Entries in 'genre' (25)

UPDATED: Criterion's Ward is done with the racing genre

UPDATED: Criterion's Ward is done with the racing genre

UK developer Criterion is stepping away from the racing genre to “make something new”.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 16th 2013 at 10:05AM in News
Bleszinski: Digital transition will lead to rebirth of horror genre

Bleszinski: Digital transition will lead to rebirth of horror genre

EA isn’t to blame for the decreased focus on horror in Dead Space 3, the market is.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 13th 2013 at 3:33PM in News
Cave warns of potential shmup retreat

Cave warns of potential shmup retreat

It looked as if the 2D shmup was enjoying a revival. But bad news from cult shmup developer Cave in Japan has asked new questions about the viability of the ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 12th 2012 at 9:57AM in News
FEATURE: Blood on the Dance Floor

FEATURE: Blood on the Dance Floor

Over 1m dancing games are sold every month on average.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Oct 24th 2011 at 12:19PM in News

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EA wants to dominate basketball genre in digital sector

EA wants to dominate basketball genre in digital sector

2K has the No.1 basketball retail game, but EA wants to be top dog in digital.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Sep 13th 2011 at 12:39PM in News
BioWare: RPGs are becoming less relevant

BioWare: RPGs are becoming less relevant

From Final Fantasy to Mass Effect, the RPG of today is barely recognisable compared to the titles that made the genre great.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 22nd 2011 at 11:00AM in News
Brand Map: Football games

Brand Map: Football games

Time to start gearing up for the latest annual Q4 football game showdown between Electronic Arts and Konami. FIFA 12 versus Pro Evolution Soccer 2012. 

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Aug 4th 2011 at 6:28PM in News
Music just the start for Harmonix

Music just the start for Harmonix

As the creator of Guitar Hero, Rock Band and Dance Central, there's no studio in the world with the same music game heritage as Harmonix. But its ambitions don't end ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 1st 2011 at 2:15PM in News

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Racers back at pole position

Racers back at pole position

The losing streak for racing games is definitely over, with Test Drive Unlimited 2 on top this week.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 22nd 2011 at 2:05PM in News
Music games hit new high in 2010

Music games hit new high in 2010

Forget the fall of Guitar Hero; the music video game sector is stronger than ever, says GfK Chart-Track.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 18th 2011 at 8:06AM in News
EA: One big hit can save music genre

EA: One big hit can save music genre

The struggling music genre just needs one big hit to get it out of the doldrums, says EA’s worldwide music executive Steve Schnur.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 15th 2010 at 8:00AM in News
Feder: Spec Ops can win market share

Feder: Spec Ops can win market share

New FPS franchise Spec Ops faces a tough time when it comes to market this Q4, but Take Two CEO Ben Feder believes his company’s new IP has got what ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 15th 2010 at 12:00PM in News

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Move 'could reinvent shooter genre'

Move 'could reinvent shooter genre'

Elliot Martin, producer of the upcoming Move-ready SOCOM title, has told Develop he believes the new peripheral will bring about “huge change” to the shooter genre.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 12th 2010 at 3:30PM in News
Ruse can boost ‘struggling RTS genre’

Ruse can boost ‘struggling RTS genre’

Ubisoft’s Ruse can help turn the tide for the declining real-time strategy genre, the firm has told MCV.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 12th 2010 at 11:00AM in News
Conviction to "re-invigorate stealth genre"

Conviction to "re-invigorate stealth genre"

Ubisoft plans to capture a new audience with Splinter Cell: Conviction by re-revitalising the stealth genre.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 24th 2010 at 11:44AM in News
THQ confident Metro 2033 will deliver

THQ confident Metro 2033 will deliver

THQ Claims its forthcoming thriller Metro 2033 could be as big as Call of Duty or GTA.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 28th 2010 at 3:01PM in News

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Best of music genre “yet to come”

Best of music genre “yet to come”

The creators of market rivals Guitar Hero and Rock Band have insisted that the future is bright for the music games genre, with the rising prominence of user-created content driving ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 26th 2010 at 11:30AM in News
Guitar Hero sales up year-on-year

Guitar Hero sales up year-on-year

Viacom’s luke-warm analysis of its Rock band franchise earlier this week added fuel to the fire of those questioning the long-term viability of the music game franchise – making the ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 6th 2009 at 10:14AM in News
NPD: Music genre down 46%

NPD: Music genre down 46%

Though the signs are that the world is slowly pulling out of recession, punters are seemingly still proving reluctant to shell out the high cost demanded of modern rhythm action ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 11th 2009 at 12:11PM in News
System 3 hails revitalised racing genre

System 3 hails revitalised racing genre

A wealth of great new racing IP will help usher in a new era for the racing genre.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 9th 2009 at 1:51PM in News
Activision: 'Music genre down significantly’

Activision: 'Music genre down significantly’

Activision-Blizzard has joined sector rival EA and industry analysts in admitting yesterday that the music game genre is facing tough times.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 6th 2009 at 6:08PM in News
Bizarre: ‘Blur will reinvent racers’

Bizarre: ‘Blur will reinvent racers’

Developer Bizarre Creations expects Blur to revitalise the struggling racing genre, the firm has told MCV.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 22nd 2009 at 1:00PM in News
Activision eying up EA sports market

Activision eying up EA sports market

The world’s largest third party publisher Activision Blizzard has once again squared up to former king EA by stating that it would consider making a move into the sports genre ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 2nd 2009 at 10:44AM in News
Activision: Blur ‘will do for racing what COD did for shooters’

Activision: Blur ‘will do for racing what COD did for shooters’

Amidst all the numbers and gushing praise for Guitar Hero, Activision Blizzard also found time in its recent financial posting to stoke up the hype machine for Bizarre Creations’ upcoming ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 8th 2009 at 11:36AM in News
Music overtakes sport in game genre battle

Music overtakes sport in game genre battle

A new report from market research firm Odyssey claims that music-based games have now overtaken sports titles to become the second most popular genre behind action, Venture Beat reports.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 21st 2008 at 1:24PM in News