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How Game Group Blew It: Digital Strategy Was Not Adopted Sooner

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After suspending shares last week, Europe’s largest plastic-box video games retailer called in administrators to run the company on Monday. PwC promptly shut 277 of its 609 UK and Ireland stores, making 2,104 out of 5,126 staff redundant, but said “a number of parties have expressed an interest in...
How Game Group Blew It: Digital Strategy Was Not Adopted Sooner
Xbox One, discs, and downloads: Better than feared, worse than hoped

DeNA partners with Japanese Facebook-rival Mixi to create joint games development platform

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Social gaming giant DeNA has added to its list of strategic partners in its native Japan after announcing a mobile games development tie-in with Mixi, the country’s top local social network, aimed at wooing developers. Earlier this month DeNA — which recently posted record quarterly revenues of $627 million — pushed...
DeNA partners with Japanese Facebook-rival Mixi to create joint games development platform
Scopely announces first five developer partners, adding Double Fine and others to publishing platform

Steam Is Most Probably Coming to Macs [Unconfirmed]

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If you're a Mac user, you may not know about Steam. By Valve (makers of Half-Life and L4D) it's the greatest game distribution service in existence—like an iTunes for PC games. Now, it could be coming to Macs.In Steam's latest beta release, a search through its files revealed a number...
Steam Is Most Probably Coming to Macs [Unconfirmed]

Teach with Portals: Valve takes edutainment to a whole new level

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Like most children of the 1980s, I spent huge chunks of my formative years trying to convince my parents that my wanting to play video games all day, every day, was actually a good thing. “But it builds hand-eye coordination!” was my favorite excuse, but I tried everything from claims...
Teach with Portals: Valve takes edutainment to a whole new level

Hackers probably stole Steam transaction data, Valve says

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Valve has informed users of its Steam online game distribution platform that hackers have probably downloaded encrypted credit card transaction data from a backup database during an intrusion last year....
Hackers probably stole Steam transaction data, Valve says

Viximo Goes After Mobile Game Developers With Launch Of SocialZone

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Viximo, originally a virtual goods marketplace until moving into web-based social game distribution a couple of years back, is shifting yet again. This time, Viximo is moving to mobile. Today, the company is introducing a platform for mobile game developers called SocialZone which delivers a modular set of tools that...
Viximo Goes After Mobile Game Developers With Launch Of SocialZone

Valve is developing Steam for Linux, says Michael Larabel of Phoronix

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Linux gamers, perk up your ears: the elusive port of Valve Software's digital game distribution platform Steam is finally in development, according to a Phoronix scoop. After spending years trying to track it down and finding evidence in 2010, Valve denied the existence of a Linux version in a...
Valve is developing Steam for Linux, says Michael Larabel of Phoronix

Rovio's revenues double in 2012 to €152.2 million

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Rovio today revealed its financial results for 2012, reporting revenues of €152.2 million ($195.5 million), a twofold increase from revenues in 2011 of €75.6 million ($97.1 million). Profits were also up year-over-year from €35.4 million ($45.5 million) in 2011 to €55.5 million ($71.3 million) in 2012. Rovio also doubled the...
Rovio's revenues double in 2012 to €152.2 million

Amazon's New Free-to-Play Store Challenges Steam for Game Distribution

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Amazon made two back-to-back videogame announcements last week, showing its dedication to moving beyond music, video and e-books in the digital content space. The first piece of news was Amazon’s new GameCircle, which allows gamers on the Kindle Fire to record and track their achievements and to save their game...
Amazon's New Free-to-Play Store Challenges Steam for Game Distribution

EA’s focus: Brands, platforms, and talent

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Electronic Arts is a complex, multi-faceted company with $4 billion in annual revenues. But the company has simplified its strategy to focus on “brands, platforms, and talent,” according to chief executive John Riccitiello (pictured above, on left). In a conference call yesterday with analysts after EA reported its fourth-fiscal-quarter...
EA’s focus: Brands, platforms, and talent

Apple CEO Tim Cook Visits Headquarters of Video Game Firm Valve

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AppleInsider reports that Apple CEO Tim Cook paid a visit today to the the headquarters of Valve, the video game firm behind the Steam digital distribution platform and a number of popular PC and Mac games. While the purpose of Cook's visit is unknown, his presence at the company's headquarters...
Apple CEO Tim Cook Visits Headquarters of Video Game Firm Valve

HitFox driving 10,000 mobile game installs per day for mobile game publishers, expands with offices in San Francisco and Paris

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HitFox’s mobile game affiliate network AppLift is delivering 10,000 mobile game installs per day for game publishers since launching the startup in August. HitFox incubated startup AppLift is an affiliate service focused exclusively on mobile games generating installs for games from game publishers. Types of game affiliates in the network...
HitFox driving 10,000 mobile game installs per day for mobile game publishers, expands with offices in San Francisco and Paris
Electronic Arts officially launches Origin game platform for the Mac

Steam moves beyond games, will offer variety of software in September

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Valve announced today that it will be expanding its popular Steam digital game distribution service for PC and Mac to include a wide range of non-gaming software starting on September 5. Besides offering software makers a built-in audience of roughly 40 million gamers that already use Steam, Valve stressed in...
Steam moves beyond games, will offer variety of software in September

Steam summer sale starts now

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Valve, the company behind the hit digital game distribution platform Steam, opened the doors today on its highly anticipated summer sale, which runs through July 23. [Read more]...
Steam summer sale starts now

Video look: Gaming on a Chromebook Pixel: Linux and Steam make it easy

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I recently purchased a Chromebook Pixel with LTE, but it hasn’t yet arrived. When it does, I plan to do some casual video gaming on the new hardware. No, I’m not talking about web apps; I mean native, third party video games. How’s that? I’ve shared part of the secret before:...
Video look: Gaming on a Chromebook Pixel: Linux and Steam make it easy

Gamers Get a Glimpse of Steam for Mac [VIDEO]

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If you’ve been wondering how Valve’s digital game distribution service Steam for Mac will compare to its original Windows implementation, wait no longer. A video demonstrating Steam for the Mac has been leaked onto that provincial little backyard known as the internets, revealing an interface that’s much the same...
Gamers Get a Glimpse of Steam for Mac [VIDEO]

Inside Social Apps San Francisco attracts app & game leaders

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This sponsored post is produced by Inside Social Apps. Inside Social Apps, June 6-7 in San Francisco, brings together leading professionals in the social and mobile app and game industries for a two-day summit on the future of app and game distribution and monetization. The event provides an exciting...
Inside Social Apps San Francisco attracts app & game leaders

Valve launches Steam Client on Ubuntu, discounts first games

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Valve has launched its Steam game distribution platform on Linux, after a lengthy period of beta testing. Initially announced in July 2012, the internal project has now opened up the store on Ubuntu, with interested users being able to download the client through Canonical's Ubuntu Software Center at no charge.......
Valve launches Steam Client on Ubuntu, discounts first games

GNU founder Stallman calls DRM'd Steam for Linux games "unethical"

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Valve recently announced plans to bring its Steam game distribution service to the Linux platform. The company has also ported its Source game engine and the popular title Left 4 Dead 2. In a recent interview, Valve’s Gabe Newell said that the move was partly influenced by concerns about the...
GNU founder Stallman calls DRM'd Steam for Linux games "unethical"

HitFox Game Ventures backs two mobile game distribution startups: AppLift and Game Finder

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Just a few weeks ago, Berlin-based startup HitFox kickstarted (PDF) a vertical incubator for game distribution business models dubbed HitFox Game Ventures. Today, the incubator is announcing its first two investments, having invested a “7-digit” euros sum in mobile game discovery and marketing companies AppLift and HitFox App Discovery GmbH...
HitFox Game Ventures backs two mobile game distribution startups: AppLift and Game Finder
'Star Wars' director J.J. Abrams and game maker Gabe Newell spar about storytelling across media

Guest Post: Learning from the past: Patterns in the recent history of game platforms part 1

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Editor’s note: Today’s guest post comes to us from Jan Beckers, co-founder and CEO of HitFox, an incubator focused on investing in and acquiring game distribution and user acquisition startups. This article will be the first in a five-part series of articles analyzing game platforms and the patterns that historically...
Guest Post: Learning from the past: Patterns in the recent history of game platforms part 1

Gamers: How to get the most out of your Android device

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It’s pretty old at this point, the notion that iOS has all of the games while Android’s Play Store (recently changed from the Market) wallows in a ghetto. No one denies that Apple’s app ecosystem is more robust in its offerings, but that fact alone doesn’t really matter to...
Gamers: How to get the most out of your Android device

Valve's Gabe Newell on reported layoffs: 'We aren't canceling any projects'

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Valve head Gabe Newell says the company isn't stopping any planned hardware initiatives, despite reports of layoffs at the company and the news that hardware lead Jeri Ellsworth was fired. In a statement issued to Engadget, Newell said: "We don't usually talk about personnel matters for a number of...
Valve's Gabe Newell on reported layoffs: 'We aren't canceling any projects'
Nvidia launches Shield handheld game console, debuts Tegra 4
Don't count gaming consoles out in 2013

hi5 Introduces Facebook API to Speed Up Facebook Application Ports

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San Francisco’s hi5, a social network that is increasingly focused on games, has announced a new set of Facebook compatible APIs which would allow very easy porting of an application developed for Facebook.  This is in addition to their current OpenSocial implementation, meaning that games developed for either API will...
hi5 Introduces Facebook API to Speed Up Facebook Application Ports
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