You don’t have to own a Wii to appreciate the fact that traditional controllers have become unnecessarily complex. Both the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 gamepads have 17 depressible buttons. Yes, you read that right – 17 buttons.* Having been a gamer for 23 years now, even yours truly has to momentarily pause sometimes to keep them all straight. As a result of the controller clutter, unseasoned players are thrown to the wolves, something many...read more
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Part 1 – App TV: The Everything Box The living room right now is a no man’s land of standards and cables, universally poor and inconsistent user interfaces, huge numbers of channels, multiple boxes of hardware, hated cable companies, and multiple video game systems, each with its own proprietary hardware and expensive software. TV needs a revolution, exactly the same way that smartphones did — and it’s going to happen beginning this year. But...read more
Click Here for Part 1 of How and Why App TV Will Disrupt the Console Game Industry As an industry, video games are at an inflection point as economic, technological and social trends are coming together to disrupt the way we develop, sell and build games. These trends will remake the console business in ways both expected and unexpected. Movies vs. TV The underlying force that is driving all of this change is convenience and low cost. In fact, the tsunami...read more
If you’re a diehard Madden NFL fan, then you’re well aware the most recent game just debuted for all major consoles. You also know that the series has sold more than 85 million units since it debuted in ’89 and you’re probably well versed in the Madden Curse. But we’ll bet that you don’t know everything about the latest installment, so we tapped EA Sports senior producer Phil Frazier to let us in on eleven things you didn’t know about Madden NFL...read more
Video games and Hollywood have always been the Woody Allen and Soon-Yi of the entertainment world. They’re together forever, but the fit has always been an odd one – and a little creepy at times. The amount of ink wasted bemoaning the sheer volume of crappy movie-based games is copious – and I promise this isn’t more of the same. In fact, for the first time games and movies may have found a good way to co-exist. Word came out this week from TG Daily that...read more