Bethesda Softworks’ parent company ZeniMax Media recently announced that is has acquired game developer id Software.
Carmack is still in charge of id, according to ZeniMax, who says there will be, “”No changes will be made in the operations of id Software in the development of its games.”
Read the story here: Shacknews
Read a followup from Kotaku on just why id sold to ZeniMax. This Kotaku followup is a great read. Then again, would you expect anything less from Stephen Totilo?
Posted in Bethesda, News, The Biz
Tagged 3D, Bethesda, Bethesda Softworks, Carmack, Doom, fps, Games, Gaming, id, John, NIN, Quake, Romero, shooter, software, Videogames, wolfenstein, ZeniMax Media
Digital distribution. It’s coming. Sooner or later this will be the standard. The question, really, is when.
GameStop is betting that it will not happen for a while, according to an article by Ars Technica. Even if it does, GameStop feels that it can co-exist with our brick and mortar retailers.
Only time will tell, and I have quite a few friends who work in retail, so I would hate for them to all lose jobs in 10 years or so.
Check out the story here: Ars Technica
Posted in Digital Distribution, General Gaming, The Biz
Tagged brick and mortar, Digital Distribution, downloads, Games, GameStop, Gaming, hard copy, hardware, retail, sales, software, Videogames