Video Games: An Industry in Flux [INFOGRAPHIC] Video games aren't going anywhere. But where and how we play them has shifted dramatically in recent years, thanks in large part to the smartphone explosion. Sales of physical media are down after a peak in 2008 -- no surprise there. But despite the proliferation of apps and digital delivery systems like Steam, Xbox Live Arcade and the PlayStation Network, discs still drive the majority of the industry's revenue, and consoles remain strong. But tides are slowly turning.
Rickie Fowler on cover of Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 | Video Games Guide Rickie Fowler and Rory McIlroy will accompany Tiger Woods in Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13, in the American and European version, respectably. Well, it may only be 2011, but it’s never too early to talk about a 2013 video game! Young Rickie Fowler was voted by fans to be on the cover of “Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13″ alongside Woods himself. The vote was was very close, 52% to 48% in favor of Fowler against Bubba Watson.
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Emerging markets will spend billions on games this year Gamers are expected to spend billions of dollars in emerging markets this year such as Brazil, Mexico and Russia, according to market researcher Newzoo, based in Amsterdam. Newzoo’s data shows that gaming is spreading rapidly around the globe, thanks to online play, mobile games, and new ways to pay for games such as free-to-play games with micro-transactions. In Brazil, gamers are expected to spend $2 billion on games in 2011. Online and mobile gaming accounts for 68 percent of time spent gaming and 51 percent of spending. “Brazil is leading Western countries when it comes to the popularity of new game platforms and business models,” said Newzoo chief executive Peter Warman.
Japanese Engineers Enter First Robot Into Ironman Triathlon
Another week, another opportunity to dive into the data accumulated by the GDEX! This is where we make your social chatter matter by compiling the content and creating metrics to make sense of all the noise. So, which games are seeing an uptick in social buzz and which games can benefit from a bit more interaction? UNCHARTED 3: Drake’s Deception™ Special Coming to Spike TV
January 15th 2014, 6:00 am PT Xbox One “Titanfall” Limited Edition Wireless Controller Today we’re announcing the Xbox One “Titanfall” Limited Edition Wireless Controller.
My family has a games closet. Inside you’ll find a few decks of cards, two decades’ worth of board games and a Twister mat for those times when we’re feeling limber. Playing games is a great way for us to spend quality time with each other (and a little healthy competition never hurt anyone either). Today we’re adding games to Google+. With the Google+ project, we want to bring the nuance and richness of real-life sharing to the web. Games in Google+: fun that fits your schedule
Game Developers Conference | February 28-March 4, 2011 | Moscone Convention Center | San Francisco, California
Next-generation consoles won't arrive in 2012 "or the year after", reckons Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim director Todd Howard. Zoom When asked by PSM3 magazine how long he thinks we'll have to wait for successors to PS3 and Xbox 360, Howard said he thinks "consumers are happy" with current hardware. No PS4, Xbox 720 before 2014, says Skyrim boss
So you think exercise is an excruciating test of willpower over the drudgery of treadmills, crowded gyms and sweaty t-shirts? So do we! That’s why we need Rundercover, a thrilling interactive audio-game. Or, how a Swiss startup starts out to make your outdoor exercises more fun and rewarding. In the mobile app “Rundercover”, you as the runner become the hero of an epic secret agent story. Through various interactions, such as jumps, speed-ups and…
Marketwatch just ran an interesting article that quoted Eric Schmidt on the current winners and losers in the technology market. Describing Google as one of a “gang of four” that also includes Apple, Amazon and Facebook, I believe he’s accurately captured the core companies that are the driving force behind consumer technology. Microsoft, When they were the Rebels Why isn’t Microsoft in the list? When did Microsoft lose its way?
Jon Radoff's Internet Wonderland
Casual Connect Seattle: July 19 - 21, 2011 Smartphones & Tablets Mobile devices offer the perfect platform for casual games. But do not take our word for it, the proof is in the phenomenal sales for casual games on the iOS and Android devices. Join us for our mobile track to hear all about mobile games, platforms and app monetization. Rise of Free-To-Play Free-to-Play games have spread from PC/Web/Social networks to Mobile platforms and consoles. Find out what's waiting for developers who switch from Premium to Freemium, and what are the specifics of F2P game design and monetization. Join us for sessions covering all these topics and more.
ESPN Releases Social Game for Sports Fans on Facebook