E3 2016: Towards a new videogame generation?
While Sony dominated pretty much the media battle through a well oiled and orchestrated program for their conference, E3 2016 will nonetheless be marked by the new announcements of PlayStation and Xbox. Both console builders are already prepping consumers and publishers for future consoles which are technically not so new, initiating a new way to conduct technological […]
The cult of Super Smash Bros.
Alongside Super Mario, Legend of Zelda, Mario Kart and Pokémon, Super Smash Bros. is now becoming the fifth major Nintendo license, one of those able to sell consoles with their name alone. This year, it was with Super Smash Bros. for Wii U that the Japanese giant played its Christmas strategy on their home console, […]
Thinking Big On Customer Obsession: The Business Case for an Amazon ISP
The current ISP market in the US is hindering consumption of digital media. The time is ripe for Amazon to launch its own ISP. Such a service, while not as PR friendly as Drones, should be higher priority than Drones as it has greater capacity to change the landscape and improve costumer experience. The Problem: […]
How to Survive The Impending App-ocalypse
Today is a great time to run an App Store. There has never been such a constant flow of high quality content at such consumer friendly prices. This flood of content has been made possibly by a perfect storm of events that have removed most of the previous Barriers to Entry that some would argue […]
The rise of the Western games in Japan
Back on September 11th, Destiny was released in Japan, 3 days after its Western release. Bungie and Activision’s newest title has sold nearly 140,000 copies within its first week, combining the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 versions according to data from Famitsu, even enabling Sony’s newest console to get a little boost, seeing sales go […]
Episodic games: A new trend?
While Telltale Games just unleashed Tales from Borderlands and Game of Thrones, the pioneer of episodic adventure games might be the studio we all know for this genre, but is finally being joined a new ones. A gold rush as modest as rigorous, is this going to be the newest trend for the videogames of […]
eSport for dummies
This article is pretty much related to, though for those that do not know me, I moved around in the gaming industry from a mere journalist, to a PR for nine different publisher (you can read more about What it’s really like to be a Videogame PR). Earlier this year, I joined a new venture […]
Welcome To The New VGP: Improved Site, Enhanced Interactivity, Ads-free.
Right in time for one of the biggest releases of this year – Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs – we at VGP decided to enhance your experience and switch to a new improved site, with enhanced interactivity, better search engine, and as always Ads-free. With unbiased content and a veteran gaming editorial voice, combined with a sleek HTML5 enriched look, better functionality, […]
Collector Editions: Are they worth it anymore?
Collector Editions… They are desirable, huge boxes containing so many goodies that the discs themselves get lost in it. Collector editions are aimed for the wealthy players or fans that are willing to go to the point of selling a kidney to get them. In this 2014 ultra-competitive market for video games, collector editions have […]
Do Game Developers Have an Ethical Responsibility to Players?
Most people on social media have heard about the rage-inducing mobile game Flappy Birds and the developer’s surprising decision to take it down. For those of you that don’t know, Flappy Birds was a ridiculously simple phone game where you had to guide a little bird through openings in the Super Mario Bros pipes. And […]