Tag Archives: hardcore

MS: Core Kinect games won’t be contrived

In an interview with MCV, the EMEA VP of Xbox Chris Lewis has said that Kinect implementation in core Xbox 360 games will not happen simply for the sake of it. Earlier this month Microsoft Game Studios boss Phil Spencer said that he envisages that all first-party Xbox games will …

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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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Heavy Fire Afghanistan hitting Kinect

A modern military shooter title has been confirmed for Xbox 360 Kinect. Called Heavy Fire: Afghanistan, Eurogamer reports that the game is in fact an "expanded sequel" to WiiWare pair Heavy Fire: Special Operations and Heavy Fire: Black Arms. The game is currently pencilled in for a boxed release for …

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Ubisoft: Hardcore aren’t the only early adopters

The UK marketing manager of publisher Ubisoft has said that, unlike with most hardware launches, the arrival of the 3DS is likely to appeal win attract plenty of early buyers from the casual games audience. "Instinctively, it’s easy to assume that the hardcore gamer will be the early adopter to …

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MS promises more hardcore Kinect games

Despite the fact that hardcore Kinect gaming has been a touchy subject for the platform holder since the device was first announced, but Microsoft has returned to the topic with a fresh promise that its traditional market will be served by Kinect. "There are many [hardcore games] coming," Microsoft’s interactive …

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‘Incredible’ year for Xbox 360 hardcore

Much of the world’s games press gathered in the US yesterday to see a showcase of the big titles Microsoft has in store for Xbox 360 owners in the year ahead. Gears of War 3, which earlier this week was given a firm September release date, clearly took much of …

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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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Why Move will do what EyeToy didnt

With a wide assorted of supported titles at launch and plenty more in the pipeline, Move has the ability to please those core fans as well as appeal to this new social gaming audience But is going after two audiences a risky strategy? Could Move become a jack-of-all-trades master of …

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