Comments on: Does the video games industry offer anything distinctively European? http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/08/25/does-the-video-games-industry-offer-anything-distinctively-european/ Where media and technology meet Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:48:25 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: steveballmer http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/08/25/does-the-video-games-industry-offer-anything-distinctively-european/#comment-352114 Mon, 01 Sep 2008 03:27:39 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/08/25/does-the-video-games-industry-offer-anything-distinctively-european/#comment-352114 Unless we can somehow incorporate bad smells in the games they will not be truly European!

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By: David Bacon http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/08/25/does-the-video-games-industry-offer-anything-distinctively-european/#comment-352036 Wed, 27 Aug 2008 17:08:52 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/08/25/does-the-video-games-industry-offer-anything-distinctively-european/#comment-352036 Th gta series is originally european too. But the main reason is that europe is not as culturally homogenean as japan for example, so there is no market for a British title only or a french one, that would probably flop inother countries.
P.s.: The gamer gen spreads from a age of 08 years old to something of 40 y-o. With near to 30 or more % of women. So this is not a small part of the society, and is basically the same group that goes to cinema.

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By: Samuel http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/08/25/does-the-video-games-industry-offer-anything-distinctively-european/#comment-352032 Wed, 27 Aug 2008 13:44:12 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/08/25/does-the-video-games-industry-offer-anything-distinctively-european/#comment-352032 Quite simple realy, European movies are driven by all age groups, whilst video games are driven primarily by the younger generations. Thanks to the wonderful homegenization we get from the internet in these age groupings we see similar interests no matter where the consumer is located.

Even then, as Al said, there are European games out there, they just do so poorly in the Americas they arent mentioned in much of the media hyperbole that is generated in; you guessed it, America.

Lets see, how many can I name of the top of my head… The Wticher, Mount and Blade, Heck, DICE came up with the Battlefield series of games, and they hail from Sweden.

http://www.edge-online.com/features/euro pes-top-50-game-studios?page=0,4

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By: Al http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/08/25/does-the-video-games-industry-offer-anything-distinctively-european/#comment-352019 Tue, 26 Aug 2008 11:29:30 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/08/25/does-the-video-games-industry-offer-anything-distinctively-european/#comment-352019 Plenty of excellent European titles out there, what about ‘The Witcher’ for example? Dark eastern European gothic fantasy.

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