Massive changes are currently afoot in the video game business, challenging our concept of how today’s leading PC and console titles operate, let alone the very definition of the term “interactive entertainment.” As a consequence, several exciting new frontiers are rapidly being pioneered across a myriad of devices from PCs to TVs, consoles, smartphones and tablet computers, making it one of the most exciting times ever to be an enthusiast. Been...read more
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Sometimes, we prefer to bring you pointed game industry insight and analysis. Others, a moment’s mindless relief in a world of buzzing Blackberries and shrieking significant others. Case in point: Our recent column on CNN.com highlighting today’s top sites for free online games. That’s right: Literally thousands of games in all genres from action and arcade to sports, racing, role-playing and adventure are playable immediately in your Web browser...read more
After a massive 8% drop in industry-wide retail sales during 2009, a certain stigma still seems to hang around the overall prospective health and viability of the video game business. It continues to come as something of a surprise, given today’s massive uptick in revenues, subscribers and popularity levels across the board for areas like social network games, digital distribution services, smartphone apps, MMOs, microtransaction-based platforms and virtual...read more
Maybe it’s some sort of social Rorschach test, but every time I meet someone who shares an interest in interactive entertainment, they always seem to ask: Which games are you currently playing? If I’m feeling sporting, the answer is simple: An eclectic mix of titles like Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes, Heavy Rain, Puzzle Quest 2, Burn Zombie Burn and Tales of Monkey Island. If I’m feeling blunter, though, frankly, I’ll be more honest… Games such as...read more