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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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Tencent

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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RIP Windows Phone

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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PS4 sales expectations

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

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 hike

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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Call of Duty hate

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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Capcom financials

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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Sega

Sega's fiscal year was profitable, but not because it was successful

Sega made money in the fiscal year ending on March 31, 2016, but that was due to its cost-cutting techniques rather than any well-performing products. Revenue from game sales was stagnant, but the Japanese publisher managed to end up in the...   read

 
 
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Battlefront

EA surpassed its lofty goals for Star Wars Battlefront

Last October, Electronic Arts COO Peter Moore told investors that the publisher was altering its expectations for Star Wars Battlefront sales numbers. With the anticipation of a new feature film and a successful beta under its belt, Ba...   read

 
 
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Everbody Hates CoD
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Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare is the 5th-most disliked YouTube video EVER

Look, it was already funny last week when Activision tried to spin 400,000 dislikes on its Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare trailer as a positive, but the dislike brigade might actually make Tennyson tremble. Since then, the trailer has racke...   read

 
 
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Nintendo kicks

Vans is making Nintendo shoes

Shoes are the exact kind of vapid fad that Nintendo tends to avoid with its properties, but given the ancient company's recent Miitomo app and general effort to get its franchises onto cellphones worldwide, it seems nothing is sacred anymor...   read

 
 
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SFV sales

Street Fighter V sales fall short of Capcom's expectation

Capcom predicted Street Fighter V would move 2 million units by the end of March. It failed to meet that number. Instead, Capcom reports it had sold 1.4 million copies of its new fighter between the PC and PS4 release (including physical an...   read

 
 
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Zygna

Zynga might be worth less than its office

Zynga had a good run. A lot of people made a lot of money on shitty Facebook games. Now the company is looking to offload its 670,000 square foot headquarters in downtown San Francisco. Funny thing about that math, though. When Zynga bought...   read

 
 
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Spin class

Activision explains why new Call of Duty trailer's 400,000 dislikes are a good thing

Activision debuted Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare this week and the name alone already has me exhausted. At least I'll be able to tell my kids that I remember a time when there wasn't a new Call of Duty every year, but they won't believe me...   read

 
 
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Nintendo NX

Nintendo won't lose money selling the NX

One constant in video game console sales over the past several years is that the cost of manufacturing the system almost always outweighs its final price. Traditionally, platform-holders take this loss to get the consoles in homes, and then...   read

 
 
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The Internet

Comcast raising data caps to 1TB instead of NOT HAVING DATA CAPS

For many Americans, Comcast is the sole choice of internet provider. Others can pick between Comcast and AT&T, which is a bit like picking between a Ford Taurus and a Ford Pinto. Comcast started limiting monthly data to 250GB in some ma...   read

 
 
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Nostalgia

The Pokemon re-releases were downloaded 1.5 million times

We touched on Nintendo's financial results for the fiscal year ended March 2016, noting that profits fell 60.6 percent in part because of a "lack of major titles," but there was another breakout tidbit that caught my eye: the Pokémon...   read

 
 
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YouPorn ban

YouPorn eSports team banned by league

YouPorn, which my colleagues tell me is a supplier of online "adult" entertainment, sponsors an eSports team, Team YP. It has since 2014, back when I wrote, "More like spornsporning an eSporn team." Hah, nice. Unfortunately, this relationsh...   read

 
 
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Fuck to you

Man already wealthy beyond good taste says working 80-hour weeks for million dollar corporations is 'not a job'

Leave it to Venture Beat, a site literally named after the plutocratic Dutch rudder that is venture capital ("It's like Uber, but for keeping me from sitting on my own balls!"), to host a this staggeringly wrong-headed op-ed by DirectX co-c...   read

 
 
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Steam is vapor

Vaping congressman used $1,302 of campaign funds on Steam games

San Diego-adjacent congressman Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) is dealing with inquiry by the Federal Election Commission, "for his use of campaign funds to pay for video games on 68 separate occasions," according to the San Diego Union Tribune. H...   read

 
 
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$5,000 gold NES

Which one of you clowns gonna drop $5,000 on a 24k gold NES?

Maybe you remember the Analogue NT from two years back. This bougie boutique is an "NES made of aircraft-grade aluminum." But when you have a specialty product with limited appeal and a high price -- the aluminum version is $500 -- the corr...   read

 
 
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Division did well too

Pokken, Digimon dethrone The Division in this week's Japanese sales

The PlayStation 3 (three) is outselling the Xbox One (uh, 1?) by 16 times in Japan last week (March 14 through 20). The PS3 sold 18 times as much as the Xbone the prior week. Still funny! Also, the Vita remains steady as heck in Japan. ...   read

 
 
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Shady mobile games

Japanese man spends $6,065 on mobile game in one night

Granblue Fantasy is huge in Japan. Brett wanted to know what the gigantic (air)ship covered in cat girls (models) was in one of Tokyo Game Show's massive halls last year and it was a Granblue Fantasy booth. And, incidentally, given its name...   read

 
 
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Nintendo's $356M theme park will be ready by 2020

Surprised it's been nearly a year since we got word Nintendo would partner with Universal Studios on a theme park in Japan. The world's first theme park based on Nintendo properties (I did win a Mario plush in a shady carnival game somewher...   read

 
 
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