Entries in 'Opinion' (76)

Opinion: PC games market is defining the future of this industry

Opinion: PC games market is defining the future of this industry

PC GAMING WEEK: A few short years ago there were some people under the illusion that the PC games market was in perpetual decline.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Feb 6th 2014 at 10:21AM in News
OPINION: The consequences of your love for Steam Early Access

OPINION: The consequences of your love for Steam Early Access

There was a time when finishing a game before you released it was considered a prerequisite.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 15th 2014 at 11:04AM in News
OPINION: Street date crisis says it all about retail's future

OPINION: Street date crisis says it all about retail's future

Worrying about broken street dates might seem like a very Old World problem to many.

Michael French
by Michael French
on Oct 21st 2013 at 2:48PM in News
OPINION: Is this fuss over PS4 stock futile?

OPINION: Is this fuss over PS4 stock futile?

At this very moment, an armada of ships are heading to docks around the world.

Michael French
by Michael French
on Oct 14th 2013 at 11:52AM in News

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OPINION: Retail ceasefire contributed to Grand Theft Auto V success

OPINION: Retail ceasefire contributed to Grand Theft Auto V success

Remember, the App Store launched after GTA IV hit. It has been easy to forget just the level of spectacle that an old fashioned go-to-the-shop-and-buy it games release can deliver.

Michael French
by Michael French
on Sep 20th 2013 at 12:32PM in News
MCV Pacific Weekly Wrap-Up

MCV Pacific Weekly Wrap-Up

JB HiFi could potentially become a digital competitor in the future, while AFL Live 2 gets a release date and Fruit Ninja comes to Vita.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Aug 16th 2013 at 7:02AM in News
OPINION: London studio shutdown shows grass isn't always Gree

OPINION: London studio shutdown shows grass isn't always Gree

I couldn't help but view the news that Japanese games giant GREE was to sharply close its UK studio as darkly ironic.

Michael French
by Michael French
on Jul 11th 2013 at 12:16PM in News

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OPINION: A slightly longer wait for tax breaks can't hurt

OPINION: A slightly longer wait for tax breaks can't hurt

This long and at times painful hardware generation – it will be eight years since the 360 unveiling when we see the Next Xbox in three weeks – is matched ...

Michael French
by Michael French
on May 3rd 2013 at 10:38AM 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
OPINION: Tables turn at HMV as games suppliers fear retreat

OPINION: Tables turn at HMV as games suppliers fear retreat

The words look the same, but they are in a different order.

Michael French
by Michael French
on Apr 11th 2013 at 10:35AM in News
OPINION: Are the biggest games on the planet being ignored?

OPINION: Are the biggest games on the planet being ignored?

My annual trip to San Francisco for GDC last month was primarily in the service of MCV sister title Develop.

Michael French
by Michael French
on Apr 10th 2013 at 3:48PM in News

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OPINION: Can Nintendo stop history repeating itself?

OPINION: Can Nintendo stop history repeating itself?

Of course the sassy answer to any retailer telling you Wii U is ‘GameCube all over again’ is ‘What? Some of the most praised first-party games ever and the world’s ...

Michael French
by Michael French
on Mar 21st 2013 at 3:19PM 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
OPINION: Bittersweet lesson as THQ evaporates

OPINION: Bittersweet lesson as THQ evaporates

When THQ shut down, recently appointed president Jason Rubintweeted a picture of himself leaving the premises, giant purple Saints Row-branded dildo slung over his shoulder.

Michael French
by Michael French
on Feb 1st 2013 at 1:04PM in News
His Master's Void: HMV's struggle is a warning about retail consolidation

His Master's Void: HMV's struggle is a warning about retail consolidation

The damage done by the potential evaporation of HMV on the High Street will hit closer to home in the music and film markets than it will for games.

Michael French
by Michael French
on Jan 17th 2013 at 11:25AM in News

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OPINION: Farewell to the PS2, the greatest console the world has ever known

OPINION: Farewell to the PS2, the greatest console the world has ever known

I vividly remember the first time I experienced PS2.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 7th 2013 at 9:53AM in News
OPINION: All I want for Christmas is U?

OPINION: All I want for Christmas is U?

Those looking for a way to criticise the Wii U launch last week had plenty of material at their disposal.

Michael French
by Michael French
on Dec 7th 2012 at 12:16PM in News
OPINION: Kickstarter is making me feel Dizzy

OPINION: Kickstarter is making me feel Dizzy

I feel like I’ve been here before recently. And I still feel uneasy about it.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 23rd 2012 at 10:31AM in News
OPINION: The Gamestation gamble

OPINION: The Gamestation gamble

From the moment there ceased to be a GAME and Gamestation store in every major town, Game Retail Group must have known a unification of its brands was inevitable.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 14th 2012 at 11:30AM in News
OPINION: £250 is one of the cheapest launches ever, but is Wii U cheap enough?

OPINION: £250 is one of the cheapest launches ever, but is Wii U cheap enough?

I’m not going to lie – I thought Nintendo had to come in at £199.99 or below.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 14th 2012 at 9:55AM in News
PC at Gamescom: The epicentre of everything

PC at Gamescom: The epicentre of everything

E3 loves consoles, yet Gamescom championed the soaring PC, NetworkN's James Binns explains

on Sep 11th 2012 at 9:55AM in News
OPINION: Xbox 720 in 2014? You never know, but I doubt it

OPINION: Xbox 720 in 2014? You never know, but I doubt it

It was very, very nearly revealed at E3 back in June, but talk of a longer than expected wait for Xbox 720 is bubbling up once again.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 5th 2012 at 10:08AM in News