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10:00 AM on 05.08.2014

Monolith's X is still on track for 2014, for both Japan and the west

Monolith's Wii U game, which I guess we're still calling X, is still on track for 2014. Nintendo's financial results says that that "brand new title developed by Monolith Software Inc" is due out this year not only in Japan, ...

Dale North

8:30 AM on 05.08.2014

Konami not so solid: profits fall below half last fiscal year

Konami's FY profits of 6.2 billion yen (about $61 million) comes in at less than half of last year's 13.2 billion yen ($130 million). They moved 10.81 million videogames last year, calling the sales of Metal Gear Solid V: Gro...

Dale North

11:00 AM on 05.07.2014

Candy Crush studio triples daily users, doubles revenue

You already knew that mobile game Candy Crush Saga was popular. No question. The games coming out of King.com are flat-out blockbusters. For the first quarter of 2014, 143 million users are signing in daily for play, up ...

Dale North

7:30 AM on 05.07.2014

Nintendo posts loss of $229 million, misses Wii U projections

Nintendo's latest financial report shows that they are announcing a loss of 23.2 billion yen for the year, or about $229 million. The problem is that the Wii U and 3DS failed to meet sales targets. The Wii U in particular is ...

Dale North





1:00 PM on 05.06.2014

Activision investing $500 million in Destiny

At the Milken conference in Los Angeles last week, Activision CEO Bobby Kotick said the company intends to spend $500 million on Bungie's new sci-fi shooter Destiny. That investment will go into covering development, marketin...

Jordan Devore

8:30 AM on 05.06.2014

Ex-Rovio members form Boomlagoon, land $3.6 million in funding

Helsinki-based studio Boomlagoon was founded a couple of years ago by ex-Rovio team members, coming off of their work on a little game called Angry Birds. They released a game called Noble Nutlings (great name!) last year. No...

Dale North

9:30 AM on 05.01.2014

Sony expects losses to total $1.3 billion now

The PlayStation division is doing fine, and the PS4 is selling like hotcakes topped with freshly sliced bananas and hot fudge. But that won't necessarily save the massive Japanese electronics company's bottom line. They have ...

Dale North

3:45 PM on 04.29.2014

Starstruck: Star Citizen crosses $43 million in crowdfunding

For the ambitious, crowd-funded space sim Star Citizen, it took four months to shoot from $30 million to $40 million. So $2.5 million a month. And in the last month and a half, it's reached $43 million, showing no signs of s...

Steven Hansen

2:45 PM on 04.29.2014

Life in plastic, it's fantastic: Skylanders has made 2 billion dollars

Floating placidly in our oceans, far out of sight and out of mind, are near-invisible islands of trash. Plastics and chemical sludge metastasizing. One day, Skylanders toys will float out to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. ...

Steven Hansen

7:00 PM on 04.28.2014

Towerfall on PS4 selling better than PC and Ouya

One-time Ouya-exclusive Towerfall got an enhanced PC and PS4 release this year and it was a good one, allowing the wonderful game to thrive more than it ever could have hoped on the Ouya. Towerfall creator Matt Thorson told E...

Steven Hansen

3:45 PM on 04.25.2014

Zynga has lost half of its active users in the last year

The bad news is that I'm sure they all moved on to play god damn Candy Crush. For now. Until some other bright casino game or reality show about a bad 90's rapper living in an Amish community wrangles their attention so they ...

Steven Hansen

10:30 PM on 04.24.2014

Virtuix raises $3M in seed funding for its virtual-reality treadmill Omni

Omni maker Virtuix has completed a $3 million seed investment round following its $1.1 million Kickstarter campaign last year. You'll probably recognize it, but here's the gist: it's a specialized treadmill that can be used i...

Jordan Devore

3:45 PM on 04.24.2014

MLG is building a gaming arena in China

Major League Gaming, Lai Fung Holdings Limited, and eSun Holdings Limited are constructing a competitive gaming arena in China, scheduled to open to the public in 2017. The structure will be located off the coast of Macau wit...

Jordan Devore

5:30 PM on 04.23.2014

It won't be easy to release console games in China with all the censorship rules

China has lifted the ban on foreign console sales, opening up a potentially huge market (if not per capita, then by volume). There's money to be made, but Chinese regulations aren't going to make it entirely easy. Games in As...

Steven Hansen

2:45 PM on 04.17.2014

I wonder how much money EA makes on 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

Every four years, many of us pretend to be fans of il calcio -- I'm sorry, soccer -- for the global spectacle that is the World Cup. Every four years, EA releases an extra, novelty soccer game (in addition to its annual FIFA...

Steven Hansen





5:30 PM on 04.16.2014

PS4 sales cross 7 million, software sales cross 20.5 million

The PlayStation 4 keeps on selling. On February 8, 2014, global PS4 sales were at 5.3 million. On March 6 it surpassed 6 million sales. As of April 6 it has surpassed 7 million sales. I guess Second Son was enough to keep it ...

Steven Hansen