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Japan Quake Damage To Gaming Industry On The Rise

by Ernice Gilbert on March 14th, 2011, under Hot, industry news, News

By now we all know of the damning 8.9 magnitude earthquake that left some parts of Japan in shambles, killing thousands, with thousands more unaccounted for. Now, we’re starting to learn some of the repercussions against the gaming industry there, as servers for some games go down, other titles being canceled, and thousands of consoles from the big three washed away in the tsunamis that followed.

12 Moments In Gaming History That Made Us Go: What The Hec?!

by Ernice Gilbert on July 20th, 2010, under Hot, News, Playstation 3, Sony, Xbox 360

Back in 2009, I ran a humble blog. It was around May of that year Hideo Kojima, the legendary Metal Gear Solid creator, began teasing us through a countdown website, his next title in the much lauded franchise. On the screen of my computer, the website displayed a field with grass, (green and brown), grey skies, and constant lightning cutting through the clouds.

The clock was ticking, and eventually we deciphered that it was set to come to an end at the beginning of Microsoft’s press conference at E309. The entire media was buzzing: “what’s this all about?” many would ask, but soon enough we would know the answer…

I remember the moment like it was happening now: Kojima came on stage with a translator and announced Metal Gear Solid: Rising, the latest MGS title for the Xbox 360. I went to the countdown website and there he was, Raiden. I was like, WHAT THE H……..

Yeah, we got plenty of those in the gaming world. From Bobby Kotick’s big mouth, to stunning, unexpected announcements. Below the break, you’ll find eleven more that caused our jaws to drop.

EA: Uncharted 2 Is “Beacon Of Hope” For The [Gaming] Industry

by Ernice Gilbert on June 22nd, 2010, under industry news, News

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves came out exactly eight months ago, and since then, it has become the PS3′s fastest selling exclusive title. Rightfully so too; the game has received critical praise from entire gaming industry.

From great story-telling to topnotch narration, Naughty Dog got everything right with that game. So much so that EA sees the title as a “beacon of hope” for the industry.

Microsoft Will Always Win When It Comes To Money Says Sony

by Ernice Gilbert on May 25th, 2010, under Microsoft, News, Sony

Microsoft is one of the richest companies in the world and it’s extremely difficult to match the giant in the money department. Only a few companies can, Sony however is not one of them and according to SCEA boss, Rob Dyer, they’re not even trying to.

Want Some Advice For Getting Into The Games Industry? Lionhead Studios Shares Some With Us

by dlfootball72 on February 16th, 2010, under Lionhead Studios
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Looking for some answers on breaking into the ever-changing, demanding gaming industry? Liohead Studios shares some pointers with us, and gives some good advice for hopefuls entering each facet of what goes into shipping a game out the door.