At this point in gaming’s history, the question is not when downloadable games will change the marketplace, but how. THQ CEO Brian Farrell’s vision of gaming’s future involves games that merge lots of downloadable content with a retail title, a vision he’ll distribute to the world with the upcoming MX vs. ATV Alive. When it’s released on May 10, MX vs. ATV Alive will cost $40 USD, $20 less than the typical retail title. From there, the...read more
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When the Internet talks about mobile gaming versus handheld gaming (and ho-boy, there has been a lot of that kind of talk lately), the Nintendo DS, 3DS, and Sony PSP are studied as distinct soldiers fighting a heated battle in their own ways. Any mention of Google’s Android game market, however, tends to be stapled onto discussions about the iPhone App Store. A good example of this kind of “Oh, and” can be observed on this IndustryGamers report...read more
It’s a transitional time for video gaming, and nowhere is that transition more evident than in the handheld portable video games market. Up until a few years ago, Nintendo was unquestionably the king of portable gaming. Sony made an impressive showing with the PSP, especially in Japan, but ultimately spent most of its time skulking around at Nintendo’s feet. Then, all of a sudden, the iPhone nuzzled up to the Nintendo DS and said “hi.” Now...read more
It’s no exaggeration: Kids today can usually navigate their way around a computer before they can successfully learn to walk across a room without stumbling. That’s why it’s important to think of Windows 7-, Windows Vista- or Windows XP-equipped PCs and the Internet as extensions to the real world: Wonderful places and people abound online, but there are also a lot of scummy alleyways that aren’t exactly playgrounds. No parent can keep...read more
If your child is old enough to know that your iPhone does not go into their mouth, then he (or she) is old enough to indulge in a little iPhone-based gaming. iPhone games are diverse, affordable, and are a fantastic distraction for a fussy kid who’s stuck with you in a long grocery store queue. But if you and your child are mostly familiar with console games that are bought at retail, there are a few key differences you both ought to know. (Note: When someone...read more