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Is Nintendo a natural free-to-play game company?
I was reading the comments on Rob Fahey’s column on the challenges facing Sony with the Vita. This comment, by Felix Leyendecker, a senior 3D artist at Crytek, leapt out at me. “Nintendos IPs are successful because...
- Posted 228 days ago
Sony shows it doesn’t yet understand the smartphone threat
In an interview with Gamasutra, Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida says that working with small games and indies will be vital to the success of Vita. It's statements show how little Sony understand of the free-to-play revolution...
- Posted 347 days ago
Will the PSN debacle slow the rush to digital distribution of games?
That was the question I was asked by The Wall Street Journal last week. I’m inclined to think that it is a speed bump, not a derailment. It is a real problem for Sony but it is...
- Posted 752 days ago
Maybe Sony does get digital: the case for the defence
Last week, I wrote that Sony didn't understand the threat that it faces. This week, I put the opposite case: that Sony's experiments and product launches shows that it understands the issues, and is making valiant attempts...
- Posted 792 days ago
Recent pronouncements from Nintendo and Sony show they don’t even understand the threat they face
Satoru Iwata and Andrew House have recently talked about how changes in the games industry are a damaging to quality and threaten our industry. The problem is that they are cherry-picking their datapoints, and are missing the bigger...
- Posted 799 days ago
Sony’s decision to lock DC Universe Online accounts to a physical disc will cost it customers and lots of revenue
Sony recently tried to break into the MMO genre on console with the high-profile launch of DC Universe Online. It’s an interesting experiment in making an MMO work on the console platform, and paves the way for...
- Posted 821 days ago
Why Apple TV is so dangerous to Sony and Microsoft
Last week, Dean Takahashi of Venturebeat wrote a post on the threat posed by Apple TV to the existing console manufacturers. He said: “Apple has the premium brand name and the huge momentum of iTunes, an established...
- Posted 981 days ago