The gaming industry is a huge industry that consumes as much news space as any other widely known business. It’s so big, in fact, if you take a stroll down the aisle of any store that sells magazines, you’ll find at least two or three game magazines to choose from – and that includes the stores you least expect to find them in, like the Walgreens Drug Store. for the love of Pete.
What’s even better, regardless of your skill level with the games, you can take advantage of this news coverage and use what you learn to improve your knowledge, equipment, and game. You can also find information on in-game events that you can join or even participate in.
To get started, head to your local game store. Game Crazy and Game Stop are two popular game stores that regularly sell related magazines (although you may find that your local game store only has one). One of the things you will want to do while looking at these magazines is to compare the prices of games and game systems. Gamer Informer magazine shows no preference and provides a one- to two-inch thick critique of the newest stuff out there. Within this resource you will find commentary on Wii, EA games, PS3, Xbox 360, PC, PS2, PSP, and DS system games.
Like a hole-free manual for what’s hot and what’s not, game magazines show how news in the mainstream media affects game production and how it can affect not only your buying decisions, but the type of games you play. It’s not uncommon for a game to experience an increase in sales just from being mentioned in the 5:00 news hour.
You may learn what’s going on with new and competitive gaming businesses before investing in their products, however if you dig a little deeper, you can even find out what’s affecting the market you’re a part of.
Here is an example of what we mean:
“Today, professional gaming has taken a huge leap forward. DIRECTV, Inc., the nation’s premier digital service provider and key partners are taking the professional gaming industry to the next level by creating a new professional gaming sports league that will set the industry standard and redefine the industry. consumer gaming experience. “1
You can also find out what influence game news has internationally:
“The British Academy of Film and Television Arts announced today that its 2007 British Academy Video Games Awards will be held on the evening of Tuesday 23 October at Battersea Evolution in London.” 2
Interested in console specific information? How about Nintendo:
“Nintendo Plans to Increase Wii Production (AP via Yahoo! News) Nintendo president acknowledged on Friday that the shortage of the successful Wii game machine was” abnormal “and promised that production would be stepped up to increase deliveries by next month.” 3
Of course, there’s always a chance you’ll discover things you didn’t exactly have to find in the first place:
“Halo 3 Gameplay Leaked Online (The Inquirer) An online VIDEO has appeared showing seven minutes of crisp, crisp Halo 3 gameplay.