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GameStop Launching 80 Holiday Pop-Up Store Locations For Kids (And Kids At Heart)

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Gamestop today announced plans to launch 80 new holiday concept stores called GameStop Kids across the U.S., offering child-targeted shopping experiences with brands like Angry Birds, Hello Kitty, Skylanders, Lego, Minecraft and more. The storefronts will offer video games, accessories, licensed good like plush toys, and collectibles. Judging by the...
GameStop Launching 80 Holiday Pop-Up Store Locations For Kids (And Kids At Heart)
Kazuo Hirai: getting to know Sony's CEO
After Disney, Bungie founder dives into mobile games with Industrial Toys (exclusive interview)

Electronic Arts beats quarterly estimates but offers pessimistic guidance

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Electronic Arts reported today that its sales and earnings beat analysts’ estimates for the third fiscal quarter ended Dec. 31, but the company offered surprisingly pessimistic guidance for the fourth fiscal quarter ending March 31. Redwood City, Calif.-based EA is one of the biggest independent video game publishers, with business...
Electronic Arts beats quarterly estimates but offers pessimistic guidance
Nvidia's Project Shield: Hands-on demo with the hot portable gaming system of CES (video)

Steve Blank on small startups, big execution, and Steve Jobs

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When Steve Blank talks about entrepreneurship, people listen. When he writes a book on the subject, like his latest effort with co-author Bob Dorff titled The Startup Owner’s Manual, it’s a good bet it will be on many founders’ bookshelves. Blank co-founded the CRM software company E.piphany and the video...
Steve Blank on small startups, big execution, and Steve Jobs
Wargaming closes 2012 with a whopping 45M World of Tanks players
Will Asian online game publishers Nexon and NCSoft buy blockbuster publisher Valve?

Angry Birds on Facebook: Testing the new economics of video games

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Sure, most of us have played Angry Birds in the past, probably on multiple devices, but even if you’ve grown tired of slingshotting birds at pigs, the arrival of the blockbuster action-puzzle game on Facebook this week is worth watching as an experiment in modern video-game economics. As expected, Angry Birds...
Angry Birds on Facebook: Testing the new economics of video games

Yes, a Microsoft tablet would be a big deal, at least for Microsoft

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Windows execs Mike Angiulo and Steven Sinofsky show a prototype Windows 8 tablet for developers in September. The big question for the past day on the Microsoft beat: What in the heck is the major, can’t-miss news that the company is promising to deliver on Monday? Microsoft isn’t saying a...
Yes, a Microsoft tablet would be a big deal, at least for Microsoft
Ahoy, transmedia! Warner Bros. sails into digital games (interview)

What If Web And Mobile Apps Are Like TV Shows?

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I was having lunch with a veteran of the entertainment and the video game business this past week. It was an interesting and wide ranging chat. One of the things we discussed that stuck in my mind was the thought that web and mobile apps might behave more like TV...
What If Web And Mobile Apps Are Like TV Shows?

John Riccitiello's legacy: EA survives, but its hit points are dangerously low

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Source: Dean TakahashiNow former EA CEO John Riccitiello (GamesBeat/Dean Takahashi) John Riccitiello left Electronic Arts yesterday with a mixed record. In the nearly six years he led EA, the gigantic video game publisher faced a massive shift in the market, from games primarily sold on physical media and played on...
John Riccitiello's legacy: EA survives, but its hit points are dangerously low
Meteor scores $18M, looks to attract 10 million players for online shooter game Hawken

Top game controversies of 2012

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The video game business never has a year without controversy. 2012 was no different in that respect. But the different ways that game companies could get into trouble and draw mass market attention were surprising. The age-old controversies about sex, violence, and other cultural insensitivities surfaced again this year....
Top game controversies of 2012

Activision Blizzard says Call of Duty: Ghosts will be a huge launch, but stock falls on weak World of Warcraft numbers

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Activision Blizzard chief executive Bobby Kotick warned that the company will face serious competition and possible industry headwinds in the holiday selling season. At the same time, he raised estimates for the company’s financial performance this year, based on an outstanding first quarter. The mixed outlook suggests that the game...
Activision Blizzard says Call of Duty: Ghosts will be a huge launch, but stock falls on weak World of Warcraft numbers
The DeanBeat: The pace of disruption from physical to digital gaming
The DeanBeat: Will Battlefield 4 or Puzzle & Dragons reach $1B in revenues?
Kixeye takes "substantial corrective action" after black contractor calls out racist behavior at social gaming firm
Here's the scorecard on our 2012 predictions for the game industry

Veteran PC game designer Chris Roberts talks Star Citizen

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Back in 1990, Chris Roberts introduced PC gamers to an epic space drama packed with intense battles and political intrigue. But unlike George Lucas, who oversaw the more linear Star Wars games, Roberts put players in control of all those interspace dogfights and galactic drama. After several sequels and...
Veteran PC game designer Chris Roberts talks Star Citizen

Kizzang will give away $7.7M in a free March Madness sweepstakes bracket game

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The old veterans of the video game business have been waiting for their moment to pounce, and they’re seizing upon March Madness. The new Las Vegas startup Kizzang is announcing today it will give away $7.7 million in a sweepstakes March Madness bracket game. The company plans to give...
Kizzang will give away $7.7M in a free March Madness sweepstakes bracket game
Sony’s PlayStation 4 may be code-named Orbis
Wargaming acquires Day 1 Studios for $20M to move into console games
TheDeanBeat: Even after Kickstarter, indie gamemaker Double Fine is pursuing multiple funding alternatives

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
Developer Backbone Entertainment lays off workers
A fiery debate on the regulation of social casino games
Call of Duty Elite: It’s not a douche move — Activision publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg

The DeanBeat: The BioWare doctors built games the nice way

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It was a momentous week for gaming, as Sony announced a new, smaller PlayStation 3 and Nintendo revealed its Wii U lineup. Gamification went mainstream at Salesforce.com. It would have been easy to miss one of the most emotional events the game industry has seen this year: the retirement...
The DeanBeat: The BioWare doctors built games the nice way
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