THE RUMORS ARE true: After five years off the road, Activision is bringing Guitar Hero back on tour this fall. If you’ve been keeping score, that means that yes, the stage is indeed set for a new battle of the bands, as Activision’s longtime rival in the music spaceHarmonix is releasing Rock Band 4 this fall.
If the marketplace of used videogames were to disappear, game
publishers would see their profits decline - unless they massively
lowered game prices.
Those are the results of a recent study conducted by marketing professors Masakazu Ishihara of the New York University Stern School of Business and Andrew Ching of the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management. Titled "Dynamic Demand for New and Used Durable Goods without Physical Depreciation: The Case of Japanese Video Games," the paper uses data collected from the Japanese gaming market to simulate the effect that the removal
The Nintendo Experience is a new venture for Nintendo. It's a part of the company's strategy to communicate directly with fans during E3 2013 instead of hosting a big press conference. Nintendo partnered with Best Buy to provide demo stations for unreleased Wii U games the public can enjoy. Those locations have been posted today on Best Buy's website.
The Nintendo Experience will be held on two dates. The first will be on June 12 from 4pm-8pm. The second and final opportunity will be on June 15 from 1pm-5pm. The promotion also mentions
Microsoft's policy concerning used Xbox One games has proven a bit confusing, but a new report may have spilled more concrete details.
Citing information from "retail sources," gaming news site MCV claims that Microsoft and gaming publishers will take a bite out of the sale of each used Xbox One game. In the process of selling a used game, original owners would also see the game wiped from their online accounts so they no longer can play it.Microsoft has already confirmed that Xbox One users who install a game
Video games retailer GameStop Corp's quarterly profit beat estimates for the fourth consecutive quarter, suggesting that its strategy of expanding its digital and mobile offerings is paying off in a tough video-gaming environment.
Sales of video game hardware and software sales have dropped as gamers lean towards lower-priced online offerings on tablets and smartphones.
However, GameStop has managed to buck the trend by selling new and used games to console owners and iOS and Android devices in some stores.
Microsoft is betting it has a new way to win the wallets of consumers.
The company on Tuesday introduced the new version of its Xbox video game console. The Xbox has been one of Microsoft's few undeniable consumer hits of the last decade, a product that was not just a credible entry into the games business but also a sign of the innovation possible at a company that is rarely seen as an inventive thinker.
"I think of Xbox as the accidental success out of Microsoft," said James McQuivey, an analyst at Forrester