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Got An Indie Game? Guess Who May Want To Publish It.

Right now, there are probably several hundred firms and individuals developing indie games for various systems. While many of these games, no matter how good they are, will never see the light of day, more of them than normal might...

What's Killing Xbox 360 Sales?

It may not surprise too many to hear, but despite the fact that, not too long ago, the Xbox 360 was seeing some pretty impressive holiday sales, the overall sales of the device are down. It's a pretty safe bet...

Don't Look Now, Xbox, You're Not Alone

E3 may still be just under half a year out, but we're already starting to get in plenty of news in terms of the next generation of console technology that's likely to make an appearance out at the next round...

Early Word Emerges On Xbox 720 Specs

Now here we go!  Finally! Finally we're getting some advance word about the upcoming next generation of consoles and what we're getting is looking very interesting indeed. Sure, it's not all sunshine and roses, but the word emerging today about...

CES 2013: Microsoft's IllumiRoom Makes Games Huge & Immersive

Perhaps one of the most sought after effects in all of gaming is immersion, that feeling of being "in the world" in which gaming is happening. Feeling like you're "there", losing hours as part of this larger experience. But something...

Xi3 & Valve Show Off A System For Steam's Big Picture

With CES 2013 in full swing, there's a new development making the rounds out in beautiful Las Vegas. With Ultra HD and a variety of other home entertainment technologies being shown off, one of the biggest developments is just for...

How Will Android Impact The Console Wars?

I know everyone's looking, with no small enthusiasm, toward E3 and the likely release of some new console systems, but one system in particular is shaping up to be a bigger destabilizing element than anything, and it likely doesn't have...

Gaming's 2013: What To Watch For

Welcome to 2013, everybody, and with the dawn of 2013 comes a whole lot of new possibilities in gaming that few have even considered. Everything's looking a lot more real now that it's measurable in terms of months instead of...

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,...

Has Google Already Predicted The Winner Of The Next Generation Console War?

Just recently, we were wondering what happened to all the rumors in the next generation console war. Well, one didn't slip out today, but there's a report in Venture Beat suggesting that Google may already know who the big winner...

Next Gen Gaming: Where Are The Leaks?

Not surprisingly, anticipation around the next generation of consoles is getting downright thick. With the Wii U now in play, the next generation has been officially kicked off, so wondering what Sony and Microsoft have in mind is on a...

An Xbox Game With Hourly Rates?

I've seen plenty of different pricing models for games. From full retail to DLC pricing to indie fare that costs pennies to free demos, but with the appearance of a new Karaoke game, Microsoft may well have crossed the weird...

What Unexpected Device Tops Kids' Gaming Wish List?

A recent Nielsen study had a little something unexpected for those looking to shop for gaming hardware this Christmas, as an unusual device currently ranks tops on the list. Just what is this device that kids are clamoring for for...

What Does The Xbox World Report Mean For Gaming?

For those currently unaware, Xbox World magazine--one of the major print sources of Xbox information--is about to go out of print come December 12. But before they fold up, they look to release a whole lot of information about the...

Will Future Consoles Be Loss Leaders?

A common marketing move--and price is one of the most important factors in marketing--is to establish what's called a loss leader, a product specifically priced below market value in a bid to get buyers in the door in order to...

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...

Three Ways The Microsoft Xbox 720 Can Win Next-Generation Glory

I was reading an article over at Gamasutra--it's not hard to enjoy the stuff coming out of that site, especially if you follow gaming and gaming business news--and they had a nice big article on how to handle the next...

Why Microsoft's MyAchievements Program Is Just A Good Start

A bit negative, I know, but this is one of those things that really needs to be said. The view, at least from here, is that Microsoft's newly-minted MyAchievements program really isn't going to do much good for Microsoft, at...

Will The Xbox Entertainment Bundle Make Microsoft A Full Entertainment Solution?

Recently I got a good look at the specs on the Xbox 360 Entertainment Bundle, which came available on Amazon recently. The bundle is set to offer up an Xbox 360 console with four gigs of storage, a three month...

Will Sony's Day 1 Digital Program Change The Way You Buy Games?

Before we segue into the actual explanation of what that headline means, let's just go right ahead and answer the question: it might. The problem here is that there is no definitive answer as it will depend on a variety...

Are Video Game Shows Dying Out?

The status of E3 has been known for some time. Many have questioned if PAX--the Penny Arcade Expo--is taking the place of E3 sufficient for it to be the new E3. E3 has been rapidly falling off from its previous...

Will Nancy Tellum Tell Microsoft How To Put New Life In The 360?

Microsoft Studios recently made a new hire in the form of Nancy Tellem, former CBS television executive, likely with an eye toward keeping up the continuing expansion of the Xbox 360 from a pure gaming machine into a full-on complete...

How Gaming Can Save The Microsoft Surface

Chances are that headline alone has taken some by surprise, especially those who didn't think the Microsoft Surface actually needed saving in the first place. Well, based on some earlier remarks from Steve Ballmer, it's looking like the Microsoft Surface...

Xbox 360 Launches Election Hub--Makes Perfect Sense

It may come as a surprise to at least a few gamers out there, but the launch of the Xbox 360 Election Hub is now up and active. But will anyone be paying attention? There are actually good reasons to...

Is Microsoft Plotting MMO Entry?

Unexpected bit of news--and it's extremely early-stage stuff, so expect speculation to be rampant on this one--as Microsoft puts in a trademark on the name "Galactic Reign". What is Galactic Reign? What does it mean? And does it mark a...
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