Oddworld is the right name for this game, it always have been and always will be. If you remember this game from back in the day you are halfway there as this is the remake to the Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee which released on Playstation and Pc back in the late 90s, the game even released a...
Sacred 3 isn't what you expect if you only played Sacred 1 and 2, the game has a new publisher behind it and a new developer behind it also, now this might be a good thing if you hated the previous games but since you are here checking out the review I would say that you most likely was...
Risen 3 Titan Lords is a mixed bag and depending on what you expect from the game is the answer to how well this game is going to sit with you. If you played the previous Risen games you might know what is coming however if this is your first Risen game then this might also be your last
The Last of Us was one of my favourite games of last year, and when I heard there would be a Remastered version coming for the new consoles I was eager to check it out and once again relive the beautiful story that is The Last of Us.
Ah, Dark Souls, how many hours have I spent in this game without getting any progress done? How many times have I read that I have died, again? How difficult and frustrating is it to die a second time when you are trying to do a quick run back to collect your lost XP and know that hours of game...
I was doing fine, had my hut built up, got some tasty rabbits cooking on the fire and was about to go to bed for the night when they arrived and all hell broke loose, welcome to The Forest.
Since gaming first started the game of pool has been implemented into a lot of games over the years, some good but a lot of them not all that entertaining and rarely do you play a pool game that actually resemblance the real thing, Pure Pool is as close as you'll get to the real thing without...
Sniper Elite quickly became a series of games that would fill the void for sniper shooters and fans of that specific genre since most fps focuses on diversity,and lets face it if you play as a sniper in any fps multiplayer nobody likes you, sorry, but the Sniper Elite series managed to capture...
How much do you know about The Great War? Valiant Hearts puts the player into the action and let you take part in the emotional aspect of a war, the different sides and stories of the different countries fighting for their honour, and you smack dab in the middle trying to solve puzzles and yet...
IT'S TIME! It is finally time to see what EA Sports has managed to do with the UFC franchise now that they got complete control over it. Last UFC release was great but one of the biggest gripes about the game series has always been the steep learning curve that it constantly introduces to new...
The prequel to Viktor Kalvachev's Blue Estate graphic novel first episode comes in form of a on-rails shooter where you use motion controls to play, for the PS4 you use the gyroscope and the Dualshock's touch-pad, and the Kinect Sensor for Xbox One, we played the PS4 version for this review....
GRID Autosport is picking up where GRID 2 left off a short year ago, and it seems as though this is the game where they took all the criticism and just re-released the game the way the fans wanted it to be. It really is the GRID 2 that we wanted when we played it and even though some of you...
I sort of panicked when I first realized I would be taking on a game in a series of games that I really didn’t know too much about, all I knew is that it have a huge following and has also seen a numerous set of releases in the past few years, the game and series I am talking about is One...
As with any racing game they usually fall on me to review, as my speciality is that genre, however I play mostly car racing games and when there are a lot of them it tend to get repetitive at times and I notice I nitpick a little too much since I have seen a lot of them, so when I got word that...
Back in 1990 there was a movie that took the world with storm, it was called Ghost. The year is 2014 and we have a game with the basic principles and it is called Murdered Soul Suspect. Well that is not totally true as in my mind the game is a lot more interesting than the movie was but even...
Review - Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee - New 'n' Tasty
Review - Sacred 3
Review - Risen 3 Titan Lords
Review - The Last of Us Remastered
Review - Dark Souls 2 Crown of the Sunken King DLC
Preview - The Forest
Review - Pure Pool
Review - Sniper Elite 3
Review - Valiant Hearts
Review - EA Sports UFC
Review - Blue Estate
Review - GRID Autosport
Review - One Piece: Unlimited World Red
Review - MotoGP 14
Review - Murdered: Soul Suspect
The 2014 Global Games Market Report by Newzoo shows the international games market will rocket past the $100 Billion mark in the next three years to reach $102.9 Billion by 2017. This represents a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of +8.1%, outstripping the previous year’s estimate due to the relentless growth of both Asian markets and mobile gaming. The market for (smart)phones and tablets will rise from $17.6bn (a total market share of 23% in 2013) to an impressive $35.4bn in 2017 – ultimately dominating one third of the global games market.
Newzoo estimates the global games market to generate $81.4bn this year, up 7.8% compared to 2013. Mobile gaming will rise to $21.7bn in 2014, generating 27% of global revenues. This includes local Android stores, particularly popular in China as well as web-based and feature phone gaming. The latter is typical of the Japanese mobile games market and still accounts for several billion dollars in revenues. In the lead-up to the launch of Newzoo’s 2014 Global Games Market Report on June 5th, it will share more granular insights into the 2014 market and growth per segment towards 2017.
Change of Power: Tencent Number One; Apple on par with Nintendo
Newzoo’s global analysis involves a variety of resources including public and non-public company revenues. In 2013, the top ten public companies by game revenues generated 44% of global revenues. Last year, Tencent moved to the number one position with $5.7bn in annual game revenue and shows no sign of leaving the top in the years to come. Tencents’ latest quarterly results of $1.7bn, up from $1.4bn in the last quarter of 2013, indicate that it could take over 10% of the global games market in 2017, if it maintains this pace of growth.
Also illustrative of the rapid market changes is the fact that Apple generated almost identical game revenues as Nintendo in 2013: $2.4bn. In 2014, both Apple and Google are expected to generate more game software revenues through their 30% share of app store spending, than Nintendo will make from for their software.
2013 Global Games Market Exceeded Expectations
Newzoo’s final review of the past year concluded that global game revenues amounted to $75.5bn in 2013. The main developments that led to higher revenues than anticipated twelve months ago are:
· The total Chinese games market grew even more than expected in terms of (paying) gamers as well as revenue, reaching $13.7 billion in 2013, a 35% year-on-year growth rate;
· The share of total app store revenues taken by games has increased more than expected. In the last quarter of 2013, the share of game revenues in the app stores was around 80%, compared to only 65% in 2012. Further, the top-tier mobile games grossed a higher share of the total app store revenues than anticipated, confirmed by public reports of King, SuperCell and GungHo.
· Japanese mobile game revenues beat expectations, driven by higher growth of app store revenues as well as the continued popularity of mobile web games and feature phone games. As these traditional mobile revenues slowly shift towards smartphones and tablets, they will still represent a multi-billion dollar Japan-specific mobile games segment.
Despite a downward adjustment for handheld console game revenues and the significant impact of a weak Yen, the overall result was a positive adjustment of 2013 global revenues and compound annual growth rate towards 2017.
Newzoo is an innovative global market research firm focused solely on games. The company provides its clients with a mix of primary consumer research, transactional data and financial analysis across all continents, screens and business models. Newzoo’s clients include EA, King, Tencent, SEGA, Wargaming, Nvidia, Coca-Cola, Logitech and Microsoft.