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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

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

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

10:30 AM on 06.25.2014

Survey: Poor work conditions, sexism, violence hurt industry's reputation

In an International Game Developers Association survey of 2,200 developers, the majority of respondents said that society's negative perception of the videogame industry stems from reports of the industry's poor working ...

Steven Hansen

9:00 AM on 06.25.2014

Crytek allegedly having trouble paying staff, cancels Ryse sequel

Crytek's various studios have been bleeding staff, cancelling games (including a sequel to Xbox One exclusive Ryse), and struggling to pay staff, according to sources speaking to Kotaku and Eurogamer.  Kotaku's ten ...

Steven Hansen







Video: Ubisoft is now luring consumers into pre-orders with gambling photo
Video: Ubisoft is now luring consumers into pre-orders with gambling
by Bill Zoeker

Ubisoft has launched a new tactic for netting pre-orders for Assassin's Creed: Unity in the form of a digital slot machine. Pre-order customers gain 5 free spins every Friday, and prizes include everything from in-game content to a trip to Paris. While participants pay no actual money to play, using gambling as a way to attract customers still feels a bit sleazy. 

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Video: EA sorry about Battlefield 4, releases paid Dragon's Teeth DLC photo
Video: EA sorry about Battlefield 4, releases paid Dragon's Teeth DLC
by Bill Zoeker

EA has garnered quite a reputation for being jerks over the past couple of years, with the rough launch of Battlefield 4 being one of the many reasons people are upset with them. CEO Andrew Wilson offered his apologies, sort of.

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2:00 PM on 06.20.2014

Ubisoft comments on Watch Dogs' unused graphics settings

Modders have found settings in Watch Dogs' files that can be enabled to make the game look better and, in some cases, even improve performance. What's the deal with that? "The dev team is completely dedicated to getting the m...

Jordan Devore

3:00 PM on 06.19.2014

Guy who works at Nintendo thinks the Wii U is about to turn it around

In an unexpected turn of events, someone at Nintendo thinks the company's stumbling little console is doomed...to succeed. Yes, Nintendo of America executive VP of sales and marketing Scott Moffitt told GamesIndustr...

Steven Hansen

4:45 PM on 06.18.2014

This is Phil Fish explains the phenomenon of Phil Fish

I never got the hate for Phil Fish. Which is to say I understood it, but thought it was overblown and dumb. This video does a tidy job of explaining why. Basically, it's the internet's fault. And everyone that isn't Phil Fish. And Phil Fish. Just watch it. 

Steven Hansen

1:15 PM on 06.17.2014

Nintendo boss: Wii U is top two in three-way console race

How's the Wii U doing? Many have perceived it as doing poorly in the sales category, at least until the recent release of Mario Kart 8. Nintendo of America boss Reggie Fils-Aime contends that point-of-view and says that it's ...

Brett Makedonski

10:30 AM on 06.17.2014

Watch Dogs, PS4 top May software and hardware sales

The PlayStation 4 was once again the top selling console in May of 2014, though we haven't had a specific sales numbers update from anyone in a while. As for software, Ubisoft's day-one sales record holder Watch Dogs, re...

Steven Hansen

11:00 PM on 06.06.2014

Forza Motorsport 5's game of the year edition is lacking

Turn 10 Studios announced a Racing Game of the Year Edition for Forza Motorsport 5 by way of IGN, scheduled to arrive on July 22, 2014 for Xbox One for $60/£50/€70. Given how much DLC there is for the game, you'd b...

Jordan Devore

2:30 PM on 06.06.2014

Marty O'Donnell files lawsuit against Bungie for unpaid benefits

Almost two months ago, longtime music composer for Bungie, Marty O'Donnell, was let go by the studio. According to O'Donnell, the termination was without cause. He may have had his hand forced, but O'Donnell's not going down ...

Brett Makedonski

2:00 PM on 06.06.2014

Morrowind kept Bethesda from going out of business

A lot of people think they do their best work with their back up against the wall. That's the narrative Bethesda's Todd Howard is going with. In an interview with GameStar, Howard talked about how Morrowind was basically the...

Steven Hansen