Posts Tagged "Public Relations"

Should Game Devs Expect to be Overworked?

Should Game Devs Expect to be Overworked?

If you’re a fan of The Simpsons, you might recall an episode wherein Lisa Simpson visits the factory that assembles her beloved Malibu Stacy accessory dolls. The smiling tour guide makes some quip about there being a “hint of fairy dust in the air” while Lisa gazes down at the reality: An assembly line of cursing, flabby employees in grey jumpsuits who only stop their mind-numbing work long enough to unclog the torso chute with a broomstick when...

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Will the Nintendo 3DS Price Cut Hurt the Wii U Launch?

Will the Nintendo 3DS Price Cut Hurt the Wii U Launch?

If you feel bad about spending $250 on a Nintendo 3DS before you knew about the $80 August price drop, don’t worry: Chances are, Nintendo feels worse. Nintendo President Satoru Iwata has been apologizing up and down for the price drop since it was announced on July 28. Iwata is even worried that Nintendo’s most faithful might wind up so burned by the cut that potential early adopters of the Wii U will think twice about grabbing the new console at...

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Video Game Fans vs. Publishers

Video Game Fans vs. Publishers

The Internet has built a solid bridge between the people who play games and the people who make them: For better or for worse, it’s pretty easy to get a hold of the ladies and gentlemen who make our favorite games, whether through email, Twitter, Facebook, or blogs. Even the biggest companies have one or more “community managers” or public relations (PR) managers who carry messages from the bottom to the top and back again. Either way, if we want...

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When Will the Sony Hacking Attempts Stop?

When Will the Sony Hacking Attempts Stop?

Hackers made another attack on Sony. In other news, grass is green and birds go “tweet.” This time, a group calling itself ‘LulzSec’ yoinked home address info, birth dates, passwords, and other sensitive information from SonyPictures.com. Sony does seem to be attracting gobs of unwanted attention these days. Is there anything the company can actively do to muzzle hackers, or will it do any good to just turn around and hope the problem goes...

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PR Crisis: Repairing Damanged Public Relations

PR Crisis: Repairing Damanged Public Relations

As Elton John and Bernie Taupin once penned in a ballad, “sorry” is the hardest word. Sony knows it; it has been doing some heavy-duty apologizing since hackers made off with personal information belonging to tens of millions of users of the PlayStation Network. Now that the PSN is back, the company has sought to make things up to its fanbase through free game offers, including LittleBigPlanet, WipeOut HD, inFamous, and others. Some PSN users...

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