Entries in 'gaming' (215)

AT&T reveals $1m+ gaming roadmap

AT&T reveals $1m+ gaming roadmap

Best known to gamers as being the sole carrier of Apple’s iPhone in North America, AT&T has revealed a number of ambitious gaming initiatives designed to propel it to the ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 17th 2009 at 5:09PM in News
New iPhone can top PSP's power, says mobile dev

New iPhone can top PSP's power, says mobile dev

Apple’s new iPhone 3G S has the potential to outdo Sony’s PSP in terms of graphical capabilities.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 10th 2009 at 1:16PM in News
Riccitiello: Retail revenues will feel the squeeze

Riccitiello: Retail revenues will feel the squeeze

Software sales currently account for around 80 per cent of the games market – that could decline to 50 per cent in the next two years, according to EA boss ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 9th 2009 at 5:28PM in News
Ubisoft: Apple has plans beyond the iPhone

Ubisoft: Apple has plans beyond the iPhone

Apple’s importance in the handheld gaming space continues to grow every day, but Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot believes that Apple’s gaming aspirations don’t end with the iPhone.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 28th 2009 at 12:26PM in News

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Nintendo insists casual is not taking over the market

Nintendo insists casual is not taking over the market

Speaking to CasualGaming.biz as part of its Girl Gaming Month, Nintendo’s UK Wii product manager Rob Lowe has stated that the rise in popularity of casual software has not ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 26th 2009 at 11:59AM in News
Fluffy Logic: Gaming went mainstream when it became useful

Fluffy Logic: Gaming went mainstream when it became useful

SingStar, Wii Sports, Brain Training – it’s hard to pinpoint the exact moment gaming went mainstream, but Fluffy Logic CEO Ana Kronschnabl claims that the real change happened when gaming ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 14th 2009 at 4:21PM in News
Petz series sells 3m in EMEA

Petz series sells 3m in EMEA

French publisher Ubisoft has told MCV’s sister site CasualGaming.biz that its successful Petz series on DS and Wii has now sold 3m units across EMEA regions.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 13th 2009 at 4:48PM in News
New gaming Zune set for E3 debut?

New gaming Zune set for E3 debut?

A recent Twitter posting from Microsoft’s Office 2010 account has sent the pre-E3 speculators into silly season with the hope that Microsoft could just maybe be preparing to unveil a ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 12th 2009 at 1:56PM in News

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Senior exec calls for opening up of casual games platforms

Senior exec calls for opening up of casual games platforms

Writing exclusively for CasualGaming.biz, PopCap’s senior director of business development for Asia Pacific Giordano Bruno Contestabile has called for casual games publishers to open up their platforms in an effort ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 6th 2009 at 2:01PM in News
Cartoon Network promotes games boss Waldron

Cartoon Network promotes games boss Waldron

Turner Broadcasting has promoted Cartoon Network’s Chris Waldron to the position of vice president of gaming operations. He will report to Turner’s Animation, Young Adults and Kids Media Group senior ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 29th 2009 at 6:03PM in News
Rabbids get standalone Wii title

Rabbids get standalone Wii title

After three successful tie-ups with long-standing games favourite Rayman, French publisher Ubisoft is to let the Rabbids branch out later this year with a brand new standalone title making its ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 15th 2009 at 11:35AM in News
HMV reveals new consumer games event

HMV reveals new consumer games event

Not content with boosting its range to include Re/Play second hand titles and the Gamerbase experience stores, HMV has underlined its move towards becoming a games specialist by backing a ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 2nd 2009 at 11:18AM in News

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Annual PC market worth $11bn

Annual PC market worth $11bn

Whilst the fragmentation of the PC market across traditional retail and online has made the entire segment hard to track, and even created the (debatable) belief that the sector is ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 24th 2009 at 12:33PM in News
Could OnLive be the death of hardware?

Could OnLive be the death of hardware?

With Zeebo proposing that the future of gaming will bring about the end of disc-based media, an arguably even more exciting prospect dubbed OnLive threatens to end the gaming ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 24th 2009 at 11:31AM in News
Neil Young: The iPhone changed everything

Neil Young: The iPhone changed everything

iPhone games publisher Ngmoco head Neil Young today opened GDC with a rousing keynote heralding the big changes Apple's touchscreen device has brought to the games market for developers and ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 24th 2009 at 9:42AM in News
Metaboli eyes casual expansion

Metaboli eyes casual expansion

Leading PC games brand Metaboli has told MCV sister site CasualGaming.biz that casual is a big part of its future plans, revealing two new family-specific subscription bundles in the process.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 23rd 2009 at 3:42PM in News

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iPhone 3.0 OS brings gaming enhancements

iPhone 3.0 OS brings gaming enhancements

Apple’s iPhone 3.0 preview last night lifted the lid on a number of enhancements on the way for the device this summer, a number of which are squarely aimed at ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 18th 2009 at 9:53AM in News
Google to unveil gaming push?

Google to unveil gaming push?

Leading internet search form Google is to host a games-centric press gathering at GDC next week, though the details of what will or will not be on show remain deliberately ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 17th 2009 at 12:23PM in News
360 claims half of all online console gaming

360 claims half of all online console gaming

Online console gaming now accounts for a quarter of all online playtime, according to a new report from North American stats body NPD – and the Xbox 360 is grabbing ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 10th 2009 at 4:54PM in News
Casual sector to top $1bn by 2013

Casual sector to top $1bn by 2013

Research and analysis firm Parks Associates has predicted that the annual market value of the “premium casual games business” will exceed $1bn by the year 2013.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 26th 2009 at 10:49AM in News
iPhone Gaming – the story so far

iPhone Gaming – the story so far

As part of CasualGaming.biz’s ongoing iPhone month, MCV's sister site brings you the essential history of the iPhone and iPod Touch, and the devices’ rise to power and the ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 6th 2009 at 10:55AM in News
Games give Warner a boost

Games give Warner a boost

Ahead of what it hopes will be its defining year in the games industry, US media giant Warner has named gaming as the one bright spark in its otherwise dreadful ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 5th 2009 at 1:16PM in News
EA: Casual gaming to be big news in 2009

EA: Casual gaming to be big news in 2009

North American games publisher EA has pledged to make casual and family gaming a big part of its reinvention roadmap following some disappointing financial results for the firm’s last three ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 4th 2009 at 11:51AM in News
Need for Speed reinvention revealed

Need for Speed reinvention revealed

Following the questions asked of the franchise just this morning, publisher EA has announced that its successful Need for Speed franchise is to get a radical three-SKU revamp in ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 30th 2009 at 10:48AM in News
Casual gaming can "thrive" from recession

Casual gaming can "thrive" from recession

Some of the biggest names in the casual games sector have told MCV's sister site CasualGaming.biz that the casual games sector can not just survive the global recession, but actually ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 29th 2009 at 11:53AM in News