Clues to a Cruddy Game in Patterns of Console Releases for European vs. American Markets

THQ just announced that Destroy All Humans: Path of the Furon will not be shipping for PS3 in the US, where it will only be available on 360. It will, however, be available on both platforms in Europe early next year. It’s always interesting to try to parse exactly what this sort of announcement actually means; THQ claim that the cause is production delays preventing the game’s availability on PS3 in time for an early December release. Continue reading “Clues to a Cruddy Game in Patterns of Console Releases for European vs. American Markets”

What is a Game Console?

As more diverse boxes come into the living room, not least those supporting Netflix streaming service (of which 360 is but one), and PC content creators show themselves significantly more agile in adopting new models for game content,  the question of what next generation game consoles will look like only gets more interesting. Some recent optimism about the current PC gamer marketplace is probably overstated, but it’s a curious time right now. -Especially compelling to ponder after the latest add-on to games’ subscription model leviathan. Continue reading “What is a Game Console?”