Posts Tagged "Culture"

Is the Internet Killing E3?

Is the Internet Killing E3?

E3 2011 was the usual flurry of meetings, previews, and press conferences. Handshakes were exchanged, controllers were gripped and music blared until June 9, when the proprietors of the Los Angeles Convention Center flicked off the lights and said, “You don’t have to go home, but you can’t stay here.” Attendance for E 2011 was healthy: Early numbers indicate that over 46,000 exhibitors, developers, publishers, retailers, and members of the...

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Death of a Major Publisher: Coming Soon?

Death of a Major Publisher: Coming Soon?

Sitting around and talking about death is a morbid thing to do, and we humans are admittedly good at doing it. So when Chris Carvalho of the social games studio Kabam predicted the death of a major Western video game publisher last month, it was hard to resist making guesses with the enthusiasm of slumber party patrons dabbling with Ouija boards and wax drippings in bowls of water In fact, Industry Gamers followed up Carvalho’s prediction with a poll of its...

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Why Game Developers Leave

Why Game Developers Leave

The generation that grew up with the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) probably didn’t know Shigeru Miyamoto from a hole in the wall. Nowadays, the maturation of the earliest gaming generations combined with the Internet’s vast information databases and communication potential has elevated many veteran game developers to near-celebrity status. In some instances, fans can even reach out to their heroes via email, Twitter, and, if you somehow manage to...

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The Reality of Video Game Addiction

The Reality of Video Game Addiction

Parents can sometimes be overheard talking fearfully about “video game addiction.” In fact, if a child is forbidden from playing video games it’s often because parents don’t want their kid getting “addicted” to games and spending hours on titles that will sap their grades, health, and social life. Technically, video game addiction is not a disorder that’s recognized by the World Health Organization or the American...

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How the Game Industry is Changing

How the Game Industry is Changing

The past few years have been pretty rough for the games industry, but no one can say they’ve been boring. Anyone who’s familiar with gaming’s history might lean back and declare that this is the biggest shift the pastime has undergone since the North American market resurrected with the Nintendo Entertainment System, and for the most part, they’re right. Over at GamesIndustry.biz, Rob Fahey wrote two columns, “Rock and a Hard...

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