Browsing: Games

Today, the console business is hardly lucrative, with a few notable exceptions. This has always been the case, with a few companies dominating the competition, such as Atari, Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft. Most people have heard about the success of the NES (for older readers), PlayStation 2, Xbox 360, and the more recent PlayStation 4.…

When you hit on a pop culture phenomenon, it’s not surprising that you may want to capitalize on it however you can. Just look at the toys, video games, and even a forthcoming spinoff for The Walking Dead. Of course sometimes these attempts at milking the cash cow make a little less sense, and a lot…

Mainstream, major video games today are a bigger industry than movies or music. It’s so pervasive that people are making livings out of being watched while playing video games. But since consumers often want to have variety and support smaller companies, it’s important for some time to be taken to acknowledge games made independently of…

If you grew up in the 1980s, you probably spent some time in arcades. From Pong to Pac-Man, video arcades had rows upon rows of brightly lit games that captivated the nation. Today we’re used to seeing nearly photorealistic renderings in video games, but in the late 70s and early 80s the idea that you could control something that…

Video games have come a long way since Pong. Trends have come and gone, and companies have been left in ruin, but others have struck gold with new and innovative ideas. Video games have become a multi-billion dollar industry, challenging even Hollywood for top dog status. With all the successes and the failures in its short history, the…

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