Tag Archive: e3 2014

Nintendo at the crossroads

Just seven years ago, Nintendo was the undisputed king of the video game world. The Wii was impossible to find, as people who had never considered themselves gamers couldn’t get enough of the company’s products.… Continue reading

Disappointing Zynga primes for a comeback

Zynga, to many investors, is a cautionary tale. In the months preceding its 2011 IPO, some analysts estimated the company to have a market cap of $15 billion to $20 billion. At the… Continue reading

Will Amazon be the next giant in gaming?

Just as video game publishers and console makers are getting used to the disruption Apple and Google brought to the industry, another shake-up might be looming. Amazon, which previously only sniffed around the edges of the gaming… Continue reading

Microsoft reveals action-packed Xbox lineup for 2014 and beyond

Microsoft put the emphasis squarely on action at its annual pre-E3 press conference in Los Angeles, showcasing a variety of titles filled with guns, knives and other instruments of destruction. Whether it’s the… Continue reading

10 best-selling video games (so far) of 2014

The next generation of consoles is starting to shake up the sales charts. With the release of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, there’s a new mid-year sales leader in the videogame industry—and… Continue reading

New consoles don’t spark retail run on game sales

Video game hardware is hot once again. The games themselves? That’s a murkier picture. Retail sales of game systems are up 51 percent in 2014 compared with a year ago, according to data… Continue reading

For gaming’s big three, the real battle begins

Last year, gamers had a pair of new consoles to get excited about. This year, the video game industry is hoping to maintain that excitement with a crop of some of its biggest… Continue reading

E3 2014 — What to expect from the biggest players in gaming

E3 2013 was laser-focused on hardware. This year, it’s time for the games to take center stage. With the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One hitting their stride, Sony and Microsoft will look to… Continue reading

No ticket, no problem: Here’s how to attend E3 from home

The biggest video game show of the year takes place June 9-12 in Los Angeles, but like most trade shows, E3 2014 is technically closed to the public. That’s never stopped people from… Continue reading

Nintendo to skip E3 press conference, hosts Super Smash Bros. tourney instead

Nintendo’s looking to smash up E3. While Wii U sales languish and fans wonder where the big games are for the system, Nintendo has announced that it will once again bypass the traditional… Continue reading