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The release of “Titanfall” on the Xbox One was regarded by many as a big move for Microsoft; the launch of this title was going to either make or break the Xbox One, at least in the short term. Though...

Product Placement, YouTube, And the Win-Win For Gamers

The idea of paying for promotional consideration in online videos these days has become something of a cause celebre, particularly in recent days. No matter what side of the issue one lands on—and there's plenty of room for debate here—there...

The Next Generation Of Console Wars May Get Crowded

Right now, with the newest generation of the console wars in place, it's looking like a two-horse race. Sony and Microsoft are dueling for the hardcore gamer market while Nintendo doesn't seem to be doing much of anything but waiting...

Freemium and Premium On One Console?

Just before we all tuck in to a monster Thanksgiving feed of turkey, assorted vegetables, and both stuffing and potatoes in one shot—not to mention dessert, seriously, don't mention dessert. I actually picked up a cherry cordial chocolate cake for...

Gaming May Get A Bigger Boost From Tech Than Expected

New word out of GamesBeat 2013 is heavily into technology, as everything from augmented reality to game development is making an appearance and being hashed over as the show frantically looks for the next big trends to come in gaming....

Battlefield 4: Use The Past To Tap The Future

It's not unheard of in the gaming world to see the events of the past influence the future, at least on some level. But the past is looking to come back in a big way with Battlefield 4, and the...

New Word About EA's Star Wars Plans

Just yesterday there was some exciting news emerging that DICE L.A, an offshoot of DICE Sweden, would be focusing completely on Star Wars games as part of the new license between EA and Disney. As it turned out, that wasn't...

EA's 2014 Fiscal Year Seems Short On Star Wars

Strange developments are emerging as Electronic Arts (EA) staged an investor call to talk developments for fiscal year 2014, which runs from April 2013 to March 2014. EA took a look at several titles to emerge in said fiscal year,...

Xbox 720 Announcement May Come In, Well, May. Maybe.

A new report from Colin Sebastian, an analyst with Robert W. Baird, suggests that we may be seeing the last entry in the console wars' next generation in the next few weeks. While the report may not come off as...

Sony Might Get The Drop On Microsoft After All....

A bizarre, disturbing, yet thoroughly plausible scenario popped up in my field of vision earlier today. It started as so many scenarios do, with a tweet. That tweet, meanwhile, kicked off a cascade effect that stands to alter the next...

What's So Strange About Star Wars: The Old Republic's Planet Makeb?

A lot of people have been enjoying the Star Wars MMO, "Star Wars: The Old Republic". But one particular enhancement, and one particular point in that enhancement, in one particular expansion is making a whole lot of trouble for EA...

Who's The Last Game Company On The NASDAQ 100?

An unusual development recently cropped up as the NASDAQ did its annual reshuffling of the deck, removing several names to bring in several other new names to its NASDAQ 100 listing. One major name was tossed out of the deck,...

Social Gaming's Biggest Failing? Not Enough Social

Social gaming is something of a strange beast these days. While there are more than a few people out there waiting for the inevitable collapse of social gaming in favor of mobile gaming, one point seems to be lacking in...

Are Consoles Doomed?

Strange question to kick off with, but there's a reason to start with this. Trip Hawkins, the man who founded EA, brought out during an interview with IGN the principle that the console market, the very market that EA had...

Why The EA Coupon Glitch May Be A Blessing In Disguise

It's been making the rounds of late that EA recently made a fairly substantial mistake with a recent coupon code that resulted in easily thousands of games being given away. But while more than a few are laughing at EA's...

Did Zynga & Relativity Media Just Shift A Paradigm When No One Was Looking?

Earlier today, I got word about a new promotion, in which Relativity Media was getting together with recently beleagued games firm Zynga to promote both a movie and a video game at the same time. This combination made me take...

Zynga COO Jumps Ship--Trouble Ahead?

In general, there are things you don't want to hear, especially when it comes to a company that's recently launched an IPO. "Lawsuit" is one of them. "Investigation" is another. Today, Zynga seems to have landed another key point when...