After 14 years at the helm of Apple, Steve Jobs loosed a resignation announcement on August 24. The announcement has since created the kind of fuss that’s usually reserved for when a bee slips into the car. The media, iOS device owners, and pretty much the entirety of planet Earth wants to know, “What’s gonna happen to Apple?” And us observers of the handheld gaming market who have been watching the ripples caused by the smartphone market...read more
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When Nintendo announced the massive Nintendo 3DS price drop on July 28 ($169.99 USD, down from $249.99 USD), a glut of positive energy rushed from the Internet gaming community. After all, the cut is big news: The Nintendo 3DS’s high price was undeniably a big barrier between the system and potential adopters. Once the holiday season’s line-up beefs up the 3DS’s library, we should see numerous portable gaming enthusiasts vault over their...read more
The Nintendo 3DS price cut indicates that the handheld gaming market is being pitched around in stormy seas. And though the market isn’t exactly going to capsize tomorrow, some analysts beg to differ. Lyle Hall and Matthew Seymour at Heavy Iron Studios (the studio behind UFC Personal Trainer) told Gamesindustry.biz that the upcoming launch of the PlayStation Vita may prove to be “a car wreck,” as the Nintendo 3DS’s slow start indicates...read more
There was a time when turning on a game system without plugging a cartridge into it first would yield an ominous black void on the television screen, and nothing more. Those days are long gone, lost in a modern era featuring downloadable demos, built-in Internet browsers, social media options, and much, much more. Whereas the game console once served a single purpose, now our systems are arguably the busiest appliance in the house. That goes double for portable...read more
Woe to the early tech adopter. One would think that, by now, we’d know better than to fight to be first in line for a piece of hardware of software. Sure, we get bragging rights, and we get to bask in the thrill that comes with being amongst the first to grab a newborn piece of technology. We essentially become pioneers. Alas, pioneers often got snake-bit, and early tech adopters also know the sting of a misstep. Inevitably, early adopters subject themselves...read more