It’s not that they know nothing about games; it’s that they know just enough to be wrong. Ever go to a game forum and notice how every player thinks he’s better than the designers? That combat would be perfectly balanced if the developers would just change that +2 to a +3 for his class? Now imagine that those people are running the business, and you have a pretty good idea of what the problem is — creating a perfect game looks easy from the outside, in the same way that from the outside it seems like it’d be really easy to make a snake. And those outsiders are in charge.
Gaming also plays an increasingly important role in family life, with latest figures showing 43 per cent of parents plays video games with their children across Europe.
The gallery of iconic objects in gaming includes early computers like the BBC Micro and ZX Spectrum, joysticks and landmark games, such as the critically-reviled ET for the Atari, a tie-in with the hit Steven Spielberg film, copies of which were recently found buried in the New Mexico desert.
Jonathan Smith, one of the centre’s directors, said the building would be a “cathedral” for the art form and a unique visitor attraction.
Despite the rapid adoption of Solid State Drives (SSDs), hard disk drives (HDDs) will continue to lead the overall storage market because of their cost advantage on higher densities and dollars-per-gigabyte pricing. SSDs will become more attractive to PC makers and buyers alike as costs decline for the NAND flash memory at the heart of the storage devices. This report focuses on the entire hard disk drive market food chain, analyzing the markets for hard disk drives, substrates, and thin film heads. Processing issues in the manufacture of each of these sectors in included and the report details the CMP and Lithography sectors of thin film head processing. Market forecasts of all sectors are detailed.
The problem? Console makers, particularly Microsoft, might have chosen to cut prices too soon, hurting the industry’s prospects for revenue growth.
“Despite a decline in dollar sales, hardware unit sales for eighth generation consoles increased by 3 percent over November 2013,” NPD analyst Liam Callahan said in a statement. That means price cuts, like Microsoft’s $50 reduction for its Xbox One console in the US and aggressive bundling of free games with console purchases to further entice customers, may have done more harm than good.
The games industry has struggled to show consistent growth since launching the new Xbox One and PlayStation 4 video game consoles a year ago. So far, the trend has been that hardware has sold well, while software has underperformed.
Nearly every month since Microsoft and Sony launched new game consoles in November 2013, hardware purchases have made up for the fact that players just weren’t buying that many new games.
Yet last month the industry flip-flopped. Hardware sales at US retail stores fell 23 percent to $1.01 billion from the same time last year, according to a report from industry researcher NPD Group. Game sales, meanwhile managed to almost break even with a 2 percent decline to $1.09 billion. Year over year, overall retail game spending across hardware, software and accessories dived 11 percent to $2.41 billion.
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