Skylanders jump onto iPad/iPhone
In case you've never heard of Skylanders, it's Activision's brilliant concept for a money-making machine that combines physical game figures with their virtual counterparts that you play with onscreen.
Launched in 2011, the game has been a huge hit; kids have made a habit of collecting dozens of the figures, including this year's Skylanders Giants, which cost more than the original Skylanders and require the new
At the same time, Activision has also brought the franchise to mobile platforms, and I got a chance to try out Skylanders Battlegrounds: Mobile Starter Pack for iOS devices (it works with the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch).
Video games outsell movies in U.K.
Data shows video games have eclipsed movies in the United Kingdom in terms of sales. It's time for Her Majesty to start taking gaming seriously.
Resurgence of U.S. game sales predicted
Video game sales racked up double-digit growth in September, a good sign for gamers and developers alike, according to Wedbush and EEDAR analysts.
Nintendo outsells competition nearly 2 to 1 in May
While sales are soft overall, Nintendo is a bright spot in the video game landscape. Nintendo consoles and software outsold the competition by nearly 2 to 1 in May 2009.
Quebec says 'non' to English-only video games
New rule has taken effect prohibiting the sale of English-only video games if a French version exists. It's a bad idea for many reasons.
Game sales buck the recession with 13% growth in January
Video games sales remain strong. Clearly people are spending money on something.
The Internet gets social
Netomat is distributing a test version of its software, which combines familiar online conventions and novel ideas in an effort to change the way people communicate over the Web.