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Is Content Really King?

The basic concept of content as king is that entertainment sales are driven mainly by hit content. It is often assumed a hardware device needs “a killer app” to entice consumers. However, the age of ubiquitous digital content may require some rethinking of that basic theory.
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MSFT Partners for $299 VR

At a Windows 10 and Surface press conference in New York City, Microsoft Corp. announced it was partnering with Acer, Asus, Dell, Hewlett Packard and Lenovo to bring Windows 10 virtual reality headsets to market at prices that will start at $299 retail. The OEMs will take advantage of VR and augmented reality support built into Microsoft's Edge browser.
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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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PS4 Pro Arrives Nov. 10

Sony Interactive Ent. firmed up its fall hardware strategy in a big way by announcing the higher performance 1TB PlayStation 4 Pro will arrive on November 10. North American MSRP is $399, compared to ¥44,980 ($443) in Japan, €399 ($499) in Europe and £349 ($466) in the U.K.
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PC Game Market Presentation

Earlier this month DFC Intelligence founder and CEO David Cole presented findings from the research firm's latest report titled, PC Game Market: Asia, North America, Europe. Available here are the slides Cole used during the presentation that cover the latest trends, games and significant developments along with DFC's latest market forecasts. A key focus was on how Virtual Reality (VR), Microsoft and high-end PC game hardware are driving PC game market growth.

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Pokémon GO Takes Off

JULY 11, 2016 • Since its release on July 6, Pokémon GO has become a mobile sensation, with some reports saying the smartphone game is near Twitter in the number of daily active users it draws on Android devices. Niantic, Inc., the software company that co-developed Pokémon GO with The Pokémon Company, reported so many […]

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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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Was Supercell Worth Hefty $10B?

JULY 8, 2016 • Tencent Holdings Ltd’s recent acquisition of mobile game developer Supercell Oy naturally raised many eyebrows, not just for its $10 billion valuation, but also how it was really driven by one game, Clash of Clans. The idea that a single game can be worth so much will of course attract all […]

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