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PlayStation VR has sold better than Sony expected

Since its release in October, Sony has been quiet as to whether or not PlayStation VR has been a success for them. The general worry was whether or not the current virtual reality craze would teeter out much like 3D and motion controls, and...   read

 
 
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Capcom says Resident Evil 7 recouped its development costs

Resident Evil 7, an excellent game that's full of spooks and scares, surely has developer/publisher Capcom on pins and needles for different reasons. This installment is a significant departure from the classic take on Resident Evil, and th...   read

 
 
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The Resident Evil movies are now a billion dollar franchise

The Resident Evil films aren't great by any means, but there's something to be said about how much it appeals to its fans. I may not like any of them, but I've still watched all six of the films so far. Because despite being inane a majorit...   read

 
 
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Acer's beastly 21-inch curved-screen laptop starts at $8,999

Acer is bringing out a beast of a portable gaming machine, the Predator 21X, next month. It's a 21-inch laptop with a curved IPS display (2560 x 1080 resolution with a 120Hz refresh rate), built-in Tobii eye-tracking tech, a full-sized mech...   read

 
 
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For $2,000, this half-scale Ludens statue could be yours!

For the person who has everything, there's this: a nearly 63-inch-tall, half-scale statue of Kojima Productions' Ludens mascot. Sideshow Collectibles has opened pre-orders for the luxury item ahead of an estimated Q1 2018 ship date, and at ...   read

 
 
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The Monster Hunter movie sounds bananas

Given its past successes, Capcom is understandably interested in pursuing a film adaptation of Monster Hunter, and so is writer-director Paul W.S. Anderson (Alien vs. Predator, Death Race, and the still-ongoing but almost finished Resident ...   read

 
 
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Valve brings monetized, limited-use sprays to Counter-Strike: GO

[Screenshot by Afro Deziak] Did someone use their monkey's paw to wish for sprays in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive? As of this week's update, Valve has introduced graffiti to the game. It's a light feature folks have wanted to see make a...   read

 
 
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Nintendo acquires JESNET for $46.5 million

Nintendo announced earlier today that it has made a deal to acquire JESNET (Japan Entertainment Software Sales Network) for the equivalent of $46.5 million. JESNET is a production and distribution network native to Japan, and it's likely th...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Go loses over 10 million daily players

Pokemon Go made record profits in its first month, but the reason King sold for $6 billion, for example, wasn't Candy Crush's first month (a paltry $25 million earned to Go's $200 million), but sustained engagement.  After peaking 2-3 ...   read

 
 
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Blizzard changed Overwatch Loot Box descriptions after player outcry

Blizzard has quietly changed the phrasing in several of its descriptions for Loot Boxes in Overwatch. Loot Boxes are how players can unlock cosmetic enhancements for the game's diverse cast of characters, and can be earned through game...   read

 
 


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AdVenture Capitalist is setting up shop on PS4

As far as games about making progress for the sake of progress go, AdVenture Capitalist does the trick. That's not exactly an endorsement -- and in fact I would specifically recommend not playing it or other idle/clicker games, for the sak...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Go had a record $200 million first month

While Activision would come to purchase Candy Crush Developer King for about six billion dollars, King's crown jewel "only" made $25 million in its first month of release back in 2014. Usurping Candy Crush was this year's Clash Royale (~$12...   read

 
 
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Overwatch leads Activision Blizzard to a record-breaking second quarter

Overwatch has added quite the exclamation point to Activision Blizzard's financial statement. The publisher just released its most recent investors' report, and the success of Blizzard's multiplayer shooter has led to record revenues f...   read

 
 
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Warner Bros. settles FTC charges over deceptive Shadow of Mordor sponsored videos

As part of its promotional push for 2014's Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, Warner Bros. paid online influencers "tens of thousands of dollars" to produce positive videos about the game that were collectively viewed upwards of 5.5 million t...   read

 
 
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Mad man spent $13,000 to get the highest Steam level

The Japanese man who dropped over $6,000 on some mobile game has been usurped by another fool with way too much money. As Kotaku pointed out, at 1,113, St4ck has the highest Steam level in the world (no, I don't know what Steam levels are e...   read

 
 
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HTC: Here's $10 billion dollars, go make something good

2016 is not the year of Virtual Reality. Expensive headsets aside, the video cards required for 3x SuperSampling at 90 FPS are ridiculous, old people who haven't played Sightline: The Chair on vertigo-inducing equipment will never be c...   read

 
 
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Warcraft reviews teeter one percentage above Pixels

The first handful of Warcraft movie reviews were not positive and as more opinions are weighted, the reviews have actually gotten worse. The movie still isn't out until June 10 (though there's an IMAX showing here in San Francisco tomorrow ...   read

 
 
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Microsoft knocks $50 off the Xbox One, now $300

Microsoft has slashed Xbox One prices by $50 across the board so the basic $500 console bundle starts at $300, while the various 1TB models at as low as $319. There are really a lot of bundles, so peruse them at your leisure. But wait! Prob...   read

 
 
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Riot Games owner Tencent invests in Paradox Interactive

You should've heard of Tencent by this point. It owns Riot Games (and League of Legends by extension), has a majority stake in Epic Games, is helping Capcom produce Monster Hunter Online, was partially responsible for bringing Call of Duty ...   read

 
 
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Microsoft cuts 1,850 jobs winding down phone business

The Windows Phone operating system looks like it's going the way of Zune as Microsoft announced 1,850 layoffs in its phone sector and an associated $950 million write-off ($200 million of which is reserved for severance pay). Of that number...   read

 
 
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Sony thinks it can sell 20 million more PS4s this year

During its fiscal year going from April 1, 2015 to March 31, 2016, Sony sold 17.7 million PlayStation 4 consoles (several million more than the Wii U's lifetime sales), which actually beat Sony's 17.5 million expectation. For the following ...   read

 
 
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Minecraft is getting a price hike in some regions

Mojang and Microsoft are raising the price of Minecraft "in the spirit of currency exchange" in select regions beginning May 23, 2016. The changes only affect the original PC (Java) version of the game, not any of the newer console or mobil...   read

 
 
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Xbox Live Gold gold price as much as triples in six countries

Xbox Live Gold prices are going up in six different countries and most of you can stop holding your breath, as the afflicted are: Austria, Hungary, Israel, South Africa, Sweden, and Turkey. In South Africa, the monthly price has tripled, fr...   read

 
 
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I think...that's it: Infinite Warfare is the 2nd-most disliked YouTube video

The deluge of dislikes has to be out of steam. Activision debuted Call of Duty: In Space (also known as Call of Duty: Pony Up $20 For the Modern Warfare Remake) just 15 days ago and it has since become the second-most disliked video on all ...   read

 
 
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Resident Evil 0 remaster sold 800,000

Capcom's continued plan to remaster old Resident Evil games is paying off. "Last fiscal year Resident Evil 0 HD remaster performed favorably with approximately 800 thousand units sold," Capcom president Haruhiro Tsujimoto said. "and additio...   read

 
 



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