Posts Tagged "PlayStation 3"

Best Music Games: Gaming’s Top Hits – Pt 1

Best Music Games: Gaming’s Top Hits – Pt 1

Activision’s Guitar Hero video game franchise is dead. But music gaming’s legacy, a part of interactive entertainment’s history since the very beginning, lives on. A special preview of yours truly’s upcoming free digitally downloadable book, Music Games Rock: Gaming’s 100 Greatest Hits of All-Time (Power Play, 2011), we’re proud to present a look back over the field’s 30-year history. In the first of a special three-part series, we give you some of ...

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PlayStation 3 vs. Xbox 360: Who Wins?

PlayStation 3 vs. Xbox 360: Who Wins?

The online gaming community gets a high out of fighting in “console wars.” Going to war over a game system requires throwing one’s faith behind either Nintendo, Sony, or Microsoft, and then energetically supporting every decision the company makes in regards to its console(s), no matter how boneheaded. To date, no console manufacturer in the history of gaming has ever presented a medal of honor to any message board user who took up the lance for...

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Developers vs. Publishers: Who Wins?

Developers vs. Publishers: Who Wins?

In the latest episode of Game Theory with Scott Steinberg, entitled “Video Game Developers vs. Publishers: Who Wins?” we take a closer look at the state of the modern games industry. Exploring the shifting balance of power following in the wake of new business models, gaming devices and online technologies, the new documentary film also examines whether there’s a place for independent developers in today’s increasingly cutthroat business world. In...

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The Top Games of 2011

The Top Games of 2011

The year’s end always feels a bit melancholy thanks to the post-Christmas crash and the seemingly endless white stretch of frozen months ahead. If you’ve got the winter blues though, cheer up! Turn your thoughts to the greatest of indoor pastimes: Video gaming. There are some great titles set for 2011. Hopefully this simple reminder will bring sunshine into your life. Or, if not, at least a few decent games to waste time with. The Legend of Zelda:...

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Should Heavy Rain Be Marketed to Women?

Should Heavy Rain Be Marketed to Women?

Last year saw the release of Heavy Rain, an interactive drama game for the PlayStation 3. The games industry has boasted interactive drama games in the past–Cing’s excellent Hotel Dusk for the Nintendo DS, for example–but Sony’s game/story about the child-drowning “Origami Killer” was especially deep and dark. Heavy Rain‘s storytelling potential is not lost on Epic Games’ design director Cliff Bleszinski, who believes...

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