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News: More than 170 jobs axed at THQ - rumour

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More than 170 staff have been cut from THQ in its most recent round of layoffs, including vice president of technology Mark DeLoura. That's according to IGDA's Kevin Dent, who claims the company is about to detail the cuts in the same week it will reveal financial results for...
News: More than 170 jobs axed at THQ - rumour

Ubisoft's Ghost Recon Aiming to Bring Hardcore Gaming to Facebook

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Ubisoft is releasing a version of its popular Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon franchise on Facebook today with the goal of attracting the same hardcore audience that will pay $60 for the console version coming out tomorrow. In a teaser video, posted on YouTube, Ubisoft’s tagline is: “Finally, a gamer’s game...
Ubisoft's Ghost Recon Aiming to Bring Hardcore Gaming to Facebook

Blowing Up: Cmune Takes Uberstrike to iPad (Soon) and Wins Funding from Atomico

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Quick – name a first-person shooter game that you can play on Facebook. If Uberstrike didn’t immediately come to mind, you must not be one of the 5 million gamers playing it. The free-to-play and cross-platform game is doing crazy numbers and is set to explode on the iPad...
Blowing Up: Cmune Takes Uberstrike to iPad (Soon) and Wins Funding from Atomico

Xbox 720 Already Lowering Expectations

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Start figuring your gaming budget for 2013, because the clock is ticking down to the Xbox 720's debut at the Electronic Entertainment Expo next June. Microsoft's official Xbox blogger Major Nelson has all but officially confirmed this by posting an E3 countdown to his site with a terse three words:...
Xbox 720 Already Lowering Expectations
10 Observations From Really Smart People On The Next Generation Of Video Game Consoles (MSFT, SNE)
Good Deal: Sony Vaio T13 13-inch Windows 8 ultrabook for $599.99

Preorders For TheGaming-Focused Razer Edge Tablet Start March 1st, Prices Start At $999

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Surface Pro fanboys, Take notice. Your hot little tablet will soon be the runner-up in the ever-growing category of “incredibly expensive Windows 8 tablets aimed at a tiny, but rabid demographic”. Razer just announced that the Edge and Edge Pro gaming tablet will ship in late March, with the startup accepting...
Preorders For TheGaming-Focused Razer Edge Tablet Start March 1st, Prices Start At $999
Kixeye takes "substantial corrective action" after black contractor calls out racist behavior at social gaming firm

Mobile VP for Activision reveals motivation behind Flurry partnership

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During a fireside chat, the Vice President of Mobile for Activision Greg Canessa discussed why the game publishing giant decided to delve deeper into the mobile sector. Last month, Activision struck a partnership with analytics firm Flurry in order to create a third-party publishing platform where outside developers could release...
Mobile VP for Activision reveals motivation behind Flurry partnership

Jason Citron's Phoenix Guild prepares for the post-PC world of gaming

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  Consoles from Microsoft, Nintendo, and Sony may still rule the living room, but Aurora Feint (and OpenFeint) founder Jason Citron has his eye a time on when tablets will take over. Hardcore tablet gaming is the purview of his latest game startup, Phoenix Guild, for which he’s raised $1.1 million in...
Jason Citron's Phoenix Guild prepares for the post-PC world of gaming
EA’s Patrick Soderlund sounds off on Medal of Honor and Battlefield games
Ubisoft’s Ghost Recon comes to Facebook [video]

Hardcore Gaming 101

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Hardcore Gaming 101
New York's Chinatown Fair arcade reopens, but the game has changed
Microsoft's multi-platform Xbox strategy is fraught with risks, rewards
Nintendo’s Wii U Pro Controller may make Microsoft blush
iSwifter Reveals Itself As "Agawi," Announces Second Version Of Cloud Gaming Platform For Publishers
Hands-on with the $499 Wikipad gaming tablet
Nvidia unveils Project Shield, an awesome mobile game console

Kixeye's Games on Facebook Are Not Cute or Cuddly, Just Like Its Prickly CEO

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Farms don’t have rocket launchers, but games built by Kixeye do. You also won’t find purple cows or other decorations — just blood. Kixeye CEO Will HardinThat’s how Will Harbin, Kixeye’s CEO, described his company’s social games to me last week over the phone. Harbin is passionate about building games...
Kixeye's Games on Facebook Are Not Cute or Cuddly, Just Like Its Prickly CEO
Activision’s Eric Hirshberg: turning games into brands and other non-douche moves (exclusive interview)

Green Throttle Games Atlas and Arena hands-on (video)

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Amid Nintendo's latest piece of kit and the buzz for the next generation of home consoles, a quiet voice is whispering in the consumer's ear: Android, it says. Between dual-analog gamepads, crowd funded hardware and hardcore gaming tablets, Google's mobile OS is gaining ground among gamers. It certainly has...
Green Throttle Games Atlas and Arena hands-on (video)

It's Pretty Clear The PlayStation 4 Doesn't Even Exist Yet (SNE)

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What Sony announced last night wasn't a game console; it was an idea. Or, more precisely, a bunch of computer parts likely living in a nondescript temporary computer tower somewhere. We have no idea what the console will look like, and neither does Sony. We only got a brief glance...
It's Pretty Clear The PlayStation 4 Doesn't Even Exist Yet (SNE)

Seven Questions for Sony's Jack Tretton, Following the PlayStation 4 Event

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In case you missed it last night, Sony announced — but didn’t exactly unveil — its latest videogame console, the PlayStation 4. But while the gaming hardware was notably absent, consumers did get a glimpse of some key upcoming game titles, as well as Sony’s plans to offer cloud gaming,...
Seven Questions for Sony's Jack Tretton, Following the PlayStation 4 Event

Lenovo storms CES with a deluge of Windows 8 hardware

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LAS VEGAS -- Lenovo, stop. Please--just stop. The sheer volume of your CES offerings is out of control, and we're not sure the world can absorb so many new Windows 8 hardware announcements in a single day. Microsoft, HP and Dell don't even have booths at CES 2013, but...
Lenovo storms CES with a deluge of Windows 8 hardware

CyberPowerPC Embraces Intel's Overclocking Warranty Plans

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Boutique system builder CyberPowerPC claims it's the first U.S. computer manufacturer to offer Intel's Performance Tuning Protection plan, which gives reckless or unlucky overclockers the opportunity to take a one-time mulligan on an overclock-gone-bad and receive a replacement processor. Intel charges a nominal fee (compared to the cost of a...
CyberPowerPC Embraces Intel's Overclocking Warranty Plans

Zynga Is Trying A New Gaming Style, Which Could Help Revive The Business (ZNGA)

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Zynga is working on a "hardcore" style of game that's devoted toward a more masculine audience, we've learned from several sources close to the company. As Zynga's stock price, and business, collapse, it is pulling out all the stops to figure out something to save itself. We've previously reported on...
Zynga Is Trying A New Gaming Style, Which Could Help Revive The Business (ZNGA)
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