This Week In The Business: Basically Dead

QUOTE | "Most developers never really made money. They were able to stay in the business. But the way the deals were structured, they were basically dead." - Oddworld founder Lorne Lanning, talking about why capitalism is killing games. » 3/28/15 10:00am Saturday 10:00am

This Week In The Business: Afraid Of Making Games

QUOTE | "I'm scared as a game developer to think about making a game." - Mike Capps, former president of Epic Games, talking about how hard it is to make a hit game these days and why he's not starting a new game studio. » 3/21/15 10:00am 3/21/15 10:00am

Everything We Know (Not Much) About Nintendo's New Hardware

Nintendo just surprised everybody with the announcement that its working on some new hardware, codenamed "NX." Pretty much everything about "NX" besides its codename remains a mystery, however. » 3/17/15 2:15pm 3/17/15 2:15pm

This Week In The Business: A Young Man's Game

QUOTE | "It has become harder and harder for me to find jobs, and particularly after I got past 50 years old." - 59-year-old designer David Mullich, talking with other game industry veterans about the pervasive age prejudice in the game industry. » 3/14/15 10:00am 3/14/15 10:00am

This Week In The Business: Fallen Gods

QUOTE | "Suddenly we're not gods any more...There are gods, and now we just license their engines." - Positech's Cliff Harris, talking about why he hates Unity and other middleware, preferring that indies write their own engines. » 3/07/15 10:00am 3/07/15 10:00am

This Week In The Business: Great Job, Sega

QUOTE | "We go to Sega and the board turned it down, which I thought was the stupidest decision ever made in the history of business." - Former Sega of America CEO Tom Kalinske, talking about the deal he had with Sony to share in the development of a new console. » 2/28/15 10:00am 2/28/15 10:00am

This Week In The Business: Taking Aim At Metacritic

QUOTE | "Nobody here ever bothers about Metacritic. We think of it as irrelevant, quite frankly. We only concentrate on what the users think." - Rebellion CEO Jason Kingsley, explaining why they don't worry about Sniper Elite getting low scores from reviewers. » 2/21/15 10:00am 2/21/15 10:00am

This Week In The Business: He Hates These Cans

QUOTE | "I'm going to stop doing press and I'm going to stop talking about games completely." - Veteran designer Peter Molyneux, responding to the "terrible and awful, emotional time over the last three days" after he admitted failing to deliver his Godus Kickstarter promises. » 2/14/15 10:00am 2/14/15 10:00am

This Week In The Business: You Do Not Talk About Fail Club

QUOTE | "We're trying, as an industry, we're trying so fucking hard to just be fine. We talk about our successes and our achievements, but we shun mentioning our failures." - Vlambeer's Rami Ismail, talking about what's right and wrong with the game industry in a recent blog post. » 2/07/15 10:00am 2/07/15 10:00am

Nintendo's New Business? Your Health. 

In a recent interview, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata outlined the company's three main pillars: game hardware, game software, and health care. » 2/06/15 5:00am 2/06/15 5:00am

This Week In The Business: Free-To-Start

QUOTE | "As we look to the future, we believe a very big part of our player base will expect a free-to-start experience." - EA CEO Andrew Wilson, talking about how EA is considering ways to let people try games for free with a variety of business models. » 1/31/15 10:00am 1/31/15 10:00am

Nintendo Still Profitable, Has Sold 50 Million 3DS Consoles to Date

Nintendo's financial results for the October-December 2014 quarter are in, and they're showing numbers reminiscent of the the ones we saw last time, which is good. » 1/28/15 4:30am 1/28/15 4:30am

This Week In The Business: An (Over) Promising Future

QUOTE | "It did remind me of [Kinect]. You kind of want to scream 'don't over promise these things.'" - Designer Peter Molyneux of 22cans, talking about Microsoft HoloLens from his perspective as an early Kinect developer. » 1/24/15 10:00am 1/24/15 10:00am

This Week In The Business: Missing Out On Mobile

QUOTE | "It's outright embarrassing how totally unrepresented many of the industry's biggest players are in the mobile arena." - Jeferson Valadares, Bandai Namco's head of mobile, talking about how traditional game publishers need to get busy making mobile games. » 1/17/15 10:00am 1/17/15 10:00am

Pokémon Wasn't The Biggest Seller in Japan Last Year

In 2014, Japan saw the release of big Pocket Monster games Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. The games sold a ton in Japan, but not enough to reign supreme. A new challenger has taken the crown: Yokai Watch. » 1/12/15 6:45am 1/12/15 6:45am

This Week In Business: Big Companies Missing Out On Big Money

QUOTE | "The majority of those users probably wouldn't have bought the game anyway. So it's not like we're losing revenue... It's essentially free marketing." - Monument Valley producer Dan Gray, talking about the fact that 95% of the Android copies of Monument Valley are pirated. » 1/10/15 10:00am 1/10/15 10:00am

The First Japanese Sales Numbers of 2015 Are Not Surprising

We're in 2015. Last year is last year. It's over. The past! But let's take a look at which games dominated the Japanese sales so far this year. Brace yourself for games that... also dominated last year. » 1/08/15 5:00am 1/08/15 5:00am

This Year In The Business: The Best Quotes Of 2014

QUOTE | "You ever feel like what we're doing is too much like pornography?" - Trip Hawkins, EA and Digital Chocolate founder, asking an odd question while talking about the difficulty of monetizing games. » 12/27/14 10:00am 12/27/14 10:00am

This Week In The Business: A Slap In The Face

QUOTE | "We got slapped in the face after the launch of the game." - CI Games CEO Marek Tyminski, talking about the rocky reception the PC version of Lords of the Fallen received due to stability problems. » 12/20/14 10:00am 12/20/14 10:00am