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Hostile takeover

Ubisoft prepares to defend itself from Vivendi hostile takeover

Remember when French conglomerate Vivendi gave up ownership in Activision Blizzard? You might struggle to remember the exact moment for a while -- three years is a long time -- but I assume you'll have a flash of realization once you rememb...   read

 
 
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Slashy Souls
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Namco's Dark Souls mobile spinoff looks like rubbish

Ah, so this is what Bandai Namco trademarked: an endless runner. Some of you were spot on. Slashy Souls is a mobile title made possible in part by GameStop -- a company supposedly "not attempting" to be a publisher -- that will release on A...   read

 
 
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The Division

Ubisoft has some awfully lofty expectations for The Division's launch

Ubisoft released its most recent earnings report this morning. As is customary during those sort of things, Ubisoft co-founder and CEO Yves Guillemot talked to investors about the company's past and predicted its future. Tom Clancy's The Di...   read

 
 
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Mad Catz

Three Mad Catz executives resign prior to tomorrow's earnings report

Mad Catz is going through a tumultuous shake-up at a time that isn't likely to inspire confidence from investors. On February 9 (tomorrow), Mad Catz will publish its third-quarter 2016 fiscal results. In the lead-up to that, three executive...   read

 
 
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Vivendi

Vivendi sells off all remaining stake in Activision Blizzard

Many in video game circles know Vivendi solely for its role in owning Activision Blizzard in recent years. The timeline of events looks something like this: The French mass media company owned a controlling stake in Activision Blizzard from...   read

 
 
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Ark: Survival Evolved

$60,000 at stake in modding competition

That open world survival game what with the dinosaurs has found itself success in the lead up to its full release this year (dinosaurs replacing zombies would be refreshing for like a year) and so Ark: Survival Evolved is giving back to the...   read

 
 
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2015 hardware/software

PS4 sells most consoles in 2015 but all 3 had strong holidays

Aside from revealing the continued dominance of Call of Duty, the 2015-in-review NPD data also tracked hardware performance throughout the year. Despite the lack of a killer exclusive, PS4 outsold the Xbox One in December, and throughout 20...   read

 
 
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Square shuts down company

Cloud none: Square Enix to dissolve Shinra Technologies

In late 2014 Square Enix announced the formation of a new subsidiary company, Shinra Technologies. The Final Fantasy VII-nodding company name works on two levels, as Shinra's focus was cloud gaming, aiming to "break the stranglehold of havi...   read

 
 
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Xbox holiday fallout

Well, Rise of the Tomb Raider hit 1 million sold, at least

What notable exclusives graced the PlayStation 4 and Wii U over the past two months? Xenoblade Chronicles and...? With help from the Uncharted 4 delay and brief Rise of the Tomb Raider exclusivity, the Xbox One had the strongest exclusive h...   read

 
 
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Rocket League goals

Rocket League revenue nears $50 million

Rocket League developer Psyonix is a pretty heart warming story. In business 15 years now, profitable for the last 10 of those, still independent. Had the idea for Rocket League as far back as 2008's Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Batt...   read

 
 
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Star Citizen mad money

Space epic Star Citizen hits $100 million in crowdfunding

The ambitious, multi-faceted space epic Star Citizen has hit a hell of a new milestone, crossing $100 million in crowdfunding. The project was just at $50 million one year and two months ago. A year before that, it sat at $15 million. Anoth...   read

 
 
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Psychonauts 2
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Psychonauts 2 partially funded by silent partner

Tonight at Geoff Keighley's The Game Awards, Double Fine officially announced Psychonauts 2, the long-awaited sequel to the developer's now 10-year-old debut project.  To bankroll development, Double Fine has launched a crowd...   read

 
 
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Not for poor people

You can buy designer Super Mario clothes for probably hundreds of dollars

Sure, you can get a knockoff Super Mario Bros. shirt with the plumber, slightly discolored, fighting Darth Vader with a Mickey Mouse head in Chinatown for $5, but ain't nothing like the real thing, baby. Nintendo has partnered with Italian ...   read

 
 
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Fig crowdfunding

Fig's next crowdfunding campaign will be open to smaller investors

Fig has had a bit of a rocky start as a crowdfunding platform. It is much more selective about its campaigns than Kickstarter or Indiegogo, so it has only featured two campaigns since its launch in August. Outer Wilds just barely made its g...   read

 
 
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Make items, make money

First Steam developer Item Store opened, not quite paid mods

Valve caught mad flak early this year trying to introduce paid mods (modders could charge for their work on the Steam Workshop) to an existing Skyrim communities whose modders often shared content freely. Suddenly someone else who used your...   read

 
 
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SK Telecom T1
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Die nasty: League of Legends sees first two-time World Champion

In the League of Legends World Championship's fifth year, the contest saw a first: 2013 winners SK Telecom T1 became the first League of Legends team to win the game's top tourney twice. SK Telecom T1 actually debuted in 2013 as a relative...   read

 
 
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Batman: Arkham Knight

Batman: Arkham Knight on PC will never be fully fixed

Early last year, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announced that it would no longer attempt to squash the bugs that plagued Batman: Arkham Origins. In doing so, the publisher ensured that game would never fully be fixed. Today, it ann...   read

 
 
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Fallout 4 beer

I wonder how irradiated this official Fallout 4 beer is

Fallout 4 is vying for the title of Most Marketed Thing of 2015, from plastering entire cities with ads to pre-order socks to sack-dresses to this partnership with Carlsberg for "Fallout Beer," currently available for pre-order on the super...   read

 
 
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Vivendi

Vivendi just bought even more stake in Ubisoft

Vivendi seemingly has its sights set on Ubisoft, and it doesn't look ready to back down. After an initial investment of $161 million last week, Vivendi just spent approximately another $111 million on Ubisoft stock. That second stock acquis...   read

 
 
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Ubisoft

Ubisoft says Vivendi investment was 'unsolicited and unwelcome'

As it turns out, not everyone's always happy to receive $161 million. That's the case with Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot (and other staff) after Vivendi bought 6.6 percent stake in the French publisher. In an internal email obtained by GamesIn...   read

 
 
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Pikachu partnership

Make a custom Pikachu plush at Build-a-Bear

Uh, it's called the Build-A-Bear Workshop, not the Build-a-Fictional-Electric-Mouse Workshop. That egregious oversight aside, you, too can have an expensive plush as The Pokemon Company has partnered with Build-A-Bear. Starting 2016, Build-...   read

 
 
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The Phantom Pain

Metal Gear Solid V's $179M day not enough to top sports games

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain made headlines for its $179 million opening day global sales, but here in the United States, Metal Gear was outsold in September by two sports titles, NBA 2K16 and Madden 16. Of course, those two -- and ...   read

 
 
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Cash money

PewDiePie nearly has enough money to buy his soul back (Fauxclusive)

Earlier this week Forbes Magazine listed the ten richest celebrities on YouTube and to the surprise of absolutely no one, gaming personality PewDiePie ranked as the top YouTube earner with more than $12 million dollars made over the la...   read

 
 
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Pre-orders
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You're not listening: Pre-orders are up 24%

Stop pre-ordering games. They will not sell out. You're not even guaranteed to get a working product for your $60. Still, pre-orders are up 24% in 2015 compared to 2014, pre-order revenue up 33%, and publishers are being rewarded for lockin...   read

 
 
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Vivendi

Former Activision majority owner, Vivendi, buys stake in Ubisoft

After showing two years of declining interest in the video game industry, media company Vivendi SA wants back in. It recently bought a stake in French developers and publishers Ubisoft and Gameloft, which were both founded by Michael Guille...   read

 
 
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