Tag Archives: genre

Racers back at pole position

The losing streak for racing games is definitely over, with Test Drive Unlimited 2 on top this week. Early last year a number of high-profile racers failed to meet sales expectations, including Activision’s Blur. But a string of No.1s have seen the racing genre get back on track. Codemasters’ F1 …

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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. The sales tracker says that 2010 was the most successful year for music games in the UK, despite disappointing performances by the various Hero and Rock Band titles. Dance games drove the …

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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. And he hinted to MCV that EA has a few titles on the way that could be just the answer. His comments came in response to questions …

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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 it takes to make an impact on the market. The same release window will see the likes of Activision’s Call …

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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. With the Move controller what it allows us to do with SOCOM is have the player basically point at enemies on screen with Move …

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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. Recent RTS titles such as Command & Conquer 4 and Napoleon: Total War failed to match the success of their series’ predecessors. Ubisoft believes its newest IP has everything it needs to …

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Conviction to "re-invigorate stealth genre"

Ubisoft plans to capture a new audience with Splinter Cell: Conviction by re-revitalising the stealth genre. The publisher says its upcoming action title features gameplay mechanics that are far more accessible than those found in its predecessors. Ubisoft hopes to draw in this wider audience with a marketing campaign aimed …

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THQ confident Metro 2033 will deliver

THQ Claims its forthcoming thriller Metro 2033 could be as big as Call of Duty or GTA. The FPS is based on Russian novelist Dmitry Glukhovsky’s book, set in an underground post-apocalyptic dystopia. THQ believes this source material has helped developer 4A Games produce a unique gaming experience. Globally, I …

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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 continued success. Throughout 2009 sales of music games fell by nearly 50 per cent to $1bn in North America. I …

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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 news that sales of Guitar Hero are radically up year-on-year all the more impressive. Year to date through September 30, …

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