Articles Tagged ‘E3’
This year’s upcoming E3 will be a particularly significant one for the gaming scene given there will be no major new hardware announcements from Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo – and since sales of physical software in the US spiraled down 27% in March to US$406 million. Nintendo’s new Figurine Platform is just one example of continued plasticity taking place in the industry.
It’s likely that you won’t get to the top of the $25-billion video gaming industry without making a few friends. If there’s one thing to take away from this year’s E3, it’s that companies are clearly making a large push to create and market games designed to keep the living room and families social through interconnected play.
- How Apple’s brick-and-mortar stores are the secret to the tech giant’s retail success (The Wall Street Journal)
- Nielsen study says Americans are watching TV on their mobile devices 20% more often than last year (Chicago Sun-Times)
- E3 2012 rumors are already surfacing – is a Microsoft Xbox 360 successor in the works? (Techland)
- Borders dodges several bookstore closings (Publishers Weekly)
- How the Cars 2 video game is looking to blur the animation lines between film and gaming (CNET)
- More about PBS’ dabbling with promotional spots (Time)
- Get your predictions in check: What to expect from the big three at next week’s E3 (International Business Times)
- Dairy Queen zeros in on a new demographic and isn’t afraid to show it (The Wall Street Journal)
Last month, the interactive and video game industry’s premier trade and consumer show took place once again in the familiar environs of the L.A. Convention Center. A trio of new devices squarely focused on making game play an all-family affair drove the hype at this year’s E3 event, which drew 45,600 attendees from all parts of the globe.