As a kid, I idolized this man. I read Nintendo Power almost religiously. As far as I was concerned, this man was Nintendo. As I got older and read more about him, my perception of him changed somewhat. While I still respect the man, like Steve Jobs, this man built these amazing products by being a ruthless businessman. But despite his business practices, or perhaps because of it, Nintendo created some of the most memorable gaming experiences in my childhood. He put the consumer experience over e
Sci-fi author and former writer and story consultant for Microsoft Game Studios, Eric Nylund, has joined up with Amazon Game Studios as its new director of narrative design.
After playing around with the Amazon games marketplace on Android, it seems pretty clear the want to really get into the video games market, they just don’t know how.
Halo and Gears of War writer joins Amazon Games StudiosEurogamer.netJeffrey Matulef [http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2013-08-16-halo-and-gears-of-war-wr
The client will still remain active in games, but digital games can no longer be bought on Xbox.com, and whether or not DLC remains available is up to individual publishers. Still no word what the next generation of Xbox Live will bring to Windows 8.
Xbox Support [http://support.xbox.com/en-US/games/pc-games/pc-marketplace-closing]
Hard to believe they are still losing money on each console sold. Looks unlikely a price cut will be in the plans any time soon.
Nintendo still selling Wii U at a lossMario maker confirms it is still recording a loss for each unit of hardware soldGamesIndustry.bizBrendan Sinclair [http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2013-08-07-nintendo-still-selling-wii-u-at-a-loss]
Devolver games has a simple message about posting videos of their games to youtube or twitch.
Can I stream and monetize Devolver Digital games? | Devolver Digital Games Purveyors of fine digital entertainment wares from independent video game creators worldwide.Devolver Digital Games [http://canipostandmonetizevideosofdevolvergames.com/]
I understand it’s to protect their trademark, but there really is something incredibly disgusting about Zynga suing anyone over using the phrase ‘[blank] With Friends’ when their whole company is built on blatantly stolen ideas from other games.
Zynga sues sex app maker over Bang With Friends nameThe makers of a “casual sex matchmaking app” called Bang With Friends are facing legal action over its name from games studio Zynga.BBC NewsZoe Kleinman [http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-23515738]
In just three months, they managed to lose another 15.8 million and about half of it’s daily user base. When you look at the big picture however, it really doesn’t mean too much, considering they’re still sitting on $1.25 billion in cash. Even though Mattrick has his work cut out for him, he has plenty of time to turn Zynga around.
Zynga loses $15.8M in Q2, nearly half its daily users year-over-yearSocial game maker Zynga announced its second quarter financial results today, posting a $15.8 mil
Formed by executives hailing from Blizzard, Sony Online and Relic Entertainment, and backed by NCSoft in their first round of funding. Their first order of business should be a better web site.
Molten Games – New game studio, Molten Games, opens in San DiegoMolten Games [https://web.archive.org/web/20140219130134/http://www.moltengames.com/2013/06/hello-world/]
Former employees have reported th
Now this is a kickstarter I can get behind.
But if the loudest voices in the Call of Duty “community” act like an angry mob instead, guess how the entire world views Call of Duty?
While the majority of gamers don’t act this way, they are often times the ones most heard. It’s also why the gaming community can’t be taken as a whole so often. It’s that angry mob mentality that is the first to stand out to any non or even casual gamer. I was turned off of League of Legends for this very reason. While most may be nice people to play with,
In Wake of Atari’s bankruptcy auction, Master of Orion and Total Annihilation managed to get snapped up by Wargaming, with Rebellion Interactive grabbing Moonbase Commander and Battlezone, and Stardock bought Star Control. Interesting to note that Chris Taylor, designer behind Total Annihilation works at Gas Powered Games, which was acquired by Wargaming earlier this year.
I never followed Gamespot when I was younger, so I never really knew who people like Ryan Davis or Jeff Gerstmann were. It wasn’t until 5 years ago during GiantBomb’s inception that I began to take notice.
For those five years Ive been a fan, not just of GiantBomb, but of Ryan Davis as well. Every Pax I would always make a point to catch their panels. I even had the opportunity of meeting him once. Our encounter was brief. I doubt he would even remember me, but I’ll never forget him. While sim