Video game companies often time the release of their most popular titles for the holiday season. Now is the time to reflect on the political economy of video games and which games we buy.
The Xbox Adaptive Controller is designed to make gaming more inclusive, but Microsoft’s ban on third-party devices means some disabled gamers are still excluded.
There are fears that these high-level acquisitions will cause market stagnation and allow Microsoft to form a monopoly on the gaming industry.
From games streaming platforms to the metaverse, the Japanese tech giant looks to be behind the curve.
Sony and Microsoft are straying from traditional video game service models. While it might help diversify the market, it could also force avid gamers to empty their pockets.