Category Archive: Gamasutra

Behind the Scenes of the Paragon Studios Shutdown

The untold story of the failed attempt to keep City of Heroes going. Long before THQ collapsed and Disney’s shutdown of Warren Spector’s Junction Point Studios, game developers were shocked by NCsoft’s apparent sudden shutdown of City of… Continue reading

EA’s next steps toward the next-gen

Hope you liked what you saw of Frostbite 3 in this week’s reveal of Battlefield 4, because you’re going to be seeing a lot more of it in the next couple of years. Frank Gibeau,… Continue reading

Who shot JR? John Riccitiello leaves behind a shaky legacy at EA

It’s going to be a while before the dust settles on Monday’s executive shakeup at Electronic Arts. And the debate is likely going to last a lot longer than that. John Riccitiello’s departure… Continue reading

Does a Zynga-Yahoo! merger make sense?

Zynga shares soared Monday, after an analyst’s report mentioned the social game maker was a possible candidate for a takeover — by Yahoo!, of all companies. Wunderlich Securities’ Blake Harper got the ball… Continue reading

Investors double down on Zynga’s gambling ambitions

Not too long ago, Zynga looked like a video game company that was dabbling in the gambling world. But more and more, it’s looking like the reverse might be true, with the type… Continue reading

Analysis: Sony looks to PS4 to reverse its fortunes

What does tonight’s announcement of the PlayStation 4 spell for Sony’s next-gen fortunes? Chris Morris takes a look at what has been promised — and ignored — and predicts what it means for… Continue reading

Ubisoft now selling competitors’ games through Uplay expansion

Ubisoft is opening up its closed gate community to other publishers. Effective immediately, Uplay, the company’s digital distribution service, will begin selling games from competing publishers – including Electronic Arts and Warner Bros.… Continue reading

Why GTA V’s delay could cause an industry-wide ripple effect

So Rockstar delayed another game. Is anyone really, truly surprised by that? In my nearly 20 years covering video games, Take-Two’s crown jewel has missed more initial deadlines than I can count, but that… Continue reading

GameStop positions itself to survive in a growing digital age

In an industry where sales are increasingly going digital, GameStop is at a crossroads. Traditional brick and mortar isn’t going away anytime soon – and used game sales are still a viable force.… Continue reading

Oculus Rift prepares to ship 10,000 dev kits

While it has popped up at trade shows here and there for the better part of the past seven months, the Oculus Rift has only been in the hands of three groups for… Continue reading