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There’s going to over 2 million happy kids this holiday

Posted by Jon Peddie on November 26th 2013 | Permalink
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Microsoft and Sony set new sales records Was there a pent up demand for a new gen console? Duh, you think so? Prior to the announcement that MS and Sony were going to do a gen 8 console, shortly after Nintendo announced the Wii U, console sale dipped even further. Who

Microsoft unveils AMD-powered Xbox One

Posted by Jon Peddie on May 22nd 2013 | Permalink
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I want one! Microsoft announced its new Xbox, the follow-on to its Xbox 360. This is the next-generation game console, like Sony’s new PS4, but Microsoft is positioning it as the center of the (your) home entertainment system. The Xbox One is as much about playing movies and music,

Travel insights

Posted by Kathleen Maher on April 29th 2013 | Permalink
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Industry is facing the same issues all over the world - it’s just the timing that changes If you care, I’ve been pretty much on the road since early March. I’ve enjoyed myself and I’m possibly smarter, though I’m

New technologies for old problem

Posted by Kathleen Maher on April 10th 2013 | Permalink
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Could the game industry really be the source of salvation? Years ago, when I worked at a publishing house I was on a committee to figure out how the company would go digital. This was a publishing company that was already more than a hundred years old. It had hundreds

Exergaming and Physutainment

Posted by Ted Pollak on July 10th 2012 | Permalink
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  The above video is of me getting my daily exercise playing “Rowing Simulator 2012”. The feel of pulling through water, the sound of the liquid displacement, and the visuals of the beautiful scenery all make for a vigorous, yet relaxing and healthy exercise. Not only can I select

Playing at War

Posted by Jon Peddie on November 28th 2010 | Permalink
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I got Activision's "Call of Duty – Black Ops" (CODBO) and EA's "Medal of Honor" (MOH) a couple of weeks ago, but due to travel schedules didn’t get a chance to try them until late last week, so I’m behind every reviewer in the world, but

Gaming PCs and consoles; those damn numbers

Posted by Jon Peddie on August 24th 2010 | Permalink
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Someone said you can make statistics prove anything you want and that person is right. It all comes down to what you use for definitions of the item under scrutiny.  It also has to do with how you count things. The PC Gaming Alliance (PCGA) recently put out a

A New Model Cometh

Posted by Ted Pollak on April 29th 2010 | Permalink
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One of the biggest challenges for PC gaming is the revenue and refresh models. When I refer to refresh model I am talking about creating sequels. Often there is so much pressure to crank out another version of the game that sequels can end up deflating the franchise and ultimately

A Theory of Wiivolution

Posted by Ted Pollak on May 28th 2009 | Permalink
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The Wii SD; Factors for Success. There's no question that the Nintendo Wii SD (the current standard definition Wii) has been a huge success. With sales of over 50 million units, it has almost single-handedly changed the video game industry by drawing people to gaming that probably would not have made

The Biggest Untapped Opportunity in Home Entertainment

Posted by Ted Pollak on May 17th 2009 | Permalink
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The biggest untapped opportunity in home entertainment is interactive television. I know I am not the first to say this but there seems to be a belief that iTV has a tech barrier around it, and that we are not “there yet” technologically. I believe there IS a