Going Gold

In Going Gold, industry insider Christian Ward casts a critical eye over gaming, breaking down the major issues, events and trends that ultimately decide what games end up on your shelf.

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The 360's recently reached milestone - selling more units than its predecessor - highlights a problem within the games industry. It's always been about more effort for less gain.

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Using the secondhand games market as a scapegoat for problems that affect the whole industry is not of any help to retailers, customers or publishers.

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Two original IPs from an unlikely source offer a little joy to jaded gamers this holiday season.

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Unless the videogames industry wants to follow comic books into being nothing more than a conveyor-belt of idea for Hollywood, it better start learning from the mistakes of the once-mighty comics industry.

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Even if gaming is "recession proof," that doesn't mean we shouldn't take the opportunity in these strange economic times to think about newer, better ways to make games.

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The self-destructive boom-and-bust cycle of video game console wars is something the games industry needs to move beyond.

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It's no harm to learn from the works of others - but at least get it right.

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A perfect ten is not everything it used to be. What's behind the rise and rise of videogame review scores?

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Gaming's clumsy subdivision of players into "core" and "casual" is the sign of an immature industry that doesn't know what to do with its customers.

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After sitting back and considering everything this year's E3 had to offer, Christian Ward thinks one message comes through loud and clear: Third parties are failing the larger gaming audience.

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If game developers are going to act as though all consoles are the same, why not just adopt a single gaming platform once and for all? Christian Ward weighs the pros and cons of one console to rule them all.