"At the ripe old age of 13 ‘console’ years (equivalent to roughly 91 in human years) it’s finally time to put the world’s most successful console to rest. While the PS2 was discontinued back in January games were still being released for the system throughout the year. The very last game coming to Playstation 2 is none other than..."
"Year after year, we see these pop culture figures enter the world of interactive entertainment with their personalities and reputations blowing up in our faces. It’s a surreal moment, but not a particularly welcome one. So celebrities: stay out of my video games."
"Class is now in session at Class of Heroes II. We at Vivid Gamer present to you the first in a series of gameplay blogs for the latest JRPG dungeon crawler for the PSP/Vita. We will discuss enrolling students and accepting the first few quests at Crostini Academy."
""Video game advertising has become both a legacy and a circus, where companies have repeatedly tried multiple ad campaigns to find that perfect storm of product marketability and consumer approval. But when gaming advertising was deep into this generation, Sony brought out a goofy, tie-wearing VP named Kevin Butler and the advertising standard made a serious paradigm shift.""
"Following the massive success of TellTale’s adaptation of The Walking Dead, fans have been waiting in their millions for the news of Season 2, that wait has come to an end. In a recent interview with Game Informer it was confirmed that The Walking Dead Season 2 will launch in fall of this year."
"I’m not one to fall for the Vita doom and gloom. That happens to every single Sony product. Remember when websites were calling the PS3 dead? Now look how wrong they were. I enjoy my Vita a ton. I keep finding games that make me drain the battery all the way, and then I run to find a plug to keep playing. However I’ve come across a major issue in terms of marketing of the Vita. People don’t know what it is…."
"Available now for both PlayStation Portable (PSP) and PlayStation Vita, Corpse Party: Book of Shadows is an unusual proposition. The sequel to 2008’s Corpse Party (which in itself was a remake of a 1996 release) Corpse Party: Book of Shadows has less in common with a traditional videogame and more with a novel. This is an interactive story designed for fans of the parent franchise, but beyond that many may find the thick layer of questionable decency hard to penetrate."
This is a serious condition that can happen to any video game console. Gamers everywhere want to know is this brought on by poor sales, bad hardware, or the lack of 3rd party support? What is the condition? It is called last generation syndrome. It is where the interest in a previous console wanes and the prices comes down right before the prices shoots back up to collector levels. Goozernation will attempt to diagnose the issue and provide some sort of explanation. Can this be prevented?
"Just in time for the busy Easter weekend Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) has brought the popular ‘Way of Play’ campaign to the UK. Along with a series of new trailers, set to be revealed over the bank holiday weekend, SCEE has launched the campaign with a new Facebook app and competition."
"Dakko Dakko has announced that its two popular PlayStation Portable (PSP) releases are to be updated and expanded for the PlayStation Vita handheld system. Titled The HD Adventures of Rotating Octopus Character and Floating Cloud God Saves the Pilgrims in HD!, both videogames will benefit from visual and aural overhauls to take advantage of PlayStation Vita’s increased capabilities."
Looking for some gaming bang for your buck. The Lego series of games from Traveller’s Tales may have gamers covered. These games aren't just for kids, the fun and easy co-op makes it easy for anyone to pick up and play. Gamers have played in the Star Wars, Harry Potter, DC Comics, and Lord of the Rings Universe, what is next for the Lego games? And why are they always on sale?
"1996: the year football came home and Gazza thrilled at Wembley; the Spice Girls hit number one with Wannabe, Oasis played Knebworth; the nation was drinking alcopops, Take That and Charles and Diana went their separate ways and a buxom British icon called Lara Croft entered the homes, lads mags and imaginations of millions of Brits. Maybe that’s why 1996, the year the first ever Tomb Raider was released, has been voted the most memorable year for gaming by British gamers."
"Everything’s dying, apparently. Everything’s old and tired; to put it more dramatically, we’re an industry comprised of reluctant dinosaurs trying to accommodate the plucky homo sapiens who’ve had the nerve to just evolve seemingly out of nowhere.
Third party publishers and developers are falling through the cracks, thanks to some unforeseen changes in the way games make money. The mobile and digital markets have left things in a largely unfathomable state of affairs and the ocean of AAA ..."
App Annie and the IDC (International Data Corporation) have recently released their 2012 Portable Gaming Report. Showing all manner of numbers and other fancy statistical goodies, there’s plenty of predictably shocking facts you can shake your head at. Among the top spots, Nintendo, the Android OS and Pokemon sit comfortably well. Also, the Asian-Pacific market REALLY loves their Google Play games.
"The nominations for the British Academy Games Awards 2013 were announced today. This year a total of fifty three videogames have been recognised across seventeen categories, showcasing some of the most popular and groundbreaking games of the last twelve months and highlighting the phenomenal level of creativity from UK and international development teams."
"In a world where only the big gaming media companies and established game journalists had access to the technology and cultural influence to capture game footage and promote it to a mass audience, it wasn’t particularly easy to do just that. The development of cheaper capture devices and the prominence of video game media on video sharing sites like Youtube have made the “Let’s Play” into something of a phenomenon. Countless Youtube channel owners have videos of themselves playing through gam..."
"Focus Home Interactive has today teased the revival of the Obscure videogame franchise, a popular survival horror series that made its debut back in 2004. Originally developed for Xbox, PlayStation 2 and PC, it’s been a very long time since we’ve heard anything of Obscure, but the upcoming reboot looks set to be something entirely different."