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video game market

Disney shutters publisher LucasArts

Video Game Developers Continue To Ignorantly Attack Used Game Sales

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Every few months or so we see yet another story of a video game developer or publisher hating on the used games market, claiming that it's totally killing video games. Of course, the actual video game market is thriving, but facts aren't that important. Furthermore, as we've been pointing out...
Video Game Developers Continue To Ignorantly Attack Used Game Sales
BlueStacks steps into gaming with Gamepop -- a Netflix for mobile games
Gree launches second U.S. social mobile game, Alien Family
GamesBeat's complete coverage for Microsoft's new Xbox announcement
Intel launches developer tools for 'perceptual computing'

Xbox 360 wins holiday season in U.S., marks two straight years atop market

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The Xbox 360 is champ once again. Microsoft’s console was the best-selling console in the United States last month, marking 24 consecutive months atop the video game market. NPD research firm released its monthly December’s statistics and the Xbox 360 sold 1.4 million units last month. Even though that led...
Xbox 360 wins holiday season in U.S., marks two straight years atop market

First Chilean game on Kickstarter aims for OUYA

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Chilean firm Syrenaica is launching the first Kickstarter campaign for a Chilean game, the company announced today. Called Evilot, it will be a HTML5 app optimized for tablets and mobile devices. While the indie gaming startup’s ambition is to make Evilot available across multiple platforms, it is especially keen to...
First Chilean game on Kickstarter aims for OUYA
Report: Zynga laying off 520 employees as it restructures to focus on mobile

NJ Assemblyman Sean Kean Doubles Down On Bad Video Game Legislation

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To all you politicians out there willingly riding the coattails of a massacre into the Big Book of Bad Legislation: Just. Stop. There's too many of you out there right now using your downtime to Pin the Tail on the Scapegoat with poorly conceived bills that aim to clean...
NJ Assemblyman Sean Kean Doubles Down On Bad Video Game Legislation

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Just running a quick test. Please ignore. Filed under: Games GamesBeat 2013 is our fifth annual conference on disruption in the video game market. You'll get 360-degree perspectives from top gaming executives, developers, and analysts on what’s to come in the industry. Our theme this year is “The Battle Royal.”...
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Google easter egg lets you play Breakout with pictures of Breakout
Sony adds native support for Dualshock 3 on Xperia Android devices

Sen. Charles Grassley: An Unregulated Video Game Market Is A Dangerous Thing

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It looks as if politicians just aren't going to let video games continue to operate without regulatory oversight. We've already seen Rep. Jim Matheson's bill, which would basically turn a voluntary system (the ESRB) into a mandatory one with fines handed out for violations. It's a cynically redundant piece of...
Sen. Charles Grassley: An Unregulated Video Game Market Is A Dangerous Thing
Nvidia CEO: GeForce Grid 'will do for video games what cable television did for video'

Beyond: Two Souls trailer debuts at Tribeca -- don't mess with Ellen Page

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For the first time ever, a video game took center-stage at a major U.S. film festival tonight. A new trailer for Quantic Dream’s Beyond: Two Souls, its follow-up to the cinematic Heavy Rain, premiered tonight at New York City’s Tribeca Film Festival. The trailer lays out the basic premise...
Beyond: Two Souls trailer debuts at Tribeca -- don't mess with Ellen Page
Online gambling now legal in New Jersey
4tiitoo's Nuia EyeCharm uses Microsoft's Kinect to do eye-tracking for $60

Gaming In The Cloud Is Great News For Players, If The Industry Can Keep Up

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Yesterday, gaming giant Electronic Arts acquired Swedish gaming company ESN, which creates web- and cloud-based services for game developers. It's further proof that EA is bolstering its cloud-gaming services to keep up with its audience, which is now as used to web and mobile social games as it is traditional...
Gaming In The Cloud Is Great News For Players, If The Industry Can Keep Up

Don't call it mobile: most iPad TV viewing happens at home

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Netflix, Hulu Plus and TV Everywhere apps make it possible for iPad owners to watch TV, well, everywhere – but most of them prefer to sit on the couch, or curl up in bed with their tablet: That’s one of the key take-aways of the Council for Research Excellence’s new...
Don't call it mobile: most iPad TV viewing happens at home
Microsoft phasing out Points system -- Xbox market getting real-currency payments

Gamestop doubling down on gadget resale plan

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Faced with a troubled console video game market, GameStop is in the midst of remaking itself into a used gadget hub, buying and reselling mobile products from Apple and Android manufacturers. As Businessweek details, the game retailer is betting that an increased focus on previously-owned devices will make up for...
Gamestop doubling down on gadget resale plan

PlayStation a non-factor in Sony's first profit in 5 years

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Sony is a profitable company for the first time in half a decade. The Japanese conglomerate reported total revenues of $72.3 billion for its fiscal year that ended March 31. That is up 4.7 percent from the previous year. The company also generated $435.7 million in profit, which is...
PlayStation a non-factor in Sony's first profit in 5 years
Nvidia extends its chip roadmap through 2015, with 100X faster processing

Roku raises $60 million, wants to become a smart TV platform

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Roku has raised an additional $60 million in funding, and the company is now looking to take the jump from its companion boxes straight into the heart of the TV by providing consumer electronics makers with yet another choice for a smart TV platform. The funding round, which was first...
Roku raises $60 million, wants to become a smart TV platform
Week in Gaming: Used game blocking and World of Warcraft pandas
EA pulls the plug on 3 Facebook games
Angry Birds Space hits 50M downloads in 35 days
Microsoft: Global video-game market hits $65 billion, and consoles still lead the way

Tencent paid $330M for 40% of Epic Games

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Last year, Epic Games sold a 40 percent ownership stake to China’s Tencent, according to an interview with Epic Games founder Tim Sweeney. That makes the deal one of the biggest investments in games last year, and it values Epic Games at $825 million. Tencent bought a minority stake...
Tencent paid $330M for 40% of Epic Games
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