January 2008

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Nintendo reassures third-party publishers. There has been a lot of talk in the development community that only Nintendo can make money out of the Wii. Nintendo don’t want to lose third […]

Is the AAA games business doomed?

  The gold standard in the games industry is currently the AAA blockbuster console title. An investment of perhaps $10-20 million or even more from a big publisher on a big team over […]

The GTA IV hype machine

For Microsoft this is their biggest play in this generation’s war against Sony. They paid a lot of money ($50 million?) to get several episodes of exclusive content for the Xbox 360 version […]

Wii-itis

It is inevitable really. The Wii gesture controller can involve far more athleticism in gameplay than the joypads of non gesture interface gaming platforms. Add to that the addictive quality […]

Are we headed for free gaming?

  The internet allows so much competition for everything that prices drop to zero. When I was young rich kids had an Encyclopedia Britannica at home which cost a lot […]

Electronic Arts pushes ad-backed video games. This is important stuff, the business model for boxed PC games is broken because of piracy. So now EA are giving Battlefield Heroes away […]

Game industry management

  I have covered this subject on here before but recent events have brought it once more into focus. Basically the history of management in the British video game industry is a […]