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How to announce a video game in 2017

How to announce a video game in 2017 It always gets my goat when someone suggests that making people care about a video game is "luck of the draw," or "a magic trick," or just "completely random.Apart from spreading the trailer as far and wide as we could with video game news sites, we also contacted the mountain bike press.

Gaming's move away from ownership model is inevitable - EA

Gaming's move away from ownership model is inevitable - EA Electronic Arts is in the business of selling games, but it could soon be more appropriate to call it the business of selling access to games instead.But I think it's inevitable that the gaming entertainment world will move in much the same way that the music and video entertainment worlds have already moved, in the sense that people have moved from an ownership model to an access model.

Funcom: Steam user reviews should be region gated

Funcom: Steam user reviews should be region gated biz recently, Casais admitted there are several areas in which Funcom was "not too happy with how the Steam system works," but Valve's global approach to tallying user reviews had caused the company problems with its Early Access hit, Conan Exiles.On almost every major storefront, Casais said, the visible review score is based on ratings from that user's region.

Microids launches indie publishing label

Microids launches indie publishing label Microid's has joined the list of game outfits setting up their own indie publishing labels.The publisher today announced the formation of Microids indie, part of its effort to diversify beyond the adventure game genre.

Metroid: Samus Returns a "near perfect remake"

Metroid: Samus Returns a "near perfect remake" The thing is, Nintendo wisely hasn't given up on its nearly 70 million 3DS players just yet, and Metroid: Samus Returns, which ships this Friday, is a true testament to that.USgamer awarded Samus Returns a perfect 5-out-of-5 score and praised the developer's ability to "reinvigorate the source material.

Doom, Wolfenstein II and Honor of Kings boost Switch third-party line-up

Doom, Wolfenstein II and Honor of Kings boost Switch third-party line-up A Nintendo Direct this morning included both announcements and updates on more than 40 games for Switch and 3DS, but the arrival of Bethesda's Doom and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus were arguably the biggest surprises.Bethesda confirmed to Polygon that the Switch version, which will launch "this holiday," will include the entire single-player campaign with multiplayer released as a separate download.

Blizzard has taken disciplinary action against 480,000 Overwatch accounts

Blizzard has taken disciplinary action against 480,000 Overwatch accounts The problem in Overwatch is much bigger, though.According to Kaplan, Blizzard has "taken disciplinary action against over 480,000 accounts" since Overwatch launched in May 2016, around 340,000 of which came directly from player reports.

Why I deleted my Steam account

Why I deleted my Steam account Today I'm going to talk about something I'm doing to fix it as a customer and gamer.That's why I'm terminating my Steam account.

Nintendo Switch, Madden can't stop August sales dip - NPD

Nintendo Switch, Madden can't stop August sales dip - NPD Total video game sales were down 2% to $568 million for the reporting period, with video game software also down 2% to $271 million, hardware down 6% to $168 million and PC game software down 23% to $11 million.While August was a little slow, in terms of PC and video game software, sales are tracking roughly in-line with 2016.

Record membership for Entertainment Retailers Association

Record membership for Entertainment Retailers Association LONDON, 15 September 2017 - The Entertainment Retailer's Association (ERA) has announced that its membership has reached an all-time-high, driven by the growth of digital services such as Spotify, Amazon Prime, Google Play, Sky Store and Deezer and the renaissance of independent record stores.At its annual general meeting in London today (14 September), ERA CEO Kim Bayley revealed that in 2016 the association's membership reached 241 companies, the highest in its 29 year history.

Bungie promises deeper content vetting over Destiny 2 symbol

Bungie promises deeper content vetting over Destiny 2 symbol Apparently, the origin of the design goes all the way back to June 2015.Unfortunately, that review was conducted to explore whether or not we were comfortable with the connection to the original, innocuous 'kek' internet meme.

The Podcast: Enhancing games education

The  Podcast: Enhancing games education biz Podcast is available to download now, taking a look at the relationship between games companies and academia.The discussion covers not just universities, but Higher Education and schools as well.

Destiny 2 has top console launch week of the year

Destiny 2 has top console launch week of the year When Destiny launched in 2014, Activision proclaimed the game's success, saying it had sold-in $500 million in copies of the game to retailers and platform holders.With last week's launch of the sequel, the publisher skipped revenue specifics, but touted a number of other achievements.

LawBreakers' rocky launch "very humbling" - Bleszinski

LawBreakers' rocky launch "very humbling" - Bleszinski Boss Key Productions online shooter LawBreakers is off to a rocky start, but company co-founder Cliff Bleszinski isn't about to write it off just yet.Not a sprint," Bleszinski said.

Humble Bundle has raised over $100m for charity

Humble Bundle has raised over $100m for charity Since kicking off in 2010, the Humble Bundle community reached a milestone of $50 million generated for charity in about four and a half years.This milestone is more than 500 times bigger than that and is almost too big for me to really comprehend.

Slightly Mad CEO all but confirms six-year Fast & Furious deal

Slightly Mad CEO all but confirms six-year Fast & Furious deal The head of Slightly Mad Studios seems to have let slip a major licensing partnership with the hugely popular Fast & Furious films." Given typical development cycles for games on this scale, a Fast & Furious title is likely to take two years to make.

Giving indies "every chance of success"

Giving indies "every chance of success" He's hoping to change all that, however, with his new action-puzzler game called Mugsters, which has been unveiled today at EGX.I've never played that one, so I really must get my hands on that one at some point.

How Planet of the Apes is using console gamers to reach its real audience

How Planet of the Apes is using console gamers to reach its real audience Not so with Planet of the Apes: Last Frontier, which fashions itself as more of a narrative adventure, not unlike the output of Telltale Games or Quantic Dream.Planet of the Apes: Last Frontier will be released as a digital only game for Xbox One, PS4 and PC, with a much lower price point than the typical $60 blockbuster.

Flappy Bird will die with iOS11

Flappy Bird will die with iOS11 He added: "My responsibility of supporting this app was finished since 2014.In February 2014 he announced over Twitter that Flappy Bird would be removed from the app store, saying "I can't take this anymore.