When Dr Tanya Byron published her investigation into the use of videogames...
The enemy soldier flanking you, the grenade just lobbed your way, you accept them because they are meant to simulate how such opponents would act in reality. Good A.I. copes with your good decisions and exploits your mistakes.
Despite having released the game 3 months ago, the Funcom team had set up shop this year right in the heart of the Messe. They had a wonderfully crafted castle-like hub, complete with a stage, demo booths and of course scantily clad women.
First held in 2002, the Leipzig Games Convention (or 'GC' if you're trendy) is generally considered one of the biggest games events in the world.
The role-playing genre has seen its ups and downs the past few years, but 2008 has paved way for a few clear cut answers to what the future holds for fans of the genre.
Beginning with the start of 2008, it’s evident to see that the RPG genre has heavily moved over to the handhelds. The Nintendo DS alone has seen close to 20 RPGs release on its platform and by the end of the year the count could be up to 35-40 RPGs. Overall, the Nintendo DS looks to be receiving more RPG support than it did in 2007 when it had a count close to 30 by the year’s end.
When it comes to the future of gaming, I am nervous. I am nervous because by the time it arrives I'm going to be older, hinged down with responsibilities that I don't have now, and pockets that will likely be nowhere near deep enough to afford the almost assuredly expensive systems that will replace those of the current generation.
In case you missed the EA press conference or want just the important parts of it, welcome to the EA press conference round up. Here we'll discuss all the things they touched upon, and slowly update the page to link to actual hands-on previews, interviews, or news. Also be sure to check out our full coverage page
for all E3 2008 news.
Grand Theft Auto is a series known for pushing the boundaries and taking flak from the media for doing so. Rockstar’s latest iteration of their Series, Grand Theft Auto IV, is the most robust, realistic and recently denounced.
PC gaming isn't dead yet, but it most certainly isn't alive as it once was. Plagued by piracy, and perhaps more so, by developer's obsession with preventing piracy, PC gaming has been on a gradual...
In the US, there are cheers from around the country. The latest Madden has been released. If American Football games aren’t your cup of tea, then maybe it’s the latest edition of NASCAR.
Right now, digital distribution of PC games is maybe 10% for most publishers. For us, digital distribution is already 40% of our game revenue despite having a game that’s in the top 10 best sellers at retail.
The first six months of 2008 have been undeniably great. We've seen the release of such anticipated hits as Super Smash Brothers Brawl, Grand Theft Auto IV and Metal Gear Solid 4.
Recently I was invited to the EA Community Summit for Red Alert 3. Before then, all we'd heard about the title was scraps and pieces. In fact, after the event there are even more questions to ask, and all attendants still know very little about the game.
However, in this two-part Red Alert 3 extravaganza, we're going to go over the intricacies of the designing of Red Alert 3. For two grueling, exciting and unforgettable days, EA made us keenly aware of what they're doing, looking to accomplish, and where they are aiming. I'm going to share just that.
Earlier this month, Epic Games teased Xbox 360 owners with some screenshots of the upcoming port of Unreal Tournament III. They failed to summon any interest.
In this last decade we've seen phenomenal technological advances in the computing industry, just imagine where we'll be in the next ten.
So I suppose I dislike shooters because as good as some of them can be in the story department, few tend to put enough effort into it to merit my time.