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Vivendi Controls 50+ of Gameloft

MAY 31, 2016 • Vivendi SA now controls more than 50% of mobile game publisher Gameloft SE based on results announced by French regulator AMF that 28.2 million Gameloft shares were tendered to Vivendi’s €8 per share tender offer – equaling 61.7% of share capital and 55.6% of voting rights. Until these results, Vivendi held […]

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PS4 Tops 40M Sold

MAY 27, 2016 • As of May 22 the PlayStation 4 has sold 40 million units worldwide since November 2013. That total is up from the 35.9 million tally announced last January by Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC (SIE), formerly known as Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. For the 2014 fiscal year Sony said 18.8 million PS4s were sold […]

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Halo 5 Map Tools Go to PC

MAY 20, 2016 • Microsoft Corp. is bringing its Halo 5 Forge map editing tool to Windows 10 PCs as a free application later this year. Forge was first introduced with Halo 3 back in 2007 and was redesigned for Halo 5 to add more control. Forge – Halo 5: Guardians Edition takes that control […]

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Green Team Leader: Paul Sulyok

MAY 17, 2016 • Since its founding only six years ago, Green Man Gaming has become one of the best known digital distributor of computer games. The exposure came from offering titles at very reasonable prices. At first this was accomplished through a unique digital trade-back service in which PC games could be resold at a discounted price, […]

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The Fall of Microsoft’s Game Biz

MAY 16, 2016 • The recent news that Microsoft Corp. was shutting down its highly ambitious Project Spark game/service received only muted attention but it is a sign of how the company is becoming increasingly irrelevant in the game space. Project Spark was a virtual world building game along the lines of Minecraft. It was hampered […]

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Disney Ditches Game Publishing

MAY 11, 2016 • The Walt Disney Co. announced that it was exiting the business of game publishing, as well as discontinuing its Disney Infinity Toys-to-Life franchise. Moving forward, the entertainment conglomerate will no longer self-produce or publish digital games on any platform in favor of licensing IP under its control to third-party game studios. […]

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Old School Capcom Beats Forecast

MAY 10, 2016 • Packaged goods, primarily console revenue, boosted Capcom Co., Ltd. significantly beyond forecasts for the fiscal year ending March 31. A year ago the company projected that it would sell 6 million packaged units during the 12-month period and ended up selling 8.9 million units. Out of total net sales of ¥52.5 […]

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Nvidia’s Pascal Doesn’t Disappoint

MAY 9, 2016 • Nvidia Corp.’s first GPUs based on its new Pascal architecture were unveiled on May 6 and the firm demonstrated performance specifications that exceeded its $1,000 top of the line TITAN X from last year. GTX 1080-based GPUs are slated to arrive at retail late this month, with the more affordable $379 […]

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Finding Game Biz Opportunities

Of course, it is common knowledge by now that the global video game industry is very big business and consumers spend a great deal of money to play games. Many analysts, including DFC Intelligence, have tried to size the overall video game market. The latest DFC forecasts estimate that the size of the video game […]

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NX Set For March 2017

APRIL 27, 2016 • Nintendo Co. Ltd. released its consolidated financial statements for the fiscal year ending March 31, and in the small print was a statement that the gamemaker’s NX console would be released in March 2017. At the accompanying earnings press conference held in Osaka, Japan, chief executive Tatsumi Kimishima confirmed the March […]

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