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Can Rocket League Grow eSports

August 15, 2017 by   | Category: Gaming
Can Rocket League Grow eSports

The stories about esports going to the Olympics, or airing on mainstream TV, are exciting. In itself, these moments are not that important to the future of competitive gaming. This is a modern sport, there’s no need for BBC broadcasts when millions are watching on Twitch. And as cool as it may be to see gamers at official sporting championships, these competitions are not suited to the complex nature of esports with all those different games. Yet what these stories highlight is esports’... 

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Are Publishers Milking Gamers Being With Video Game Remasters

August 11, 2017 by   | Category: Gaming
Are Publishers Milking Gamers Being With Video Game Remasters

Have you noticed how many remastered video games have been released lately? Remastering music and film for newer formats has been standard practice in those industries for some time, and the games industry now has enough history behind it to mine older titles and bring them to either nostalgic audiences or players who are experiencing a classic IP afresh. Given a market in which so many publishers are highly risk averse and costs are typically astronomical, it’s easy to see why the relatively... 

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Is Zynga Making A Comeback

August 8, 2017 by   | Category: Gaming
Is Zynga Making A Comeback

Quick, somebody pop the cork on that champagne bottle! After a grueling year with a $108 million loss, Zynga is now profitable in its second quarter of the 2017 fiscal year, with $5.1m in net income. The company started its fiscal year off on the right foot with a significantly narrowed loss in Q1, and at the time CEO Frank Gibeau promised us that profitability is around the corner. In a phone call with GamesIndustry.biz earlier today, Gibeau explained, “Q2 we beat on the top and the bottom.... 

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Was The PS3 An Easy Tool For Developers

August 7, 2017 by   | Category: Gaming
Was The PS3 An Easy Tool For Developers

The games industry moves pretty fast, and there’s a tendency for all involved to look constantly to what’s next without so much worrying about what came before. That said, even an industry so entrenched in the now can learn from its past. So to refresh our collective memory and perhaps offer some perspective on our field’s history, GamesIndustry.biz runs this monthly feature highlighting happenings in gaming from exactly a decade ago. Was PS3 hard to develop for? The biggest news... 

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Battlefield 1 Still Going Strong

August 3, 2017 by   | Category: Gaming
Battlefield 1 Still Going Strong

Electronic Arts has released a few new snippets about its best-selling first-person shooter Battlefield 1. The game has now engaged more than 21 players, hitting this milestone at the end of June. The updated figure comes from the publisher’s most recent quarterly financial report, spotted by GameSpot, and means Battlefield 1 has gained 2m new players over the past three months. EA hopes to transform Battlefield 1 into a “content-rich live service”, giving it a longer tail than... 

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Is GTA-V A Gaming Phenomena

August 2, 2017 by   | Category: Gaming
Is GTA-V A Gaming Phenomena

A lot of exciting things have happened in the games industry since 2013. That time has seen the mobile game space rise to maturity; it’s seen Sony return to console dominance with PS4, and Nintendo bounce from its greatest heights to its lowest ebb. And yet one thing has stayed consistent throughout that entire four-year period. Through it all, Grand Theft Auto V has steadily, unstoppably continued to sell huge numbers every single week. In 2017 so far, it’s the best-selling game in the... 

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Can Service Based Video Games Growing The Industry

July 31, 2017 by   | Category: Gaming
Can Service Based Video Games Growing The Industry

Long-tail console and PC titles designed to keep players engaged for years will grow the overall games market, rather than make it more difficult, according to Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot. The chief exec was speaking to a group of journalists today in the publisher’s Singapore studio, the team behind the upcoming pirate multiplayer title Skull & Bones. The game ties in with Singapore’s core focus, which is on both “HD content games” such as the Assassin’s Creed titles,... 

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Do Video Games Help Critical Thinking

July 24, 2017 by   | Category: Gaming
Do Video Games Help Critical Thinking

At the Develop conference in Brighton this week, the team behind a new charitable foundation called The Near Future Society asked developers to embrace games as a tool for critical thinking; an antidote to a cultural landscape in which “fake news, bias and extremism” are increasingly powerful forces. The Near Future Society was initially conceived by Oliver Lewis, a former diplomat and the current VP of corporate development at Improbable. Lewis was joined onstage by Nick Button-Brown,... 

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Is Virtual Reality To Expensive For The Masses

July 20, 2017 by   | Category: Gaming
Is Virtual Reality To Expensive For The Masses

The current generation of virtual reality is not dead, but it’s not exactly full of life, either. What once was a pulsating buzz has faded into the background of an industry, not because there are newer, shinier toys to play with, but simply because for all the newness and shine of VR, there has been little evidence that a significant audience exists for the experiences we can deliver at this time. Earlier this week, Oculus instituted a temporary $200 price cut of the Rift, dropping the headset... 

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Is Video Game Development Going Truly Global?

July 18, 2017 by   | Category: Gaming
Is Video Game Development Going Truly Global?

The international video games industry owes a considerable amount to the efforts of immigrants from countries like Syria. Companies like AdMob – founded by Syrian Entrepreneur Omar Hamoui, and later acquired by Google for $750 million – have helped reshape the conventions of game publishing as we know it. Steve Jobs’ own biological father was a Syrian emigrant to the states. On taking that journey, Abdulfattah ‘John’ Jandali unknowingly set events in motion that would... 

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With The Success Of The Switch Has Nintendo Changed It’s Gaming Strategy

July 13, 2017 by   | Category: Gaming
With The Success Of The Switch Has Nintendo Changed It’s Gaming Strategy

Two years ago, Nintendo looked like a company faced with a common dilemma; change, or die. Its strategy of sticking firmly to the traditional platform holder business model while trying to skirt around the Teraflop arms-race between Sony and Microsoft had gone magnificently in the Wii era, but as Sony fixed a generation’s mistakes and reclaimed its crown with the launch of PS4, Nintendo faltered. The Wii U had perhaps the most disappointing commercial performance of any console from a major... 

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Is The Gaming Industry Going Through A Nostalgic Summer

July 12, 2017 by   | Category: Gaming
Is The Gaming Industry Going Through A Nostalgic Summer

I had been repeating that this summer for games offers little outside of some decent Nintendo titles. “You keep forgetting Crash Bandicoot,” said my retail friend. I laughed. “Sure, it’s a nice piece of nostalgia,” I reasoned. “But it’s hardly going to set the market alight.” “Pre-orders are brilliant,” came the reply. “We’ve upped our order twice. I think it’s going to be the biggest game of the summer.” I shouldn’t... 

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GTA V Still Riding High In England

July 6, 2017 by   | Category: Gaming
GTA V  Still Riding High In England

GTA V unit sales dropped 10% this week (in terms of boxed sales), and yet the game still returned to the top of the UKIE/GfK All-Formats Charts. It was a very poor week for games retail in general, with just 171,389 boxed games sold across the whole market. The lack of new releases is the main reason for the drop, and that’s a situation that won’t be getting any better during the course of the summer. The only new games in the Top 40 are 505 Games’ Dead by Daylight at No.16, Final... 

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Is e3 Leaving Los Angeles

June 27, 2017 by   | Category: Gaming
Is e3 Leaving Los Angeles

The organizers behind the Electronic Entertainment Expo are considering taking the show away from its traditional home at the Los Angeles Convention Center. During a roundtable interview, ESA CEO Mike Gallagher said his organisation might explore other possible locations if the center fails to upgrade and modernise its facilities, GameSpot reports. The exec specifically hopes to see increased floor space and a smoother route between the West and South halls, currently separated by a length corridor.... 

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Pokemon Go New Features Aims To Thwart Cheaters

June 23, 2017 by   | Category: Gaming
Pokemon Go New Features Aims To Thwart Cheaters

Niantic, the developer behind the wildly popular┬áPokemon Go game, has announced new features to help curb cheating in the game. “Pokemon caught using third-party services that circumvent normal gameplay will appear marked with a slash in the inventory and may not behave as expected,” the company explained on the Silph Road subreddit. While Niantic was not specific in the post about which third-party services are being targeted, tools such as GPS fakers that artificially place you in... 

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