Posts Tagged "PlayStation 3"

Breaking Into the Business – Pt. 1

Breaking Into the Business – Pt. 1

“How do you break into the video game business?” If I had a dollar for every time I heard that most oft asked question of game developers, let’s just say I’d be piloting a diamond-encrusted jetpack to the studio. It feels like ages ago when I sought the same answer. But it wasn’t until I bullied my way into my first paying gig that I realized there are countless ways to break in to the game industry. You just need to understand your options and...

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How to Use Motion Controls Effectively

How to Use Motion Controls Effectively

“What’s the proper means for implementing motion controls in video games?” That’s the question developers and players alike have been asking since Nintendo first unveiled the Wii in 2005. Few have found a wholly satisfying answer to the question, but the release of PlayStation Move and Microsoft’s Kinect mean that nobody is going to stop asking just yet. Nintendo’s Wii has been magnificent in introducing gaming to a broad...

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Gaming’s Hottest New Business Model

Gaming’s Hottest New Business Model

Video game piracy may seem like it’s a plague, resulting in failed development studios, shuttered publishers and freefalling sales of leading PC and console games. But as we succinctly point out in recent CNN column Video Game Piracy: Is It Good for Business, free online downloads may actually be the answer to reinventing the gaming business. By lowering costs, enabling effortless access, prompting massive software pass-along and providing a range of tiered,...

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Just How Screwed is the Gaming Business?

Just How Screwed is the Gaming Business?

* Editor’s Note: Article syndicated in partnership with Gaming Business Review. Console game sales had their worst August in four years according to the latest retail receipts released by NPD Group, putting 2010 one step closer to going into the record books as a down year. Yet with the industry still holding out hope for the fall, traditionally a time of generous spending by game buyers, eyes are turning to see if the first sign of salvation might come with...

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Nintendo’s Next Move: Wii 2, 3DS, Or…?

Nintendo’s Next Move: Wii 2, 3DS, Or…?

There is a man, a rotund man, who just turned 25. His name is Mario, and he is gaming’s most recognizable mascot. If you want a spot of fun, put on a shirt that features Mario in some way, then board an elevator or other enclosed space. Kids as young as two will point at you and exclaim, “Ohh!” Their fathers and mothers will declare that you are radical. For that two-minute ride, you will be the coolest person on the planet. Then the doors will...

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