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  • Blog Post: Square Enix Prepares To Lay Off Some Staff In London

    Square Enix has confirmed to Game Informer that it is making changes to its London operation. No details were available on the magnitude of the layoffs. “We’re proposing some changes in our London office as part of our ongoing ambition to best position Square Enix for future growth in the... More
  • Blog Post: Bloodborne Sales Hit 1 Million, Load Time Patch On Track For This Month

    They say things come in threes. Bloodborne is the third game to celebrate a 1 million copy milestone today. Sony has announced the titles sales have crossed that threshold. From Software is also delivering more news about the next patch (1.03). While this isn’t intended to be in celebration of... More
  • Blog Post: Paradox Builds Up 1 Million Cities: Skylines Sales

    Publisher Paradox is celebrating a sales milestone for Colossal Order’s city building simulation, Cities: Skylines. The title, which was released just over one month ago has sold 1 million copies worldwide. In addition to developing a healthy fanbase in its opening month, Cities: Skylines has attracted... More
  • Blog Post: Capcom Moves Over 1 Million Copies Of Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate In The West

    Capcom has announced that two months after its release in North America and Europe, over 1 million copies of Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate have been shipped. This figure includes retail copies sent to brick and mortar and digital copies sold through the Nintendo eShop. In February, Capcom announced that... More
  • Blog Post: Report: DeNA Layoffs Impact Vancouver, San Francisco Locations

    It appears that mobile developer DeNA has laid off staff in at least two of its locations. The company recently announced a major partnership with Nintendo to bring original games to mobile phones and tablets. According to GamesBeat , the company says that the decision to reorganize its western offices... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Service Agent Pins Blame For Amiibo Shortage Solely On Retailers

    Yesterday, Brian Shea published an opinion piece about the ways in which Nintendo is letting its fan base down . In response to that story, a reader reached out to us to share his interactions with a Nintendo customer-service representative. Brian Nelson contacted us with a text transcript of his conversation... More
  • Blog Post: Tomb Raider Reboot Marks 8.5 Million Sales Claiming Franchise Record

    Square Enix has announced that the Tomb Raider reboot originally released in 2013 has claimed a third franchise record. The title already sold more on its first day and in its first month than any other game in the series. Now it owns the top sales spot overall, too. This morning, the publisher shared... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo And DeNA Value Skyrocket Following Mobile Partnership Announcement

    Nintendo investors are signaling their satisfaction with the company. Last week, the House of Mario announced a partnership with mobile giant DeNA (pronounced D-N-A) to create new mobile titles. The stock market is giving the deal the equivalent of a standing ovation. The deal was announced at 4 a.m... More
  • Blog Post: PSA: Twitch Suffers Security Breach, Change Your Passwords

    Update (4:55 p.m. Eastern) : Twitch is alerting some users about the manner of the data breach. If you have a Twitch account, you should be aware of this information. VentureBeat has secured a copy of the email being sent by Twitch to users it has determined are affected by the breach. Included in the... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Not Limiting Itself To Free-To-Play, Will Lead Mobile Development

    Yesterday, Nintendo announced a dramatic reversal in its position on mobile gaming . At a joint press conference with DeNA, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata announced that his company’s intellectual property would be the basis for a number of upcoming mobile titles. Given DeNA’s extensive... More
  • Blog Post: Homefront: The Revolution Dated For 2016, Timesplitters Veteran Leading New Studio

    Following Crytek's financial woes and the deterioration of its relationship with Deep Silver last year, the Dead Island-publisher acquired the rights to the Homefront franchise. What followed was the formation of a new studio, Dambuster Studios and, as we suspected, the delay of the Homefront: The... More
  • Blog Post: Sony Announces 20.2 Million PlayStation 4 Consoles Sold

    Sony announced today that it has sold over 20.2 million PlayStation consoles worldwide as of March 1. This number updates the most recent sell-through figure of 18.5 million provided in early January. Sony and Microsoft have been in slugfest over console sales, with current-generation hardware outpacing... More
  • Blog Post: Tencent Invests In Orcs Must Die Developer Robot Entertainment

    Chinese powerhouse Tencent has made another investment in a North American developer. The latest to join the company’s roster is Robot Entertainment, the developer of the Orcs Must Die series. While exact amounts have not been revealed, Tencent’s investment in Robot is a minority one. Tencent... More
  • Blog Post: FCC Reinstates Net Neutrality, Protecting ‘Open Internet’

    The FCC ruled today to reinstate the concept of “net neutrality.” The commission says that its new rules are rooted in legal authority and serve promote freedom of speech and expression. The new ruling labels the internet as a public utility under Title II, eliminating the ability for providers... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Suggests A Single Major Title Could Revitalize Wii U, 3DS

    A translation of the question-and-answer section of Nintendo’s investor meeting has been made available. While much of it doesn’t reveal new information, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata did discuss what he hopes will happen, invoking company history. When the Gameboy reached the latter part... More
  • Blog Post: Lionsgate Makes ‘Significant Investment’ In Telltale Games

    Update #2: In addition to the appointment of Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer to the Telltale board, the developer has another governance announcement. Unity CEO John Riccitiello (formerly of Electronic Arts) has also been named to the studio's board of directors. Update #1: There's a bit more information... More
  • Blog Post: Sega Buys Shoot Many Robots, Marvel Puzzle Quest Dev Demiurge

    Sega recently announced a re-alignment of its priorities, putting more focus on mobile and PC gaming. The company, which recently announced major layoffs and a move from its long-time western headquarters in San Francisco, has just acquired a new studio. The company announced today it has purchased Demiurge... More
  • Blog Post: Sony Reiterates Financial Importance Of PlayStation In New Three-Year Plan

    Sony has released a new three-year management plan that identifies the company’s strengths, challenges, and key divisions for financial health. The company has stated before that the growth of the gaming division following the success of the PlayStation 4 was crucial, and reiterates that today... More
  • Blog Post: Capcom Ships More Than 3 Million Copies Of Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Worldwide

    With the release of Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate in the west last week, Capcom has tracked down some new shipment numbers for the series. While Capcom is known for Street Fighter, Resident Evil, and Mega Man in North America, Monster Hunter can't be overlooked as a key part of the publisher's portfolio... More
  • Blog Post: Ubisoft Says Rebuilding Assassin’s Creed Engine For Unity Was ‘Painful’

    On its third fiscal quarter earnings call today, Ubisoft confronted questions from analysts about the rocky launch of Assassin’s Creed Unity. While company executives side-stepped the question of rebuilding trust, they did put a positive spin on what Unity’s problems mean for the next title... More
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