Category Archive: Variety (Print)

Sony to Offer PlayStation 4 for $399

The next generation consoles won’t be out for another five months – but a price war is already brewing. Sony announced a $399 price point for the PlayStation 4 at a pre-E3 press… Continue reading

E3: Vidgame Biz to Struggle for Relevance at Annual Tech Meet

For many companies, the next-generation consoles being shown off at E3 beginning June 11 can’t come fast enough. While the back half of 2013 is expected to boast breakout hits, the first part… Continue reading

Zach Braff Kickstarter Success: Will Crowdfunding Transform Showbiz?

Kickstarter has leveled the playing field for artists in need of funding. But the influx of pros like Zach Braff has many wondering how crowdfunding will be transformed by showbiz (and vice versa). Over the past… Continue reading

Games Biz Borrowing More from Hollywood

With Sony and Microsoft gearing up to release a new generation of videogame consoles that boast more realistic graphics, Hollywood’s influence on the gaming biz is getting tougher to ignore. The enhanced capability… Continue reading

GDC Awards ‘Journey’ Game of the Year

“Journey” is getting used to making the trip to the podium. After winning big at the D.I.C.E. Awards, in February, thatgamecompany’s “Journey” captured six of the 11 main Game Developers Choice Awards, including… Continue reading

Disney Toys with New Games Strategy

When “Disney Infinity” launches later this summer, the videogame-toy hybrid will represent not only a new direction for Disney Interactive, it will also give the Mouse House a unique way to promote its… Continue reading

Indie Idyll for the Vidgame Crowd

Independent filmmakers may have Sundance, but indie gamemakers head to San Francisco. More than 20,000 are gathered at the city’s annual Game Developers Conference through March 29, looking to generate buzz — and… Continue reading

Female Avatars Slowly Gain Ground in Videogame Worlds

The most formidable protagonist in video­games is a 21-year-old woman who must protect her friends and fight off well-armed enemies hell-bent on dispatching her. The game is “Tomb Raider,” launched March 5, and… Continue reading

Sony unveils PlayStation 4

After seven years, Sony is ready to pull the plug on the PlayStation 3, clearing shelves this fall for the PlayStation 4. As expected, the PS4 features improved graphics performance over its predecessor,… Continue reading

Gamemakers take Vegas

The relationship between Hollywood studios and videogame publishers is evolving, but gamemakers at Thursday’s 16th annual Dice Awards in Las Vegas say there’s still a distance between the two. “I don’t think they’re… Continue reading