Posts Tagged "Console"

Free Video Game Book: Music Games Rock

Free Video Game Book: Music Games Rock

It’s finally here! Four years in the making, we’re proud to announce the release of our latest free video game book, Music Games Rock: Rhythm Gaming’s Greatest Hits of All Time. Downloadable free at www.MusicGamesRock.com, the book is a complete guide to the music and rhythm gaming genre’s past, present and future, and explains the meteoric rise and fall of games like Guitar Hero and Rock Band. Charting hundreds of the field’s biggest...

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Game Developer, Tester Jobs: Get Hired

Game Developer, Tester Jobs: Get Hired

Breaking into the world of video game tester jobs and earning an official game tester salary or getting a full-time job as a game developer (artist, programmer, audio/sound engineer, etc.) doesn’t require fancy degrees, insider knowledge or a well-connected ex-roommate. Better still, anyone can do it right from home and get started overnight. But it’s not necessarily easy. Leading game companies receive thousands of queries from eager job seekers hoping...

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Social Games Turn Consoles Upside Down

Social Games Turn Consoles Upside Down

From the first time you beat your sister’s high score in Tetris to that noob you totally pwned in WoW last week, your gaming life has likely been “social” long before FarmVille was anything but a small town in North Carolina. Like most industries, gaming has been shaken up by the web and its new platforms for entertainment. The games that once required a substantial investment in console, cartridge and TV can now be downloaded to your mobile for $0.99, or...

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PC Games: What’s Keeping Them Alive?

PC Games: What’s Keeping Them Alive?

Though digitally-distributed console games have forced retail distribution to scootch on over and make room, the retail games market for consoles is still very hot. By contrast, the retail market for PC games could probably fit in a thimble. At best, you’ll find some dusty games knocked askew on the same shelf where game retailers also sequester the leftovers from some years-ago attempt to sell VHS movies. But that doesn’t mean PC games have fallen out...

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Why Aren’t Console Piracy Rates Higher?

Why Aren’t Console Piracy Rates Higher?

In recent years, there has been no shortage of game developers leaving PC exclusivity behind because of the threat of piracy. It’s not hard to see why, with overall PC game piracy rates north of 70% according to some estimates (and running even higher for some individual games), making it hard for even the biggest games to make money on the platform. Consider that Modern Warfare 2 was both the best-selling game of 2009 on consoles (pushing 11.86 million units...

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