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GOW: Judgment and GOW: Ascension failed, says analyst

Recently, the PS3 and Xbox 360 each saw prequels for their leading franchises -- God of War: Ascension and Gears of War: Judgment. According to analyst firm Cowen & Company, the two GOWs failed to impress at retail. Judgment's Marc...

 
 
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Jimquisition: Dark Souls and Dark Sales

Dark Souls sold over two million copies and is a bonafide success. Tomb Raider sold over three million copies and is a disappointing failure. Wut? Different projects obviously have different standards for success, but the di...

 
 
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EA scrapping The Sims Social, SimCity Social

The Sims Social is being scrapped by Electronic Arts, along with fellow Facebook games SimCity Social and Pet Society. In the case of SimCity, this will be a case of a game shutting down less than a year after launch. That whole Facebook ga...

 
 
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Nintendo Korea calls weather reporter a brainless bitch

Nintendo of Korea is in hot water after its Twitter account insulted TV weather reporter Eun Ji Park. A mystery representative of the company criticized Park's growing fame, suggesting her looks were responsible for...

 
 
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EA voted worst American company in 2013

How time flies! In April of last year, Electronic Arts "won" the worst American company of 2012 award, beating out near-criminal banks and oil companies to achieve victory in The Consumerist's publicly voted poll. EA has now begun a streak,...

 
 
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Aliens: Colonial Marines Wii U canceled

Those of you left caring may have noticed Aliens: Colonial Marines missed its Wii U release launch window. There's a very good reason for that -- SEGA finally decided to shoot the lame dog in the head, and has quietly canceled the project.&...

 
 
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Microsoft man on always-online consoles: 'Deal with it'

[Update: Microsoft has since apologized for Orth's statements. Deal with it.] Rumors that the Next Xbox will be restricted by the same always-online requirement that has crippled several major PC releases of late has not exactly been met wi...

 
 
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The War Z taken offline following security breach

It never ends for The War Z. While the controversial MMO was reinstated by Steam after addressing false advertising complaints, Hammerpoint's game is currently offline due to hackers making off with personal information. According to publis...

 
 
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Disney shuts down LucasArts

Disney has today announced that it's decided to close down LucasArts as a game studio, transitioning it into a "licensing model." This effectively means that LucasArts is dead, likely to exist as little more than a legacy name for externall...

 
 
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Tomb Raider, Hitman, Sleeping Dogs all failed Square Enix

Despite each game clearing at least a million sales, Square Enix has revealed Tomb Raider, Hitman: Absolution and Sleeping Dogs all failed to meet their targets. This news comes on the same day the company projected a 13 billion yen loss an...

 
 
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Yoichi Wada resigning as Square Enix president

Following in the footsteps of Electronic Arts' John Riccitiello, it seems Yoichi Wada will be the next executive taking the fall for a major game publisher's failings. Surrounded by talk of "extraordinary" financial losses, Square Enix's pr...

 
 
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Saints Row's success was invalidated by uDraw's failure

Poor, poor THQ. A series of catastrophic mistakes led to the 23-year-old company's closure earlier this year. Among the more notable mistakes was the uDraw tablet, originally released in 2010 exclusively on Wii where it became a smashing su...

 
 
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SimCity can be played offline, according to anyone but EA

There is mounting evidence that, despite EA Maxis' claims to the contrary, SimCity is wholly capable of being played offline -- a capability that would have saved buyers a week of hassle and tons of creativity now lost to server issues. Let...

 
 
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Maxis has 'no intention' of making SimCity offline

While SimCity's DRM-in-sheep's-clothing continues to cause playabilty issues, EA Maxis has declared its intent to keep the game tied to a server. The company will do "everything it can" to make your game playable, but that doesn't include t...

 
 
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No SimCity refunds on Origin

If you are one of the many who purchased SimCity this week and found yourself unable to play it, you may feel like you were gypped out of $60 and want your money back. Unfortunately, while physical retailers might do the honorable thing, Or...

 
 
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PSN purchases will not carry over to PS4 (Update)

[Update: Sony has confirmed to Dale North that it has the ability to honor your PSN purchases through its cloud service. If it chooses to, it can give you everything back in streaming form. Of course, it's not said it will -- and if it does...

 
 
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Aliens: Colonial Marines 360 save wipe bug

Oh, Aliens: Colonial Marines could really use some bad press? Sure, why not? It's been such a long time since we heard anything negative about it. Try this one on for size -- players are reporting that Xbox 360 save files are being wiped. O...

 
 
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Aliens: Colonial Marines says hello, my honey

So yeah, Aliens: Colonial Marines is pretty glitchy, but considering the lack of entertainment value in every other facet of the game, I guess we have to take our laughs where we can get them. This, for the record, is worth a solid chuckle...

 
 
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Aliens: Colonial Marines innovates with self-heal glass!

Aliens: Colonial Marines is a stinker, this much is true. However, it's not all bad. As the super-duper really-real canonical sequel to Aliens, Gearbox's outsourced labor of love is rewriting the script on a beloved movie franchise and giv...

 
 
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Ubisoft tries to explain Rayman Legends delay

So, Rayman Legends has been pushed back to September, and news of the delay just so happened to coincide with its multiplatform announcement. As many disappointed fans suspected, the two are entirely linked, with Ubisoft holding back the Wi...

 
 
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Sony cuts PS Vita sales target, cites lack of penetration

The sad ballad of the PlayStation Vita continues to ring its mournful tune in taverns across the kingdom, with Sony now lowering its sales forecast in light of its failure to achieve "market penetration." This is not the first time this has...

 
 
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Square Enix loses money, blames console market

Despite rising sales, Square Enix has lost money in the nine months ending December 31, reporting itself out of ¥5.7 billion. The publisher claims it's been unable to make a return on its console releases, blaming the current dodgy...

 
 
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Resident Evil 6 is officially a failure

Capcom's financial results are in, and the big news is that, despite still managing to shift almost five million copies, Resident Evil 6 is officially a disappointment, unable to meet publisher expectations.  The critically not-very-ac...

 
 
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CNN host tries and fails to link videogames to violence

CNN's Erin Burnett last night tried desperately to make a psychologist blame videogames for gun violence, attempting to coerce him into agreeing with her that "violent" games make people more likely to kill.  "There's a saying that gu...

 
 
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Deep Silver deeply regrets gruesome Dead Island statue

Dead Island has turned heads since its very inception, but Deep Silver bit off more than it could chew today with its latest promotion for the series. The publisher received a torrent of negative feedback upon unveiling Dead Island Rip...

 
 




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