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Everything's coming up Gamestop in Q2 2014

Global sales, new hardware and software sales, mobile and consumer electronics sales and net earnings were all up year-over-year for GameStop in Q2 2014, according to the company's latest financial statement. Global sales were up 25 percent to $1.73 billion. New hardware sales more than doubled,...

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Devs would rather work for Valve than go indie, IGDA finds

Given an open field, developers in the gaming industry would most want to work at Valve, according to the 2014 Developer Satisfaction Survey conducted by the IGDA. The IGDA surveyed more than 2,200 developers to gather the top 10 most desirable employers in the gaming industry. Valve tops the...

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UK game devs start to claim 'culturally British' tax breaks

Developers across the UK are donning their Union Jack dresses and piling up on their tea stocks, now that they claim the long-campaigned for "culturally British" tax breaks. We jest of course, but as of this week, qualifying studios are able to claim up to 25 percent on 80 percent of their...

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EA Sports Season Ticket, Sports Arena draw to a close

EA Sports Season Ticket, a promotion that grants subscribers early access to EA's numerous sports games alongside discounts on DLC and other perks, is slated to be phased out over the course of the next two years. In an update to the Season Ticket FAQ, EA has revealed that Season Ticket...

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Bungie ordered to recoup Marty O'Donnell's founders' stock

A court-appointed arbitrator has ruled that Bungie must return the founders' stock it stripped from former Halo composer Marty O'Donnell following his contentious dismissal earlier this year, reports VentureBeat. As our readers are no doubt aware, founders' stock in Bungie is now quite valuable,...

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Sony tangles with the mystery of PS4's success, fights to understand the future

Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida recently admitted he's a "bit nervous" about the success of the PlayStation 4. The console has sold 10 million units and the current generation is trending stronger than last. Will it run out of core customers? "You need to understand why your...

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Destiny writer joins Telltale Games, seeks the iron throne

Destiny writer Joshua Rubin left Bungie for Telltale Games, announcing his departure via Twitter after two years with the developer. Rubin will be working on Telltale's take on the Game of Thrones franchise, and noted that the creators of the HBO television series, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss,...

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Around 335,000 attend Gamescom 2014

Gamescom: The Year of Sechs, according to the Koelnmesse organizers, reduced last year's attendance of over 340,000 to "around 335,000." Things were quieter a few years back - you know, with only around 275,000 attendees - thanks to Microsoft and Nintendo's absence, but that certainly wasn't the...

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Ephemeral entertainment and Activision's strategy for success

In a time when the video game industry is down to a handful of mega publishers and even small-scale independent developers have risen to become competitive, Activision stands out for making huge plays and reaping massive rewards. Activision Blizzard is going into this holiday season with one of...

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Microsoft looking to sell defunct Xbox Entertainment Studios

Following last month's closure of Xbox Entertainment Studios, parent company Microsoft is seeking a buyer for its erstwhile video production division, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Though a full list of interested parties has not been revealed, the Hollywood Reporter claims that Microsoft...

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