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Replay: 2013 Video Games Trade Industry Events Roundup

March 2, 2014 at 7:30am

 

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Editor’s Note: RealGamerNewZ has moved web servers, some older posts can no longer be commented on and have been preserved without their images. Thank you for your understanding in this matter. This article was written by Mitch Walters on 20140302 and was last modified on 20140302 .

Steam Dev Days: Steam Business Update [HD]

The Steam Business Update presentation from Nathaniel Blue and DJ Powers of Valve for Steam Dev Days Conference is presented below in high definition.

“On Jan 15-16, 2014, Valve hosted over 1,200 game developers from around the planet at Steam Dev Devs in Seattle, WA. Now Valve has made videos of 28 Steam Dev Days sessions, covering a wide range of game development topics available.”

Watch them all in the new Steam Dev Days Section of RealGamerNewz.

Editor’s Note: RealGamerNewZ has moved web servers, some older posts can no longer be commented on and have been preserved without their images. Thank you for your understanding in this matter. This article was written by Louis Thompson on 20140214 and was last modified on 20140214 .

Kickstarter News: Tech Industry Tycoon Needs Just Under 5 Grand In 40 Days

If you’ve ever been interested in a sim game that offers an experience of running your very own tech industry company, then now is the chance to support just a project. The following clip pithes the idea behind Tech Industry Tycoon (Kickstarter Link Here) from developer WEB Gaming Entertainment based out of New York which has already raised over $2,500 and needs less than $5,000 over the course of the next 40 days in order to achieve its ultimate goal of presenting the game to the public on GamersGate.com and more if successfully funded.

Editor’s Note: RealGamerNewZ has moved web servers, some older posts can no longer be commented on and have been preserved without their images. Thank you for your understanding in this matter. This article was written by Jon Ireson on 20140113 and was last modified on 20140115 .

Data: It’s Official PC Gaming Has Overcome Console Gaming; Digital Sales Up 1,400%

In what is perhaps a surprising turn of events (or not, depending on your perspective) cold hard data recently released by SuperData Research Inc. and Digital River confirms that the growth in the game industry’s PC Gaming sector has actually caused what was once considered to be a niche audience to overtake that of the Console Gaming sector. Similar to the argument of art imitating life and vice verca, we’ve been seeing a lot more AAA publishers supporting the PC Gaming market who normally haven’t been so open to it in the past; which is likely either because of, or causing, this type of reaction from the gaming community. Of course PC Gaming is still a ways off from producing the same amount of cash as Console Gaming. Other information in the quantitative data report includes evidence of a lean towards digital which is stronger than ever seen before.

Contrary to the vocal minority who spoke out against the ban on re-sellable physical game media when Microsoft revealed their next-generation Xbox ONE console, this new data suggests gamers currently prefer digital content that is not re-sellable versus boxed physical games; at least statistically speaking. Digital sales on the whole have increased upwards of 1,400% when speaking to the United States market per capita.

Also contrary to some of the outspoken feedback from those who take to forums to express their gaming views, free-to-play products are doing better than ever and proving to be one of the most lucrative markets in the industry. The entire report can be accessed for free in exchange for providing a small amount of personal information to the research firm (including the typical name / email address as well as a company name and job title) at the Official Digital River Website for those who are interested in learning more about these market changes and the deep statistics behind them.

Editor’s Note: RealGamerNewZ has moved web servers, some older posts can no longer be commented on and have been preserved without their images. Thank you for your understanding in this matter. This article was written by Jon Ireson on 20130930 and was last modified on 20130930 .

RGN Business Podcast Pt 2 – Over 200 Stores Closing This Month; Is Gamestop Going Broke?

Over 200 Gamestop locations being closing this month, Gamestop is about to lose a fraud lawsuit, a lot of pre-orders have been killed off, and just what exactly is going on behind the scenes with the whole DRM versus used games scandal? Find out in this afternoon’s RGN Business Podcast part 2 featuring stories sourced off of Forbes amongst others.

Editor’s Note: RealGamerNewZ has moved web servers, some older posts can no longer be commented on and have been preserved without their images. Thank you for your understanding in this matter. This article was written by Wilson S on 20130810 and was last modified on 20130810 .

RGN Podcast: Steam Dropping THQ Support Entirely (Stock Talk- Biz Podcast)

Welcome to a special edition of the RealGamerNewz Podcast in which I deliver some crushing blows to those who keep track of the Stock Talk in the video game industry. This business podcast pertaining to some of the finer points of the video games industry biz will include the following topics, and more:

– Steam Dropping THQ Support Entirely
– THQ Never Released Metro 2033 DLC, Owes 4A Games Millions
– THQ Owes Workers $16.4 Million, As of July 17, 2013 Bankruptcy is Official
– Apple Facing Dept. of Justice Investigation for Price Fixing
– Apple Claims No More YouTube Support Soon
– Twinkies to Make Return Soon to the World, Under New Ownership
– SEGA Wants ATLUS, Good Idea or Not? Pros Vs Cons Explained
– SEGA Sueing THQ for Company of Heroes Money
– Listed: The 72 Games Unpublished or Flopped by THQ

Editor’s Note: RealGamerNewZ has moved web servers, some older posts can no longer be commented on and have been preserved without their images. Thank you for your understanding in this matter. This article was written by Wilson S on 20130806 and was last modified on 20130806 .

Google Buzz Discontinued, Backups of Your Posts Go To Google Drive

Google sent out an email today detailing the changes in Google Buzz as it is completely shut down July 17, 2013 and during this shutdown apparently users who did opt-in and use Google Buzz will have backups of their posts saved to their Google Drive account viewable by people on Google+ and verified with authors of the post. Take a look at the full communication below which was sent to customers today. Google is currently making way for larger investments as they will soon begin rolling out Fiber Internet technology and service around the United States to compete with Cable and Fiber Internet providers for High Speed Business, Gaming, Television, and Server solutions.

Google Buzz Discontinued, Backups of Your Posts Go To Google Drive

Buzz User,

In October 2011 we announced Google Buzz was shutting down. On or after July 17th, 2013, Google will take the last step in the shutdown and will save a copy of your Buzz posts to your Google Drive, a service for storing files online. Google will store two (2) types of files to your Google Drive, and the newly-created files will not count against your storage limits.

The first type of file will be private, only accessible to you, containing a snapshot of the Google Buzz public and private posts you authored.
The second type of file will contain a copy of only your Google Buzz public posts. By default it will be viewable by anyone with the link, and may appear in search results and on your Google Profile (if you’ve linked to your Buzz posts). Note, any existing links to your Google Buzz content will redirect users to this file.

Any comments you made on other users’ posts will only be saved to those users’ files and not to yours. Once the change described in this email is final, only that user will be able to change the sharing settings of those files. This means that if you have commented on another author’s private post, that author could choose to make that post and its comments public. If you would like to avoid that possibility, delete all your Buzz content now.

The new Google Drive files will only contain comments from users that previously enabled Google Buzz, and the files will not contain comments that were deleted prior to moving the data to your Google Drive.

Once the files are created, they will be treated the same as any other Drive file. They are yours to do with as you please. This includes downloading them, updating who can access them, or deleting them.

Before these files are created, you can view the Google Buzz posts you have authored here. If you do not want any of your Buzz posts or comments saved to Google Drive files, you can immediately delete your Google Buzz account and data.

Thank you for using Google Buzz.

© 2013 Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043

You have received this mandatory email service announcement to update you about important changes to your Google Buzz account.

Editor’s Note: RealGamerNewZ has moved web servers, some older posts can no longer be commented on and have been preserved without their images. Thank you for your understanding in this matter. This article was written by Jon Ireson on 20130525 and was last modified on 20130525 .

Chinese Delegation to Have First Presence at Gamescom 2012

Chinese Delegation will have First Presence at Gamescom 2012, notably the largest yearly gaming expo in Europe. This press release gives full mention of Chinese Government encouraging game design and export to other countries, despite China’s closed-in nature. Should a full-scale operation commence from the Multi-Billion Dollar Chinese Gaming Industry, a lot of alien content could be reaching gamers’ hands soon worldwide.

Given how addictive Chinese games can be, mixed with political tension, it will be interesting to see the US market response, should these deals extend West.

Check out the Full Press Release directly from Beijing: “BEIJING–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dozens of China’s leading game enterprises will for the first time unite as the Chinese delegation to join in Gamescom in Germany, the most influential game exhibition in Europe.

The Chinese game enterprises delegation, the first of its kind heading for Europe, was initiated and approved by the Administration of Press and Publication of China, and organized by the Foreign Trade Development Bureau of China’s Ministry of Commerce and Howell International Trade Fair Ltd.

China’s game market boasting a sales revenue of $7 billion in 2011 has not only kept an amazing annual growth of more than 30%, but also raised a group of capable local game enterprises. Leveraging their domestic profits, these enterprises have enhanced their research, development and design strengths so as to compete with the international counterparts.

Many Chinese game enterprises are no more satisfied with their domestic gains and are eyeing overseas expansion, which is well noted by the Chinese government that has been encouraging game innovation and export for years. It is known that the Administration of Press and Publication of China and Foreign Trade Development Bureau of the Ministry of Commerce will provide subsidies for eligible members of the Chinese delegation.

The co-organizer Howell International Trade Fair is also a major organizer of ChinaJoy, one of the leading game expo, which could be regarded as a strong endorsement for the professionalism of the Chinese delegation.”

Editor’s Note: RealGamerNewZ has moved web servers, some older posts can no longer be commented on and have been preserved without their images. Thank you for your understanding in this matter. This article was written by Jon Ireson on 20120507 and was last modified on 20120507 .