As the gamification industry continues to grow, it looks to game designers for help and advice.
Recently i have started thinking about my future and what i want to do with my life. My answer was clear and simple i dont effing know. My entire life the only thing i have been passionate about is gaming yes im a nerd i know. So i thought why dont i become a video game journalist or youtuber but my negative side said the market is so oversaturated that noone will pay attention and you will be wasting your time. My friend convinced me to post something on reddit asking people what i should do (http://www.reddit.com/r/gaming/comments/vs87e/person_searching_for_a_career_in_video_gaming/). I have decided that i will attempt to pursue this career path so i can be happy. I enjoy any game i can get my hands on especially sandbox RPGs so in a short while i will start posting articles here, on reddit and videos on youtube. My youtube account name is Fatboysoapmakersinc. so once i start producing videos come by and check them out and leave comments. If you have any other ideas for my career feel free to leave comments and contact me via youtube or Gmail or whatever.
Editor’s Pick Will the red ocean strategy work for Zynga? The sharks are in the water as the social game giant goes head-on against competitors.
For much of this year, the number of downloads in the Apple App Store has dropped, and the cost of acquiring new users — the basic marketing that developers do in order to get people to buy apps or virtual goods — has been going up. But developers got a little relief in the month of May, according to indices tracked by mobile ad firm Fiksu.
I’m going to come right out and say it; it’s time for Nintendo to hang it up in the hardware department and focus on software. Sure, they started the motion control phase of gaming (for better or worse) with the Wii. But even that was arguably outdone by the two gorillas in the gaming hardware room with the Kinect and Move. Now they are on the cusp of releasing their next piece of “revolutionary” hardware with the Wii U. While the two screen idea is certainly a neat concept, it’s ultimately a gimmick that will lure in the curious but pass by the majority of gamers. Why do we need Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition? That game came out a year ago and played just fine on two other consoles and PC without a second screen to manage one’s inventory. It’s more of a forced edition to a game in order sell a piece of hardware. Sure ZombieU might be interesting and make some fun use of the second screen but is it really something that couldn’t have been accomplished on a single screen? Especially when one considers the size and quality of most people’s gaming screen these days.
A clever fan has recreated the intense “Truck Ambush” trailer from Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us in Little Big Planet 2.
Delaware authorized online gambling today, as the state Senate approved a bill by a 14-6 vote to allow online betting in the state.
We’d like to formally introduce our judges for the Who’s Got Game contest for the industry’s best game startup. They include:
Radical Entertainment, a 20-year-old game studio that recently made the Prototype 2 console game for Activision Publishing, has shut down.
In a major restructuring move, Sega closes offices in France, Germany, Spain, Australia, and the Netherlands while increasing focus on stronger IPs such as Sonic and Total War.
Indie releases represent a step toward a new era of gaming where Call of Duty doesn’t dominate the market, and bigger titles are created with the same love and passion as their less-mainstream counterparts.
Square Enix plans to launch its console-quality game Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light on the Google Chrome web browser this fall.
It's been an extremely rainy week. Apparently in Sweden, people have been advised to stay indoors, due to the high velocity winds and torrential flooding that can occur in these conditions. Here in southern Finland, we experienced relatively mild weather, yet still more rain in one day than has been received in the last few months.
Nintendo of America has hired Duncan Orrell-Jones as its new senior vice president of network business, a job that the company sorely needed to fill.
Heyzap, a startup with a mobile social gaming network, is announcing today a way for mobile game developers to reach its network of millions of users.
Dawnguard, the new downloadable content for the Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim manages to do something the main game tiptoed around: instilling a sense of urgency to complete the main story missions.
The Game Critics Awards is a group of a few dozen leading game publications that votes each year on the best games at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). This year, I was one of the 34 judges for the awards, and here’s both the results of the voting and my own votes.
Halo, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Final Fantasy XIII, and more are given the retro treatment in this gallery.
Yodo1, a Beijing-based mobile gaming platform, announced today that it has received $2 million from ChangYou Fund to “accelerate” distribution of Western iOS and Android titles in the rapidly growing Chinese market.
Pokémon is a series of games that tasks players with catching them all. Katamari is a series that requires you to roll things into a giant ball. So when you combine them together, you have to…roll them all? Sure, why not? Let's do exactly at. I'm sure the results will be amusing.
Adding aesthetics to games at the expense of the gameplay is too much to ask. Don’t know how valid these more “artistic” games really are?
Zynga Partners for Mobile already shows promise with its wide variety of games and genres.
Epic Games is a developer famous for making technically proficient shooters. However, the company’s most profitable game is an iOS title, Infinity Blade.
Valve releases the final installment of its “Meet the” video series for its multiplayer shooter Team Fortress 2. This time, it’s the Pyro’s time in the spotlight. Will we finally learn who’s behind the mask?
In response to Apple’s surging App Store games, Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony have added tablet platforms to their gaming consoles in ways that say a lot about their corporate philosophies. But do their value-added propositions actually add any value?