Posts Tagged "Publishing"

Smartphones: Not the Answer for Nintendo

Smartphones: Not the Answer for Nintendo

Given the Wii’s skimpy holiday roster, the 3DS’s slow launch and subsequent price cut, and the big question mark that is the Wii U, it’s no wonder people have been penning funeral dirges for Nintendo. What they forget, however, and what long-time fans of Nintendo know well, is that this is hardly the Big N’s darkest hour. Nintendo has fallen out of favor a few times in its long history–though always while remaining comfortably in the...

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Single-Player Games: Dead in a Decade?

Single-Player Games: Dead in a Decade?

Do you like video games? Do you enjoy the single player gaming experience? If so, prepare yourself: Industry veteran Mark Cerny believes your preferred style of gaming is going to lay down, die, and fossilize within the next three to ten years. “I believe the traditional single-player game experience will be gone in three years,” Cerny predicted at a Sony-sponsored panel about the future of video games. “Right now you sit in your living room and...

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Top Video Game Books: Now on iPhone, iPad

Top Video Game Books: Now on iPhone, iPad

*** SPONSORED POST *** Shameless plug: Our top-selling video game industry books Get Rich Playing Games and The Videogame Style Guide and Reference Manual are now available in digital editions downloadable for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch via Apple’s iBooks online store and iTunes. Priced at $2.99, both volumes are immediately viewable in the iBooks app for your enjoyment, courtesy of P3: Power Play Publishing. Happily, the pair also remain 100% free to...

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Should Blockbuster Games Drive the Industry?

Should Blockbuster Games Drive the Industry?

With the games industry scattered in so many different directions nowadays, can we still point at one type of game as the industry’s main earner? Activision believes so. And, unsurprisingly, the company believes that the triple-A games that it tends to produce is what keeps the industry going strong. “The biggest titles in the industry continue to generate a disproportionate percentage of the profits and revenues,” said Activision Publishing CEO...

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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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