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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. A new NPD report entitled Gamer Segmentation 2011 says that traditional core gamers typically spend around 18 hours a week playing games. Digital gamers meanwhile, are …

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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. "Trying to make a Call of Duty experience on the Wii, you’ve got to make real sacrifices in the game just based on processing power and some of …

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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. However, this doesn’t mean that the firm will automatically be porting its id Tech 5 game engine to the machine. Instead, …

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Insomniac: Core audience isn’t expanding

One of the most successful console developers of our generation has warned that the traditional core games audience as we know it "isn’t really expanding much". The confession comes after Insomniac Games – the creators of IP such as Ratchet & Clank and Resistance – announced the formations of its …

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EA: Mobile needs more core games

Travis Boatman, EA Mobile VP of Worldwide Studios, claims there is huge market potential for core-focused mobile games. Speaking at the DICE Summit in Las Vegas, the man who helped to bring Dead Space to the iPhone and iPad claimed the notion that mobile games are for casual consumers is …

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Kudo shrugs off Kinect criticism

The man behind Microsoft’s Xbox 360 Kinect has shrugged off the less then enthusiastic response that the motion camera has received from some elements of the internet games community. Well, people on the internet are generally negative anyway so I try not to get too bent out of shape about …

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Kinect as core as Xbox Live

Microsoft hopes that the Kinect motion camera will one day be as integral part of the average Xbox 360 owner’s user experience as Xbox Live has become today. Indeed, speaking to GameSpot the corporate VP of Microsoft Game Studious Phil Spencer has claimed that in time there will no longer …

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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 titles to the IP’s younger fanbase. In August Sonic Colours producer Takashi Iizuka said that there are so many fans, …

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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 Kinect at the centre of the hardcore games sector. In total five new games were revealed, including both exciting looking …

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