Game guru Sid Meier explains gamer psychology

Sid Meier knows how gamers think. He has been making hit games such as Civilization for decades. Today at the Game Developers Conference, he shared his insights on gamer psychology and how he has had to change his assumptions about how players behave. More often than not, he said, players just don’t act logically.

Square Enix launches its epic Final Fantasy XIII with an epic party

Square Enix knows how to do epic video games and big parties. Tonight, the Japanese company threw its launch party for Final Fantasy XIII, a huge release for the U.S. console game market that goes on sale Tuesday. The launch party itself, housed in a grand theater in San Francisco, showed that video games are serious business, with as much pomp and circumstance as the red carpet launch of a movie like Avatar.