Titanfall Bundle at $450

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MARCH 25, 2014 • Sharp-eyed gamers awoke to find a $50 price break on the Titanfall/Xbox One bundle at major national retailers in the United States. Amazon.com Best Buy Co. Inc., Fry's Electronics, Target Corp., and Wal-Mart Stores all advertised the bundle at $450. Soon after the Microsoft online store matched the price reduction. Prior ...Continue Reading

Sony Preps VR for PS4

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MARCH 21, 2014 • A virtual reality system for the PlayStation 4 is in the works, according to a disclosure by Sony Computer Entertainment. Dubbed Project Morpheus, the VR system works in conjunction with the PlayStation Camera and inertial sensors built into the Morpheus head unit to track a user’s head orientation and movement. As ...Continue Reading

Wal-Mart Tries Used Games Again

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MARCH 18, 2014 • Four years after finding its last run at the used games market unsatisfactory, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is taking another swing at the previously-owned segment. This time around used gamer purchases and sales will not be handled through a kiosk, but in a partnership with Texas-based CExchange Inc. The latter was retained ...Continue Reading

WB Launches Games Vault

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MARCH 18, 2014 • Looking to leverage its large catalog of game franchises, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment (WBIE) has launched a Games Vault program that will match its library of properties with up-and-coming development talent. Each title will be a direct-to-digital release. The first game to emerge from the effort is a modern update by ...Continue Reading

Native Linux CryEngine

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MARCH 13, 2014 • At this month's Game Developers Conference in San Francisco Crytek GmbH will be demonstrating its latest generation CryEngine (the developer ceased numbering its engine after CryEngine 3) which includes fully native support for Linux. Although Crytek ported CryEngine 3 to Linux, and Kingdom Come: Deliverance from Prague-based Warhorse Studios uses that ...Continue Reading

Bitcoin Hooks Big Fish

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MARCH 11, 2015 • Big Fish Games is now accepting the Bitcoin Internet currency for online game payments and in-app purchases for both its browser and downloadable PC titles. To process bitcoins the publisher has partnered with San Francisco-based Coinbase. The latter is one of the more stable and reputable Bitcoin platforms anchoring 1 million ...Continue Reading

Kabam Bags Phoenix Age

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MARCH 10, 2014 • Kabam, Inc. is bringing another independent studio under its banner, Phoenix Age. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. However, Kabam told the Wall Street Journal last month that it had more than $70 million in cash available. Since 2007 Kabam has raised $125 million through four funding series, and ...Continue Reading

OnLive Resurfaces

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MARCH 6, 2014 • Last August Onlive Inc. entered into a process similar to bankruptcy called Assignment for the Benefit of Creditors. Nothing much has been heard since from the early cloud game streaming service until today. During the interim OnLive has invested in technology upgrades by adding thousands of new servers, opened data centers ...Continue Reading

Sony’s Sweet & Sour 2014

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MARCH 4, 2015 • Sony Computer Entertainment announced another PlayStation 4 sales milestone after a week of major layoff announcements corporation-wide. The PS4 has attained 6 million units sold worldwide since its November launch through March 2, with 370,000 of that number sold in Japan since February 22. With 30 titles available for the system, ...Continue Reading

Aeria Sells PC Biz

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MARCH. 4, 2014 • Aeria Games & Entertainment, Inc. is selling its PC games distribution business to ProSiebenSat.1 Games GmbH (PSG) for an undisclosed amount. Included in the deal is the former's European subsidiary Aeria Games Europe GmbH, as well as licenses to certain successful mobile games. PSG is taking over the entire Aeria Games ...Continue Reading