GTA V Shines on PS4/XBX1

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FEB. 4, 2015 • The release of Grand Theft Auto V on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One last November sold extremely well, according to Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. By December 31, the title had moved more than 10 million units on the new consoles despite being in release on the PS3 and Xbox 360 ...Continue Reading

Sony Unloads SOE

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FEB. 2, 2015 • With a projected ¥230 billion ($2 billion) loss looming for the fiscal year ending March 31, Sony Corporation has sold its Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) business to Columbus Nova. Financial terms were not disclosed. In December 2010, Columbus Nova set up Harmonix-SBE Holdings to acquire Harmonix Music Systems from Viacom Inc. ...Continue Reading

Sega Moves South

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JAN. 30, 2015 • Sega of America (SOA) is moving from the San Francisco Bay Area to Southern California as part of a company-wide restructuring. The relocation will be undertaken between January and early summer but a location for the new SOA headquarters was not disclosed. Some employees are receiving relocation offers but positions will ...Continue Reading

Nintendo Sees Profits

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JAN. 28, 2015 • For the three month period ending December 31, Nintendo Co. Ltd. posted a net profit of ¥45.22 billion ($382 million), up from ¥9.6 billion ($81 million) during the same period last year. By the end of its fiscal year next March, the gamemaker expects to realize ¥30 billion ($253 million) in ...Continue Reading

Win 10 Courts Gamers

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JAN. 23, 2015 • This week Microsoft Corp. unveiled a slew of features geared specifically for PC gamers at its Windows 10 press conference. First off, the company chose for the first time to offer the operating system as a free upgrade to all existing Windows 7 and Windows 8 owners for one year. Next, ...Continue Reading

The New 3DS XL

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JAN. 20, 2015 • The new Nintendo 3DS XL is another salvo in the crowded battle to deliver portable devices into the hands of consumers.  Of course, the difference is this is part of the incredibly successful Nintendo line of portable products and is a successor of the original DS, the major pioneer of touch ...Continue Reading

Nintendo Departs Brazil

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JAN. 13, 2015 • Citing high import duties, Nintendo of America announced it was withdrawing entirely from the Brazilian market for now. The gamemaker said it made the decision because its current distribution model was "unsustainable." Nintendo's partner in the country is Gaming do Brasil, which has been instructed to no longer distribute Nintendo consoles ...Continue Reading

Riot Building LoL Network

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JAN. 11, 2015 • MOBAs such as League of Legends are multiplayer competitive titles where the quality and quickness of broadband connections can play a big role in determining who wins and who loses. Delays or interruptions as player commands are routed to game servers are something Riot Games, Inc. is trying to alleviate in ...Continue Reading

PS4 China Launch Delayed

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JAN. 8, 2015 • Just like the Xbox One before it, the Chinese version of the PlayStation 4 will not be launching on its original launch date. Sony Computer Entertainment says it will not be able to release the console on January 11 as planned, and cannot say when the PS4 will launch in China. ...Continue Reading

PS Now Pricing Fixed

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JAN. 5, 2015 • Sony Computer Entertainment of America (SCEA) has set pricing for its PlayStation Now game streaming service starting January 13. Consumers will have a choice of two unlimited access subscription tiers: $19.99 per month or $44.99 for three months. PlayStation Now has more than 100 PS3 titles available to play with more ...Continue Reading