Train2Game news: Obsidian Chief Writer on digital distribution and ‘stabbing the used game market in the heart’

Train2Game students will be highly aware of the rise of digital distribution, and Obsidian Chief Creative Officer Chris Avellone believes digital is good for game developers and good for the games industry, especially if it can help stop second hand … Continue reading

Digital distribution – The Train2Game students best friend?

Digital and pre-owned games constituted one third of the United States market last year, with US consumers spending over $4.5 billion dollars on them according to research by the NPD Group. It wasn’t so long ago that discs, or cartridges, … Continue reading

Train2Game interview with Remedy’s Oskari Häkkinen: Part 2 – digital, life at Remedy and getting into the industry

Train2Game recently sat down for a chat with Remedy Head of Franchise Development, Oskari Häkkinen. In an in-depth interview, Häkkinen discussed Alan Wake, bringing the game to PC, and their brand new XBLA release Alan Wake’s American Nightmare. He also … Continue reading

Train2Game student studios Commando Kiwi, Derp Studios, Digital Mage and Indigo Jam launching 2012.

Train2Game  students are launching four new development studios in 2012 as part of ‘Make Something Unreal Live,’ a competitive process designed to accelerate their careers by giving them the tools and resources needed to release games for iPhone, iPad and … Continue reading

Train2Game news: ‘Digital revolution’ encourages creativity say Ninja Theory

  Train2Game students will be aware that when compared to the traditional retail model, digital distribution provides game developers with a better opportunity to get their titles out there. Not only does the digital business model knock down the wall … Continue reading

EA claim Battlefield 3 ‘superior’ to Call of Duty and reaffirm commitment to digital

EA has once again turned up the heat in their battle with Activision, claiming that Battlefield 3 will be superior to the next Call of Duty. Last month, the Train2Game blog reported that Battlefield 3 has a huge marketing cost, … Continue reading

Discs vs Digital – Round 2

Another big name has waded into the Discs vs Digital debate in the form of Namco Bandai VP of sales, marketing and publishing Olivier Comte. You may remember that recently, SCEE President Andrew House acknowledged that games sold on discs … Continue reading

Discs vs Digital

Digital distribution of games might be becoming more popular, especially on PC, but according to Sony, “Disc based content is still very much what the consumer is used to and wants” Speaking to the PlayStation blog about content delivery, SCEE … Continue reading