Posts Tagged "Wii"

Game Theory with Scott Steinberg: Episode 1

Game Theory with Scott Steinberg: Episode 1

Battered and bruised by plummeting sales, the video game industry staggers on, steadily losing ground at retail. When will we finally wake up and realize that things have irrevocably changed? From social network games to motion controls, iPhone apps, 3D games and cloud computing, the modern gaming business isn’t just virtually unrecognizable. It’s also being completely reinvented courtesy of new concepts like digital distribution and free-to-play titles with...

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The Ultimate Guide to 3D Gaming

The Ultimate Guide to 3D Gaming

While many media outlets have focused on 3D gaming as one of today’s hottest video game trends, few have taken the time to compile a solid guide to 3D gaming technology, and the options that systems like the PC, PlayStation 3, Wii and Xbox 360 currently offer players interested in making the upgrade – not to mention associated costs. Thankfully, this handy tip sheet, simply called 3-D Video Games and put together by IEEE Spectrum (a publication issued...

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2D Gaming Makes Unexpected Comeback

2D Gaming Makes Unexpected Comeback

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,...

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Retro Gaming Strikes Back

Retro Gaming Strikes Back

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...

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Reliving the Next-Gen Console Wars

Reliving the Next-Gen Console Wars

While it seems obvious in hindsight how the next-gen console wars between Microsoft’s Xbox 360, Sony’s PlayStation 3 and Nintendo’s Wii were bound to play out, things weren’t quite so clear back in 2008. On the eve of the dawn of new technologies such as motion controls and 3D gaming which promise to reignite the battle all over again, we thought it might make a fun flashback to have a look at an old documentary (The Next-Gen Console Wars)...

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