The gaming industry is a huge industry that consumes as much news space as any other widely known company. In fact, it’s so big that if you walk 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 where you least expect to find them.
Like Walgreens Pharmacy for Pete’s sake.
What’s even better is that no matter your playing skill level, you can take advantage of this news coverage and use what you learn to improve your knowledge, gear, and game. Additionally, you can get information about game events you can attend 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 publish related magazines (although you may find that your local game store only sells one). One of the things you will want to do while reading these magazines is to compare the prices of games and game systems. Gamer Informer magazine shows no preference and offers a one- to two-inch thick critique of the newest stuff out there. Within this resource you will find reviews on Wii, EA games, PS3, Xbox 360, games for PC, PS2, PSP and the DS system.
Like a hole-free manual for what’s hot and what’s not, gaming magazines show you how news in the mainstream media affects game production and how it can affect not only your purchasing decisions but game types as well. playing. It’s not uncommon for a game to see a spike in sales just from being mentioned in the 5am news.
You can learn what’s going on with new and competitive gaming companies before investing in their products; however, if you dig a little deeper, you can even find out what’s affecting the market you are a part of.
Here is an example of what we mean:
“Today, professional games have taken a big step forward. DIRECTV, Inc., the nation’s premier digital service provider and key partner, is taking the professional gaming industry to the next level with the creation of a new professional gaming sports league that will set the industry standard and redefine the industry. experience. consumer game. “1
You can also find out what influence the news has on the game internationally:
“The British Academy of Television and Motion Picture Arts announced today that its 2007 British Academy Video Game Awards will be held on Tuesday evening, October 23 at Battersea Evolution in London.”
Interested in console specific information? What about Nintendo?
“Nintendo Plans to Increase Wii Production (AP via Yahoo! News) On Friday, Nintendo’s president acknowledged that the successful Wii game machine shortage was” abnormal “and vowed to ramp up production to boost deliveries. . 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) A VIDEO has appeared online showing seven minutes of crisp, crisp Halo 3 gameplay.