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  • Blog Post: Report: Game Engine Maker Unity Courting Buyers

    According to a new CNET report, Unity, the popular game development platform, has been conducting meetings with prospective buyers. Citing unnamed sources, CNET reports that "[Unity] is gearing up for a potential sale, having shared presentations with possible acquirers including Google, according... More
  • Blog Post: What Are The Top 20 Game Franchises Of The Past Nine Years?

    In its recent financial report, Ubisoft published a chart of the top 20 best-selling game franchises of the past nine years, and the results were interesting. These numbers represent the cumulative console retail sales of all games in a given franchise on the last two generations of systems and PC (Xbox... More
  • Blog Post: Opinion – Xbox One's Uphill Race To Catch PlayStation 4

    If Microsoft wants the Xbox One to have a larger worldwide install base than the PlayStation 4, it will face a harder road than it did in the last generation. Microsoft's Xbox 360 was the defining console of the last generation in North America. A year head start, lower initial price point, and games... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft To Reveal New Exclusive At Gamescom

    In official Xbox blogger Major Nelson's new podcast, Microsoft Studios' head Phil Spencer said that the company has some big news planned for its Gamescom presentation. In Major Nelson's podcast , Spencer said, "We're going to have a really short stage presentation with some news... More
  • Blog Post: Lucas Rep Says Star Wars 1313 Might Be Saved

    Game Informer recently interviewed a representative from LucasFilm, who shed some light on the events leading to the closing of LucasArts. They also revealed that some of the company's projects in development, including Star Wars 1313, might have a future after all. The representative we spoke to... More
  • Blog Post: Disney Closes Game Publisher LucasArts

    Game Informer has learned that Disney is closing its LucasArts game publishing subsidiary. We received an email from a LucasArts representative confirming the news. The official statement from Disney (which recently acquired LucasFilm and LucasArts) reads as follows: "After evaluating our position... More
  • Blog Post: [Update 2] Dead Space 3 Tops NPD Charts, Xbox 360 Shows Strong Sales

    [Update 2] Dead Space 3's chart-topping North American February sales figures clocked in at 605,000 units. The figure, obtained by GameSpot , tops juggernaut Call of Duty: Black Ops II and the 260,000 Crysis 3 sales that NPD also revealed, though Crysis was only on sale for two weeks out of the reporting... More
  • Blog Post: Cliff Bleszinski Defends Microtransactions, EA In Blog Post

    Former Epic designer Cliff Bleszinski took to his blog today to write a long rant on the recent controversy regarding microtransactions - and to talk about the double-standard to which gamers hold EA and Valve. On his blog, Clifford Unchained, Bleszinski didn't mince words on the topic. "The... More
  • Blog Post: Bloomberg Names Zynga's Pincus To "Worst CEOs" List

    The respected business news organization has published its list of the worst CEOs of 2012, and Zynga's Marc Pincus makes the cut. This year has been a tough one for Cityville publisher Zynga, which has suffered plummeting stock prices, layoffs and cancellations of games, and accusations of insider... More
  • Blog Post: Industry Rebounds In November With Strong Retail Sales

    The past two years have been hard for the game industry, as retail sales have sagged since February of 2009. However, the strong holiday lineup of 2011 seems to have jumpstarted the industry, thanks to titles like Activision's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and better home console sales. Gamasutra... More
  • Blog Post: Itagaki Rips Japanese Game Industry, Says They Lack Knowledge, Social Skills

    Tomonobu Itagaki is well known being one of the most outspoken Japanese game developers, and he's now working with an American publisher (THQ) with his new studio (Valhalla Game Studios) on the upcoming Devil's Third. In a new interview, he blasted the Japanese game industry, berating management... More
  • Blog Post: Earthquake Cost Japanese Game Industry $88M In Sales

    Obviously, it's a very insignificant part of the devastating events that happened in the wake of the Japanese earthquake and tsumani, but the tragedy has had negative effects on the already ailing game industry in that country as well. Hirokazu Hamamura, CEO of Japanese publishing company Enterbrain... More
  • Blog Post: How To Get A Job In The Industry

    Battlefield 3's Lars Gustavvson has some brief but smart advice for gamers who are ready to make the jump to industry professional. On Game Informer's recent cover story trip to DICE, the team had ample opportunity to delve into the many features coming to Battlefield 3 . Multiplayer lead designer... More
  • Blog Post: Katamari Creator Says Japanese Game Industry Is A Zombie

    Speaking with Develop , Katamari Damacy creator Keita Takahashi has some frank and harsh words for the Japanese game industry, calling it a "zombie that never dies." He says that Japanese companies – like his former employer Namco Bandai – are too focused on sequels to bring enough... More
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