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Off the Grid Special: Game Design 101

Every other week Scott Jon Siegel contributes Off the Grid, a column about card games, board games, and everything else non-digital. For nearly two years now, Off the Grid has introduced (and reintroduced) Joystiq's readers to some of the best board and card games on the market. The relationship b...

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New study compares 360, PS3 consumers

A new study released by the Experian Group compares the consumers of the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The findings cover age breakdowns, leisurely activities, and personal philosophies about recycling (seriously). Most interesting amongst the somewhat sparse research points was the age breakdown of...

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Rumorang: Forza 3 'core game' will be on one disc

Last week we reported that Forza 3's sheer glut of content may mean the game will span two discs -- a feat not performed in console racing titles since Gran Turismo 2 back in 1999. Fears of frequent disc swapping have been tentatively belayed, however. The Angry Pixel reports that only one disc w...

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PopCap hints at major console collaboration

Casual game developer PopCap Games continues its slow entry into the console game market, with recent hints suggesting a collaboration with a major console-based game developer. Speaking to Gamasutra, PopCap co-founder John Vechey referred to the unannounced partnership as "the coolest collaborat...

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Multiwinia preview shows off pixelated mayhem

Introversion devotees know exactly what Multiwinia is and why they should be excited, but many others might not remember the multiplayer update to award-winning strategy title Darwinia, due out this September. Both parties should check out Rock Paper Shotgun's extensive preview of Multiwinia, showi...

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Off the Grid reviews Power Grid

Every other week Scott Jon Siegel contributes Off the Grid, a column about card games, board games, and everything else non-digital. In real life, scarcity isn't fun. Scarcity is the rising price of gas, or the difficulty of finding a job. In a game, however, scarcity can be incredibly compelling,...

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Sony announces new studio heads for Europe, America

Sony continues to shuffle the upper-level management of their international studios. Gamasutra reports that the company has appointed Michael Denny (pictured) as the new senior vice president of Sony Worldwide Studios Europe, moving him from his former position as Sony Computer Entertainment Europe ...

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Rumor: Trioxide brings 360, Wii, PS3 games to PC

Fancy playing your favorite console titles on PC? If our super-fountain of rumors turns out to be gushing truth, you may be able to do just that. Included in the lengthy list of leaks is a device called "Trioxide," which will reportedly allow users to use their home computers to play Wii, Xbox 360...

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Guitar Hero III DLC brings Kaiser Chiefs, Sex Pistols, Kasabian

Following the Motörhead set earlier this month, more Guitar Hero III downloadable content lands on the PS3 and Xbox 360 today, with the three-song Isle of Wight Track Pack now available on both consoles for purchase and download. The pack features "Problems [live at Brixton] by The Sex Pisto...

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Meet the Team: Scott Jon Siegel

In the world of professional game blogging, the people are represented by two separate, yet equally important groups: the bloggers who investigate the stories and readers who make silly comments. These are the first group's stories. Name: Scott Jon Siegel Job Position: Blogger / Columnist ...

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