Riccitiello Helms Unity

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OCT. 23, 2014 • Former Electronics chief executive John Riccitiello has joined Unity Technologies as CEO. Riccitiello has been a board member at the game engine firm since 2013. Unity co-founder David Helgason is stepping down from the executive position. According to Helgason, Riccitiello has been devoting many more hours than most board members working ...Continue Reading

Space Engineers Blasts Off

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OCT 21, 2014 • Another PC game from an independent studio is starting to attract a wide audience. Space Engineers from Keen Software House in Prague has sold more than one million copies since it appeared as an Early Access title on Steam a year ago. The game reached the 500,000 sales mark only last ...Continue Reading

Google’s Streaming Box

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OCT. 16, 2014 • Google Inc. is back in the television set-top business with its new $99 Nexus Player. Preorders for the unit start October 17 but Google has not announced an official launch date. The Nexus Player is one of the first devices to run on the latest Android 5.0 (Lollipop) OS, which has ...Continue Reading

Early Destiny Stats

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OCT. 14, 2014 • After one month in release Bungie, Inc. has released some player data from its online FPS, Destiny. The average number of people playing the game each day is 3.2 million, with an average daily playing time of three hours. Bungie says there are more people playing Destiny than the number who ...Continue Reading

PC Shipments Boosted

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OCT. 10, 2014 • Personal computer shipments are on the rise again in Europe and North America, according to research firms Gartner Inc. and International Data Corp. Gartner found that PC shipments to Europe for the quarter ending September 30 rose 9.1% compared to the same period last year. In North America, Gartner estimated PC ...Continue Reading

Smash Bros. Conquers World

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OCT. 7, 2014 • Having already amassed sales of 1.42 million in Japan since September 13, Super Smash Bros. 3DS was released in the Americas, Australia and Europe on October 3 to strong consumer demand. Purchases in these additional markets have boosted total worldwide sales of the game to 2.8 million. The strong performance has ...Continue Reading

XBX1 Sells 100K in China

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OCT. 6, 2014 • Including preorders the Xbox One sold 100,000 units in the first 24 hours after it launched in China on September 29. The disclosure was made by Shanghai Oriental Pearl Co., Ltd. director Zhang Dazhong in an interview with the Xinmin Evening News. The console's original September 23 release date was pushed ...Continue Reading

Star Citizen at $55M

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OCT. 1, 2014 • Cloud Imperium Games Corp. reports that it has topped the $55 million mark in crowdfunding for its PC space sim, Star Citizen. That makes this the best-funded game using that investment model and the title remains the most funded project of any kind, according to the Guinness Book of World Records. ...Continue Reading

Japan Shuns Xbox One

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SEPT. 26, 2014 • Japanese gamers appear to be taking a lukewarm view of the new Xbox One. Microsoft's latest console debuted on September 4 in Japan and took the No. 1 spot on Media Create's weekly chart at 25,674 sold. Seven days later units sold dropped to 3,015, and in its third week the ...Continue Reading

Wasteland 2 Has Legs

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SEPT. 24, 2014 • Four days out from its September 19 release on Steam, Wasteland 2 from inXile Entertainment has generated $1.5 million in revenue. This RPG for PCs benefited from a successful Kickstarter campaign to raise $3 million in 2012. The original funding goal was $900,000, which was then the largest Kickstarter target to ...Continue Reading