Posts by Meelad Sadat

Just How Screwed is the Gaming Business?

Just How Screwed is the Gaming Business?

* Editor’s Note: Article syndicated in partnership with Gaming Business Review. Console game sales had their worst August in four years according to the latest retail receipts released by NPD Group, putting 2010 one step closer to going into the record books as a down year. Yet with the industry still holding out hope for the fall, traditionally a time of generous spending by game buyers, eyes are turning to see if the first sign of salvation might come with...

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Used Games: The Next Big Revolution

Used Games: The Next Big Revolution

* Editor’s Note: Article syndicated in partnership with Gaming Business Review. Much like clumsy gamers who keep restarting what they’re playing, the biggest retailers in the US are looking beyond known hurdles and recent stumbles to once again chase a slice of the used video game market. Target and Best Buy revealed details of vigorous new programs aimed at luring used game traders and building their stock of pre-owned products. The pair follows in the...

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Will MMO Millions Pay Off?

Will MMO Millions Pay Off?

* Editor’s Note: Article syndicated in partnership with Gaming Business Review. Privately held game developer Trion Worlds revealed that it has spent more than $50 million developing the platform for its first crop of massively multiplayer online (MMO) games, including debut titles Rift: Planes of Telara and End of Nations. Both are due out next year. Trion’s first officially announced game, Rift: Planes of Telara, has been in development from the time the...

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