Entries in 'analysis' (75)

The rise of DayZ - how selling games is changing

The rise of DayZ - how selling games is changing

The practice of selling games has changed forever.

Greg Lockley
by Greg Lockley
on Jan 21st 2014 at 12:10PM in News
SONY: Now THAT'S what you call clarification as Sony storms to E3 success

SONY: Now THAT'S what you call clarification as Sony storms to E3 success

E3 is never the ‘war’ that we in the press like to make out. The exception being E3 2013. That was the year Sony very much emerged as the victor.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 11th 2013 at 8:11AM in News
MICROSOFT: Three not-so-magic numbers

MICROSOFT: Three not-so-magic numbers

Cynicism is like chocolate. A little bit can be good for you, but too much can be damaging.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 10th 2013 at 11:14PM in News
Video games piracy is less prolific than feared, report claims

Video games piracy is less prolific than feared, report claims

A significant study by a group of universities has downplayed the significance of video games piracy.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 16th 2013 at 12:22PM in News

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The Death of TV Advertising

The Death of TV Advertising

There was a time when you couldn’t flick on Coronation Street without seeing Ant and Dec prance about on a Wii Fit Balance Board.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on May 8th 2013 at 11:24AM in News
Analyst: Mobile to be gaming's primary platform by 2016

Analyst: Mobile to be gaming's primary platform by 2016

Mobile devices will become the gaming industry's dominant platform in the next three years, according to analysis firm Juniper Research.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on May 2nd 2013 at 4:25AM in News
OPINION: Where now for Nintendo?

OPINION: Where now for Nintendo?

As if the varied reporting on Nintendo’s financials this morning is not confusing enough, the disparity of the analysis could well baffle many readers.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 24th 2013 at 11:06AM in News
ANALYSIS: Sony gets its swagger back with PS4

ANALYSIS: Sony gets its swagger back with PS4

‘But what did the console look like?’

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Mar 4th 2013 at 11:40AM in News

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What went wrong at Play.com?

What went wrong at Play.com?

It was early 2009 when Play.com was at the height of its power.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 18th 2013 at 9:42AM in News
ANALYSIS: How HMV is hanging on

ANALYSIS: How HMV is hanging on

We are barely a week into the New Year and once again there is much talk about HMV’s financial troubles.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jan 4th 2013 at 3:49PM in News
What the top Google searches say about the industry in 2012

What the top Google searches say about the industry in 2012

It may come as no surprise that core games and Q4 blockbusters were among the most common search terms of the year when it comes to gaming.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Dec 18th 2012 at 4:09PM in News
ANALYSIS: Publishers must 'Follow Friday'

ANALYSIS: Publishers must 'Follow Friday'

Top retail bosses have urged publishers to stick with Friday releases, despite growing demand for more global game launches.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Nov 30th 2012 at 1:45PM in News

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LAUNCH DAY ANALYSIS: What will U do?

LAUNCH DAY ANALYSIS: What will U do?

Wii U will sell out today. The console’s limited launch day stock will guarantee that.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Nov 30th 2012 at 12:10PM in News
Call of Duty: Black Ops II - Triumph or disappointment?

Call of Duty: Black Ops II - Triumph or disappointment?

Writing this year’s Call of Duty success headline was a complicated task.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Nov 23rd 2012 at 8:40AM in News
ANALYSIS: The rise of Assassin's Creed

ANALYSIS: The rise of Assassin's Creed

November 16th, 2007: Ubisoft releases risky but ambitious new IP Assassin’s Creed. It debuts at No.1 in the UK charts, dethroning  little-known shooter Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Nov 21st 2012 at 12:51PM in News

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Kickstarting video game reboots

Kickstarting video game reboots

If a brand has been out of the limelight for many years, it can be difficult getting publishers to support a new release – but crowdfunding offers an alternative solution.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Sep 18th 2012 at 2:48PM in News
How Square Enix is planning for Final Fantasy XIV's rebirth

How Square Enix is planning for Final Fantasy XIV's rebirth

It’s been a rocky road for Final Fantasy XIV. The game arrived as Square Enix’s brave new attempt to crack the MMO market. But it failed.

Lauren Wainwright
by Lauren Wainwright
on Aug 10th 2012 at 11:48AM in News
ANALYSIS: Famitsu reflects on H1 2012 in Japan

ANALYSIS: Famitsu reflects on H1 2012 in Japan

EXCLUSIVE: During the first half of 2012, Japan’s overall video game market was valued at ¥193.40 billion, up 0.7 percent over the same period last year, based on a 9.4 ...

on Jul 9th 2012 at 1:17PM in News
GAMES RETAIL ANALYSIS: The only way is up?

GAMES RETAIL ANALYSIS: The only way is up?

It will come as a surprise to absolutely no-one that the UK games retail market has suffered one of its worst six months in history.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jul 6th 2012 at 11:14AM in News
ANALYSIS: Digital pressure on retail

ANALYSIS: Digital pressure on retail

Laurie Krohn, consumer retail analyst at Kantar Worldpanel, outlines pressures on the boxed games industry and looks at what the future might hold..

on Jul 4th 2012 at 3:42PM in News
ANALYSIS: Xbox Smartglass

ANALYSIS: Xbox Smartglass

In hindsight, SmartGlass was Microsoft’s most significant announcement at E3 this year.

Michael French
by Michael French
on Jul 4th 2012 at 12:43PM in News
OPINION: E3's core focus comes at a cost

OPINION: E3's core focus comes at a cost

It's unfair to judge the games businesses that effectively run E3 based on the presentation for its products.

Michael French
by Michael French
on Jun 8th 2012 at 5:43PM in News
The nine surprises of E3 2012

The nine surprises of E3 2012

MCV picks the games, platforms, people and services that made the Los Angeles show worthwhile...

Michael French
by Michael French
on Jun 8th 2012 at 10:14AM in News
E3 2012 ANALYSIS: Core blimey!

E3 2012 ANALYSIS: Core blimey!

California dreams of broadening the games audience were put on hold in LA this week – as all of the industry’s major players knuckled down on their core titles. 

Michael French
by Michael French
on Jun 8th 2012 at 10:01AM in News