Click Here for Part 1 of How and Why App TV Will Disrupt the Console Game Industry As an industry, video games are at an inflection point as economic, technological and social trends are coming together to disrupt the way we develop, sell and build games. These trends will remake the console business in ways both expected and unexpected. Movies vs. TV The underlying force that is driving all of this change is convenience and low cost. In fact, the tsunami...read more
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Much has been made of the “race to the bottom” pricing on the iPhone App Store, which makes it hard to sell a successful app for more than a dollar or two. But I didn’t really realize how pervasive this problem was until I downloaded The Incident, a simple survival-platformer game that involves dodging and climbing heaps of junk falling from the sky. While I enjoyed the old-school graphics and sound effects, I found the gameplay to be a little...read more
The irony of discussing and debating issues of relevance to gaming these days is that there is no one single “video game industry” to speak of; you’re actually talking about dozens of individual and equally diverse businesses. Likewise, endlessly opining about when retail software revenues will cease slumping is all but irrelevant, as outside of specific tentpole AAA releases, the field’s mot promising growth areas (social, mobile, free-to-play, etc.)...read more
Apple’s iPhone and iPad App Store has been the source of countless get rich quick stories. But for every game developer that’s made a viable business out of selling games to smartphone owners, hundreds will tell you that their plans went terribly awry. Still, the influence of apps seems only to be growing for today’s independent garage developer – or is it? To get to the bottom of the story, we asked Bjorn Larsson, head of Spooky Spirits:...read more
While a list of the 10 best Apple iPad games is essentially impossible to compile (everyone’s got their own subjective opinion, naturally), what’s a little thing like common sense to stop us from taking our best shot? Case in point: A recent column for CNN wherein we run down the top 10 best games for iPad – at least, from yours truly’s perspective. Suffice it to say that it wasn’t an easy job, with dozens of compelling new offerings...read more