Estimating digital downloads’ true weight

August 6, 2010 · Filed Under News, Videogaming · Comment 

News - A succession of fresh, quality news, from inside and outside of the WebHow much are digital downloads worth within the PC video games market? According to a recent report by NPD Group, in 2009 digital delivery of commercial products would have taken 48% of the overall marketplace in North America. NPD says that the 44.8 million games sold the past year would split in 21.3 millions in digital format and 23.5 millions on optical disks. The market research firm depicts a situation where on-line distribution of videogaming products would be on par with traditional retailers, positioning itself as the only business capable of putting back in shape the PC video games market.

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Console war: Microsoft overruns Sony in Japan, Nintendo outstrips everyone

August 22, 2008 · Filed Under In Depth, Videogaming · Comment 
This entry is part of the series Console war

In Depth - A merciless lens pointed on the hot topics, passionate and detailed retrospectives, reflections beyond the appearancesIs cause of a sensation the news coming from Japan in these days, according to which the Microsoft Xbox 360 console has exceeded the Sony PlayStation 3 in weekly sales. A fact that’s undoubtedly exceptional, considering that the American device has always been only a little more than an appearance in the Japanese videogaming scenery, and that can be an ideal background for some general considerations on the present landscape of the endless war among the seventh generation home consoles.

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DOSBox downloaded 10 millions of times

August 19, 2008 · Filed Under Emulation & Retrogaming, News · Comment 

UPDATE: on the DOSBox official homepage Qbix writes that, “after careful studying the statistics“, the date in which downloads summed up the 10 millions amount has been determined in July 21. Because of this the contest with the CD edition of Dune as a prize is still valid, and the winner selected “randomly” from the 4 people that guessed the date will be contacted shortly to receive it.


News - A succession of fresh, quality news, from inside and outside of the WebThat’s an important goal achieved by “the x86 emulator with DOS“: DOSBox has passed over the crucial amount of 10 millions downloads, including all the supported platforms’ versions. As stated on the official forum hosted on VOGONS, the stats on SourceForge.net (the delivery platform that hosts the emulator) of the 17th of August have scored 10,025,792 downloads, and now DOSBox is the 43rd of the 50 most downloaded FOSS projects.

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Dreamcast on PSP, speaks the author of nullDC

August 4, 2008 · Filed Under Emulation & Retrogaming, News · 5 Comments 
This entry is part of the series High-end emulation

News - A succession of fresh, quality news, from inside and outside of the WebHe has recently opened one of the most burning debates in the emulation scene and now drkIIRaziel, maker of the awarded Sega Dreamcast emulator nullDC, steps in to establish some steady points for his last adventure, namely the conversion of the above said software originally developed on PC, for the Sony PlayStation Portable console.

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A Dreamcast emulator on the PSP? Just a style exercise…

August 1, 2008 · Filed Under Emulation & Retrogaming, News · Comment 
This entry is part of the series High-end emulation

News - A succession of fresh, quality news, from inside and outside of the WebThe news run fast, newbies begin to become excited and spread the happy tale: Sony PlayStation Portable is able to emulate the Sega Dreamcast! And the credit of this epochal event would go to the author of nullDC, an emulator that can already reproduce, with remarkable fidelity, the Japanese console on Wintel PCs. Obviously reality is very different, pretty unlikely nullDC will emulate Dreamcast on PSP and his author has ragged a great deal of gullible unable to reckon a bit before exalting themselves for nothing.

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