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Stardock: Impulse 'was consuming the rest of the company'

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 22, 2012 1:00pm PDT

The so-called "dumbification" of video games, Windows 8, and the sale of Impulse to GameStop are among the topics Stardock's outspoken CEO Bradwell has covered in the PC developer and publisher's latest annual Customer Report.


"While I get why they weren't selling stardock games on steam at the time, it doesn't explain why ..."

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Gothic 4 dev Spellbound files for insolvency

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 22, 2012 11:00am PDT

Spellbound Entertainment, the German developer behind ArcaniA: Gothic 4 (not earlier Gothic games) and the Desperados series, is filing for insolvency after an investment deal collapsed.


"No the old c&c clone, was decent. Arcadia however was no so good! As a fan of Gothic games it ..."

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UK chain GAME entering administration

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 21, 2012 7:45am PDT

Failing UK-based video games chain GAME, which is roughly the equivalent of GameStop, today announced it will plans to enter administration as it tries to salvage this mess.


"In Manchester we have 2 GAMEs 40 seconds from each other AND a Gamestation a minute away from ..."

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Kaz Hirai becomes Sony president on April 1

By Andrew Yoon, Feb 01, 2012 6:30am PST

As expected, Kaz Hirai will be taking over the job as president and CEO of Sony.


"You've got some big shoes to fill when your predecessor is a CEO Knight!"

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Xbox 360 top console in 2011; 1.7M units sold in December

By Xav de Matos, Jan 12, 2012 7:15pm PST

The Xbox 360 was the top selling console for twelve straight months, the NPD Group has revealed. In December, Microsoft sold "more than 1.7 million" Xbox 360 consoles.


"Yeah the link I used was inflammatory, but I think most of us knew it was waaay above average ..."

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Report: Kazuo Hirai to be named Sony President

By Xav de Matos, Jan 06, 2012 10:30am PST

If reports prove to be accurate, Sony is set to name Kazuo Hirai as its next president.


"He earned it.... I think he's the best man for the job. If you read his bio on wiki he's been ..."

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PlayStation Vita sales slowing in Japan after strong launch

By Steve Watts, Jan 05, 2012 1:30pm PST

The PlayStation Vita is off to a slow start in Japan, slowing to only 42,000 units after its initial strong launch week.


"Oh yeah, buy a handheld system which has a shit library because no one bought it at a price ..."

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Xbox 360 sells 1.7M, PS3 up 70% and 3DS hits 795K in November

By Xav de Matos, Dec 09, 2011 5:20pm PST

Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo have provided some insight into the month of November as it pertains to hardware sales for each company. Microsoft was top, pushing an impressive 1.7M units out the door.


November NPD: Modern Warfare 3, Skyrim, Xbox 360 on top

By Xav de Matos, Dec 09, 2011 2:40pm PST

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim were November's big sellers, in a month where Microsoft's Xbox 360 continued to best other hardware platforms.


"Same thing happened with ps2 at the end of it's cycle. They just get so cheap it's almost an ..."

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Report: Zynga's aggressive corporate culture bleeds talent, risks company future

By Xav de Matos, Nov 28, 2011 3:15pm PST

With Zynga's IPO expected to finally go live, reports suggest the company is at a crossroads that may negatively impact its future.


"And you didn't even touch on what is probably the largest single segment of their employee base: ..."

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Sega acquires Puzzle Pirates dev Three Rings

By Alice O'Connor, Nov 17, 2011 9:45am PST

Sega has snapped up Three Rings Design, the developer behind free-to-play MMOs Puzzle Pirates and Spiral Knights, it announced today. This'll help fuel its expansion into online games, the publisher says.


NPD: Battlefield 3 sold nearly 2M, Arkham City over 1.5M

By Xav de Matos, Nov 11, 2011 5:00pm PST

Though the NPD Group decided long ago to keep data from its monthly sales numbers secret from the general public, some specific sales information for October's heavy hitters were revealed in the company's monthly research email.


"Anything selling a million copies should be considered successful I think."

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World of Warcraft subscriptions continue to decline; majority in the east

By Xav de Matos, Nov 08, 2011 3:45pm PST

World of Warcraft subscriptions fell approximately 800,000 this quarter, dipping to 10.3 million. It was just over year ago, the game had welcomed its 12 millionth active subscriber.


"I knew this would happen with some of the changes the Cataclysm made - the time put in was ..."

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Ubisoft CEO suspects Wii U will be a success; Wii 45% of company's business

By Xav de Matos, Nov 07, 2011 5:45pm PST

Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot discusses Ubisoft's success with the Wii and says he expects Nintendo's Wii U will be a success when it arrives.


"Note this is also the same person who thought that laser tag game was going to be such a huge ..."

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Ubisoft opening studio in Abu Dhabi

By Xav de Matos, Oct 25, 2011 11:00am PDT

Ubisoft has announced plans for continued expansion worldwide today, revealing it will open a new development studio in Abu Dhabi. It marks "the first time a major games publisher" in the region.


"Meanwhile the rest of the world is where the dumb, poverty-stricken clowns reside. They only ..."

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