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  • Titan Cancellation Costs Blizzard $50M or More

    Posted at Fri Sep 26 01:43:48 2014

    When Titan first came to light in 2007, most people assumed it would be Blizzard's next big thing, ultimately taking the place of World of Warcraft which was likely to see further declines in the years ahead. Fast forward... more>>

    Titan Cancellation Costs Blizzard $50M or More

  • Destiny Scores 20m Twitch Views in Launch Week

    Posted at Fri Sep 19 00:20:09 2014

    Destiny has been as big a hit on video platform Twitch as it has on the charts, with content from the game viewed over 20 million times in launch week. That makes it, in Twitch terms, the biggest console launch on 2014 so... more>>

    Destiny Scores 20m Twitch Views in Launch Week

  • Report: Microsoft to Buy Mojang

    Posted at Wed Sep 10 01:48:02 2014

    Mojang founder Markus "Notch" Persson may have instigated the negotiations with Microsoft, after reaching out to the company several months ago. Many within the games industry and the games press have reacted with surprise... more>>

    Report: Microsoft to Buy Mojang

  • Elder Scrolls Online Team Hit by Layoffs

    Posted at Wed Sep 03 19:25:11 2014

    The Elder Scrolls Online developer Zenimax Online Studios has suffered a round of layoffs. A Bethesda representative confirmed the cuts to Game Informer, framing the layoffs as a routine process for an MMORPG after its launch... more>>

    Elder Scrolls Online Team Hit by Layoffs

  • KongZhong Revenues Rise on Guild Wars 2, World of Warplanes

    Posted at Thu Aug 28 23:18:40 2014

    The launch of Guild Wars 2 and World of Warplanes helped Chinese publisher KongZhong exceed expectations and stay in the black. In the three-month period ended June 30, 2014, KongZhong earned $57.9 million in revenue, a ... more>>

    KongZhong Revenues Rise on Guild Wars 2, World of Warplanes

  • Star Citizen Hits $50 Million in Funding

    Posted at Tue Aug 19 01:43:41 2014

    Star Citizen has now raised more than $50 million in funding from more than 500,000 people. Cloud Imperium's success with crowdfunding continues apace, with Chris Roberts' studio raising a further $10 million since March... more>>

    Star Citizen Hits $50 Million in Funding

  • Nexon: Investments in New Western Studios Continues as Income Drops

    Posted at Thu Aug 14 22:48:37 2014

    NCsoft's parent company and stock-listed in Japan, Nexon today announced its own set of financial records for Q2 2014. The online gaming giant is not having a great time out of its home base of South Korea, as revenue for... more>>

    Nexon: Investments in New Western Studios Continues as Income Drops

  • PS4 Sales Top 10 Million

    Posted at Thu Aug 14 00:44:27 2014

    Sony has sold more than 10 million PlayStation 4 consoles worldwide, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe president and CEO Jim Ryan announced today during Sony's Gamescom press briefing. Ryan stressed that figure was the number... more>>

    PS4 Sales Top 10 Million

  • Mobile Gaming: Females Beat Males on Money, Time and Loyalty

    Posted at Fri Aug 08 00:11:30 2014

    Flurry report shows women make 31 percents more in-app purchases than men. A new study of mobile games has shown that women are not only more loyal than men when it comes to their gaming habits, they spend more time and money... more>>

    Mobile Gaming: Females Beat Males on Money, Time and Loyalty

  • Square Enix Enjoys Strong Q1, Raises Six Month Forecast

    Posted at Thu Aug 07 00:46:34 2014

    Square Enix has revised its six-month revenue forecast of a strong showing in the first fiscal quarter. In the three month period ended June 20, 2014, Square Enix earned ¥37.8 billion in revenue, a near 57 per cent increase... more>>

    Square Enix Enjoys Strong Q1, Raises Six Month Forecast

  • ESPN to Stream Valve's Dota 2 Championship

    Posted at Fri Jul 18 02:00:00 2014

    Valve's latest International Dota 2 Championships will not only have a record-busting prize fund of over $10 million, but will be broadcast on ESPN2 and ESPN3. If you're still not convinced of the future of eSports, now might... more>>

    ESPN to Stream Valve's Dota 2 Championship

  • Guild Wars 2 Has Sold 3.8 Million in China

    Posted at Thu Jul 10 12:00:00 2014

    The launch of ArenaNet's Guild Wars 2 in China has doubled the game's total sales. According to new server census taken by publisher NCSoft - translated on Reddit - Guild Wars 2 has around 3.8 million players in China alone... more>>

    Guild Wars 2 Has Sold 3.8 Million in China

  • King Joins United Kingdom Interactive Entertainment Association

    Posted at Thu Jun 26 22:25:13 2014

    The Association for United Kingdom Interactive Entertainment announced its newest member today, welcoming King to its lineup of more than 200 gaming companies. Better known as Ukie, the trade group has added more than 50... more>>

    King Joins United Kingdom Interactive Entertainment Association

  • Google/YouTube set to buy Twitch for 1 Billion Dollars! Wait WHAT?

    Posted at Sat May 24 22:02:06 2014

    Sigh...first of all this is total BS. You know why Google wants Twitch? It's because Google Hangout is a failure as long as Twitch exists. And Google invested a lot of money in Google Hangout. So it's actually cheaper to... more>>

    Google/YouTube set to buy Twitch for 1 Billion Dollars! Wait WHAT?

  • Nintendo Showcased Web Framework at GDC 2014

    Posted at Fri Mar 21 03:07:54 2014

    In Game Developers Conference 2014, Nintendo has showcased several new indie titles as well as their Nintendo Web Framework, which is an engine designed to make porting games to the Wii U that much easier. more>>

    Nintendo Showcased Web Framework at GDC 2014

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