Star Wars: The Old Republic has been in the works for a long time. If you’ve been tapping the end of your lightsaber impatiently while counting down the minutes, good news: Your wait will reportedly be coming to an end this Holiday season. If you’re still irritated over the wait, cheer up. BioWare wanted to get The Old Republic just right, because you’ll supposedly be playing the game for a long, long time. Years. Decades, even. James Ohlen, the...read more
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*SPONSORED POST* Interested in learning more about how cloud gaming, cloud computing and online streaming will change the future of the video games business? Consider attending the first Cloud Gaming USA conference, which our very own industry insider Scott Steinberg will be hosting September 7-8 in San Jose, CA. Featuring keynote speeches, panels and workshops by games industry legends such as Atari founder Nolan Bushnell, Gaikai CEO David Perry, GameStop...read more
The video games industry is fast-paced and never lacking for surprises, so it takes a real piece of news to make us put down our teacups and declare “Oh my heavens.” But Nintendo made us all double-take on July 28 when it announced that the price of the Nintendo 3DS will be slashed by a full $80 in North America; down to $169.99 USD from $249.99 USD. Many of us believed, deep in our heart of hearts, that a Nintendo 3DS price cut was inevitable....read more
The state of the games industry in Japan (barring Nintendo’s continued success) can be described with a handful of unhappy words: “Sad, confused,” and “struggling” are three accurate ones. But labeling the maladies of Eastern game development is much easier than pinning down an exact reason for the troubles, and it’s a hell of a lot easier than prescribing a cure. Still, Japan’s stake in the industry is very much worth...read more
To hear the way some people tell it, the $60 retail game is an endangered species, a withered king ruling over a crumbling kingdom. EA Sports’ senior VP of Worldwide Development, Andrew Wilson, is one critic of the price of admission for retail games, and he believes its days are numbered. “There will come a time where the consumer is simply not prepared to pay $60 up-front for a game anymore, the same way they have said that for movies and music and...read more