The last two months have seen an alarming quantity of resignations within the videogame industry whether voluntary or ‘voluntary’.
Bigger than the cinema box office, bigger than music and bigger than books, the video games industry is big business. Global software revenues exceed £30 billion a year, and are predicted to rise to nearly £60 billion a year by 2015. Yet its growth and success are little known. Games are played by hundreds of millions of people around the world.
Video games are striving to reach both the same artistic and commercial value of other mediums such as film, television and literature. They are getting closer to achieving this with every passing year, especially in the commercial and consumer sales aspects. Despite all this, video games remain languishing in the curious position of having millions upon millions of loyal consumers whilst also having an extremely negative, broader reputation that it just can’t seem to shake off.
Grayling promises school leavers three months of unpaid work in exchange for benefits. I for one would rather play computer games
A spectre is haunting Britain. The spectre of computer games. “We don’t want [Neets] waking up at lunchtime and playing computer games all day,” said a Department of Work and Pensions source.
Last week saw the complimentary release of Mass Effect 3: The Extended Cut, a batch of downloadable content that was designed to assuage growing discord among a vocal majority of the series’ fans, but was always predestined to be a superfluous disappointment.
You may have heard by now that Norwegian mass killer Anders Breivik played video games: violent “first-person shooters” such as Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. According to news reports, Breivik claimed that he honed his targeting and shooting skills by playing Call of Duty. Does this claim make sense? Should we pull these games from store shelves? I don’t think so.
He’s the man behind the Fable series but Peter Molyneux’s success is no tall tale. In the final part of our look at British gaming greats, he talks to David Crookes about his regrets and hopes.
By David Crookes | | Friday, 18 February 2011 at 6:00 am
With the release of Sony’s Wii-alike motion controller just around the corner, it’s no wonder that Sony’s official blog site has starting ramping up the hype surrounding the peripheral.
Electronic Arts has announced that SAS hero and best-selling author Chris Ryan will pen a prequel novel to upcoming videogame release Medal of Honor.
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