Posts Tagged "iPhone and iPad"

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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Is the Game Industry Recovering from the Recession?

Is the Game Industry Recovering from the Recession?

Another big video game publisher is prophesying huge profit losses for the fiscal year ending in March 2011, news that’s now on the same level as “the sun rose today.” This time, Square-Enix is in trouble. The company behind the Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest franchises projects a loss of ¥12 billion or $148.2 million USD for the previous fiscal year, a significant tumble from the fiscal year ending in March 2010. The worst of the 2008 recession...

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Can iOS MMOs Make it Big?

Can iOS MMOs Make it Big?

With the mobile game scene thriving, it’s not a surprise to learn that big publishers want to get serious about bringing the massively multiplayer online (MMO) experience from the PC to iOS devices like iPhones and iPads. Jeremy Gaffney, the CEO and executive producer of NCsoft West, has several notable MMOs under his belt, including City of Heroes and Dungeons & Dragons Online. He told GamesIndustry.Biz in an interview that the time is ripe for MMOs to...

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Nintendo 3DS Slow Sales: Sign of Trouble?

Nintendo 3DS Slow Sales: Sign of Trouble?

The Nintendo 3DS has been available in Japan since February, and it’s been available worldwide since March. It’s had time to worm its way into the hearts of gamers (in glorious three-dee!). Let’s check in: Sales-wise, how is the Nintendo 3DS doing? It looks like the system’s sales numbers have leveled out and possibly even stagnating after an initial burst. Oh oh. What does this mean for the Nintendo 3DS’s long-term prospects? Is this...

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Video Game Marketing and PR: The Ultimate Guide

Video Game Marketing and PR: The Ultimate Guide

Pop quiz: What’s the biggest challenge that video game developers and publishers face today? Congratulations – if you said “discovery,” give yourself a pat on the back. With hundreds of free to play games, digital downloads, online offerings, social network titles and smartphone apps flooding virtual aisles each week, suddenly, it isn’t just about creating great games anymore. Given infinite selection, growing audience fragmentation across platforms...

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