Posts Tagged "Online Games"

Dragon Quest X: Doomed in North America?

Dragon Quest X: Doomed in North America?

The announcement of a new Dragon Quest game is always a tremendous deal in Japan. Less so in North America, but Square-Enix’s revelation about Dragon Quest X: Rise of the Five Tribes Online being an online game certainly got us chattering on this side of the puddle, too. It’s also difficult not to be intrigued by the news that a Wii U version of the game will be available, though whether or not the Wii U edition will launch alongside the Wii version...

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Single-Player Games: Dead in a Decade?

Single-Player Games: Dead in a Decade?

Do you like video games? Do you enjoy the single player gaming experience? If so, prepare yourself: Industry veteran Mark Cerny believes your preferred style of gaming is going to lay down, die, and fossilize within the next three to ten years. “I believe the traditional single-player game experience will be gone in three years,” Cerny predicted at a Sony-sponsored panel about the future of video games. “Right now you sit in your living room and...

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Social Games Need to Grow Up

Social Games Need to Grow Up

Though opinions on the matter do vary, social games have the same right to exist as any other breed of video game. True, Facebook/social gaming is still a relatively young genre, and therefore playing with them sometimes feels like you’re being forced to interact with your little brother. After all, social games can be jittery, childish, pushy (“Play with me! Play with me!”), and sometimes it seems as if the entire genre doesn’t have an...

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Top Video Game Books: Now on iPhone, iPad

Top Video Game Books: Now on iPhone, iPad

*** SPONSORED POST *** Shameless plug: Our top-selling video game industry books Get Rich Playing Games and The Videogame Style Guide and Reference Manual are now available in digital editions downloadable for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch via Apple’s iBooks online store and iTunes. Priced at $2.99, both volumes are immediately viewable in the iBooks app for your enjoyment, courtesy of P3: Power Play Publishing. Happily, the pair also remain 100% free to...

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World of Warcraft: Showing Its Age

World of Warcraft: Showing Its Age

World of Warcraft wants you to get off its lawn. The massively multiplayer online RPG (MMORPG) is almost seven years old, which is something like a hundred years old in MMORPG years. Okay, that’s an exaggeration, but World of Warcraft is definitely getting a little creaky in its joints. During a recent earnings conference call, Blizzard admitted that there has been a bit of a gradual decline in the game’s subscriber numbers. “[W]e experienced a...

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