Posts Tagged "Publishing"

Does Duke Nukem Have a Future?

Does Duke Nukem Have a Future?

When Duke Nukem Forever finally gathered its strength and pulled itself out of development hell (you could practically hear the muck sucking from the Duke’s boots), we were all intrigued, if not a little bit excited. We tidied up and put a few brewskis in the fridge, and anticipated the return of a rowdy old acquaintance. Well, Duke arrived, and within half an hour of our reunion, most of us were blushing, shifting uncomfortably, and gripping our warming cans...

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Can GameFly’s Digital Downloads Work?

Can GameFly’s Digital Downloads Work?

The very idea of renting games through the mail is a weird one, but it didn’t take long for GameFly’s mail-based game rental service to tear a few mouthfuls out of Blockbuster, the former king of temporary video game ownership. Going digital is a logical move for GameFly, and indeed, the rental service will be offering downloadable alternatives for clients who’d rather not mess with mailboxes. According to GameFly co-founder Sean Spector,...

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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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Microsoft Games: Better than Rivals?

Microsoft Games: Better than Rivals?

A company that engineers a game console isn’t judged exclusively by the system they assemble: They’re also scrutinized according to the games they make for said console. After all, who ought to know how to harness the strengths of a platform more than the company that put it together? Xbox’s Chief Financial Officer, Dennis Durkin, trotted out a bold claim regarding first party games during a mid-July interview with IndustryGamers. The Xbox...

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Are the Days of Full-Priced Games Over?

Are the Days of Full-Priced Games Over?

To hear the way some people tell it, the $60 retail game is an endangered species, a withered king ruling over a crumbling kingdom. EA Sports’ senior VP of Worldwide Development, Andrew Wilson, is one critic of the price of admission for retail games, and he believes its days are numbered. “There will come a time where the consumer is simply not prepared to pay $60 up-front for a game anymore, the same way they have said that for movies and music and...

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