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Miyamoto highlights Nintendo’s desire to shift from casual to core gamers

Nintendo is renewing its focus on engaging a tighter core gamer market, rather than just catering to a broad audience of casual players. This is according to legendary designer and Nintendo executive Shigeru Miyamoto, who told Edge (via CVG) that: "In the days of DS and Wii, Nintendo tried its …

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Core gamers are uncomfortable with change, EA’s Moore argues

The growth of gaming into new markets and new business models has left some of its core fans feeling uncomfortable. That’s according to EA COO Peter Moore, who has said that his company has chosen to embrace the change. "The growth of gaming… there’s a core that doesn’t quite feel …

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Sony: VR is not just for core gamers

Sony wants to prove to the world that virtual reality is not just for hardcore gamers playing on their own. The platform holder revealed its VR headset – Project Morpheus – at the Games Developer Conference last month. It even showed off a number of demos including a diving simulation …

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Square Enix is falling back in love with JRPGs following Bravely Default success

Few companies have so fully embodied the shift in global games development from the West to the East as Square Enix. Once famed for its Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest RPG series, in recent years the company has put more effort into Westernised titles such as Deus Ex, Tomb Raider …

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PS4 announcement has roused investor interest, Pachter says

The long-awaited announcement of the first next-generation console has rejuvenated investor interest in core video games. That’s according to analyst Michael Pachter, who said in an investor note that the trend should grow stronger still once Microsoft finally unveils the successor to Xbox 360. "There appears to be some light …

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NPD: Core gamers still support retail, prefer used games over digital

New NPD data shows that while core gamers are embracing digital distribution, the method hasn’t overtaken purchasing new and used physical copies of titles at retail. The analysis group’s survey found that while 70 per cent of respondents purchase full digital titles frequently, a higher percentage prefer heading to the …

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OPINION: Niche opportunities in the games market

With the way so much stuff is shrinking in the UK games market – the number of big releases is falling, the amount you need to sell to get the boxed game to No.1 is tiny – you’d be forgiven for thinking that the specialist press world around games was …

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Facebook refocusing on core games market

Facebook is set to redefine gaming on its social network with a string of new ‘core player-focused’ titles, the head of game partnerships at the company has claimed. Speaking toReuters, Sean Ryan said a new set of games would be released on Facebook during the next two quarters, embracing both …

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