Apple’s iPad 2 adds another contender to the increasingly crowded handheld gaming market. A niche that was once exclusively Nintendo’s domain is suddenly filled to the brim with palm-sized systems jostling one another and aching for the buyer’s attention. The iPad 2, however, isn’t quite as portable as some of the available systems, nor is it as portable as some of the systems that are waiting in the wings. That doesn’t matter,...read more
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Oh, the happy medium. It just keeps evading humanity and all its endeavors. At Game Developers Conference (GDC) earlier this month, Trip Hawkins, the CEO of Digital Chocolate and founder of EA, ranted a little about the industry’s inability to meet in the middle on game licensing and distribution. Nintendo’s introduction of developer licenses was hardly ideal, Hawkins says, but on the flip side, we have Apple shoveling too much content onto the App...read more
Finally ready to break your penny jar for the purchase of an iPad? Hold on a sec. If you live in the United States, you may as well grab yourself an iPad 2 instead. A mere year after the launch of the original iPad, the American public now has the option of adopting an iPad 2. It costs about the same as the original iPad (though stores that still stock the first incarnation of the tablet will undoubtedly be dropping prices to make some room for the sequel), is...read more
With the Nintendo 3DS on the horizon and the rising digital market, Nintendo is continually being cornered by the press and asked what it thinks about increasing competition from smartphones. To no one’s surprise, Nintendo usually declines to preach doom and gloom. Instead, journalists get answers like the one Nintendo of Europe’s Laurent Fischer gave to Edge Online at the European 3DS showcase in Amsterdam last month: “We have never seen any link...read more
When you break out your mobile phone for a bit of gaming, where do you tend to be situated? And don’t say “Oh, usually on the bus or the train,” because EA has been watching you and it knows that you’re lying. At the recent DICE summit (“DICE” standing for “Design, Innovate, Communicate, Entertain”), EA’s Vice President of Mobile Worldwide studios, Travis Boatman, attempted to dispel what he called “five...read more