Posts Tagged Industry
Scottish games industry valued at £0 in new government report
The British government has released a new report on the Scottish economy, in which it claims that its videogame industry has a value of precisely £0.
Report: Vivendi still looking to sell Activision Blizzard; Sony not interested, Microsoft haggling price
Media powerhouse Vivendi is still looking to get rid of its majority €8 billion stake in Activision Blizzard, a “credible source” claims.
Valve is entering the hardware market
After various rumours and the odd leaked screenshot and document, it seems that Valve really are now entering the hardware market.
Cross-platform play is not going to happen, says Fifa 13 producer
Still living in hope that one day you’ll be able to play games across platform?
Kickstarter and similar pose no threat to publishers, says Charles Cecil
Some commentators have said that crowd-funding sources such as Kickstarter marks the beginning of the end for the traditional publisher.
Most big budget games “forget about the gameplay,” says indie dev
Innovation, in both a positive and negative sense, it’s something of a buzzword in the videogame industry right now.
Publishers take the risk, so it’s fair they get the bulk of profits, says Revolution head
Revolution Software managing director and co-founder, and Broken Sword creator, Charles Cecil believes that it’s fair that publishers take the “lion’s share” of profits when they’re the ones taking the risk by fronting the development costs.
The games to convince you about Vita are coming, says Sony
Many players, publishers and developers have – publicly, or in private – written Sony’s PS Vita handheld off as an expensive mistake and a big missed opportunity.
Take-Two not happy with Max Payne 3 & Spec Ops: The Line sales
Sales of Max Payne 3 and Spec Ops: The Line have not met the expectations of Take-Two.
EA’s Origin double its users number in 3 months… or does it?
According to EA, their Origin digital distribution service now has over 21 million registered users.
Updated Steam user agreement prevents you filing class-action lawsuits
Class-action lawsuits and drawn out and expense, which is why Valve has decided to edit the Steam subscriber agreement to make it impossible for users of the digital distribution service to file them.
Darksiders dev planning on making a FPS?
Vigil Games, the developer behind the Darksiders series and former-MMO Warhammer 40K: Dark Millennium, is advertising for a new senior gameplay programmer.
Bioshock dev wants to hire you if you’ve got an 85% on Metacritic
Are you a developer looking for a new job? Want to be part of Irrational Games, the studio behind BioShock?
Mass Effect movie to be based on first game, script finished
It seems that the script for the Mass Effect movie is finished.
‘Consoles are dead’ idea amuses Xbox creator
Seamus Blackley, the man who put forward the idea of Microsoft entering the games console market, has expressed his amusement with the idea that the console market is going the way of the Dodo.
THQ avoid Nasdaq delisting, recovery continues
THQ is going through some rough times right now, but today it has received some much needed good news.
Dedicated PES studio opening in London, aims to keep series “fresh & exciting”
Konami has officially announced that it will be opening a new studio in London that will be dedicated to keeping the Pro Evolution Soccer franchise “fresh and exciting”.
Former EA Canada head hired as THQ production executive
THQ president Jason Rubin has hired Ron Moravek as the publisher’s executive vice president of production.
Silent Hill: Downpour studio could be shut down
Following work on Silent Hill: Downpour, Czech studio Vatra Games is at risk of being closed down.
Lack of new consoles mean customers are getting bored, says Ubisoft
Yves Guillemot, chief exec of Ubisoft, has said that the longer than usual console life cycle we’re currently experiencing has resulted in the publisher being “penalised” and customers getting “bored”.
Limbo not on PlayStation because Sony wanted full IP rights
Playdead decided not to release the brilliant Limbo on Sony platforms because Sony wanted full rights to the IP, confirmed Sony Computer Entertainment’s Pete Smith at last week’s Develop conference.
Russian hacker lets you get Apple in-app purchases for free, thanks CSR Racing
A Russian hacker has figured out a way to get in-app purchases on iPhone and iPad for free, and it doesn’t involve jailbreaking your device.
Long console generation is biggest mistake Sony and Microsoft have ever made, believes Square Enix
Julien Merceron, Square Enix’s worldwide director of technology, believes that the current generation of consoles has gone on much too long.
MMO market is as big as it’s ever going to be, says Pachter
Speaking earlier today at the Evolve conference in Brighton, videogame analyst for Wedbush Securities, has stated his belief that the MMO market is as big as it’s ever going to get.
Steam chart topped by Arma II and Civilization V
Valve has released their latest Steam chart figures, detailing the most downloaded items for the week ending 6 July.
Super slim PS3 to be announced at Gamescom – rumour
Reports suggest that Sony is intending to announce a new PlayStation 3 model at next month’s Gamescom.
Harvest Moon creator attacks games that are all “the same”
Yasuhiro Wada, creator of the Harvest Moon series, has launched an attack on the fact that there is not enough variety in the games industry.
EU court determines that gamers are allowed to resell digital games
The European Union’s Court of Justice has rules that publishers have no legal right to prevent people from reselling digital games that they have purchased.