Posts Tagged "Game Development"

Single-Player Games: Dead in a Decade?

Single-Player Games: Dead in a Decade?

Do you like video games? Do you enjoy the single player gaming experience? If so, prepare yourself: Industry veteran Mark Cerny believes your preferred style of gaming is going to lay down, die, and fossilize within the next three to ten years. “I believe the traditional single-player game experience will be gone in three years,” Cerny predicted at a Sony-sponsored panel about the future of video games. “Right now you sit in your living room and...

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Top Video Game Books: Now on iPhone, iPad

Top Video Game Books: Now on iPhone, iPad

*** SPONSORED POST *** Shameless plug: Our top-selling video game industry books Get Rich Playing Games and The Videogame Style Guide and Reference Manual are now available in digital editions downloadable for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch via Apple’s iBooks online store and iTunes. Priced at $2.99, both volumes are immediately viewable in the iBooks app for your enjoyment, courtesy of P3: Power Play Publishing. Happily, the pair also remain 100% free to...

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Do Graphics Still Matter?

Do Graphics Still Matter?

“Good gameplay matters more than good graphics.” We keep saying it, and it’s true, for the most part: The simple, angular shapes that build Tetris are universally recognized and loved, whereas even the most wonderfully built character model probably wouldn’t garner a second look from the mainstream. But while in our heart of hearts we understand that gameplay matters more than graphics, we can’t help but steal a very intense look at...

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Facebook Games: More Variety Needed

Facebook Games: More Variety Needed

Facebook-based social games come in a surprising variety of flavors. Want a monster-fighting game? You got it. Want a restaurant-management game? You got it. Want a pet-raising game? You got it. Want a farming game? Oh boy, you’d better believe you got it. But Sean Ryan, Facebook’s director of games partnerships, believes the Facebook gaming scene could use some original and unexpected niche content beyond casual games for parents, kids and fairweather...

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Should Blockbuster Games Drive the Industry?

Should Blockbuster Games Drive the Industry?

With the games industry scattered in so many different directions nowadays, can we still point at one type of game as the industry’s main earner? Activision believes so. And, unsurprisingly, the company believes that the triple-A games that it tends to produce is what keeps the industry going strong. “The biggest titles in the industry continue to generate a disproportionate percentage of the profits and revenues,” said Activision Publishing CEO...

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