Can games be both entertaining and educational while also profitable for the companies who make them? One Microsoft exec says no and we take a look at the issue.
PS3 and Xbox 360 fanboys descended on Metacritic this week and lowered the user review scores for some highly touted games on both systems. What ensued was yet another example of fanboys going wild and acting like children. It must stop.
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There it is in all of its glory. The Wii game featuring violence in a Sin City visual style that would make Miyamoto whimper finally has its box art. While we do like to say a lot more in our posts here on SmashPad, there isn’t much more to say.
Miyamoto has denounced “excessive violence” in videogames during a recent interview with a news channel in London. We take a look at what he said, what it means for the industry, and why he may or may not be right.
With the PC market in tatters, we mull over the remarks of the president of the PC Gaming Alliance and take a look at some stunning comments from Microsoft about holding back PC/360 simultaneous releases.
Activision’s Noah Heller hints at the end of World War II as source material in their games. Read More
With the recent announcement that Gears of War 2 preorders have surpassed those of the original Gears. What this is means is that Gears of War is now just as large of a franchise for Microsoft, and just as valuable. Given these numbers and recent statements from Gears’ lead designer Cliff Bleszinski, a third Gears is looking even more likely.
Sony will be announcing a bunch of new games at TGS next week and we speculate on what they may be. Read More