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‘Horror games are pushing into the mainstream’

Creepy PS4 exclusive Until Dawn will help the horror genre march into the mainstream, says Sony. Product manager Joe Palmer praised the resurrection of the horror game ahead of the release of the PS4 exclusive later this month. The horror genre is huge in the wider entertainment industry,” Palmer told …

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More women play RPGs and PC games than men

53.6 per cent of RPG players are now women, new research from SuperData has discovered. Females also claim 57.8 per cent of the mobile gaming market and 50.2 per cent of the PC market, Joystiq reports. Men, on the other hand, account for 66 per cent of both MMO and …

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Miyamoto: Nintendo is its own genre

One thing Nintendo is rarely accused of is having its finger on the pulse – but there’s a good reason for that. Essentially, it plays by its own rules, according to Nintendo’s legendary development boss Shigeru Miyamoto. Nintendo isn’t one simple element of an overall gaming industry,” he told The …

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

UK developer Criterion is stepping away from the racing genre to make something new”. At least, that’s the impression given by boss Alex Ward. Few studios have as rich a racing heritage as Criterion, whose past credits include the seminal Burnout series and 2010’s Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit. The …

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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. That’s according to former Epic and Gears of War designer Cliff Bleszinski, who argues in an extensive blog post that out-and-out horror is simply not compatible with modern gaming business models. What will …

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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 genre. Andrasang reports that Cave has revised its financial forecasts downwards. Having previously expected to make 10m for the six …

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FEATURE: Blood on the Dance Floor

Over 1m dancing games are sold every month on average. That’s an incredible sum, especially considering that before Just Dance arrived in November 2009, dancing games had become a forgotten genre. Since then the dance games market has exploded and there is an astonishing eleven dancing titles on the schedule …

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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. And should NBA Jam: On Fire for Xbox Live and PSN prove a success, it could pave the way for more digital EA Sports titles for more niche sports like cricket, rugby, even lacrosse. …

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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. This perhaps explains why in the latest video for Mass Effect 3, BioWare almost completely ignored the RPG elements of the title to instead focus on the in-game …

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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 with the music genre. "For the first time, I see Harmonix potentially evolving past exclusively focusing on music games," CEO …

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