Brandon Horpedahl

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The DeanBeat: More terrible predictions for the game industry in 2014 (poll)

As the author of the DeanBeat column, I enjoy exploiting my high office to make terrible predictions about the future of the game business. The time has come again, as the new year has arrived and the Consumer Electronics Show is about to begin next week in Las Vegas.<p>Kaz Hirai, chief executive of …

Bravely Default's Western release tones down its skimpier costumes

The Western localization of Nintendo 3DS title <i>Bravely Default: Flying Fairy</i> includes less-revealing versions of costumes, among other edits made to tone-down the game's more mature content, according to a post on the IGN forums.<p>Forum user "BangSilverGang" posted a set of screenshots comparing two …

The State of Play in 2014

Where games are now, and where they need to go.<p>What a vital year 2013 was. After years of stalling momentum the games industry burst into life again, …

Microsoft's Xbox One Almost Went Entirely Disc-less After E3

Microsoft was scrambling in the wake of E3 to alter the Xbox One after a wave of negative feedback about the company’s policies regarding the system. According to a new OXM interview (via Gamasutra) with Microsoft Studios general manager Phil Spencer, one radical idea was seriously …