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  • 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

  • GDC 2014 Featured Exhibits

    Posted at Fri Mar 21 00:21:32 2014

    The Game Developers Conference 2014 is in full swing these days in San Francisco. Lots of famous game developers have come to show their amazing games and new techs for us. So here are some featured exhibits at GDC, for those... more>>

    GDC 2014 Featured Exhibits

  • Microsoft Reveals DirectX 12 Which Is Coming to Xbox

    Posted at Thu Mar 20 23:27:10 2014

    The fourth day at GDC in San Francisco, Microsoft has showcased its graphics API, DirectX 12. According to the company, developers will have more direct control over their visuals than ever, with more complex scenes and rendering... more>>

    Microsoft Reveals DirectX 12 Which Is Coming to Xbox

  • NCsoft Elusive CEO Appears for Rare Interview at Tencent Games Carnival

    Posted at Sun Dec 01 22:18:38 2013

    As you know that Blade and Soul has been launched in China, NCsoft's elusive CEO, Mr. Taek Jin Kim also appeared at Tencent Games Carnival 2013 last weekend. Cinderboy from MMOCULTURE brings some of the highlights of the... more>>

    NCsoft Elusive CEO Appears for Rare Interview at Tencent Games Carnival

  • WoW: Ghostcrawler Leaves Blizzard

    Posted at Thu Nov 28 21:32:14 2013

    Yesterday, Greg Street, the Leader of Game Design, has announced that he would be leaving Blizzard to follow other pursues. Today, Ghostcrawler had a final goodbye on the Blizzard forums. more>>

    WoW: Ghostcrawler Leaves Blizzard

  • EA Holding Star Wars License for a Decade

    Posted at Mon Nov 25 00:47:02 2013

    It has been confirmed now that EA will deal with Disney to develop Star Wars games for a decade. He added that Star Wars: Battlefront, which was announced at E3 this year and is expected to launch in summer 2015, has a lot... more>>

    EA Holding Star Wars License for a Decade

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