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Sony taps Unity to get popular game engine to run on PS 4 and other PlayStation platforms

The Inside Network Job Board: Tapjoy, Unified, DoubleDown Casino and more

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The Inside Network Job Board is dedicated to providing you with the best social media job opportunities across social and mobile application platforms. Here are this week’s highlights from the Inside Network Job Board, including positions at: Tapyjoy, Unified, DoubleDown Casino and more. 12 Gigs Game Business Support Games Engineer...
The Inside Network Job Board: Tapjoy, Unified, DoubleDown Casino and more
Unlock conference aims to draw the game industry’s elite (exclusive)
Gree grows North American mobile game revenue by 38% in Q2
The DeanBeat: DICE Summit entices the game industry’s insiders to Vegas
CrowdStar raises $11.5M for mobile games but will lay off Facebook developers
Microsoft unveils its next-generation Xbox One game console

Elite game group recruits board members from the new guard at Nexon and Zynga

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The Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences is an elite professional game group that puts on the annual Dice Summit gaming event Las Vegas and selects the winners for the equivalent of the game industry’s Oscar winners. So it is interesting that the academy is adding two new board members...
Elite game group recruits board members from the new guard at Nexon and Zynga

Sony continues to improve in fiscal Q3 with $23.39 billion in revenue, $115 million net loss

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As the company continues to overhaul its operations to return to profitability, Sony managed to hold onto modest operating profits during its third fiscal quarter, reporting $23.39 billion (¥1.948 trillion) in revenue and $496 million (¥46.4 billion) in operating income, but it did post a net loss of $115 million...
Sony continues to improve in fiscal Q3 with $23.39 billion in revenue, $115 million net loss
Sony to begin making PlayStation 3 in Brazil
CCP president takes off to do startup in games and health
Zynga reports slightly beats analysts' reduced targets for the third quarter
The DeanBeat: Why Nintendo should have bought Ouya and other might-have-beens
CONFESSIONS OF A ZYNGA ADDICT: I Spent $1,000 In A Year Playing A Stupid Facebook Game (ZNGA)
The DeanBeat: What GamesBeat 2012 tells us about the road ahead in gaming
Grantoo lets college students earn tuition by playing games (exclusive)

Sony acquires LittleBigPlanet game maker Media Molecule

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Some acquisitions in the game business are not surprising. Sony’s acquisition of Media Molecule today is a case in point. Sony would be stupid not to acquire this game studio, which produced the hit game of 2008, LittleBigPlanet. But in its infinite wisdom, it has done so for an undisclosed...
Sony acquires LittleBigPlanet game maker Media Molecule
Korean game togetherness: Nexon acquires 14.7 percent of NCsoft for $688M
Agawi launches platform to make PC games playable on Android mobile devices

Mail.Ru Issues Gangbusters Trading Figures, Plans More Social Games

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Mail.Ru has issued a preliminary trading statement for the fiscal year 2011. The largest Russian-language Internet company, is looking at a margin outlook of 50 percent this year according to CEO Dmitry Grishin, speaking on a conference call, and plans to reinvest the cash to improve its products. Net income...
Mail.Ru Issues Gangbusters Trading Figures, Plans More Social Games
Sony eliminates two divisions, restructures electronics unit

Ngmoco raises $25M for iPhone games, acquires Freeverse

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Making a bigger push into games on the iPhone, Ngmoco has raised $25 million in a third round of venture capital and acquired iPhone game developer Freeverse. The round was led by Institutional Venture Partners and included existing shareholders Kleiner Perkins, Norwest Venture Parters, and Maples Investments. To date, Ngmoco,...
Ngmoco raises $25M for iPhone games, acquires Freeverse

CrowdStar expands into China and South Korea with mobile game partners

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CrowdStar is announcing today that it is partnering with China’s Tencent and South Korea’s Gamevil to expand its mobile gaming business into Asia. Burlingame, Calif.-based CrowdStar recently scaled back its investments in Facebook games, but the company plans to invest heavily in the mobile game business around the world....
CrowdStar expands into China and South Korea with mobile game partners

Skype brings video calls to PlayStation Vita

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PlayStation Vita users will be able to make video calls for the first time thanks to the addition of Skype video communication. For Sony, the deal will help the company demonstrate the non-gaming virtues of the Vita, which has been struggling to gain wide appeal beyond hardcore gamers. Sony...
Skype brings video calls to PlayStation Vita
Smell could be the last frontier in making games more immersive and realistic

Asian Gaming Giant Nexon Sees Revenues Climb 39% To $331.4M

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Nexon, the freemium gaming company that went public around the time that Zynga did, saw its fourth-quarter revenues jump 39 percent to 30.9 billion Japanese yen ($331.4 million). It still posted a net loss of 94 million yen ($1 million) because of writedowns in various investments and higher tax expenses...
Asian Gaming Giant Nexon Sees Revenues Climb 39% To $331.4M
Under GameStop, Kongregate sees big growth in virtual goods business

Valve co-founder Gabe Newell: Linux is a "get-out-of-jail free pass for our industry"

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Valve co-founder Gabe Newell just gave a 30-minute keynote at the DICE 2013 Summit in Las Vegas. He didn’t make any huge product or game announcements — sorry, Half-Life 3 fans — and rather focused on how Valve is re-thinking what games are and how you sell them. You can...
Valve co-founder Gabe Newell: Linux is a "get-out-of-jail free pass for our industry"
Activision Blizzard beat first-quarter earnings estimates with strong Call of Duty sales

Review: FreeSpace 2 sim launches you into space

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Even great game franchises fall prey to mergers, acquisitions, and the vagaries of the game business. Such was the fate of FreeSpace 2, a space simulator originally released in 1999 to great critical acclaim, as part of the Descent and FreeSpace franchise. Due to business circumstances, it was the...
Review: FreeSpace 2 sim launches you into space
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