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The Elder Scrolls Online

The Elder Scrolls Online tops the UK retail charts


Buff orcs and raptors best the Witcher
Jun 17
// Joe Parlock
Well, this is a surprise. The Elder Scrolls Online is currently at the top of UK retail charts, managing to sell over 100,000 copies in its first week. I really like TESO, but it is a game that released over a year ago to mid...
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GAME

Swedish branch of GAME has gone bankrupt, 31 shops close


History is doomed to repeat itself
Jun 10
// Joe Parlock
Well-known retailer GAME has gone bankrupt in Sweden. This might sound familiar to UK readers, as the same company went bankrupt in the UK back in 2012, risking many shops being closed down until it merged with retailer Games...
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Desura

Desura owner Bad JuJu files for bankruptcy


Bad times at Bad JuJu
Jun 05
// Joe Parlock
A couple of weeks ago, it came to light that digital distributor Desura, and its indie bundle site Indie Royale, has been failing to pay developers on its platforms. Well, it looks like they might not be getting that mon...

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2K

Take-Two announces new 2K AAA project


...but doesn't tell us what it is
May 19
// Vikki Blake
2K is working on a new "soon-to-be-announced" AAA title. "Throughout the coming year, we will continue to execute our proven strategy of launching a select array of the highest-quality titles, led by new annual releases of NB...
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ImageePoch

Imageepoch has filed for bankruptcy


And yeah, the CEO is still missing
May 13
// Joe Parlock
Keeping track of what’s going on at Japanese developer Imageepoch has been one hell of a ride. Imageepoch was well known for games such as Luminous Arc, 7th Dragon, and Arc Rise Fantasia. Last month the CEO, Ryoei ...
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Nintendo

Nintendo is back to making a profit


Ninty's rolling in dough again
May 07
// Laura Kate Dale
Earlier this morning Nintendo released its results for the last financial year, ending May 31 2015, and we have good news. Nintendo is back to profitability! After several fiscal years of losses Nintendo is climbing back up a...
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Dark Souls 2 ships 1.2 million in its first three weeks


Profits for FY still down, though.
May 08
// Dale North
From Software's ball buster Dark Souls 2 managed to ship 1.2 million copies in the west in its first three weeks. This period helped the very tail end of Namco Bandai's financial year, but it somehow managed to their best-per...
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Monolith's X is still on track for 2014, for both Japan and the west


Phew! And other launch dates revealed.
May 08
// Dale North
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, ...
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Konami not so solid: profits fall below half last fiscal year


E3 could help
May 08
// Dale North
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...
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Candy Crush studio triples daily users, doubles revenue


King.com is killing it
May 07
// Dale North
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 ...
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Nintendo posts loss of $229 million, misses Wii U projections


Corgi hugs for Nintendo today
May 07
// Dale North
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 ...

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