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Us and the Game Industry – how indie games are the new counter-culture

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Set for release this winter, the documentary film Us and the Game Industry promises to explore the motivations of indie developers like thatgamecompany. Filmmaker Stephanie Beth tells us what she learned from a new era of rebellious entertainmentSomething important is happening with games at the moment. It has nothing to...
Us and the Game Industry – how indie games are the new counter-culture

Steam lets you play in the streets of Gotham City Impostors for free

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Now terrorizing the streets of Gotham City is an achievable dream for every Bat and Joker with a decent computer and an Internet connection. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announced today that Gotham City Impostors, a first-person multiplayer shooter that developer Monolith Productions released early this year, is now free...
Steam lets you play in the streets of Gotham City Impostors for free

Jade Raymond on Splinter Cell, PlayStation 4 and the inevitable future of microtransactions

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We talk to the head of Ubisoft's rapidly growing Toronto Studio about the latest Splinter Cell title, Blacklist, and the changes currently overtaking the industryThis week, industry insiders from all over the world are converging on the annual Game Developers Conference in sunny San Francisco. This enormous get-together is where...
Jade Raymond on Splinter Cell, PlayStation 4 and the inevitable future of microtransactions

MAG II Gun Controller reports for FPS duty on PS3 and PC from Nov 20th

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Last time we saw a MAG gun controller, it was being splayed all over the FCC. But, that was some time ago; gamers with a gun habit will be twitching those trigger fingers for something new. One option? How about the MAG II? Initially seeing the light of day...
MAG II Gun Controller reports for FPS duty on PS3 and PC from Nov 20th
The Television Is No Longer The "Babysitter", Kids Are Getting More Interactive Thanks To The iPad
Here come the brands: Spooky Cool Labs launches Wizard of Oz game on Facebook

Conference Calendar: February 2012

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Conference Calendar: February 2012
In latest departure, Zynga loses its chief creative officer

Sponsor post: Tech Career Expo and DevJam: during Google I/O, June 28–29

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More than 30 leading tech companies are recruiting top talent at the Tech Career Expo and DevJam, June 28–29 in San Francisco’s Moscone Center. Running concurrently with Google I/O, Google’s developer conference, Tech Career Expo provides employers the opportunity to recruit top talent and job seekers access to the most...
Sponsor post: Tech Career Expo and DevJam: during Google I/O, June 28–29

Warner Bros to open studio in San Francisco developing free-to-play, social and mobile video games

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Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announced today that it will be creating a digital video game studio in San Francisco, CA. Called WB Games San Francisco, it will open this year and specialize in creating games that will work across multiple platforms — specifically publishing “high quality, free-to-play, mobile, social and...
Warner Bros to open studio in San Francisco developing free-to-play, social and mobile video games

Game on: revised Wii U controller rumours, Max Payne 3 tops chart, David Cage on violence, games to help in stroke rehab

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A burst of game stories to get you started todayQA tester tweets revised Wii U controller design > Games RaderA QA tester at Traveller's Tales Games (makers of the LEGO series) going by the Twitter handle @MATTYBOOSH has posted a picture to Twitter of what appears to a revised version...
Game on: revised Wii U controller rumours, Max Payne 3 tops chart, David Cage on violence, games to help in stroke rehab

Kabam launches The Hobbit: Kingdoms of Middle-earth mobile game

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Kabam has launched a mobile game version of The Hobbit: Kingdoms of Middle-earth, based on the new film arriving in theaters Dec. 13 from Peter Jackson. The game is Kabam’s second major licensed title. (It previously created a game based on The Godfather). It is another example of both...
Kabam launches The Hobbit: Kingdoms of Middle-earth mobile game

Why OnLive's brave venture failed

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Once heralded as the torchbearer for a new cloud gaming age, OnLive has fired half its employees and restructuredFor those unfamiliar with US corporate law, OnLive's announcement on Monday that it would be going through a process named the "assignment for the benefit of creditors (ABC)" would have been somewhat...
Why OnLive's brave venture failed

AUDIO: New ratings for UK video games

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Dr Jo Twist from UK Interactive Entertainment told 5 live Morning Reports about the PEGI rating system for all video games....
AUDIO: New ratings for UK video games

London City Hall to host video game art exhibition

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The home of the Mayor to become a free gallery as part of the London Games Festival. Art from Killzone, LittleBigPlanet and Runescape creators to featureLondon's City Hall is set to host a major exhibition of video game art. Running between 22-26 October, the free event will feature rare pieces...
London City Hall to host video game art exhibition
Microsoft takes aim at Pandora and Spotify with launch of streaming Xbox Music service [video]
Trion Worlds to publish Crytek’s free-to-play shooter Warface

Confirmed: Former Slingbox leader joins Xbox as Microsoft buys his new startup

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Blake Krikorian, the former CEO of Slingbox maker Sling Media, has joined Microsoft as a corporate vice president in the company’s Interactive Entertainment Business, home of the Xbox, following Microsoft’s acquisition of his latest startup. Microsoft announced Krikorian’s appointment this morning and confirmed the acquisition of his home-automation technology startup,...
Confirmed: Former Slingbox leader joins Xbox as Microsoft buys his new startup

Major League Gaming hires Amazon ad exec to build global sales team, looks for 50% revenue growth in 2013

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Today Major League Gaming (MLG) announced the hiring of Donald Reilley as its executive vice president (EVP) of sales. According to MLG, Reilley’s most recent role was with Amazon, as its head of US ad sales for Kindle. MLG is almost a completely unique company in a new digital space. As...
Major League Gaming hires Amazon ad exec to build global sales team, looks for 50% revenue growth in 2013
Social game startup Rounds launches We The Kings game (exclusive)

Blake Krikorian Joins Microsoft's Xbox Team

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Microsoft today named entrepreneur Blake Krikorian as corporate vice president for its Interactive Entertainment Business. Last week Microsoft announced the acquisition of Krikorian’s home-entertainment tech startup, R2 Studios....
Blake Krikorian Joins Microsoft's Xbox Team
Aiming to head off Apple, Microsoft shows off Xbox SmartGlass mobile app and Xbox dashboard update

Sneak Peek: Comcast Xfinity on Microsoft’s Xbox Live

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Comcast’s Xfinity app for Xbox Live is still ”coming soon,” but Microsoft gave a sneak preview on Monday as part of the TechForum event on the company’s Redmond campus. It’s part of an ongoing effort by Microsoft to make the Xbox 360 more of a multipurpose entertainment device, expanding beyond...
Sneak Peek: Comcast Xfinity on Microsoft’s Xbox Live

Microsoft hires R2 Studios, Amazon executive Blake Krikorian

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Microsoft said on Thursday that as a result of its acquisition of id8 Group R2 Studios, it has hired technology maven Blake Krikorian to help run the interactive entertainment business for the Xbox gaming console. Krikorian will be the corporate vice president of the group, reporting directly to Marc Whitten,...
Microsoft hires R2 Studios, Amazon executive Blake Krikorian
Sony acquires cloud gaming service Gaikai for $380 million

No Need for Tickets: Two Hobbit Games Coming to a Device Near You, for Free

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Kabam, a San Francisco game maker, is publishing two games inspired by the upcoming release of Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit” movie trilogy — and better yet, both will be free. Under the deal, Kabam will develop and operate The Hobbit: Kingdoms of Middle-earth for mobile, and The Hobbit: Armies of the...
No Need for Tickets: Two Hobbit Games Coming to a Device Near You, for Free

New Xbox exec: Former PlayStation studios chief Phil Harrison

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Phil Harrison Here’s a hire that no one would have predicted five years ago. Phil Harrison, the former head of worldwide studios for Sony’s PlayStation business, has joined Microsoft as the senior leader for the company’s Xbox and video game business in Europe, including its UK-based development studios Lionhead, Soho...
New Xbox exec: Former PlayStation studios chief Phil Harrison

Xbox Remains Top Console in U.S., but PlayStation's Strength Is Global

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Microsoft’s Xbox 360 has been the bestselling videogame console in the U.S. every month for more than two years. There’s no doubt about it’s strength in the U.S., but internationally, it’s not so clear how the seven-year old game console is faring, especially in comparison to Sony’s PlayStation.  Microsoft sold...
Xbox Remains Top Console in U.S., but PlayStation's Strength Is Global

AUDIO: Tax breaks for creatives a 'growth measure'

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Jas Purewal, a lawyer specialising in interactive entertainment, talks about how the film and gaming industries in Britain got a boost from yesterday's Budget....
AUDIO: Tax breaks for creatives a 'growth measure'

DealBook: Shanda Interactive's Shareholders Back Buyout Plan

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The vote clears the way for Shanda Interactive Entertainment, a Chinese online game developer, to be taken private by a management team led by the company's founding chairman....
DealBook: Shanda Interactive's Shareholders Back Buyout Plan
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