Posts Tagged "iPhone and iPad"

Why Does Nintendo Fear Apple?

Why Does Nintendo Fear Apple?

It’s interesting to sit back and observe Nintendo’s open fear of Apple. The company doesn’t seem to consider Microsoft’s Kinect or Sony’s PlayStation Move as blips on its Threat Detector, but it’s nakedly honest about the forthcoming struggles against Steve Jobs. “Do I think that in the near term they [Apple] can hurt us more than Microsoft? Absolutely,” Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime said in an interview with...

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How the iPad Can Attract More Gamers

How the iPad Can Attract More Gamers

Apple’s App Store has many handy applications available for download. Better yet, the most popular paid downloadable app for the iPad is that greatest of time-killers: Games. Interestingly though, while games have a pretty clear audience, they’re not without close competition on the App Store. Recently, the Nielsen Company surveyed 5000 consumers who are in possession of an iPad, in addition to a tablet computer, eReader, netbook, media and games...

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Should Microsoft Lose Xbox 360 Division?

Should Microsoft Lose Xbox 360 Division?

When a financial services firm as massive as Goldman Sachs strings together the words “Micorosft,” “Xbox 360” and “unprofitable,” everybody in the games industry stops and pricks up their ears to listen. That’s what happened recently when the firm advised Microsoft to split off its “unprofitable” consumer entertainment division, which includes everything Xbox, from the rest of Microsoft to make the company more...

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How Screwed Are 2010 Holiday Sales?

How Screwed Are 2010 Holiday Sales?

“Christmas creep” begins stealing up on the games industry in September. After shaking off the sleepy summer months, developers begin trotting out their holiday wares, and gamers peer over each others’ shoulders for a look. September 2010–the beginning of the year’s end–launched the 2010 holiday season with notable releases such as PlayStation Move, Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock, and Halo: Reach. And, if the NPD numbers are any...

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Creating Better Board Game Conversions

Creating Better Board Game Conversions

Remember family game nights filled with popular board games like Scrabble, Monopoly and Clue? They’re back and more exciting than ever – only now, in digital format. Credit the rise of online downloadable games and digital distribution services such as Xbox Live Arcade, WiiWare, and PlayStation Network, as well as mobile devices such as the iPhone and iPad, which are ideal for the pricing and distribution of these games. Still, one has to ask: Why do...

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