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8:00 PM on 02.07.2014

Monster Hunter 4, Dead Rising 3 did well for Capcom

Capcom has reported its earnings for the nine months of fiscal year ending March 31, 2014 and the usual suspects are all represented. Monster Hunter 4 did extremely well for the company, selling four million units; Resident E...

Jordan Devore

5:15 PM on 02.07.2014

Dungeon Keeper makes it harder to rate it lower than a 5

Dungeon Keeper is not good. It's a sleazy release that has been mostly skewered. It has a high rating in the Apple (4/5) and Android (4.5/5) app stores, however. On the Android side, trying to rate Dungeon Keeper any less tha...

Steven Hansen

4:00 PM on 02.06.2014

Ghost writer: Fraudulent Resident Evil composer not deaf

Yesterday, we found out famed deaf Japanese composer Mamoru Samuragochi (Resident Evil Director's Cut: Dual Shock Version, Onimusha), known as "Japan's Beethoven," has actually had someone writing his compositions for the las...

Steven Hansen

1:00 AM on 02.06.2014

3DS passes 15M sold in Japan; Wii U has outsold Xbox 360

According to the latest Media Create sales data, picked up by NeoGAF, the 3DS has crossed the 15 million units sold mark in Japan. It's catching up to the PSP's 20 million quickly, making 15 million sales in three years, thou...

Steven Hansen

2:45 PM on 02.05.2014

Square Enix is no longer bleeding money

Square Enix is doing much better than it was exactly one year ago. That makes one of us. In the first three quarters of the company's 2014 fiscal year (the last nine months of 2013) it boasted net sales of 102.47 billion yen ...

Steven Hansen

2:30 PM on 02.04.2014

Stalk market: Nintendo completes share buyback

Nintendo has completed its 114 billion-yen ($1.1 billion) share buyback. Nintendo CEO Saturo Iwata announced the company would be using its cash reserves and "stepping up share buybacks" last week. In reducing the number of s...

Steven Hansen

6:30 PM on 02.03.2014

Nintendo founding family 'desire to sell' company shares

Part of Nintendo CEO Saturo Iwata's plan to turn Nintendo around included "stepping up share buybacks." According to Businessweek, Nintendo has specified it will "purchase as many as 9.5 million shares, or 7.4 percent of its ...

Steven Hansen

4:30 PM on 02.03.2014

Grand Theft Auto V ships 32.5 million units

How large of a city could someone construct out of all of the copies of Grand Theft Auto V in existence? These are the things I think about while looking at earnings reports. Take-Two reported its fiscal third quarter 20...

Jordan Devore

1:30 PM on 01.31.2014

Zynga buys NaturalMotion for $527M, cuts workforce 15%

Zynga has made its first big move under new CEO and former Microsoft head Don Mattrick, acquiring CSR Racing developer NaturalMotion for $527 million. The UK and US-based developer did well for itself with the mobile hit CSR ...

Steven Hansen





1:15 PM on 01.31.2014

Iwata: Nintendo 'should abandon old assumptions'

Nintendo CEO Saturo Iwata had more to say following the earlier espoused plans to turn Wii U sales around, which include some mystery, non-wearable fitness advocacy device. Speaking to The Nikkei, as picked up by MCV, Iwata e...

Steven Hansen

11:45 AM on 01.29.2014

Iwata to halve salary after Nintendo's poor performance

While Nintendo struggles financially, its higher-ups aren't content to sit back and keep collecting a paycheck. Nintendo's president Satoru Iwata told reporters today that he would cut his salary in half for five months as an...

Brett Makedonski

5:00 PM on 01.28.2014

Chinese TV maker working on Xbox-like videogame console

At the start of this year, China lifted its ban on videogame consoles, allowing them to be sold on the mainland with government approval and provided they're made in Shanghai. Those restrictions could slow Sony, Nintendo, and...

Steven Hansen

6:00 AM on 01.28.2014

Theme Park creator sells AI company to Google for $400M

Demis Hassabis isn't a household name, but chances are you've played one of his games. He was the co-designer and lead programmer on Theme Park (at just age 17), and has been involved with games such as Syndicate, Black &...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

1:00 AM on 01.28.2014

iPhone and iPad sales break Apple records Q1 2014

If you ever wonder why your favorite developer keeps announcing mobile games, know that in fiscal Q1 2014 (October through December 2013, Year of Luigi), Apple sold 51 million iPhones and 26 million iPads -- record breaking n...

Steven Hansen

7:00 PM on 01.22.2014

Angry Birds has been downloaded two billion times

Speaking at the Pocket Gamer Connects conference in London, Rovio chief marketing officer Peter Vesterbacka announced Angry Birds has achieved two billion downloads, reports Mobile Entertainment. "We started as a mobile games...

Jordan Devore

5:00 PM on 01.22.2014

Candy Crush dev now trying to block Banner Saga trademark

Candy Crush Saga developer King is playing hardball. Early this week we learned King successfully trademarked the word "Candy" in the US as it pertains to videogames (and clothing!). It already owns the "Candy" trademark in E...

Steven Hansen