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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.

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"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.

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

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L.A. Noire: Complete Edition confirmed for consoles too

By Alice O'Connor, Oct 20, 2011 6:30am PDT

Rockstar has announced a 'Complete Edition' of Team Bondi's LA Noire is coming to consoles in November, complete with all the DLC packs.

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"Well already blew $60 on 360 for this on release day. I'd love to have the complete edition on ..."

- Freon see all 12 comments

Microsoft acquires Twisted Pixel

By Alice O'Connor, Oct 12, 2011 7:00am PDT

Austin indie Twisted Pixel, the dev behind 'Splosion Man, The Gunstringer, Comic Jumper, and more, has been acquired by Microsoft.

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"oh boy another Austin Microsoft studio.. I can't wait for Brute Force 2! "

- deathofrats see all 5 comments

LA Noire dev owed over $1M to employees

By Xav de Matos, Oct 07, 2011 5:15pm PDT

A new report indicates that over 75% of the debt that ultimately forced L.A. Noire developer Team Bondi to close its doors came from unpaid wages at the studio.

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"Bottom line the game was great, their time management wasn't and their hairy as a gorilla boss ..."

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L.A. Noire dev Team Bondi closing down

By Alice O'Connor, Oct 05, 2011 7:45am PDT

L.A. Noire creator Team Bondi is shutting down after a month of administration, according to business documents filed with the Australian government today.

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"It sold fine, they're getting shut down because of internal turmoil and shitty working conditions."

- GreggD see all 20 comments

Gears of War 3 sells 3 million units in first week

By Alice O'Connor, Sep 29, 2011 7:30am PDT

The first week's Gears of War 3 sales are in, revealing the Xbox 360 exclusive impressively sold more than 3 million units. This pushes the franchise's lifetime sales past $1 billion.

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"Cool. Its a good game, haven't hoped online yet but I will soon. The SP was the best yet."

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OnLive details UK pricing plans

By Xav de Matos, Sep 21, 2011 5:45pm PDT

Cloud game service provider OnLive has detailed its pricing plan for its UK service, which goes live this week. Beginning today, users can purchase the OnLive Microconsole for £69.99.

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THQ defends studio closures

By Steve Watts, Sep 08, 2011 4:15pm PDT

THQ recently closed down studios and cancelled projects in Australia. Now company CFO Paul Pucino defended the decision to a group of investors, saying the cancelled projects weren't "consistent" with the company's new strategy.

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"Oh, by "other studios", they meant other THQ studios. That makes a bit more sense. :)"

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L.A. Noire dev Team Bondi enters administration

By Alice O'Connor, Sep 01, 2011 6:45am PDT

L.A. Noire's deeply troubled developer Team Bondi has entered administration in a bid to regain solvency and keep from going under.

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"I think they're survival was very dependent on Rockstar, so when Rockstar decided not to publish ..."

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July NPD: NCAA Football 12 leads; overall retail sales down 26%

By Jeff Mattas, Aug 11, 2011 6:15pm PDT

The NPD Group releases its July 2011 numbers, which indicate a 26% drop in retail sales.

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"Sega never really focused on making games. They became more of a publisher."

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THQ closes two studios, shelves MX vs. ATV

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 10, 2011 6:00am PDT

THQ has laid off around 200 people, shutting down two studios, as well as shelving the MX vs. ATV series and closing its dev team. It's part of a "strategic realignment" away from licensed and kids' games towards owned IP.

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"I'm willing to bet "broad-appeal IP" means Facebook games. Sad to hear that with Rainbow ..."

- AnamonCH see all 4 comments

Havok acquiring game engine maker Trinigy

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 09, 2011 8:45am PDT

Middleware developer Havok will soon be able to offer a fully-featured engine of its own, acquiring Trinigy, maker of the Vision engine which powers Gothic 4, Stronghold 3, The Settlers 7, and more.

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"What are the going to do with it? Sell it of course. They are a middleware developer, that's ..."

- Mastaba see all 5 comments

GameFly to launch digital client for PC games

By Shack Staff, Aug 09, 2011 5:30am PDT

GameFly plans to make a dramatic entry this coming holiday into the digital market for PC games.

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"Which is why I always keep that in mind before purchasing something on Steam. I ask myself: is ..."

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Epic: Bulletstorm hasn't been profitable

By Alice O'Connor, Jul 25, 2011 8:00am PDT

Epic Games president Mike Capp has revealed that People Can Fly's bum-blasting Bulletstorm "didn't make money for us," though he stands by it and the studio.

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"One of the best and most fun games I played in about 7 years. Those that bought it and loved it ..."

- rtricoche see all 93 comments