Digital Rights Management, or DRM, has been touted as a piracy preventer by entertainment and gaming manufacturers while being blasted by end users as restrictive and ineffective against illegal downloading and copying of electronic media. One gaming company has heard the cries of the players and is releasing its latest title without DRM. While the firm isn’t inviting pirates to copy its game, it does think it’s found a way to keep its customers...read more
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Cloud computing is transforming all types of software businesses, but the changes are playing out differently by industry – video games included. In enterprise software, which yours truly covers for Gartner, the change is most visible in software-as-a-service (SaaS) businesses like Salesforce.com. Small- and medium-sized companies are all jumping onto the SaaS bandwagon, because it lets them have access to capabilities that previously required expensive software...read more
* Editor’s Note: Article syndicated in partnership with Gaming Business Review. Privately held game developer Trion Worlds revealed that it has spent more than $50 million developing the platform for its first crop of massively multiplayer online (MMO) games, including debut titles Rift: Planes of Telara and End of Nations. Both are due out next year. Trion’s first officially announced game, Rift: Planes of Telara, has been in development from the time the...read more
As we all observe (and in some cases participate personally) in the transitions that the United States military and other Alliance partners are making to support democratic embryos in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other less publicized corners of the world, it creates a certain emotion in each of us. While many have experienced the sadness associated with the loss of our brave brethren who fallen in pursuit this noble cause, many more have felt the pride of observing what...read more
Who says that video games aren’t art? Critics like Roger Ebert and others who are typically uninformed or ill-disposed towards the medium. Thankfully, the good folks at CNN.com recently gave us the chance to tell the other side of the “gaming as artwork” debate. While we could rehash our arguments (and the same tired old rhetoric that’s fueled the discussion for years), or wax philosophical on whether or not a video game can make you cry (of...read more