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Activision Cancels True Crime: Hong Kong and Planned 2011 Guitar Hero Title

By Xav de Matos, Feb 09, 2011 2:30pm PST

Activision has just announced it has halted development on the open-world, action title True Crime: Hong Kong and a new game in the Guitar Hero...

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"Nooooooooooooo! That's literally what I said when I heard this. Usually canceled games aren't ..."

- Talondesigns see all 19 comments

Majority Stake in League of Legends Dev Riot Sold

By Alice O'Connor, Feb 07, 2011 10:00am PST

A majority stake in Riot Games has been acquired by Chinese Internet services company Tencent, the League of Legends developer has announced....

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"Actually, I went out of my way to play through a game of LoL, just to see what it was that ..."

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Kinect Helps Boost Second-Quarter for Microsoft

By Xav de Matos, Feb 03, 2011 5:30pm PST

"Cameras! Cameras for everybody!" Is what we imagine Microsoft was screaming when its second-quarter FY 2011 data was compiled and released last...

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"Zune (and especially the Zune Software) was actually awesome, they just didn't sell well."

- nwillard see all 31 comments

Sony's PlayStation Group Posts Operating Income Jump of 135% During Third-Quarter

By Xav de Matos, Feb 03, 2011 4:30pm PST

Now would be a good time to stand behind a Sony executive within the Networked Products and Services group with a net out, as operating income is...

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"Amazing what happens when your console is actualy profitable. "

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Star Wars: The Old Republic Delayed; Would Be 'Substantially Profitable' With 500,000 Subscribers

By Alice O'Connor, Feb 02, 2011 7:20am PST

BioWare's Force-powered MMORPG Star Wars: The Old Republic has been delayed, publisher EA revealed yesterday while announcing its earnings for the...

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"Shh... don't let something like "words" and "reading comprehension" get in the way of his ..."

- xsikal see all 55 comments

Nintendo's Net Income Down 74%; Wii and DS See Sharp Decline

By Xav de Matos, Jan 27, 2011 10:00am PST

It's almost customary that when one company announces something shiny and new, its competition does something to extract all of the positive...

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"Uh, you don't care about sales but say the bottom line is that no new customers will buy a Wii? ..."

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NPD: Industry Saw Decline in 2010; Black Ops Topped All Games with 'More Than 12 Million' Units Sold

By Xav de Matos, Jan 14, 2011 2:00pm PST

Although some companies achieved sales milestones in 2010, including Activision's Call of Duty: Black Ops and Microsoft's Xbox 360 console, sales...

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December NPD: Black Ops On Top, Xbox 360 Hardware Achieves 'Best Month Ever'

By Xav de Matos, Jan 14, 2011 8:00am PST

Market research firm NPD Group's numberless retail-only data for the month of December has been released, showing that Activision's Call of Duty:...

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"As a matter of fact, yes. Sims was pretty bad, but it sure as hell had fun and innovative ..."

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THQ Revamps Logo, Itagaki at Relic Sharing Technology and THQ Snags More Ex-Ubisoft Talent

By Xav de Matos, Jan 13, 2011 11:00am PST

During his intro presentation at an ongoing media event in New York, THQ's VP of Core Games, Danny Bilson, revealed a handful of tidbits revolving...

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"The old logo was pretty cool, this one looks very 'Fisher Price/Asian online game company' to ..."

- MeestaNob see all 27 comments

World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Sells 4.7 Million Copies in First Month, Breaking Another Record

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 10, 2011 11:00am PST

After World of Warcraft: Cataclysm was declared "the fastest-selling PC game of all time" by publisher Blizzard Entertainment in December 2010, it...

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"i don't mind holding ur hand for the ppl who actually need it, but throughout the whole 2 hour ..."

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Lord of the Rings Online Revenues Have Now Tripled Since Going Free-to-Play

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 07, 2011 8:00am PST

Having stated in October 2010 that revenues had doubled for The Lord of the Rings Online after moving to a free-to-play model, developer Turbine...

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"Who cares about WoW? Maybe you weren't old enough to play games before it came out.. :)"

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Michael Jackson: The Experience Sales Hit 2 Million

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 07, 2011 6:00am PST

It's easy to crack jokes about sparkly gloves and the eerie digital spectre of a deceased pop star but Michael Jackson: The Experience is another...

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"why does that donkey look like it has a set of balls on its face.....?"

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EA Announces Online Multiplayer Shutdown for Almost Thirty Games

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 05, 2011 7:00am PST

Monolothic developer and publisher Electronic Arts has unveiled its latest round of online service shutdowns, VG247 spotted. Over the coming...

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"If they do this, they should release the server files in case people li ke the game enough to ..."

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Puzzle Quest Creator Infinite Interactive Bought by Flight Control Dev Firemint

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 04, 2011 7:00am PST

Infinite Interactive, the Australian developer behind the Puzzle Quest series, has been acquired by Flight Control dev and fellow Melburnian...

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"puzzle quest 2 was all grinding. I enjoyed flight control though, play it and forget it kinda ..."

- Xulu see all 3 comments

Humble Indie Bundle 2 Concludes, Collects Over $1.8M

By Xav de Matos, Dec 27, 2010 9:00am PST

After launching on December 14, the second (hopefully now annual) Humble Indie Bundle has come to a close, raising just over $1.8 million. The...

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"Well considering the marketing outlay required would have been minuscule and people could just ..."

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