Remember the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play smartphone? You can be forgiven if its existence has slipped out of your mind over the past few months. Sony’s Android phone, which has a special emphasis on gaming (especially retro PSOne games), has existed in North America since April 2011, but hasn’t made a big impact on a very busy, very big market. Sony realizes that the Xperia Play hasn’t made much of an imprint on the smartphone scene, and it hopes to...read more
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Sony and Microsoft have been very slow to show their hands for the upcoming console generation, but we may as well shrug and declare the winner for this generation: Nintendo. The Wii demolished the sales charts over the months and years of its existence, and even though its longevity leaves a lot to be desired, neither the Xbox 360 nor the PlayStation 3 is likely to catch up before the Wii U hits the market and the next console generation officially begins. So...read more
All of us make mistakes; it’s one of those charming little quirks that make us oh-so-human. But while most of us offer pity or irritation when we watch someone bung something up, we also feel forgiveness and even warmth when that person says, “I’m sorry. I messed this up, and I learned my lesson. I’ll do better next time.” Mistakes happen in the games industry, and the lessons that follow are oh-so harsh. Since 2004, for instance, Sony...read more
From a ’90s point of view, the year 2000 looked technologically exciting. We dreamed especially hard about what the future held for video games: With sleek, silver CDs spinning in our consoles, it seemed like we’d taken a major step upward from the “old” ways and were content to let game cartridges decompose into a grey powder. But we wanted to know what lay beyond CDs, and with the high-tech fantasies that arcades were throwing around in...read more
Waiting for the unveiling of the next generation of game consoles has been a bit like watching Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft play a drawn-out match of “Who Can Stay Quiet the Longest.” Nintendo finally cracked at E3 2011 and revealed its hand with the Wii U. As for Microsoft and Sony, they’re still playing the game. The question is, “For how long?” According to rumor, IndustryGamers has heard from a “top developer” who says...read more