Archive for category: games

How to Crack China: Ubisoft Lifts the Lid on its Asian Experiment
/ June 22, 2015 2:53 pm
How to Crack China: Ubisoft Lifts the Lid on its Asian Experiment

Gamesindustry.biz reports "The Chinese games industry has always left most of the major western publishers dumbfounded, and the nation's appetite for smartphone games, typically dominated by Android, has grown from a curious sideshow to the iOS led industry in Europe and North America to one of the main drivers behind the smartphone scene today.". Read More

EA Mobile believes that brands are only half of the answer in mobile games
/ June 22, 2015 2:45 pm
EA Mobile believes that brands are only half of the answer in mobile games

VentureBeat reports "Bill Mooney is the senior vice president and general manager at EA Mobile, and reports directly to Electronic Arts’ chief executive Andrew Wilson. That tells you how important mobile gaming has become to the video game giant.". Read More

It’s time for game financing to catch up with distribution
/ June 22, 2015 2:29 pm
It’s time for game financing to catch up with distribution

Gamesindustry.biz reports "[The industry] gave indies and developers an opportunity to reach consumers directly and sell their art directly but we never gave them the ability to get financing. This is what we're doing here.". Read More

Big names talk mobile tactics, Nintendo’s dilemma
/ June 18, 2015 3:24 pm
Big names talk mobile tactics, Nintendo’s dilemma

Gamesindustry.biz reports "The developers also discussed the importance of visual fidelity in games. Iribe jumped on the topic first, saying that great graphics are crucial for the future of virtual reality games, but less so for something like a mobile game, where there's not much screen real estate for hyper-detailed visuals and the emphasis is more on how players control and interact with the games.". Read More

Fumito Ueda’s new studio, genDESIGN, surfaces
/ June 17, 2015 4:35 pm
Fumito Ueda’s new studio, genDESIGN, surfaces

Gamesindustry.biz reports "Fumito Ueda has gone public with his new studio, genDESIGN, after The Last Guardian's reappearance at E3, with a fairly bare bones website featuring concept art from the much delayed PlayStation project.". Read More

Nickelodeon Launches Multi-Platform Offerings Across Middle East
/ June 17, 2015 4:30 pm
Nickelodeon Launches Multi-Platform Offerings Across Middle East

Variety reports "Nickelodeon is making a play for digital savvy Middle East viewers with the launch of an on-demand service on via OSN Play, the online TV catch-up service on OSN, the Middle East and North Africa region’s leading pay-TV player, and also via a mobile-friendly Nickelodeon Arabia website.". Read More

Sony’s Online TV Service Expands to Los Angeles, San Francisco
/ June 16, 2015 12:32 pm
Sony’s Online TV Service Expands to Los Angeles, San Francisco

Variety reports "To help drive PlayStation owners to the service, Sony said it will offer discounts to members of its PlayStation Plus subscription service – and, starting in July, will offer a la carte channels nationwide, letting members subscribe to individual channels – including Showtime and Fox Soccer Plus — without purchasing a multichannel bundle.". Read More

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