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1:00 PM on 07.18.2014

Google will stop calling games with in-app purchases 'free' in Europe

As part of its investigation into unwanted in-app purchases, often by children, the European Commission has laid out guidelines for developers and the app stores themselves to follow. By the end of September, Google will...

Steven Hansen

8:00 PM on 07.17.2014

Luigi's death glare moves 885,000 US Mario Kart copies

C'mon, you're going to tell me that's not what's doing it? What, is it that Mario Kart 8 is fun? That it's familiar? That it's a Mario Kart game? Nope. All Luigi, baby. That's what you get in 2 anno Luigi. No matter the ...

Steven Hansen

3:15 PM on 07.16.2014

Vivendi considered firing Activision's Bobby Kotick over last year's buyout

Last year, Activision Blizzard orchestrated a buyout of then-parent company Vivendi to separate from Vivendi and become an independent company. I wrote this great headline about the split --Active-fission -- and stared w...

Steven Hansen

1:15 PM on 07.16.2014

Kim Kardashian: Hollywood will make about $200 million this year

Kim Kardashian: Hollywood, the Glu Mobile game based on their previous Stardom Hollywood and rebranded with noted famous person Kim Kardashian West, is set to make $200 million in revenue by the end of this year. As an a...

Steven Hansen

3:45 PM on 07.10.2014

Watch Dogs underscored a record first quarter for Ubisoft

Ubisoft set lofty predictions for its 2014 fiscal year first-quarter performance, and then it blew right by them. Estimating €310 million (approximately $422 million) in sales, the publisher reported first-quarter s...

Brett Makedonski

2:30 PM on 07.09.2014

Japan: The PS3 is beating the Wii U in sales in 2014

Following news of the PS4 not quite picking it up in Japan, we know have a fuller picture of the first half of 2014 in Japan. Hardware sales are up, software sales are down, and it's not new hardware that's shifting any more ...

Steven Hansen

2:00 PM on 07.05.2014

A trick prevents Majesco stock from being delisted

Majesco is no longer in danger of being delisted from the NASDAQ stock exchange, thanks to some clever accounting. The Cooking Mama and Zumba Fitness publisher pulled off a reverse stock split last month, reducing its outstan...

Kyle MacGregor

7:00 AM on 07.04.2014

Nintendo's humorous shareholder Q&A summarized

Jonathan told you how Nintendo's 74th annual general meeting of shareholders came across like a bad comments section. Now, here's that meeting in-depth as translated by Nintendo itself. Notably, CEO Satoru Iwata was absent du...

Jordan Devore

5:00 PM on 07.03.2014

Crytek UK has stopped work on Homefront: The Revolution

Amid recent reports of unpaid employees and mismanagement at Crytek, we are now seeing clear signs of trouble within the development studio. The UK branch of Crytek, which is actively working on Homefront: The Revolution...

Alessandro Fillari

2:15 PM on 07.01.2014

Nintendo's Satoru Iwata's approval up 3%, still low, Miyamoto's down 6%

Along with airing weird grievances, Nintendo's recent shareholders meeting allowed shareholders a chance to vote for or against everyone on the board. Satoru Iwata's 2014 approval rating of 80.64% is an increase compared...

Steven Hansen

2:45 PM on 06.30.2014

Summer Games Done Quick raised over $700,000 for charity

I can only half grasp the interest in watching speed run streams (or any game streams). I can also only half grasp $713,338.96, which to me feels a fortune. That's how much Summer Games Done Quick 2014 raised in donatio...

Steven Hansen

11:00 AM on 06.30.2014

Rhode Island agrees to $4.4 million settlement in 38 Studios lawsuit

Rhode Island has reached a $4.4 million settlement agreement with one of the defendants named in the state's lawsuit over the failed deal, according to court filings released Friday. The suit alleges defendant Moses Afonso Ry...

Kyle MacGregor

1:00 PM on 06.28.2014

Nintendo shareholders meeting is like a bad comments section

[Update: Here's a transcript of the full shareholders presentation.] One of the first things you learn when you start creating content on the internet is that a lot internet commenters are also aspiring content creators. They...

Jonathan Holmes

3:45 PM on 06.27.2014

Money in the bank: Nintendo's still got over $10 billion in assets

We've long known about Nintendo's war chest, which in 2012 was $10 billion in the bank and $6 billion in additional assets. Those numbers have shrunk (probably due in part to the large scale share buyback for investors with c...

Steven Hansen

2:45 PM on 06.27.2014

Mario Kart 8 sales hit 2 million in under a month

Mario Kart 8 sold 1.2 million copies in its first weekend of release. Reports from Nintendo's shareholders meeting are putting the sales, just under a month after release, at 2 million now. Pretty good for a Wii U game.&...

Steven Hansen

10:15 AM on 06.26.2014

Worldwide gaming market expected to hit $100 billion in yearly sales by 2018

Projected game sales for 2014 are expected to total $64 billion dollars globally. By 2018, the global sales have been projected to reach $100 billion, mostly due to the giant leap in mobile gaming. Burgeoning economies in cou...

Brittany Vincent