Posts Tagged "Public Relations"

Do Free Games Have a Place in the Classroom?

Do Free Games Have a Place in the Classroom?

Presented for your consideration: the world’s easiest question. Would school-age children be more interested in their education if video games were involved? Yes or yes? Earlier in September, Valve made its world-famous puzzle game, Portal, free to download for a limited amount of time. It’s Valve’s hope that the game will see widespread use in classrooms. After all, Portal‘s brain teasers revolve primarily around physics, and students tend...

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Can Zelda: Skyward Sword Save the Wii?

Can Zelda: Skyward Sword Save the Wii?

If you’re the owner of a Wii, your system may currently seem…er, a bit dusty. The latter half of 2011 has not been booming with games for Nintendo’s little console. But cheer up! The dry spell is coming to an end!…if you like the Zelda series. The long-awaited Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword finally has a release date: November 20. Not a big surprise, given that it’s the Wii’s only tempting offer this holiday season outside of...

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Does Publisher Mud-Slinging Hurt Gaming?

Does Publisher Mud-Slinging Hurt Gaming?

Not all that long ago, we talked about the heated competition between Activision and EA. The size of each studio alone is enough to make titans look like tykes, but both companies are wielding weapons that will clash this holiday season: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (Activision) and Battlefield 3 (EA). The two military-themed shooters will leap at each others’ throats this Christmas. Only one will come out on top, and EA is aiming to make sure Battlefield 3...

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3DS Price Cut: Killing Fans’ Trust?

3DS Price Cut: Killing Fans’ Trust?

When Nintendo announced the massive Nintendo 3DS price drop on July 28 ($169.99 USD, down from $249.99 USD), a glut of positive energy rushed from the Internet gaming community. After all, the cut is big news: The Nintendo 3DS’s high price was undeniably a big barrier between the system and potential adopters. Once the holiday season’s line-up beefs up the 3DS’s library, we should see numerous portable gaming enthusiasts vault over their...

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Consumers vs. Creators: When Fans Collide

Consumers vs. Creators: When Fans Collide

The balance between creative expression and garnering profit for survival’s sake is a delicate dance as far as the games industry is concerned. Unfortunately, this summer’s dance has not been a favorable experience for long-time fans of Nintendo and Capcom. The two veteran companies have let down their supporters in big ways in the past month, to the point that it’s important for everyone to take a step back and reconsider what it means to be a...

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