video game

  • The History Of Gaming: An Evolving Community Crunch Network

    The History Of Gaming: An Evolving Community

    Since its commercial birth in the 1950s as a technological oddity at a science fair, gaming has blossomed into one of the most profitable entertainment industries in the world. The mobile technology boom in recent years has revolutionized the industry and opened the doors to a new generation of gamers. Indeed, gaming has become so integrated with modern popular culture that now even grandmas… Read More

  • The Mobile Gaming Business Model For Freedom And Fantasy Crunch Network

    The Mobile Gaming Business Model For Freedom And Fantasy

    Mobile gaming has by far made the greatest impact on — and effected the most change overall in — the gaming industry. From a dollars and cents perspective, mobile gaming revenue is projected to surpass console game revenue in 2015 to the tune of $30.3 billion versus $26.4 billion, with ongoing growth in mobile-device sales only driving this trend forward in 2016 and beyond. Read More

  • Shenmue 3 Raises More Than $1M On Kickstarter In Less Than Three Hours

    Shenmue 3 Raises More Than $1M On Kickstarter In Less Than Three Hours

    Fans let out a collective squeal of joy when Shenmue 3 was announced at Sony’s E3 conference and then rushed to pledge their support on Kickstarter. In just three hours, the campaign has raised more than $1.36 million, more than half of its $2 million goal, from about 16,000 backers. Read More

  • Watch Dogs Launch Day Uplay Disaster Is A Reminder That PC Game Sales Are Broken

    Watch Dogs Launch Day Uplay Disaster Is A Reminder That PC Game Sales Are Broken

    Today I made a mistake: I bought a PC game. I’ve been good – I haven’t bought one in a while, since Just Cause 2 probably. But I was looking at graphics comparisons of Watch Dogs on Xbox One and on PC and I thought “what the heck, let’s try it.” I have an extremely capable gaming PC that’s pretty much neglected after all, and it’s in close… Read More

  • Bizarre trailer for Japanese erotic video game features Obama

    The market for video and computer games featuring erotic content, the so-called eroge, is huge in Japan. As a lot of smaller and independent software companies are battling it out in a highly competitive field, you often come across a lot of bizarre stuff (I’ve heard). School girl- or tentacle-themed games, for example, are especially popular (although the bulk of the latter are… Read More

  • Alice and Kev, the homeless Sims

    In what may be one of the most heart-breaking Sims-related experiments in a long time, Robin Burkinshaw created two Sims, Kev and his daughter Alice. They live in a house that looks like a park and live on free meals from work and school. They sleep on park benches. Alice is kind-hearted and a little dopey and her father is essentially insane – he has a horrible temper doesn’t react… Read More

  • Batman: Arkham Asylum Collector's Edition detailed, again

    About three weeks ago, Gamestop detailed the contents of the Collector’s Edition Batman: Arkham Asylum, but it was quickly pulled down and the mention of a Batarang was forever seared into my memory. Well, today, Gamestop detailed the game again and the Batarang remains. I know $100 is a lot to ask for a game, but it’s a foot long Batarang with a Waynetech Batarang Storage Box! Read More

  • Hands-on: Sega's new RAMBO Arcade game (It's so bad, it's awesome)

    My favorite game center in Tokyo got the new Sega arcade game “Rambo” (obviously based on the movies of the same name) in this week. It runs on Sega’s Lindbergh system board. And the gameplay is terrible, even for a lightgun shooter (I happen to be a big fan of this type of games). All you do is press one button and kill (almost) everything on the screen that moves. So no… Read More

  • The Futurist: How The PS3 Could Sink Blu-ray, And Blu-ray Could Sink the PS3

    If Sony is to be believed, the verdict is already in: HD-DVD is a non-starter, and their cross-Japanese Toshibian rivals are toast. They may very well be right: Blu-ray is certainly outperforming HD-DVD in terms of sales and support, and may be headed for the victory stand when it’s all said and done. But in order to get there, Sony may be setting themselves up not only for only a… Read More