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Zumba Fitness Tops UK Charts Once More, Crysis 2 Slips To Third

There are more soccer moms in the wild than previously thought, then. Because Zumba Fitness, a fitness title developed by 505 Games has once again taken the number spot on the UK game sales chart.

Meanwhile, Crysis 2 fell to number 3. Get the top 40 below the break.

Video Thirst: US TV Report Shows The Advantages Of Developing Games In NC, Gears Of War 3 On Display

by Ernice Gilbert on January 22nd, 2011, under industry news, News

A UNC-TV report details the advantages of developing games in Raleigh North Carolina compared to other locations in the U.S., where cost of living is higher, like Los Angeles, California.

E3 2011 Registration Now Open

by Ernice Gilbert on January 10th, 2011, under E3, Hot, News

So soon? We’re barely into 2011 but already the industry’s looking towards E3. I can’t wait.

There Are Too Many Games Coming Out At The Same Time Says Bioware

by Ernice Gilbert on November 29th, 2010, under Gaming News, Hot, News

It’s starting to get too expensive to be a gamer, because so many good games are being released at the same time, you’re sometimes left in this strange position of choose one over the next.

That shouldn’t be the case BioWare co-founder Ray Muzyka contends, adding it’s becoming “very hard” for the gamer to keep up.

Inafune Talks On Why He Left Capcom, Says Company Was Making Devs “Into Salary Men”

by Ernice Gilbert on November 2nd, 2010, under Hot, Inafune, News

Seems as if what many have feared is true. A publishers milking game developers in the name of the almighty dollar? This might just be the case, as legendary game developer and former Capcom head of Research & Development and Online Business and Global Head of Production, Keiji Inafune, says he left the company because Japanese publishers are “making developers into salarymen”.

EA: We Don’t Want Activision To Fail

by Ernice Gilbert on September 6th, 2010, under Activision, EA Partners, Hot, News

After taking the FPS crown away and becoming the biggest game publisher in the world, you’d think EA would enjoy the downfall and demise of its main nemesis, Activision, but that’s not the case at all.

Enslaved Got A lot Right That Heavenly Sword Didn’t Says Ninja Theory

by Ernice Gilbert on August 5th, 2010, under Hot, News, Ninja Theory

Before there was Enslaved, you had Heavenly Sword. A game developed by Ninja Theory and owned by Sony. Now, though, the focus is all on Monkey and his companion Trip. According to Ninja Theory, the studio developing the game, Enslaved: Odyssey To The West got a lot right that Heavenly Sword didn’t.

I guess the older you grow the more wisdom and experience you get? All truths are parallel, friends.

There’s No Room For Mediocre Games In This Industry Utters THQ

by Ernice Gilbert on July 23rd, 2010, under Hot, News, THQ

THQ, the studio behind hack-n-slash title, Darksiders, has said that in the gaming industry, there’s no room for mediocre titles. I couldn’t agree more.

Schafer Says Kotick’s A “Prick”, Activision Responds, Schafer Srambles: “Prick” Comment Was A “Mistake”

by Ernice Gilbert on July 15th, 2010, under Bobby Kotick, News

I know, the headline must be confusing right? Indeed.

Final Fantasy Creator To Retire?

by Ernice Gilbert on July 14th, 2010, under industry news, Mistwalker

The man who created what is now dubbed the best RPG franchise still alive, might be calling it quits when he completes the title his developing exclusively for the Wii, The Last Story.

Is Sony About To Repeat Its Mistake And Release PS4 Last Next Generation?

by Ernice Gilbert on July 9th, 2010, under Article, Microsoft, Nintendo, Sony

Dear Sony, a note from the wise. When you make a mistake, you learn from it, not act stubborn and repeat the same bad decisions over again like you’re hard of learning. Eventually, your boat will sink; and that’s something none of us would want to happen.

Industry Shame: Blacks Portrayed Mostly As “Gang Members” In Games

by Ernice Gilbert on June 7th, 2010, under industry news, News

The black race, a very intelligent one, has seen many hardships over the years. But as time progressed and people changed, things started becoming better.

Don’t get me wrong, the hardships of brutality that the race suffered from American hands were downright atrocious, but the past, although never forgotten, must be left behind if we’re to move forward in this great country and in the world.

Yes, we’re long past the distresses of slavery and the separation of the ’60s, but in many segments of society, stereotyping is still prevalent. The gaming industry is one of them.

A Case For Michael Pachter: We Love You

by Ernice Gilbert on May 26th, 2010, under Article, Michael Pachter

Not too often we get someone who’s not afraid to speak his mind on the touchy subjects of the day in any arena. People mostly shy away from saying controversial things, even if true, to avoid the chastisement that usually follows.

In this case it’s the gaming industry. No one would dare go up against Sony and talk extremely harsh about its products, especially PSPgo, but one man did. Nobody would even think of contesting Epic Games and the deal they have with Microsoft to even go as far as saying the developers regretted it, but one man did.

Yes indeed, others would be afraid of being punished, cast aside and neglected, but not this man; he’s basically gone up against every major developer, publisher and console manufacture saying things that most would die before blurting.

THQ Introduces Partners Program

by Ernice Gilbert on May 26th, 2010, under News, THQ

Competition’s getting stiff in the gaming industry, with major publishers snatching independent developers to broaden their portfolio. Yesterday it was announced that Insomniac Games and EA Partners had forged a deal to release a new IP that would be on PS3 and Xbox 360. And just recently Bungie and Activision had inked a deal, one just like EA and Insomniac that will see the studio developing new multiplatform IP.

Now, THQ has joined the ranks, or at least taken the first step towards doing so. The company has just announced a partners program dubbed THQ Partners, and will be headed by ex-VP of publisher relations at IGA Interactive, Tim Walsh.