Posts Tagged "PSP"

Why Retail Will Survive Digital Distribution

Why Retail Will Survive Digital Distribution

We live in an age where you technically don’t have to pick up your car keys and put on pants to purchase a great new video game. Between easy access, one-click online downloadable purchases, and more room for independent developers to bring their ideas to life, digital distribution has irrevocably altered gaming’s landscape. But 10 or 20 years from now, will tomorrow’s gaming fans even recognize the inside of a GameStop? EventHubs.com asked the...

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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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Game Theory with Scott Steinberg: Episode 2

Game Theory with Scott Steinberg: Episode 2

Despite assurances to the contrary, as revenues continue to flatline and studios disintegrate, game industry leaders are grudgingly being forced to accept reality: Nothing has changed. Besieged on all fronts by shifting player habits, growing economic issues and the rise of digital downloads, games for social networks and free-to-play online outings, insiders are becoming increasingly desperate to reinvent themselves. Forget what you see in the headlines. In the...

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Game Theory with Scott Steinberg: Episode 1

Game Theory with Scott Steinberg: Episode 1

Battered and bruised by plummeting sales, the video game industry staggers on, steadily losing ground at retail. When will we finally wake up and realize that things have irrevocably changed? From social network games to motion controls, iPhone apps, 3D games and cloud computing, the modern gaming business isn’t just virtually unrecognizable. It’s also being completely reinvented courtesy of new concepts like digital distribution and free-to-play titles with...

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2D Gaming Makes Unexpected Comeback

2D Gaming Makes Unexpected Comeback

With all the talk lately surrounding 3D gaming and 3D video game systems like the PlayStation 3 and Nintendo 3DS, it bears repeating: Even in 2010, 2D games remain 100% relevant, thanks to a variety of original free 2D online games, top new releases and retro remakes/updates that wow with their old-school 2D game play and charm. (Not to mention a number of effortless and intuitive new ways to enjoy the best 2D games of yesteryear courtesy of digital distribution,...

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