Entries in 'consoles' (178)

"We are in a sick market for old-school gaming"

"We are in a sick market for old-school gaming"

BioWare co-founder Greg Zeschuk has expressed his concerns about the future of the console market.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 10th 2013 at 9:39AM in News
Initial GameStick launch pushed back due to high demand

Initial GameStick launch pushed back due to high demand

Creators of the portable console Gamestick have announced a delay for the Android-based device – a setback caused by a much higher consumer demand than expected, according to the hardware ...

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 8th 2013 at 10:45AM in News
Just Cause 3 dev says there will be fewer triple-A games on next-gen consoles

Just Cause 3 dev says there will be fewer triple-A games on next-gen consoles

The creative director of Just Cause 3 developer Avalanche has predicted fewer triple-A game releases in the future.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 3rd 2013 at 1:49PM in News
PS4 announcement has roused investor interest, Pachter says

PS4 announcement has roused investor interest, Pachter says

The long-awaited announcement of the first next-generation console has rejuvenated investor interest in core video games.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 2nd 2013 at 10:53AM in News

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Next-generation of mobile devices will beat Xbox 360 and PS3 in power race

Next-generation of mobile devices will beat Xbox 360 and PS3 in power race

Nvidia’s senior VP of content and technology has said that mobile devices will very shortly overtake the PS3 and Xbox 360 in terms of technological clout.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 2nd 2013 at 10:19AM in News
A console port of DayZ "almost certain"

A console port of DayZ "almost certain"

The PC release of standalone DayZ may still be some way off, but that hasn’t stopped creator Dean Hall hinting at a console release.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 2nd 2013 at 9:20AM in News
Is 'free' the future of console games?

Is 'free' the future of console games?

It seems inevitable that free-to-play will play a big part in the next generation of consoles.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Mar 27th 2013 at 2:15PM in News
RetroN 5 adds Famicom to Nintendo and Sega cartridge slots

RetroN 5 adds Famicom to Nintendo and Sega cartridge slots

Hyperkin’s RetroN 4 console reveal earlier this month turned out to be only part of the story.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 26th 2013 at 6:55AM in News

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Xbox 360 trails behind PS3 and Wii in video-on-demand usage

Xbox 360 trails behind PS3 and Wii in video-on-demand usage

Microsoft may be desperate to position the Xbox 360 as the living room’s multimedia hub, but new stats suggest it lags behind its rival in key areas.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 14th 2013 at 9:29AM in News
EA corrects microtransactions misunderstanding

EA corrects microtransactions misunderstanding

Microtransactions will NOT feature in every single EA release going forwards.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 6th 2013 at 3:35PM in News
NPD: Only 29 per cent of core gamers plan on buying a next-gen console

NPD: Only 29 per cent of core gamers plan on buying a next-gen console

The traditional games industry needs PS4 and Xbox 720 to be a big hit, so these new stats from NPD make for grim reading.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 4th 2013 at 11:21AM in News

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Will free-to-play console games lead the next generation?

Will free-to-play console games lead the next generation?

We’re days away from learning more about how the next generation of consoles will take shape – and developers predict free-to-play games will be at the heart of it.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Feb 18th 2013 at 12:59PM in News
OPINION: The return of the format wars; What next for Wii U?

OPINION: The return of the format wars; What next for Wii U?

In times of uncertainty on the High Street, it’s reassuring to feel some of that old-fashioned friction that only the games market can provide.

Michael French
by Michael French
on Feb 15th 2013 at 10:35AM in News
PlayStation sales down 15.1% as Sony lowers handheld sales forecasts once again

PlayStation sales down 15.1% as Sony lowers handheld sales forecasts once again

Sales in Sony’s games division fell 15.1 per cent in the quarter ending December 31st, although overall Sony has enjoyed somewhat of a reversal of fortune.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 7th 2013 at 9:39AM in News
Tough console market sees Square Enix report loss

Tough console market sees Square Enix report loss

Square Enix has reported a net loss for the nine months ending December 31st.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 5th 2013 at 9:31AM in News

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Steambox will face stiffest competition from Apple, not next-gen consoles

Steambox will face stiffest competition from Apple, not next-gen consoles

If Gabe Newell is to believed, the biggest threat facing the living room PC is Apple.

by Seth Tipps
on Jan 31st 2013 at 12:35PM in News
Wargaming acquires Day 1 Studios, lines up console invasion

Wargaming acquires Day 1 Studios, lines up console invasion

World of Tanks publisher Wargaming has announced its intentions to muscle in on the console sector.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 29th 2013 at 2:37PM in News
Logitech to exit console peripherals market

Logitech to exit console peripherals market

Established peripherals firm Logitech has announced its intended departure from the console sector.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 25th 2013 at 12:16PM in News
OPINION: Will 2013 be the year that everything changes?

OPINION: Will 2013 be the year that everything changes?

The 1990s. The Super Nintendo and Sega Mega Drive. The Game Boy and the Gamegear (or the Atari Lynx, if you like).

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 9th 2013 at 10:48AM in News
Console sales down by a third in 2012

Console sales down by a third in 2012

Sales of video games consoles in 2012 fell 33.1 per cent year-on-year.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 4th 2013 at 9:49AM in News
Schafer questions space for smaller studios on next-gen platforms

Schafer questions space for smaller studios on next-gen platforms

Double Fine headman and industry icon Tim Schafer has expressed concern regarding whether small studios will have the chance to succeed on next generation consoles.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Dec 16th 2012 at 11:59PM in News
Next-gen claxon alert! Crytek says Crysis 3 is maxing out Xbox 360 and PS3

Next-gen claxon alert! Crytek says Crysis 3 is maxing out Xbox 360 and PS3

Xbox 360 and PS3 have little left to offer, from a technical perspective at least.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 12th 2012 at 9:21AM in News
Yes, Diablo III on consoles remains a possibility

Yes, Diablo III on consoles remains a possibility

Will they or won’t they? Blizzard has once again teased the prospect of Diablo III on consoles, although a release at any stage in the near future seems unlikely.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 11th 2012 at 11:02AM in News
Is the end nigh for consoles? Green Throttle thinks so as it raises $6m in funding

Is the end nigh for consoles? Green Throttle thinks so as it raises $6m in funding

A company that believes it has the answer to a console-less gaming future has announced the successful capture of $6m in series A funding.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 5th 2012 at 3:40PM in News