Posts Tagged "Digital Distribution"

2D Gaming Makes Unexpected Comeback

2D Gaming Makes Unexpected Comeback

With all the talk lately surrounding 3D gaming and 3D video game systems like the PlayStation 3 and Nintendo 3DS, it bears repeating: Even in 2010, 2D games remain 100% relevant, thanks to a variety of original free 2D online games, top new releases and retro remakes/updates that wow with their old-school 2D game play and charm. (Not to mention a number of effortless and intuitive new ways to enjoy the best 2D games of yesteryear courtesy of digital distribution,...

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Retro Gaming Strikes Back

Retro Gaming Strikes Back

Mortal Kombat, Contra, Frogger, Metroid, NBA Jam… stop us if any of these titles seem familiar. Amusingly enough, the aforementioned classic video game franchises, while fond reminders of millions’ misspent youth, are also among the hottest new gaming debuts of 2010 and 2011. Credit a resurgence in retro gaming, the practice of dusting off old games and bringing them kicking and screaming into the harsh light of today. But why the sudden rise in support...

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Best Game Download Services

Best Game Download Services

Want to buy and download games right to your favorite video game system? Wish granted, as console owners now have online multiplayer and shopping services like the PlayStation Network, Xbox Live Arcade, WiiWare and DSiWare right at their beck and call. But what about Mac and PC gamers? Fear not – from Steam to Impulse, GamersGate and GOG.com, the Internet is full of promising vendors that also offer keyboard jockeys the chance to download the hottest new...

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The Ultimate Retro Arcade

The Ultimate Retro Arcade

Having played games for nearly three decades, we often noted with sadness how many childhood favorites would quickly be discontinued and lost to time (OK, maybe just abandonware and dubiously legal retro games download sites, but we digress). Credit the blistering pace of today’s video game industry: Even titles less than five years old are often forgotten with each passing Christmas. Thankfully for those who grew up alongside gaming, and fear for titles like...

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Game Industry 101: A Crash Course in Business

Game Industry 101: A Crash Course in Business

Determined to break into video game development or publishing and follow in the footsteps of giants like Activision, Electronic Arts and UbiSoft (OK, Zynga or Playdom) with your own take on Modern Warfare 2, Grand Theft Auto IV or Madden NFL? Then check out this step-by-step video walkthrough and tutorial, which takes you behind the scenes of the life of a game developer, and explains how hit games are signed, made and brought to retail. Warren Spector, Sid Meier...

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