Posts Tagged "Licensing"

Where Have All the Good Games Gone?

Where Have All the Good Games Gone?

Over the past couple of months, it has become painfully clear to me and many casual game fans that the quality and quantity of downloadable games is dropping. There are less games for download being released each week, and of those that are released, many are just not that good. Suffice it to say that the state of download games is in dire shape. And, unless changes do not happen soon, things will only get worse. Before I talk about what’s going wrong, let...

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Don’t Make Video Games Out of Movies

Don’t Make Video Games Out of Movies

Before we start, I do know all about GoldenEye 007, the exception that proves the rule. This was made by Rare at the height of their pomp, yet ironically  by a very inexperienced team there. It sold over 8 million copies back in 1997 and is considered a seminal game in the development of video gaming as a media. But one success in 30 years of trying does not make video games spun off from films a good idea. Compare and contrast GoldenEye with Avatar from...

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The Making of Michael Jackson: The Video Game

The Making of Michael Jackson: The Video Game

King of Pop Michael Jackson is no stranger to the video game universe, having previously starred in 1989 arcade and Sega Genesis title Moonwalker, plus made guest appearances in 2000’s Space Channel 5 and Ready 2 Rumble Boxing: Round 2. But thanks to publisher UbiSoft and its new title Michael Jackson: The Video Game, the artist – who passed away a little over a year ago from cardiac arrest – will again enjoy a starring interactive role on...

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