The irony of discussing and debating issues of relevance to gaming these days is that there is no one single “video game industry” to speak of; you’re actually talking about dozens of individual and equally diverse businesses. Likewise, endlessly opining about when retail software revenues will cease slumping is all but irrelevant, as outside of specific tentpole AAA releases, the field’s mot promising growth areas (social, mobile, free-to-play, etc.)...read more
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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,...read more
Motion controls such as Sony’s PlayStation Move and Microsoft’s Kinect for Xbox 360 are obviously one of the hottest (and potentially most overhyped) new video game trends in 2010, as many hope that they’ll expand the gaming audience even further than the Wii has already done. We recently connected with our friends at Fox Business for a live broadcast – from Nintendo’s 3DS press conference, ironically enough… hey, we don’t...read more
Mortal Kombat, Contra, Frogger, Metroid, NBA Jam… stop us if any of these titles seem familiar. Amusingly enough, the aforementioned classic video game franchises, while fond reminders of millions’ misspent youth, are also among the hottest new gaming debuts of 2010 and 2011. Credit a resurgence in retro gaming, the practice of dusting off old games and bringing them kicking and screaming into the harsh light of today. But why the sudden rise in support...read more
One of the more impressive showings at Sony’s E3 conference — and throughout the rest of the show — was Killzone 3, a new sci-fi sequel to the popular PlayStation 3 first-person shooter series. Slated for a February 2011 launch, Guerrilla Games’ intense action game once again has you facing off against the relentless Helghast army — and scrambling to protect the human race in the process — albeit now in new war-torn environments,...read more