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Nokia and the New Age of Misconvergence

Nokia and the New Age of Misconvergence The Boss is not one to befuddle easily. In his long career as an executive-gnawing media critic of pop culture, Web and games, he can usually back engineer most bad media properties to understand where and how good intentions went off track. But his nibs must admit total […]

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Multiplayer Online Games: Let in the Cannibals

Multiplayer Online Games: Let in the Cannibals Paid subscriptions to massively multiplayer online games may be leveling off in recent months even as the market gears up for some major new releases later in the year. The latest release of Bruce Sterling Woodcock’s tracking of MMOG active subscribers among the major game worlds suggests that […]

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User Input: Respond by May 5

User Input: Respond by May 5 With Nintendo admitting to very disappointing GameCube sales in 2002, how will your company adjust its own plans for publishing on the GC platform in the next year? 1. Will decrease our previously planned output of GC titles. 2. Will increase our previously planned output of GC titles. 3. […]

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Will Handheld Software Be the Growth Center?

Will Handheld Software Be the Growth Center? In the recently released Toy & Video Game Industry Primer for investors, U.S. Bancorp Piper Jaffray and its key analyst for the sector Anthony Gikas predict only modest growth in software revenues off the major platforms over the next few years, with a fall-off occurring for console games […]

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Somewhere, Out There: IPTV Goes After Cable

Somewhere, Out There: IPTV Goes After Cable Imagine an in-house media ecosystem where PCs, game consoles, PDAs, phones, broadband connections and TV are all integrated into a single network of devices that communicate across one another. “If you are watching TV at 8 pm and receive a phone call, you get that caller’s ID on […]

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GameOn NY: Are We Ready for a Consumer Game Expo?

GameOn NY: Are We Ready for a Consumer Game Expo? It’s been tried before, and many of us cringe while recalling past attempts to create consumer expos for games, such as the canceled Ultimate Gamers Expo of last summer and the disastrous Cyber X Games at CES in Las Vegas last January, where organizers actually […]

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Disc Dupers Ramping Up for More DVD

Disc Dupers Ramping Up for More DVD Disc replication opportunities in the PC and console-based videogame market are rapidly expanding, according to attendees at this year’s E3. While much of the market remains tied up by exclusive contracts, the outlook is promising as PC-based DVD-ROM takes hold and the upcoming Sony handheld teases the market […]

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Chris Crawford Strikes Back: It’s the Story, Stupid

Chris Crawford Strikes Back: It’s the Story, Stupid After more than a decade in self-exile from mainstream game development, Chris Crawford (Balance of Power, Eastern Front) returns to the fray this season with the publication of Chris Crawford on Game Design (49.99, New Riders), an instructive romp through his own career of game-making. Along the […]

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Chrysler’s ‘Race the Pros’: Games Can Sell Cars

Chrysler’s ‘Race the Pros’: Games Can Sell Cars Gaming took center stage at Jupiter Media’s Advertising Forum in New York City in early August as Chrysler VP of Marketing Jeff Bell crowed about the power of advergaming in his keynote address. “The future is such that all marketing will be interactive,” Bell told the audience […]

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UK Sales Charts

UK Sales Charts Rank: 1 Last Week: 1 Game: Harry Potter: Prisoner of Azkaban Publisher: EA Platform Shares (in %): P2-62/GBA-11/PC-10/GC-9 Rank: 2 Last Week: 2 Game: UEFA Euro 2004 Portugal Publisher: EA Platform Shares (in %): P2-81%/XB-15%/PC-4% Rank: 3 Last Week: 7 Game: Need for Speed Underground Publisher: EA Platform Shares (in %): P2-65%/XB-15%/GC-14%/GBA-3% […]