Category: Apple

Apple iPhone, E3’s Sleeper Hit?

Posted by: Matt Vella on July 18

In many ways, Apple’s iPhone was the sleeper hit of E3, the gaming industry’s big summer convention. More importantly, the iPhone may be the most disruptive innovation in gaming…

Apple’s Game-tastic AppStore Is Live!

Posted by: Matt Vella on July 10

It’s the end of the (mobile) world as we know, and I feel fine. Check it out. The wait is almost finally over. You can buy new iPhone and iPod…

3G iPhone? Yawn. Games Are The Real Story

Posted by: Matt Vella on June 09

Yeah, yeah, a cheaper, faster, generally more-capable iPhone optionally available in – shocker – white is coming in July. Snooze. The special sauce in Apple’s World Wide Developers Conference keynote…

iPhone – The DS/PSP Killer?

Posted by: Matt Vella on March 25

The buzz over Apple’s (AAPL) iPhone as a potential gaming platform has yet to subside. Ever since the company unveiled its SDK in early March, showing off a couple…

Is Sony the Apple of Gaming?

Posted by: Matt Vella on March 23

Or is it Nintendo (NTDOY)? Or maybe even, yes, Microsoft (MSFT)? Fooling around with my Playstation 3’s built-in photo visualizer this afternoon, the question struck me. Generally, Sony’s (SNE) Playstation…

Game-Makers Rush The iPhone

Posted by: Matt Vella on March 11

Hot on the heels of Apple’s (AAPL) unveiling of an iPhone software development kit last week, game-makers are rushing to join Electronic Arts (ERTS) and Sega (SGAMY) in planning games…

EA’s Spore To Become First iPhone Game

Posted by: Matt Vella on March 06

Rushing past in a blur earlier today, my colleague and Apple (AAPL) columnist Arik Hesseldahl yelled something at me about the iPhone and Apple and my world being rocked later…

How Many Gaming Macs Did Apple Sell Last Quarter?

Posted by: Matt Vella on January 20

Apple (AAPL) is scheduled to release its first quarter results for fiscal year ‘08 on Jan 22. Citigroup analyst Richard Gardner is expecting a rally in Apple shares partly based…


No longer child's play, the booming global games market is worth billions of dollars. In Games, Inc., BusinessWeek Innovation writer Matt Vella and Tokyo correspondent Kenji Hall analyze emerging business trends in video games and interactive entertainment. They’ll examine everything from button-mashing, chart-topping, console games to serious games commissioned by big corporations to train staff. They’ll also map the evolution of expansive virtual worlds and go behind the strategies at companies that are turning play into big business.

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