When groups of people gather to chatter about video games, a lot of untrue statements get thrown back and forth. It’s nothing new: in the days of the 16-bit console wars, there was always that person who would swear by everything holy that Nintendo and Sega were working on a console together (his uncle, who worked at Nintendo, told him so). One of the most popular modern misconceptions is, “PC gaming is dead.” That statement isn’t simply...read more
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The North American shopping experience has extended far beyond our initial options (get in the car, drive to the store). Now we can purchase almost every conceivable item online, and video games are no exception. But buying a game online isn’t exclusively about going on Amazon.com and purchasing a game that’s already available at retail. When we talk about “digital games,” what’s being referenced is an entirely new breed of video game;...read more
Good news for Nintendo 3DS owners (who are always in need of good news): Starting in November, Nintendo will be releasing firmware updates that will bring the 3DS’s eShop out of the Stone Age. Soon, the eShop will be accessible from the web, game purchases will be possible through Web browsers, and the 3DS will be able to download eShop games while in sleep mode. It’s nice to see that Nintendo is putting effort into making shopping in its digital stores...read more
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...read more
Social games: They’re everywhere, so you might as well play ‘em. What is a social game? Technically, any game that involves interaction with other players can be filed under the “social” breed, so that includes the likes of Monopoly and Go Fish. When we speak about social games today, however, we generally mean free-to-play titles that weave gameplay and social interaction. Some of the more popular social offerings include FarmVille by Zynga...read more