Posts Tagged ‘Opinion’
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
How Much Gaming Can You Do With Your Steam Machine?
The Steam Machines have been announced! Rejoice! Gabe Newel came down from the mountain with his tablets announcing a wide range of hardware running SteamOS. For a few hundred dollars (or 6000, depending on your needs), you can enjoy PC gaming in your living room! Except of course, you can’t play that many games. As […]
No one pays $60 to go to a funeral
Just how real is “realistic” and more importantly how realistic do you want it, if video games are a form of entertainment then shouldn’t their primary purpose be to entertain? Specifically I’m talking about military based FPS titles, Gamespot writer Tom McShea penned an 800 word article based on his findings at last year’s E3 […]
The Russian Game Market: Glory to the Motherland
In this latest international installment we’ll take a stroll down memory lane on a visit I took to Russia 10 years ago to collect texture references and level design ideas for the game Shadow Ops: Red Mercury. I don’t have any insight in the current state of the Russian game market. Save, that I love […]
The Mexican Game Market: An Overlooked Industry
In my last article, we proved Spock wrong, as in fact Nixon was not the only person who could go to China. Today, we will look at gaming in a different part of the world: South of the Border (South of the US anyway). I was in Mexico this Spring giving a series of lectures […]
Xbox One pulls a 180: The Good and the Bad.
Fans’ anger, and the heavy amount of criticism aimed at Microsoft for the past weeks, has officially cracked the giant, into reconsidering its policies and strategies of its upcoming flagship console: The Xbox One. Initially, as a short recap, the Redmond based group announced back at E3, that the market for used games would be […]