Tag Archives: Joseph Olin
Thu, Apr 15, 2010 | 16:23 BST
Joseph Olin, president of the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences, has reminded us that while Apple sells a gazillion Apps and games for iPod and iPhone, Nintendo DS is still number one when it comes to portable gaming.
Thu, Apr 15, 2010 | 08:29 BST
The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences has become increasingly relevant in recent years, with its DICE-based “gaming Oscars” now easily the industry’s most prestigious annual awards ceremony. While the core is always well-rewarded at the event, the AIAS is a over-arching affair, meaning games that don’t involve shooting people in the face are considered “important” as well. Bizarre.
AIAS president Joseph Olin took time out of his busy schedule to chat on social gaming trends, mobile gaming, the emerging 3D market, and how independent developers can differentiate themselves from established studios in the current economic climate.
He also talks a bit about whether games are art or not, which we’ll cover in Part 2. Part 1′s after the break.
[Interview by Stephany Nunneley]
Tue, Feb 10, 2009 | 08:36 GMT
Las Vegas expo DICE has sold out, the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences confirmed this morning, a week before it’s to start.
The summit, held at the Red Rock Resort from February 17-20, will include speeches from EA’s John Riccitiello, Capcom’s Jun Takeuchi and Bethesda’s Todd Howard.
“DICE was designed to be an open, collegial and productive gathering so we have always limited our attendance,” said Joseph Olin, president of the AIAS.
“It’s gratifying to see the level of support the Summit receives from our peers, especially in what we all know to be a challenging year.”
More on GI.
Thu, Aug 28, 2008 | 19:58 BST
Speaking to Gamasutra, Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences president Joseph Olin has claimed that PS3′s Blu-ray drive may not be the winning asset Sony had hoped.
“I look at Blu-ray being the obvious short-term differentiator, but if everything goes to digital download – and over time, it will – then the Blu-ray device no longer has the same competitive advantage, or the benefit is not as strong as the feature is,” he said.
And when’s digital distribution going to wipe physical media from the face of planet game, Big Joe?
“Perhaps maybe five years? Maybe seven years? I think the challenge with digital distribution is more because of piped-to-the-home bandwidth than the technology within the systems,” he added.
More through the link.