Valve recently celebrated yet another record year in game sales, to the surprise of absolutely no one. 2011 was an excellent year for Valve, who was able to announce their seventh straight year of 100 percent or more increase in game sales. What has Valve done so right? Think about that. Steam’s game sales have at least doubled, every year, for the past seven years. In the context of a brick and mortar store, their required storage warehouse would have double in size every year. Good thing for Valve that [...]READ MORE
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Or: How to piss off everyone in 10 emails or less. Webcomic behemoth Penny Arcade has just posted a series of emails between Ocean Marketing and a pre-order customer named Dave. It is not a pretty sight. UPDATE 27-Dec @ 10 PM GMT: Apparently large amounts of Ocean Marketing’s website are plagiarized from other websites. See the Reddit thread here.READ MORE
No More Heroes creator Goichi “Suda51” Suda does not cater to sanity in games. Lollipop Chainsaw is no exception. You play 18 year old cheerleader turned zombie-hunter Juliet Starling as she fights her way through her zombie infested high school. Also your boyfriend is a disembodied head that you wear on your belt.READ MORE
You shoot things and they die. Serious Sam has never been about headshots or involved team based mechanics. Hearkening back to the old school FPS genre, it’s about fast paced, arcade style fun. Based on this trailer, Serious Sam 3:BFE looks to be more of the same. And I’m really ok with that.READ MORE
Insomniac Games confirmed that the Resistance 3 Public Beta will become available on August 4 in the US and August 10 in the EU. The Playstation plus subscribers in the EU will get VIP access to the beta from August 10. You will then be able to download the client from the PS Plus store. If you are not subscribed to Playstation Plus you will have to wait for “further opportunities to get into the Beta after this date”.READ MORE
Video game development legend, John Carmack was recently interviewed by CVG at E3 2011. In the 20 minute interview, Carmack talks about the evolution of video gaming, console and computer technology, touching on technical details from the programmers perspective and also discussing id Software’s upcoming title being presented at E3 2011: Rage. He also gives some basic hardware recommendations and discusses how the latest generation PC’s simply crush their console counterparts when it comes to technical capacity and the possibilities for developing more advanced games. Exciting and interesting stuff for [...]READ MORE
Today, Microsoft has just launched a shiny new website for their freshly setup Vancouver game development studio located in the trendy Yaletown area, reported to be tasked with working on a “core” Kinect-based first person shooter for the Xbox 360.READ MORE