Games developers are failing to reflect diversity, according to the first survey of game characters. Latinos are nearly invisible, and women and other groups are woefully underrepresented.
UbiSoft CEO Yves Guillemot has pledged to 'tremendously decrease' software piracy. The CEO also confirmed that Ubisoft was shifting its casual focus from the DS to other platforms, including Natal and the Wii.
A Nintendo VP has admitted that she does not know why "hardcore" Wii games such as MadWorld and The Conduit have generated disappointing sales.
The digital video market is set to struggle for a while yet, according to a study from Jon Peddie Research. But Adobe, Apple and Avid are holding their own.
Opinion - I always found it amazing how certain sales people can talk
you into buying virtually anything, even if it was be sand on a beach.
Now it seems that the four largest music publishers will have to rely
on the best sales guy in the industry, Apple, to sell consumers what
they really do not want any more – entire music albums with music you
may never listen to. Will Apple convince you?
Ubisoft has confirmed that its first fiscal quarter sales plummeted 50 percent to €83 million. The company attributed the slowdown to a number of factors, including decreased Nintendo DS game sales and "poorer-than-anticipated" market conditions.
Digital downloads allows consumers to simply buy those music tracks
they want and circumvent entire albums to cut out those tracks they
could care less for. It is a trend the music industry has been watching
with concern, but it seems that Apple is now taking a new approach to
make the digital album much more attractive with a pack of interactive
features code-named Cocktail.
German psychologists claim that playing computer games is as physically addictive and anything you might inject.
Chinese hackers have attacked the website of the Melbourne's International Film festival, apparently furious that it was going to screen a documentary about exiled Uighur leader Rebiya Kadeer.
Netflix has shown solid growth in the second quarter and now has 10.6
million subscribers, or about 9.1% of U.S. households. The San
Francisco Bay area leads the nation with a share of 20.7%. Blu-ray
adoption still isn’t great as consumers are moving toward cheaper
subscription plans and Redbox appears to be emerging as the main rival
for Netflix in the movie rental market.
Peter Jackson has revealed that 'District 9' cost $30 million dollars to produce. Jackson explained that he had to "sign off on everything" to raise the money after independently financing the project for six months.
James Cameron has offered Comic-Con attendees a sneak peak of his animated 3D 'Avatar' film.
Id Software founder John Carmack has confirmed that Rage is designed to be played on console platforms. Carmack explained that the "largest chunk of our market's going to be on consoles."
Microsoft has announced plans to create a series of anime short films based on the Halo universe. Halo Legends will be produced by Microsoft's 343 Industries and is expected to feature "creative direction" from anime pioneer Shinji Aramaki of Appleseed EX Machina fame and Mamoru Oshii, director of the Ghost in the Shell movies.
Electronic Arts today proudly announced that its Battlefield 1943
customers have killed more than 43 million enemies in just one week.
And you can join the shooting frenzy for just
$15 and get "endless value". Is it just us or is there something wrong with this picture?
Panasonic and Walt Disney Home Entertainment have inked a deal to distribute Disney movies on Micro SD cards.
A Ubisoft designer has insisted that the decision to designate Splinter Cell: Conviction an Xbox 360 exclusive was 'purely business.'
John Carmack has opined that the Playstation 3 offers "a little bit more theoretical raw performance" compared to other consoles. Carmack - the founder of iD Software - also told GameInformer that more "sweat equity" was required to develop PS3 titles.
Sonic Solutions is planning to offer consumers a new way to watch 3D movies at home by the end of the year.
Analyst Opinion - Once upon a time, I wanted to buy an electronic book reader. After Amazon’s recent Orwellian adventure, now I’m not so sure.