The video game industry is constantly providing new beginnings. The folks at Volition found a new home under the guise of Deep Silver, but not before some scuffling. Worryingly, there wasn’t much faith in Volition from publishers.
American political figures are trying to regulate video games without first understanding the industry. Though it’s a common thing, it’s a wrongheaded approach. People should demand better of their politicians.
The tragic demise of THQ has long been a story but I didn’t want to write about it until something concrete happened. It doesn’t get any more concrete than an auction of assets, and sure enough the big names came out to play. After the jump is where assets went and the potential for [...]
Publishers have tried fishing the micro-transactions waters for a while now, but this time it has gone too far. These stores defeat the very root of survival horror, a dying genre. And sadly, the end could be nearer than we think.
A new release always brings a league of troubles, but Halo 4 is a special case: a beloved franchise from a new studio. Thus, the challenge lies in bringing in old fans whilst establishing an identity. In that, 343 has some glaring issues that need addressing.
Deep Silver, the publisher of Dead Island and its followup Riptide, use a controversy to spark a conversation about their game. And fans fall victim into another fake conversation.
I am still deciding on whether to run film reviews here on Holygrenade, though it does provide a swift change of pace from serious games talk. The plan is to see many more films throughout the year and report back. The model for these reviews will also change throughout the coming year. Here is the [...]
The passing of another year offers us a chance at renewal, starting fresh, wiping the slate clean. And Holygrenade is off to the races. Here are some predictions for the gaming industry in 2013.
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