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Top Games Industry Predictions 2011

Top Games Industry Predictions 2011

When a new year begins, those of us who enjoy games feel a compulsion to go all digital Nostradamus and predict the industry events that will mark up the stretch of virgin days ahead. Sometimes we hit the mark, sometimes we’re way off, and sometimes it seems unlikely that God himself is capable of foreseeing some of the strange twists that fall upon the games industry in the course of a year. What will 2011 bring? Who knows? None of us are seers. But by...

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Games Industry 2010: A Hard Look Back

Games Industry 2010: A Hard Look Back

2010 is staggering around and coughing up its lungs. It deserves its rest; it’s been a busy year. But now it’s time to let 2010 die on the cold ground while we look back and contemplate what the year taught the games industry. There’s little reward in supporting the Wii as a third-party developer, especially with “mature” games – This is so sad, but true. Third-party developers just can’t make profitable successes out of...

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2010 and 2011’s Top Game Industry Trends

2010 and 2011’s Top Game Industry Trends

The video games industry did a lot of growing up through the Aughts and into 2010–though some might argue that a bit of de-evolution occurred as well this year. But perspective is everything, and all teenagers must go through growing pains in order to reach beyond that awkward, long-legged stage that precedes maturity. With that in mind, we’re going to look back at some notable industry trends that started or endured through 2011. Take it upon yourself...

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Motion Controls: What Tomorrow Holds

Motion Controls: What Tomorrow Holds

So, what’s the final verdict on video game motion controls? After a quick analysis of the Wii’s accomplishments alongside Microsoft’s Kinect and the PlayStation Move, we know that controller-free setups are capable of emulating tennis racquets. Oh, boy, can motion controls ever emulate tennis racquets. But what happens after audiences finally grow tired of playing pretend-sports and doing pretend-dances? We have yet to see what motion controls are...

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Motion Controls: Designing for Tomorrow

Motion Controls: Designing for Tomorrow

Microsoft’s Kinect and Sony’s PlayStation Move have sold millions of units each, and that number only stands to rise as the holiday season reaches a boil. What does it all mean? Combined with the massive success of the Wii–which experienced a bit of a downward swing this year, but Nintendo isn’t exactly selling pencils out of a tin cup on a street corner–motion controls are not going anywhere, except into your living room. Even if the...

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