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BF 1 Crushes DICE’s Past Titles

It is no secret that console retail game sales have struggled in 2016. The obvious question is can the fourth quarter reverse this trend or is this part of a systemic decline in the overall console market?
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Evolve Moving to F2P

JULY 9, 2016 • Turtle Rock Studios is turning the computer version of its asymmetrical first-person shooter (FPS) game Evolve into a free-to-play (F2P) online experience. Starting immediately, the computer edition now known as Stage 2 is entering a free beta stage via Steam that will continue as long as the studio needs to eliminate […]

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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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CrossFire Goes Hollywood

OCT. 15, 2015 • South Korea’s Smilegate Group has just inked a deal with Fast and the Furious production company Original Film to develop a motion picture based on the CrossFire online FPS franchise. The agreement marks the first time a South Korean game property has been adapted for a film. After eight years in […]

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Halo Online For Russia

MARCH 28, 2015 • Later this spring Microsoft Corp. is holding a closed beta for a free-to-play multiplayer online game on the PC in Russia called Halo Online. The title is based on the Halo 3 engine and is set directly after the events in that game. Most of the action takes place on a […]

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Blizzard Preps Overwatch

NOV. 7, 2014 • The same week that Electronic Arts cancelled Dawngate, its MOBA with a difference, Blizzard Ent. said it has a hero-based online FPS in the works that will reach open beta in 2015. The project is called Overwatch, and at a panel presentation at its BlizzCon convention in Anaheim, Calif., the company said […]

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Early Destiny Stats

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 […]

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Destiny Sells-In $500M

SEPT. 10, 2014 • Bungie Software’s Destiny sold in $500 million for the title’s September 9 release. Activision Blizzard reported the dollar figure, which covers units distributed into retail channels internationally, as well as digital copies bundled in with console hardware. The number of units sold-in is estimated to be around 10 million. The publisher […]

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Gears 3 Nabs 1M Pre-Orders

MAY 18, 2011 • Microsoft and Epic Games announced Gears of War 3 surpassed one million worldwide pre-orders, making it the fastest pre-ordered Xbox exclusive title to reach that milestone in the history of the platform. Impact: There is simply no question; if you are into first-person shooters you need an Xbox 360.  The core […]

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Crytek Goes Online F2P

NOV. 25, 2010 • Crytek GmbH announced it first online F2P first-person shooter title, Warface. The game uses the CryENGINE 3 platform for high-quality visuals, and was developed at Crytek Seoul primarily for the Korean market. Multiplayer co-operative and PvP features are planned. Chinese publisher Tencent has acquired the exclusive rights to market the Warface […]

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