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...read more
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As you may have noticed, indie gaming is now huge on every platform from PCs to portable gaming systems, smartphones and next-gen video game consoles. Credit a rise in digital distribution and upswing in interest in pushing the very boundaries of the gaming medium by thousands of talented amateur and independently-minded professional studios worldwide. Determined to discover what’s behind the sudden rise of interest in new topics and gameplay styles, as well...read more
3D games or 3D movies – from a commercial standpoint, which matters more? It’s an interesting question that we explore with The Hollywood Reporter in a new piece that examines which medium is more apt to influence the shape of 3D technology and TV sets to come. Writer John Scott Lewinski posits the question to a number of experts from both industries, who say that consumer electronics makers like Sony, Toshiba and Panasonic still have yet to define...read more
As our friends at CNBC recently pointed out, cloud computing – read: online services which stream premium games over the Internet in real-time to even low-end PC and console hardware – promises to have a marked effect on the video game industry going forward. Benefits of cloud gaming include never having to worry about installing a piece of software, dealing with compatibility issues, needing to drive to a store to enjoy the latest titles or being...read more
Apple’s iPad is nothing if not a pricey portable gaming system and entertainment device disguised as a combination tablet PC and portable media player. (Or just a giant iPod touch or crippled, oversized iPhone, depending on whom you ask.) But per USA Today‘s story Apple’s iPad Could Revolutionize Video Games, it enjoys a major advantage over traditional handheld game consoles such as the DS/DSi and PSP. Specifically, the fact that the iPad is...read more