Articles tagged with: industry
Security? Insubordination? Disappearances? Just what is going on at Infinity Ward?
Retro heads rejoice as it appears that Neo Geo games are on their way to the PSN – although perhaps not the titles you would want.
It’s report time again! Australian researchers have concluded that approximately one in ten gamers are showing symptoms of addiction.
We urge readers to think about their nine closest friends, if they seem ok, then it’s you who has the problem.
PS3 exclusive Heavy Rain has stormed the UK charts – taking the coveted top spot. Has this taken Sony by surprise?
The video games industry has taken a bit of a beating lately. It’s been accused of sexualising children, exposing people to violence, and gamers have even been compared to outlaw biker gangs. The latest issue to be tackled is the large amount of satanic content appearing in games.
In October 2009 GameSpot reported that a man was suing Sony, Sony Online Entertainment and Sony Computer Entertainment of America for allegedly not complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as its virtual worlds were not easy to navigate for visually impaired people.
On February 8th the court ruled in favour of Sony, but was it right to?
What’s up with Valve lately? Their comments last week suggested an almost apathetic view on the PS3, but now a new statement has been released suggesting they might be taking the PS3 a bit more seriously. Is it too little too late?
Today the US PlayStation website received an unexpected revamp with a brand new cleaner look.
The old dark black site that we have become used to has now disappeared in favour of a brighter grey feel that is more akin to its European counterpart.
One of the last times Lara Croft was mentioned at Attitude Towers, it caused a bit of a storm. This time things are much less heated, and far more public spirited!
The Game Group have announced it intends to cut 247 jobs, affecting 43 sites around the country. Both GAME and GameStation stores will be hit, as well as the smaller GAME concessions in Debenhams stores.
Did The Game Group bite off more than it could chew?
Digital Battle has formulated a list of the top ten most expensive game budgets of all time, proving that this generation of gaming is by far the most expensive ever.
There are five titles representing PS3 on the list through Killzone 2, L.A. Noire, Metal Gear Solid 4, Gran Turismo 5 and Gran Theft Auto IV. With a budget of 100 million dollars, Grand Theft Auto IV is way ahead at the top. Final Fantasy XII is the only representative from the PS2 era listed.
Sales figures for the PS3 are on course to meet the fiscal year target of 13 million, according to Jack Tretton, chief executive of Sony Computer Entertainment of America.
It has been a good year for Sony with a price drop and the release of the Slim model sparking a large upsurge in sales from September. The number of units sold on week 36 was up 999% from week 35. It just goes to show the difference a competitive pricing point can make.
It is our sad duty to inform you that the CEO of Capcom – Mark Beaumont – has died.
UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown has commented on the fact that he thinks the UK has the most important games industry in Europe.
Could it be that he’s actually a secret Killzone 2 fan? Now that is someone we would vote for.
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group has announced today that they have acquired a majority stake in Rocksteady Studios, the developers behind the sleeper hit of last year, Batman: Arkham Asylum.
This is the latest addition to a growing games division for Warner Bros. In 2007, WB acquired TT Games, developers of the LEGO franchise. Later in 2009 they bought Snowblind Studios and primary assets of Midway Games. Welcome to your new home Rocksteady Studios!
Michael Pachter has once again emerged from his fortress in the clouds to thrill us with yet another amazing prediction.
For Sony’s sake we hope this one is way off.
Fans of being teased with cryptic statements rejoice – today is your lucky day! The good people at Capcom have announced that they have something exciting to tell us – but we have to wait until April.
Will it be worth the wait?
Dr. Linda Papadopoulos, known amongst other things as the psychologist on Channel 4’s Big Brother, has produced a report commissioned by the Home Office about the sexualisation of children.
In this report, video games are mentioned as one of the causes. This is one of several news pieces lately mentioning the sexual content of video games. Team Attitude have always found these comments slightly baffling – but should we be taking them more seriously
Pick up any video game these days and the likelihood that the main character is a white male is pretty high. With February being Black History Month, we’re taking a look at the depiction and evolution of African Americans in video games.
Where did the origins of African American characters in video games begin? Is their depiction considered stereotypical or even racist? All these questions and more will be discussed.