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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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Metal Gear REXT

Metal Gear Solid V's opening day beats Jurassic World, Avengers combined

The two movies that made the most opening day money in 2015 (Avengers: Boring Subtitle and Jurassic World, respectively) actually sit at numbers two and three for top-grossing opening day all-time, only beat out by Harry Potter and the Deat...   read

 
 
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WB wins

Broken ass PC versions didn't hurt Batman, Mortal Kombat sales

Both Mortal Kombat and Batman: Arkham Knight launched with busted, largely inoperable PC versions. In the case of Batman, it was so extreme that the game was delisted for sale on Steam and is still being patched and worked on four months la...   read

 
 
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Los Angeles tax Dodgers

Minecraft streamer buys $4.9 million mansion near Notch's

It may pale in comparison to the $70 million mansion Notch outbid Jay-Z and Beyonce on (spending G's indeed), but YouTube video maker Jordan "CaptainSparklez" Maron just bought himself a $4.5 million house in the Hollywood Hills. It's 1/5 t...   read

 
 
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League of Legends

Riot bans key reseller G2A from sponsoring League teams

G2A is fairly infamous among game developers. The site is a third-party key reselling site, which sells game keys users have acquired (through various means), often without the permission of the developer. This means that often no money fro...   read

 
 
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eSports
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Popular fantasy betting site moves into eSports

Popular podcast advertiser and fantasy sports betting service DraftKings introduced a new feature to let fans bet on eSports. The company, which is projected to give away $1 billion in prize money this year, released a video this morning ou...   read

 
 
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