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Better DIY With IndieDevKit

OCT. 1, 2015 • The arrival of smartphone app stores and crowd-funding options for raising capital have given independent developers a wealth of options to develop and publish content on their own during the last eight years. Yet acquiring and servicing consumers is a critical competency that cannot be taken lightly. Observing the laments of […]

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Zapak Strengthens China Ties

SEPT. 29, 2015 • Zapak Mobile Games Private Ltd, a division of India’s Reliance Entertainment, has sealed two agreements to pursue several China-related endeavors. The first saw an Rs 989 million ($15 million) investment by Lead Eastern Investment Co., Ltd. based in Datong, China. The 10% stake is part of a joint venture between the […]

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New Turkish Game Expo

SEPT. 24, 2015 • In a major nod to the growing Turkish game market, GL Events based in Lyon, France is launching Gaming Istanbul. The show will run between February 4 and 7 at the Istanbul Congress Centre. Provisions are being made to accommodate up to 100,000 attendees. Unlike the Electronic Entertainment Expo held in […]

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New PS4 Japan Pricing

SEPT. 15, 2015 • Consumers in Japan are getting an official price cut on the PlayStation 4 from ¥39,980 ($332) to ¥34,980 ($290). The new MSRP goes into effect on October 1. Atsushi Morita, the president of Sony Computer Ent. Japan & Asia, made the announcement at Sony’s Tokyo Game Show news conference. Morita said the reason […]

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Kimishima Takes Nintendo Helm

SEPT. 14, 2015 • Tatsumi Kimishima has been chosen to succeed Satoru Iwata, who died last July, as president at Nintendo Co. Ltd. Kimishima has been with the company in numerous positions since 2000, including a stint at the helm of Nintendo of America. Most recently, Kimishima has served as General Manager, Corporate Analysis & […]

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Radeon Gets Own Group

SEPT. 11, 2015 • This week, Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. created a separate Radeon Technologies Group for its graphics business. The chipmaker is promoting Raja Koduri to lead the new group as senior vice president and chief architect. Koduri was director of advance technology development at ATI Technologies Inc. when it was acquired by AMD in […]


Ubisoft’s Malaysian Theme Park

SEPT. 8, 2015 • In partnership with local developer R. Segari Group (RSG), Ubisoft Motion Pictures has committed to a 10,000 square meter indoor theme park in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. The development is expected to start construction in 2017 with completion in 2020. Ubisoft is committing both the intellectual property as well as […]

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VC Mitch Lasky & Outpost

SEPT. 3, 2015 • Outpost Games, Inc. secured $6.2 million in funding from Benchmark back in July. The startup has plans to release PC games that incorporate a built-in platform for users to broadcast their in-game exploits to the web. Leading Benchmark’s investment was games industry veteran Mitch Lasky. The former publisher executive has been […]

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New 3DS NA Arrival

SEPT. 1, 2015 • The New Nintendo 3DS is making its North American debut on September 25. The model was introduced in Japan with the larger screen New 3DS XL last fall in Japan, and later in Europe on February 13. But North America only got the New 3DS XL model at the same time […]


More Rovio Layoffs

AUG. 26, 2015 • More than a third of Rovio Entertainment Ltd.’s workforce will be laid off during the next six weeks to streamline costs. The Angry Birds maker plans to lay off 230 employees in Finland and another 30 overseas. The only projects not seeing staff cuts are employees in the United States and […]