Category Archive: Variety (Print)

‘Journey’ big winner at D.I.C.E. Awards

The best videogames of 2012 weren’t found on store shelves, but they could be downloaded. Thatgamecompany’s “Journey” was the big winner at the 16th annual D.I.C.E. Awards, capturing eight awards, including Game of… Continue reading

Valve touts PCs for videogame innovation

The bulk of the media focus in the videogame world might be on the mobile and consoles, but Valve Software co-founder Gabe Newell thinks they’re looking at the wrong platform. In his keynote… Continue reading

‘Halo’ universe feeds fans on multiple platforms

The Halo franchise is one of the biggest in the videogame world, but when series creator Bungie Studios walked away from the series after 2010’s “Halo: Reach,” it left Microsoft with a problem.… Continue reading

Hollywood, games biz unite around ‘Defiance’

While J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot and Valve Software are planning to develop films around the developer’s “Half-Life” and “Portal” franchises, Trion Worlds and Syfy have a warning for them: It’s not as easy… Continue reading

Game pantheon inductees

Gabe Newell, latest inductee in the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame, has helped revolutionize the videogame industry. The co-founder and managing director of Valve Software has overseen development on… Continue reading

Ouya game console targets TV play

Any console going up against Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft faces an enormous challenge. And no one knows that better than Ouya founder Julie Uhrman. The Ouya console, an Android-based console videogame system that… Continue reading

Game developers should look beyond violence, says Quantic’s Cage

The videogame industry might have taken in nearly $15 billion in the U.S. last year, but one of the industry’s more controversial developers thinks the industry needs to reinvent itself if it wants… Continue reading

‘Dead Space’ vidgame creator inspired by Hollywood

When Glen Schofield looks for inspiration, he often turns to Hollywood, the co-founder and general manager of Sledgehammer Games told an audience in a Wednesday talk at this year’s D.I.C.E. Summit in Las… Continue reading

THQ split-up complete as competitors take pieces

THQ, once the third-largest publisher in the videogame industry, is no more. A bankruptcy auction, concluded Wednesday, has broken up the company into pieces and sold them to competitors, along with its key… Continue reading

While studies loom, vidgame biz can use some sensitivity training

The nation and its politicians are desperately seeking an answer for a horrific event that no sane mind can grasp. And that’s leading to calls for studies. Unfortunately, some parties are announcing the… Continue reading