BitSummit reveals tantalizing homemade worlds of play

Mar 13, 2014

BitSummit reveals tantalizing homemade worlds of play

by Jason Coskrey

After a successful debut last year, former Q-Games producer James Mielke once again shone a light on Japan’s independent gaming scene with the second edition of BitSummit, a gathering of independent developers. This year’s event, held March 7-9 in a large exhibition hall at ...

Feb 27, 2014

Don't be taken in by Amazon's friendly face

by John Naughton

When corporate types gather to schmooze at expensive watering holes they talk about competition as an unalloyed public good. It’s seen in Darwinian terms: companies engaged in a ceaseless battle for survival, with only the fittest emerging triumphant. But generally the discussion is couched ...

Can traditional toys fend off the tablet?

Jan 30, 2014

Can traditional toys fend off the tablet?

by Alfons Luna

The big players in the traditional toy market have come out fighting in Britain as little fingers are increasingly occupied by iPad-type devices at playtime. Previously seen as the preserve of grown-ups, tablets are increasingly top of children’s wish lists. The best-selling toy in ...