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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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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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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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Homefront Sales

MARCH 17, 2011 • In an earlier era, selling 375,000 units in 24 hours would have been major news for a new PC action franchise. Post Call of Duty, THQ found itself hard-pressed to garner laurels for its new Homefront game. The tally did not include Europe, where the game’s release was slightly delayed. Impact: […]

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Surveying the High-End PC Gamer

MARCH 29, 2009 • This month DFC Intelligence released two comprehensive surveys of high-end PC gamers. The surveys were conducted in February 2009 using the panel of over 1.2 million GameShadow users. One survey was conducted of Massively Multiplayer Online Game (MMOG) users and another survey was conducted of First-Person Shooter (FPS) users. The exciting […]

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Namco Bandai Maintains Hellgate

OCT. 26, 2008 • Namco Bandai made clear that it would maintain Hellgate: London through January of 2009, but would not commit to maintaining them beyond that time frame. The game’s future became uncertain after its developer, Flagship Studios, encountered financial difficulties during the summer. Hellgate: London’s Korean publisher, HanbitSoft, announced on Nov. 3 that […]

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EA Cancels Tiberium

SEPT. 30, 2008 • Citing fundamental design challenges that could not be corrected, EA canceled Tiberium. The FPS had been slated for 2009 release on the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360. The move was unusual given a title based in the popular Command & Conquer franchise. Impact: It was claimed that Tiberium was not meeting […]

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Hellgate Takes Off In Korea

APRIL 11, 2008 • Hellgate: London became the most successful online game launch in South Korea in three years. The title was launched online at PC Bangs on Jan. 15, with retail sales commencing on Feb. 22. The game, released by Korean publisher Hanbitsoft, has already amassed more than 1 million subscribers. Impact: A big online […]

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