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Activision CEO on Plans to 'Take All the Fun Out of Making Video Games,' Go Beyond Consoles

By Chris Faylor, Sep 15, 2009 9:50am PDT

Occassionally villified Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick has made another revelation bound to spark some interesting conversation, admitting...

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"Because id had NOTHING to secure revenue until they finish their latest-greates PoS techdemo."

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Microsoft CEO Apologies for 'New Xbox 360 in 2010' Confusion

By Chris Faylor, Jun 22, 2009 5:30pm PDT

Following the furor that emerged over Steve Ballmer's apparent declaration that a new Xbox 360 would arrive next year, the Microsoft CEO has issued...

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"Ya his backtracking was not unexpected as it really was a major fuckup for him to mention it. ..."

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Report: Microsoft CEO Says New Xbox 360 in 2010 (Update: 'There Will Be No New Console')

By Chris Faylor, Jun 18, 2009 3:56pm PDT

Update: Microsoft has flat-out denied that it will release an all-new Xbox 360 console in 2010. "There will be no new console," Microsoft product...

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"If you just bump up RAM numbers (eDRAM and system), bump up the number of unified shaders, bump ..."

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Ubisoft CEO Predicts More Apple Gaming Hardware

By Chris Faylor, May 27, 2009 11:48am PDT

Yves Guillemot, CEO of Assassin's Creed and Imagine: Party Babyz publisher Ubisoft, today revealed his belief that Apple will continue to expand...

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"He's smoking serious crack on Apple making a console. As long as Jobs is at the helm Apple will ..."

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Analyst Predicts Next-Gen Consoles Coming in 2013, HD Wii in 2010

By Nick Breckon, May 04, 2009 7:02pm PDT

Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter, the crystal ball of gaming, now predicts that the next generation of consoles will debut no sooner than...

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"Problem is that the Intel's overclock just as well, and beat the Phenoms to a pulp in every ..."

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Blizzard Denies Xbox 720 Involvement

By Chris Faylor, Mar 30, 2009 10:35pm PDT

Famed World of Warcraft developer Blizzard has denied that it's in talks with Microsoft regarding the inevitable Xbox 360 successor, often referred...

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"Depends on how far down the rabbit hole you go... not to mention drugs can have long term ..."

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Blizzard and Microsoft in Xbox 720 Talks

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 26, 2009 8:04am PDT

Blizzard executive Rob Pardo has revealed that the World of Warcraft developer is in active talks with Microsoft regarding the successor to the...

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"I'd actually consider buying a console system if they not only designed one to work with a ..."

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Ubisoft Says Next-gen Consoles Coming by 2012

By Nick Breckon, Jan 22, 2009 1:35pm PST

Publisher Ubisoft is expecting the next generation of consoles to start shipping by 2012, according to statements made by CEO Yves Guillemot....

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"Wrong. No GPU in PS4. R&D costs of producing Cell graciously redeemed by using multiple Cell ..."

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Rumor: Xbox 720 Enhances Xbox 360 Games via 'Forwards Compatibility'

By Chris Faylor, Oct 15, 2008 9:34am PDT

Xbox fansite Xbox Evolved claims that Microsoft is "testing the waters" with "forward-compatible" games for the next generation of Xbox hardware,...

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"Good point. I think they definitely need to focus on things like that this time around, things ..."

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Halo 4 Rumor Update: Gearbox, id Staff Joining Microsoft's Halo Team

By Chris Faylor, Aug 28, 2008 9:48am PDT

Update: Gearbox has confirmed Yu's departure with Shacknews, adding that she served as director of platform technology, not technology director....

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"Whats disturbin is that I immediately recognized her name as Kenneth Scott's significant ..."

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Rumor: Halo 4 Developed by Brothers in Arms Creator Gearbox, Launching Alongside Xbox 720 (Updated)

By Chris Faylor, Aug 26, 2008 4:34pm PDT

Update: Gearbox Software has been approached by Microsoft to make a new Halo game, according to Variety. "Gearbox has definitely had...

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"Kiddo, don't get your hopes up. I was sad when Dynamix tanked, but joyful when Vivendi gave ..."

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Epic and Crytek Expect Xbox 720, PS4 in 2012; WildTangent CEO Declares Consoles Dead

By Chris Faylor, Aug 19, 2008 10:03am PDT

While technology developers such as Epic Games and Crytek believe the next generation of consoles will appear in 2012, WildTangent CEO Alex St....

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"I hope some day they stop worrying about the graphics and aim those efforts towards A.I. I can't ..."

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Unreal Engine 4 Due Next Console Generation; Estimated by Epic as 2012 to 2018, PC Coming Last

By Chris Faylor, Jul 24, 2008 10:31am PDT

Following Epic's statement that the next iteration of its popular Unreal Engine development tools will target the PlayStation 4 and next Xbox...

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"Heh. At first I thought you'd gone to the trouble of making the crappier or less important games ..."

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