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January NPD: Black Ops, Dead Space 2 and Dancing Titles Win Big; Xbox 360 Sells 381K Units

By Xav de Matos, Feb 18, 2011 6:45am PST

Late last night, market research firm NPD Group released its numberless, retail-only data for the video game industry's business throughout the...


"And platform specific lists. Not much of a comparable list when older games still rank high ..."

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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...


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

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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....


"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...


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

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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...


"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...


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

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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...


"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...


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:...


"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...


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

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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...


"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...


"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...


"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...


"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...


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

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