Entries in 'hardcore' (46)

Igarashi blames Konami departure on hardcore demise

Igarashi blames Konami departure on hardcore demise

The push away from traditional core gaming to more social-focused titles was the reason for Koji Igarashi’s decision to quit Konami.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 20th 2014 at 11:39AM in News
Microsoft: If all you want is gaming, you'll still pick Xbox One

Microsoft: If all you want is gaming, you'll still pick Xbox One

Xbox One will be a success from the off because hardcore gamers will buy every new machine that’s released.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 28th 2013 at 2:58PM in News
Xbox 360's transition from hardcore to casual "was an accident of circumstance"

Xbox 360's transition from hardcore to casual "was an accident of circumstance"

One of the founders of the original Xbox programme at Microsoft has lashed out at the direction the company has taken with Xbox 360.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 13th 2013 at 11:18AM in News
OPINION: Niche opportunities in the games market

OPINION: Niche opportunities in the games market

With the way so much stuff is shrinking in the UK games market – the number of big releases is falling, the amount you need to sell to get the ...

Michael French
by Michael French
on Feb 7th 2013 at 12:26PM in News

Advertisement

Hardcore gamers "have issues" with EA Origin

Hardcore gamers "have issues" with EA Origin

EA admits core gamers have ‘issues’ with its download platform.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jul 16th 2012 at 1:08PM in News
OPINION: The danger of taking E3 out of context

OPINION: The danger of taking E3 out of context

Some surprises are always kept secret, and some expected announcements seem to disappear into nothingness.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 5th 2012 at 11:24AM in News
Iwata admits mass-market focus cost Nintendo

Iwata admits mass-market focus cost Nintendo

Nintendo’s early success in appealing to the mass market and new gamers has eventually lead to the company’s current struggles, president Satoru Iwata has admitted.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 2nd 2012 at 10:41AM in News
Nintendo returns to the casual market for next 3DS push

Nintendo returns to the casual market for next 3DS push

The key to rejuvenating the 3DS in the market place could be a return to the mainstream markets, Nintendo has said.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 21st 2011 at 12:34PM in News

Advertisement

ANALYSIS: Dark Souls and the core gamer

ANALYSIS: Dark Souls and the core gamer

MCV looks at what the arrival of the toughest game, Namco Bandai's Dark Souls, ever says about the market...

Michael French
by Michael French
on Oct 7th 2011 at 10:25AM in News
MS: Core Kinect games won't be contrived

MS: Core Kinect games won't be contrived

In an interview with MCV, the EMEA VP of Xbox Chris Lewis has said that Kinect implementation in core Xbox 360 games will not happen simply for the sake of ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 28th 2011 at 4:29PM in News
Core leadership under threat

Core leadership under threat

The rising market in what stat trackers NPD 'digital gamers' is threatening to overthrow hardcore gamers as the most active segment in the market.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 27th 2011 at 2:46PM in News

Advertisement

Wii U 'friendlier' to core games

Wii U 'friendlier' to core games

Nintendo's upcoming Wii U will be a far "friendlier" platform to traditional hardcore gamers and publishers who release games for that audience.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 15th 2011 at 12:18PM in News
Wii U 'up to parity' with 360, PS3

Wii U 'up to parity' with 360, PS3

id Software's John Cormack has said that Nintendo's Wii U is, on raw tech terms at least, directly comparable to "other consoles" – namely the Xbox 360 and PS3.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 13th 2011 at 11:19AM in News
Heavy Fire Afghanistan hitting Kinect

Heavy Fire Afghanistan hitting Kinect

A modern military shooter title has been confirmed for Xbox 360 Kinect.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 29th 2011 at 3:26PM in News
Ubisoft: Hardcore aren't the only early adopters

Ubisoft: Hardcore aren't the only early adopters

The UK marketing manager of publisher Ubisoft has said that, unlike with most hardware launches, the arrival of the 3DS is likely to appeal win attract plenty of early buyers ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 25th 2011 at 1:10PM in News

Advertisement

MS promises more hardcore Kinect games

MS promises more hardcore Kinect games

Despite the fact that hardcore Kinect gaming has been a touchy subject for the platform holder since the device was first announced, but Microsoft has returned to the topic with ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 7th 2011 at 12:44PM in News
'Incredible' year for Xbox 360 hardcore

'Incredible' year for Xbox 360 hardcore

Much of the world's games press gathered in the US yesterday to see a showcase of the big titles Microsoft has in store for Xbox 360 owners in the year ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 25th 2011 at 9:44AM in News
Sonic ‘has to consider’ younger fans

Sonic ‘has to consider’ younger fans

Speaking to MCV, Sega’s Sonic’s brand director David Corless has countered claims that Sonic fans “are hard to please”, adding that the publisher is now obligated to tailor modern Sonic ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 6th 2010 at 4:22PM in News
Why Move will do what EyeToy didn’t

Why Move will do what EyeToy didn’t

With a wide assorted of supported titles at launch and plenty more in the pipeline, Move has the ability to please those core fans as well as appeal to this ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 16th 2010 at 4:05PM in News
TGS brings Kinect to the core

TGS brings Kinect to the core

Microsoft’s Tokyo Game Show press event has finally delivered what all the pre-release hype until now has failed to – a range of upcoming titles that will very much place ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 16th 2010 at 9:10AM in News
So who is Kinect for exactly?

So who is Kinect for exactly?

Microsoft’s mixed message over its ambitions to market the Kinect motion cameras to the traditional hardcore Xbox 360 audience continues.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 20th 2010 at 5:15PM in News
Child of Eden cools Kinect functionality

Child of Eden cools Kinect functionality

Though Q Entertainment’s Child of Eden will still support Kinect to some degree when it arrives at retail in 2011, the developer has now claimed that Microsoft’s motion camera is ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 16th 2010 at 5:51PM in News
Kinect RRP vs sole hardcore gamers

Kinect RRP vs sole hardcore gamers

The boss of indie online retailer ShopTo has told MCV that when stacked up against rival offerings from Sony and Nintendo, Kinect actually represents good value – but it’s a ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 5th 2010 at 6:23PM in News
Child of Eden ‘will speak to core’

Child of Eden ‘will speak to core’

With Microsoft sending out mixed messages about the potential hardcore appeal of Kinect, Ubisoft has claimed that one of its first Kinect titles will really “speak” to the core Xbox ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 3rd 2010 at 6:20PM in News