Self-employed musicians understand how challenging it can be to find work and pay the bills in this economy. In a competitive market, it's not always easy to ensure a steady income. But it's not uncommon for those working in the videogame industry to band together for a charitable event to help those in need. Novum Initium is the latest benefit album dedicated to working musicians who struggle to make ends meet due to illness or disability.
of the first gaming magazines to hit newsstands, GamePro, is reportedly closing up shop. After over 20 years of producing monthly magazines (and a
recent switch to a quarterly format) and over ten years of running its website, the outlet will be ceasing its magazine production and closing down its site completely. While most of the
editorial staff is to be laid off, some will apparently be retained in
order to help GamePro Media in "refocusing its US business exclusively
on its growing custom publishing and solutions business."..
PlayStation Portable is months away from becoming the second best
handheld in Sony's stable, but that doesn't mean the company is done
learning a thing or two from its long and storied history. In fact,
in a recent chat with Official PlayStation Magazine, Sony CEO and
president Jim Ryan admitted the PSP's multi-media marketing strategy
was a little too confusing for consumers, and that it intends to avoid similar missteps by
swinging the focus back to gaming for the PlayStation Vita...
Sony has released US pricing
details for the proprietary memory cards to be used by the
PlayStation Vita. The cards will cost you $29.99 for 4GB, $44.99 for
8GB, $69.99 for 16GB or $119.99 for 32GB high-rollers. This is comparable with Sony's own pricing on the PSP's Memory Stick storage – which is lucky, as you won't be able to do much
Dynasty Warriors Next will
bring a slew of new gameplay modes to the series using the Vita's
controls, Koei has revealed via new screenshots. The game, a Vita
launch title in Japan, will leaven the running-around-killing-peons
gameplay with new minigames including WarioWare-esque touch-screen
calligraphy, gyro-based horse-racing, and an affair whereby enemies are defeated by some sort of
invisible Vita-punishing poltergeist. And more...
Here's some new screens for
Silent Hill: Book of Memories. Add them to the batch
we got a glimpse of earlier this month, and you get a good idea of
the direction the PlayStation Vita title looks to take the series.
That direction's an unexpectedly colorful one, with the game adopting
a flashier look than the series' customary drab palettes. You'll
still be fending off skinless monstrosities with rusty weapons,
though – Silent Hill's developers may be disturbed, but they're not
completed Uncharted 3 by now, you may think you’ve had your fill of the dashing
adventurer, but that doesn’t mean Drake is taking a break. He’s already jumping
back into action in the PS Vita launch title Uncharted: Golden Abyss. This
newest set of screens for the title shows Drake sniping away in the jungle, no
doubt to save an attractive woman. Take a look…
next handheld is months away for most of the world, Japanese gamers will get
their hands on the PlayStation Vita in a matter of weeks. With a launch
scheduled for December 17, most of the launch games are priced normally for
Japan, though Ridge Racer was actually a little cheaper. Now we’ve got some
idea why the price is so low, as Andriasang
uncovered that the game will have just five cars and three racetracks. But don’t
worry; you can always pay to download more...
MotorStorm developer Evolution Studios has announced work on a new entry in their popular racing franchise, but don't expect to find the same explosive, off-road mayhem found in the other games in the series. Instead, they've scaled it down to a much, much smaller size. Much smaller. It's called MotorStorm RC, and, as the name implies, the downloadable game will switch out the trucks, bikes, and cars for tiny RC versions of the vehicles...
Arcade icon and Atari alumnus Ed Logg
has been pegged to receive The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences
(AIAS) 2012 Pioneer Award during the organization's 15th
Annual Interactive Awards next February.
Logg is widely regarded as one of
founder fathers of video gaming, having co-developed well known
coin-op games for Atari such as Asteroids, Super Breakout, Centipede,
and Gauntlet back in late '70s and early '80s. Logg also dabbled in the
home console field, writing code for Tengen's version of Tetris for
the NES, and later working on Wayne Gretzky 3D Hockey and San
Francisco Rush for the N64...