Remedy adds former Epic president Mike Capps and F-Secure’s Christian Fredriksson to its board.
BioShock Infinite has huge potential for great downloadable content. These are the most likely possibilities.
Game developers love using celebrities’ likenesses to shape their heroes and villains. Check out these 21 examples.
It doesn’t matter how closely you follow the news or how often you refresh your browser; some companies can still manage to catch the gaming public completely unaware. Here are some of our picks for the biggest surprises of 2012.
Death Rally is a foot in the door for digital games at Remedy Entertainment. Maybe its next big thing will be a mobile game?
If you were looking for more evidence that everything is a remix, we’ve found it.
Fact: Max Payne shoots more rockets out of the air than Nathan Drake falls off of stuff.
Alan Wake was one of the best games of 2010, in my opinion. But it never got the recognition because it was overshadowed by the hit game Red Dead Redemption. Now the franchise will get a second chance with its sequel, Alan Wake: American Nightmare, unveiled tonight at the Spike TV Video Game Awards.
Game publishers aren’t thrilled that video game sales are down 5 percent year to date. But for gamers, it’s been an awesome year because 2010 saw the debut of some of the best games ever made. From skinning cougars in Red Dead Redemption to shooting birds at pigs in Angry Birds, there was never a dull moment. The year’s biggest hits drew huge numbers of gamers much like the opening weekends of blockbuster movies, redefining the definition of a blockbuster game far beyond a mere 1 million units sold. If there was any weakness in the year, it was that the middle thinned out, with games falling into either the blockbuster bucket or the dud bucket.
U.S. retail video game sales fell 5 percent in May after a big slump in April. The launch of two blockbusters — Take-Two Interactive’s Red Dead Redemption (pictured above) and Nintendo’s Super Mario Galaxy 2 — weren’t enough to lift sales above last year’s relatively weak May numbers.
The year is almost halfway done, and video game publishers will be announcing a whole new slate of games at the E3 Expo starting June 13. So this is a good time to assess the best games of the year so far. We’re lucky to have such a great slate of titles to choose from, since game publishers are finally catching on to the strategy of releasing games in off season. As usual, the bestseller lists don’t tell the whole story about innovation in video games.
Here’s our roundup of the week’s tech business news. First, the most popular stories VentureBeat published in the last seven days:
I can picture Sam Lake, the man who wrote the story behind the great new video game Alan Wake, struggling over the plot and game for almost six years. Lake sat in the darkness in a cabin by a lake, trying to get over his writer’s block and bring his story to a conclusion. And in the story he came up with clearly carried some of his own experiences in it.