Posts Tagged "Online Games"

The State of Modern Music Games

The State of Modern Music Games

It’s no secret that sales of music video games hardware have been on the decline for several years (although industry executives claim that sales of software and digital song downloads are actually on the rise). Naturally, this presents a challenge for the makers of popular franchises like Guitar Hero and Rock Band, even as presents opportunities for a wave of newcomers from Def Jam Rapstar to Linkin Park Revenge. Rather than stick with the previous excuse...

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Gaming’s Dirty Little Secret

Gaming’s Dirty Little Secret

We’ve gone on record with the media many times explaining what’s happening to the video games industry, and how it’s being utterly transformed by the advent of online game downloads, social gaming, iPhone/iPad apps, free-to-play titles and other new forms of interactive entertainment. But our recent column for The Daily Beast, dubbed simply The New Revolution in Video Games summarizes the situation quite nicely, if you’re looking for a short...

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Online Anonymity and You

Online Anonymity and You

One frequent complaint that you’ll hear from adult gamers is the persistence of curse- and prejudice-filled banter on online gaming services. Many video game players believe that they can say and do whatever they like because they didn’t register using their real name and they can’t be held accountable for their actions when only a username is exposed. In the corporate world, you often hear IT administrators remind users that they shouldn’t email anything...

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Why Retail Will Survive Digital Distribution

Why Retail Will Survive Digital Distribution

We live in an age where you technically don’t have to pick up your car keys and put on pants to purchase a great new video game. Between easy access, one-click online downloadable purchases, and more room for independent developers to bring their ideas to life, digital distribution has irrevocably altered gaming’s landscape. But 10 or 20 years from now, will tomorrow’s gaming fans even recognize the inside of a GameStop? EventHubs.com asked the...

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Will Smaller, Cheaper Games Kill AAA Titles?

Will Smaller, Cheaper Games Kill AAA Titles?

Video games ceased being child’s play years ago. Society finally accepts that adults are entitled to experience and enjoy all manner of gaming experiences–but that doesn’t mean adult life generously lends us carefree hours to slum around on the Xbox 360. Like all leisure activities, gaming has to be shoehorned into a busy schedule and a tight budget; even more so in 2010, where shifting work and leisure habits are increasingly chipping away at...

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