Tag Archives: gaming

HMV reveals new consumer games event

Not content with boosting its range to include Re/Play second hand titles and the Gamerbase experience stores, HMV has underlined its move towards becoming a games specialist by backing a new London consumer event. Put together in association with competitive gaming outfit UKeSA, Game On! London will take place June …

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Annual PC market worth $11bn

Whilst the fragmentation of the PC market across traditional retail and online has made the entire segment hard to track, and even created the (debatable) belief that the sector is suffering severe decline, a new report from the PCGA claims that the PC remains the world’s number one games machine. …

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Could OnLive be the death of hardware?

With Zeebo proposing that the future of gaming will bring about the end of disc-based media, an arguably even more exciting prospect dubbed OnLive threatens to end the gaming hardware race altogether. The new on-demand service claims to do for gaming what the ‘cloud’ concept has done to computing – …

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Neil Young: The iPhone changed everything

iPhone games publisher Ngmoco head Neil Young today opened GDC with a rousing keynote heralding the big changes Apple’s touchscreen device has brought to the games market for developers and publishers. Young also revealed that Ngmoco will later this year make its back-end platform for iPhone games – which incorporates …

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Metaboli eyes casual expansion

Leading PC games brand Metaboli has told MCV sister site CasualGaming.biz that casual is a big part of its future plans, revealing two new family-specific subscription bundles in the process. The firm also admitted that it is currently examining the possibility of expanding its offer to mobile phones and Mac …

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iPhone 3.0 OS brings gaming enhancements

Apple’s iPhone 3.0 preview last night lifted the lid on a number of enhancements on the way for the device this summer, a number of which are squarely aimed at boosting the iPhone’s gaming credentials. The new version of the iPhone and iPod Touch software will allow for peer-to-peer Bluetooth …

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Google to unveil gaming push?

Leading internet search form Google is to host a games-centric press gathering at GDC next week, though the details of what will or will not be on show remain deliberately vague. Invites for the event seem to focus on games-related themes for iGoogle. More interestingly, however, it also states: We …

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360 claims half of all online console gaming

Online console gaming now accounts for a quarter of all online playtime, according to a new report from North American stats body NPD – and the Xbox 360 is grabbing the biggest piece of the console pie. The report, entitled Online Gaming 2009, shows that 25 per cent of all …

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Casual sector to top $1bn by 2013

Research and analysis firm Parks Associates has predicted that the annual market value of the premium casual games business” will exceed $1bn by the year 2013. The boom will be fuelled by the fact that casual games and portals, the report claims, are increasingly seen as viable marketing and distribution …

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