PSVR Really Selling?

December 2, 2016 by   | Category: Gaming
Is The PSVR Really Selling?

As the numbers from Black Friday and Thanksgiving weekend continue to trickle in, many analysts are examining how the holiday sales picture is coming together this year. While The NPD Group is not ready to give its full assessment just yet, the firm did note to GamesIndustry.biz that digital promotions on PlayStation Network and Xbox Live were much more aggressive this year and may have impacted the retail channel. Digital aside, the sector that seemed to struggle the most is virtual reality, according... 

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Is Word-Of-Mouth The Best Way To Advertise Games?

November 28, 2016 by   | Category: Gaming
Is Word-Of-Mouth The Best Way To Advertise Games?

Last week, over three and a half years after its initial release, Digital Extremes’ free-to-play shooter Warframe broke its concurrent player record with expansion The War Within, hitting Steam’s top three on the weekend of release, recording a maximum of 68,530 players online at once and logging an incredible 1.2 million hours of playtime in a single day. Across PC and the more recent Xbox One and PS4 versions of the game, over 1 million of the 26 million players who have registered... 

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Is The Mobile Gaming Space Difficult To Succeed?

November 23, 2016 by   | Category: Gaming
Is The Mobile Gaming Space Difficult To Succeed?

There’s something quite noble about Phil Larsen, Luke Muscat and Hugh Walters, and their reasons for turning their collective backs on Halfbrick. The trio had been partly responsible for some of the biggest games in the smartphone space, including Fruit Ninja and Jetpack Joyride, but they felt they had nothing left to learn working at the developer, so took the gamble to go it alone. “There weren’t too many more challenges, and the challenge of starting something new and being small... 

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Is EA Skeptical On Nintendo’s Switch?

November 21, 2016 by   | Category: Gaming
Is EA Skeptical On Nintendo’s Switch?

EA CFO Blake Jorgensen says he ‘can’t yet predict’ if people will be interested in Switch alongside their regular portable device. His statement came at the UBS Global Technology Conference, and reported by GameSpot. He says the firm is excited about the product and committed to bringing ‘one or two’ of its biggest games IP to the platform. Based on EA’s history with Nintendo, these will likely be games from its sports catalog. “We’re excited for Nintendo,... 

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