Entries in 'cycle' (19)

Call of Duty shifts to three-year development cycle

Call of Duty shifts to three-year development cycle

A response to Ghosts’ luke-warm reviews and sales declines? Or a reaction to the increased development needs of next-gen?

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 7th 2014 at 10:12AM in News
Ubisoft: Lack of new consoles has "penalised" us

Ubisoft: Lack of new consoles has "penalised" us

A second high-profile publisher figure has bemoaned the extended lifecycles of the Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 23rd 2012 at 10:10AM in News
GAME: 'Consumers want new hardware'

GAME: 'Consumers want new hardware'

Retail giant GAME says new hardware launches will take the games industry back to full strength.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 19th 2012 at 9:19AM in News
Former Activision exec calls for new consoles

Former Activision exec calls for new consoles

Xbox 360 is approaching its sixth birthday, and the Wii and PS3 their fifth. This is when a new console cycle would traditionally begin.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 24th 2011 at 1:05PM in News

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Riccitiello: The console cycle has gone forever

Riccitiello: The console cycle has gone forever

It may be the case that new hardware is in the works at both Sony and Microsoft, but EA CEO John Riccitiello thinks that the console cycle as we know ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 27th 2011 at 11:56AM in News
It starts here: Next Xbox talk begins

It starts here: Next Xbox talk begins

Though we won't know anything concrete for a long, long time to come, the very first roll of the dice on what will eventually become the next generation of console ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 8th 2011 at 8:35AM in News
Another five years for Xbox 360?

Another five years for Xbox 360?

“Who knows,” Xbox's UK and Ireland general manager Neil Thompson replied to MCV when we asked if the Xbox 360 can survive another five years on the market.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 14th 2010 at 11:16AM in News
Move/Kinect ‘won’t extend console cycle’

Move/Kinect ‘won’t extend console cycle’

The arrival of Kinect and Move this year does not mark the end of the traditional console hardware cycle, according to Ubisoft’s European MD Alain Corre.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 25th 2010 at 5:31PM in News

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OPINION: A new hardware cycle is coming

OPINION: A new hardware cycle is coming

A number of industry figures have expressed their belief that the games industry will not see another major new generation of consoles.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 10th 2010 at 6:49PM in News
McAfee bricks Windows XP PCs

McAfee bricks Windows XP PCs

An update to the popular McAfee anti-virus software has left many owners of PCs running Windows XP SP3 unable to use their machines.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 22nd 2010 at 11:53AM in News
Retailers ready for longer cycle

Retailers ready for longer cycle

The High Street has called for increased games hardware marketing from the industry if they are to really make the lengthier console generation work.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 15th 2010 at 4:12PM in News
FEATURE: The longer console lifecycle

FEATURE: The longer console lifecycle

Last year, Microsoft’s game software boss Phil Spencer offered a telling quote about the direction of the games industry to MCV.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 15th 2010 at 2:13PM in News

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Sony: PS3 will pass Xbox 360

Sony: PS3 will pass Xbox 360

The PS3 will eventually outsell Xbox 360 – that’s the prediction of PlayStation Network boss Peter Dille, who claims that Microsoft’s machine is unlikely to enjoy the same ten-year lifecycle ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 3rd 2010 at 10:34AM in News
Bach: Xbox not yet at mid-age

Bach: Xbox not yet at mid-age

As Xbox 360 enters its fifth year on the market in times past we would typically be bracing ourselves for the arrival of its successor – but Microsoft reckons that ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 12th 2010 at 1:27PM in News
Sony says 360 and Wii owners will ‘upgrade’ to PS3

Sony says 360 and Wii owners will ‘upgrade’ to PS3

Andrew House, the president of SCE Europe, has suggested that owners of current consoles such as Wii and Xbox 360 will ‘upgrade’ to a PS3 in an effort to keep ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 9th 2009 at 11:38AM in News
Microsoft: We won E3

Microsoft: We won E3

It’s not the twinning but the taking part that counts, right? Nope. How you win or lose something like E3 is hard to fathom, but the reaction to Microsoft’s conference ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 4th 2009 at 5:46PM in News

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Casual gaming to kill consoles

Casual gaming to kill consoles

Digital marketing site ClickZ has made a bold claim about the future of gaming by claiming that the games console is heading to extinction thanks to the rise of casual ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 10th 2008 at 3:12PM in News
Farrell: Hardware ‘cycle’ is no more

Farrell: Hardware ‘cycle’ is no more

Speaking at a US event entitled the Pacific Crest 10th Anniversary Technology Leadership Forum, THQ president and CEO Brian Farrell has stated that the traditional console cycle as we know ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 5th 2008 at 1:11PM in News
Need for Speed Undercover... uncovered

Need for Speed Undercover... uncovered

Speaking at the William Blair & Company Growth Stock Conference in Chicago yesterday, EA CEO John Riccitiello announced that the next instalment in its popular street racing series Need for ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 19th 2008 at 2:59PM in News