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  • Blog Post: Disney Interactive Reverses Financials, Increases Revenue By 45 Percent

    Disney Interactive is a relatively small branch of the larger Disney Kingdom, but thankfully, the division has been able to turn its fortunes around, moving from a $58 million loss last year to a $29 million surplus this year. According to a Disney press release, Disney Interactive has seen a 45 percent... More
  • Blog Post: Borderlands 2's Loot Hunt Is Over, Here's The Rundown

    Since October 11, Gearbox has been giving players a chance each week to earn a variety of prizes during a $100,000 Loot Hunt . Here is a quick stats breakdown showing what players have been doing all this time. During Borderland 2's Loot Hunt, over 516,812,670 enemies were killed, 28,651,011 guns... More
  • Blog Post: Zune Marketplace Changing To Xbox Music and Video

    The Zune Marketplace will no longer offer media rentals or sales at the end of the month as part of the abandonment of Microsoft Points . This change is similar to the shutting down of Games for Windows Live . The Zune store is shutting down, but it's really more of a conversion. You will still be... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Points Will Disappear With The Next Xbox 360 System Update

    Microsoft is sending out e-mails to Xbox Live users to let them know that the next Xbox 360 system update will eliminate Microsoft Points. As we make this transfer from Microsoft Points to to real-world currency, not much will change, except the currency used to make purchases. Your current Microsoft... More
  • Blog Post: Zynga Tries Motivating Executives With Money

    It may not be an innovative strategy (this is Zynga we're talking about), but the company is attempting to stem the steady outpouring of executive talent by offering bigger bonuses. Things haven't been great for Zynga lately, with lawsuits and resigning execs . To smooth things out, the company... More
  • Blog Post: A Cumulative $14.8 Billion Spent On Video Games In 2012

    The NPD group is reporting that last year $14.8 billion was spent on video games. That includes new, rentals, and used games, as well as digital content. According to the report, $7.09 billion were spent on new physical video and PC game, $1.79 billion on used and rental games, and $5.92 billion on digital... More
  • Blog Post: THQ Assets To Be Auctioned Off Individually

    Update #2: THQ has just sent out a press release confirming and further clarifying the sale process going forward. The court says that Clearlake Capital's bid for all of THQ will stand as the opening bid in an auction process for the entire company. Outside companies will be able to bid on individual... More
  • Blog Post: Valve Extends Holiday Sale Through Weekend

    If you didn't get every game you wanted for the holidays you might still be able to snag it for yourself off Steam at a discounted price. Valve's super sale was originally suppose to end today, but the company has decided to extend the sale through Monday January 7. Right now you can get Bastion... More
  • Blog Post: Wii U Will Quickly Be Profitable

    Traditionally a hardware developer takes a hit on hardware sales so that it can release their console at a reduced price, eventually making up for the loss in software sales. Nintendo's Wii U doesn't take much to turn a profit, however. If you buy one game with your Wii U, you've made Nintendo... More
  • Blog Post: Halo 4 Has Cost Microsoft More Money Than Any Title To Date

    Based on how much money Microsoft has dumped into Halo 4, the game better be good. Based on what we've seen, it is. In an interview with Polygon , Microsoft Studios head Phil Spencer said that Halo is a three billion dollar brand. When asked if Halo 4 was the company's most expensive title to... More
  • Blog Post: Kickstarter Raises A Lot Of Money For Games

    While Double Fine's old-school adventure game is the highest profile gaming project to gather support on Kickstarter, the service has been raising plenty of money for other game-related endeavors. At GDC, Kickstarter's Cindy Au spoke about how the service has been helping developers finance their... More
  • Blog Post: Valve's Gabe Newell Is One Of The Industry’s Richest Men

    After another profitable year for Valve, company co-founder and managing director Gabe Newell, has become one of the world’s newest billionaires. Welcome to the club Gabe. Forbes claims they consulted with “video game industry insiders, equity analysts, investment bankers, and technology... More
  • Blog Post: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Overwatch Trailer

    Valentine’s Day is over. You don’t have to worry about pleasing your significant other for another year. That means it’s time to play some games. Check out the newest downloadable content for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. Premium Call of Duty Elite members receive new Call of Duty... More
  • Blog Post: Activision Blizzard’s Yearly Financial Recap

    During a conference call that recapped Activision’s 2011 financial earnings, the publisher announced a new Call of Duty title, recounted Skylander’s unusual financial success, and talked about Blizzard’s two 2012 releases. It’s no surprise that Activision is making money. During... More
  • Blog Post: Gamers Spend More On Non-Retail Game Content Than Physical Games

    A new report from The NPD Group shows that gamers are spending a lot of money outside of just straightforward new boxed games you buy from the standard video game retailer. According to NPD, gamers spend $1.44 billion on physical games, and spend an additional $1.74 billion on extra content. The NPD's... More
  • Blog Post: How Many Wii Games Have Sold Over A Million Units?

    Over 40, according to a recent issue of Nintendo Power as spotted on NeoGAF. Here is a list of the million-selling Nintendo Wii games and their units sold in millions as of August, based on NPD sales data. Wii Play 13.04 Mario Kart Wii 10.64 Super Mario Bros. Wii 8.36 Wii Fit w/ Balance Board 8.15 Wii... More
  • Blog Post: Report: Spending On Games To Top $74 Billion In 2011

    We all know that gaming is big business, but a forecast from tech advisers Gartner Inc. drives that point home. According to the report , gamers will spend more than $74 billion on games in 2011, which is an increase of just over 10 percent from the $67 billion spent during 2010. The majority of that... More
  • Blog Post: How Do You Manage All This Stuff, Anyway?

    I was staring at my gaming shelf the other day, and I thought, "My younger self would probably have fainted or spontaneously combusted if he knew he'd have this many games someday." When I was younger my parents didn't really think much of video games, so each one that I added to my... More
  • Blog Post: iPad Day One Sales Top 300,000

    No one thought that the iPad would be a commercial flop, but thanks to today’s announcement from Apple, we know just how well the tablet is selling. Day one April 3 sales for the iPad broke 300,000, with new users downloading over one million apps and 250,000 ebooks in the span of 24 hours. While... More
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