Pop quiz: What’s the biggest challenge that video game developers and publishers face today? Congratulations – if you said “discovery,” give yourself a pat on the back. With hundreds of free to play games, digital downloads, online offerings, social network titles and smartphone apps flooding virtual aisles each week, suddenly, it isn’t just about creating great games anymore. Given infinite selection, growing audience fragmentation across platforms...read more
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Free-to-play online games are capable of attracting a huge audience. No surprise there; after all, they’re free games. How can you mess up a pitch like that? Alas, it’s not hard. The success of free-to-play games makes for a pretty crowded marketplace. So how can a developer give their project a needed boost? The team behind Battlestar Galactica Online (BSGO), Bigpoint, has a few ideas. After all, Bigpoint recently pointed out that BSGO recently passed...read more
If you’re the parent of a child who enjoys gaming, the online world can appear as a mire of predators and destructive websites waiting to catch and swallow your kid whole. But the Internet is also a grand educational and entertainment resource. Here are some websites, apps and high-tech resources that will help you help your child enjoy gaming and surfing online. WEBSITES 1UP.com This long-lived gaming website features news, reviews, previews, and a busy...read more
The summer months can be downright chilly as far as video game sales are concerned. Much of the game-playing population goes away on holidays, and publishers use June, July and August to polish up their big Christmas releases. But that doesn’t mean that summer is a wholly barren time for gaming. In fact, some interesting stuff is coming our way in the hot months of 2011. Here’s what you can expect. Torchlight II (Mac/PC, July 2011) — An action...read more
At first glance, the Internet’s online virtual world seems like a vast, untamed frontier. That’s not a bad comparison. The ‘net is a wondrous and hugely useful tool for learning and entertainment, including playing games, but it can also be a pretty rough place for kids to dwell if they don’t stay within certain boundaries. Simply forbidding your child to go online is not an option either: The Internet is an extremely important reservoir of...read more