It’s finally here! Four years in the making, we’re proud to announce the release of our latest free video game book, Music Games Rock: Rhythm Gaming’s Greatest Hits of All Time. Downloadable free at www.MusicGamesRock.com, the book is a complete guide to the music and rhythm gaming genre’s past, present and future, and explains the meteoric rise and fall of games like Guitar Hero and Rock Band. Charting hundreds of the field’s biggest...read more
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Let’s talk about video games based on TV shows and movies. (The audience groans. Somewhere far to the back, there is the echo of retching.) There, there. It’s not a pleasant topic; most video games based on television properties and movies are just awful. But that’s not always the case, and what’s more, that doesn’t have to be the case. If publishers followed a few rules, the quality of games based on licensed intellectual properties...read more
The Weinstein Company recently announced the assembly of TWC Games. The new division will reportedly brew up video games based on popular Weinstein Company TV and movie properties including Scream, Halloween, and Hellraiser. The venture has been met with some skepticism. When we talk about games based on movies (or vice-versa), we cringe automatically. “Sorry, but TWC is doomed from the start,” writes James Brightman from IndustryGamers. Given the piles...read more
Breaking into the world of video game tester jobs and earning an official game tester salary or getting a full-time job as a game developer (artist, programmer, audio/sound engineer, etc.) doesn’t require fancy degrees, insider knowledge or a well-connected ex-roommate. Better still, anyone can do it right from home and get started overnight. But it’s not necessarily easy. Leading game companies receive thousands of queries from eager job seekers hoping...read more