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Stiq Figures, September 1 - 7: Paying for early samples edition

Welcome to Stiq Figures, where the sales data is after the break and the posts don't matter. With the rise of digital storefronts and all-in-one gaming consoles, there are a few more options to distribute demos than bundling compilation discs with gaming magazines. The modern difference is...

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August NPD: Madden 15, PS4 score top honors

Madden NFL 15 was the software leader in August, surprising a record-breaking no one. According to the NPD results, Madden's sophomore effort on the latest batch of consoles faired better on the PS4 versus all other platforms. The latest console release of Diablo 3 landed second on the new...

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Destiny ships $500 million, highest-selling digital console release

Activision announced this morning it has shipped over $500 million worth of MMO-shooter Destiny into "retail stores and first parties worldwide" as of day one. The number is a little messy to extrapolate because it mushes up the "shipped" dollar figure we try to avoid reporting when possible,...

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Report: Microsoft may buy Minecraft studio Mojang

Microsoft is in serious discussions to buy Mojang, the independent Swedish studio responsible for Minecraft, in a deal estimated at more than $2 billion, The Wall Street Journal reports. An agreement could be signed this week, the site says....

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Stiq Figures, August 25 - 31: Camping for video games edition

Welcome to Stiq Figures, where the sales data is after the break and the posts don't matter. Destiny is less than 48 hours away, and I imagine plenty of you wish you could just skip ahead to the moment its servers go live. As agonizing as the final days of waiting can be, counting down to a...

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The Behemoth finally has enough clout to get away with Game 4

The Behemoth, better known as the house that made Castle Crashers, is continuing a pattern in which it approaches new genres with each project. Its newest venture, Game 4, is a turn-based strategy game for PC and Xbox One that retains the developer's quirky humor and trademark charms while...

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Sega pins Aliens: Colonial Marines marketing mishaps on Gearbox

After Aliens: Colonial Marines publisher Sega moved to settle a class-action lawsuit to the tune of $1.25 million in August for alleged false advertising for the game, it shifted the blame for the game's marketing issues to Gearbox Software, according to court documents obtained by Game Informer....

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Report: Ouya talking to Google, Tencent about acquisition

Ouya is looking to be acquired, and it's in talks with Google, Amazon and a few Chinese companies, including Riot Games owner Tencent, Re/code reports. Re/code's sources say there aren't any offers on the table yet, but talks are proceeding. Ouya sees acquisition, rather than another funding round,...

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Elder Scrolls Online hit with layoffs, Zenimax will continue to 'invest heavily'

Zenimax Online Studios experienced a round of layoffs this morning. The studio is currently working on The Elder Scrolls Online for publisher Bethesda. "As is the norm for games of this type, we had ramped up a large workforce to develop a game of vast scale, and ramped up our customer service...

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Xbox One lands in 28 new countries in September

Xbox One launches in 28 countries in September, including China, Russia and Japan, and today Microsoft provides a breakdown of release dates in the new regions. Chile and Columbia get Xbox One today, September 2, while Japan gets it on September 4, China on September 23, and Russia on September 26....

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