Industry Evolution

Industry Evolution

The past, present, and future of gaming. An honest look at the evolution of the industry.

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Steve McCool2 days ago
Game Over...
As someone who started playing video games in the early 90s, back when the two big contenders in the console wars were Nintendo and Sega, I was there to see all the major moments in gaming history tha...
Tim T.K.12 days ago
Why Microtransactions Are Killing Game Audiences
Two topics that have been frequently popping up in gaming news for the past few years are Microtransactions and DLC (Downloadable Content). Are they good? Are they bad? Do they benefit the studio or t...
Eric Green17 days ago
Best Video Game Journalists Who Know Their Stuff
Video games have had critics from around the time "Pong" was created in the 1970s to right now. Journalism is important — it helps gamers decide which games are worth buying and which games are worth ...
Matt Breslina month ago
Trying to Decide My Favourite 'Zelda' Game
When I first met my girlfriend, who is also a big Zelda fan, she asked me the same question I responded with a long answer to which included a few of the games in the series. I'll try and assess why e...
Iain Bakera month ago
The History of Video Games #4: The Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Part Two
Last week we saw the rise of the ZX Spectrum, which coincided with the demise of the Atari 2600. We looked at the perils of cassette-based physical media, and how the speccy’s ‘open’ system allowed fo...
Iain Bakera month ago
The History of Video Games #3: The Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Part One
In the last article we covered the great video game crash of 1983, which led to the demise of the Atari 2600. This led some to believe that video games were simply a passing fad. At least in America. ...
Harjit Singha month ago
Bethesda's 'Creation Club' A.K.A Paid Mods 2.0
So E3 2017 brought around a lot of surprises, some good, and a lot of it bad. One of these not-so-great surprises came in the form of Bethesda's odd presentation that tried to take us on a whimsical t...
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Michael Wolff2 months ago
Final Fantasy XV: Where's the Enemy?
The Final Fantasy XV RPG (role-playing game) video game has one of the longest development times in the industry’s history. First, it was part of the Fabula Nova Crystallis subseries of Final Fantasy ...
Iain Baker2 months ago
The History of Video Games Part 2
Welcome back. Last week we took a brief look at the Atari 2600. This week we will chart its rise and its eventual fall. The Atari 2600 was the first major console and in many ways set the stage for th...