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Former BioShock devs seek funding for The Black Glove

Day For Night Games, a studio largely comprised of former BioShock Infinite developers, needs your help in developing The Black Glove. By "help," of course we mean "money." Though Day For Night was unable to kick off its crowdfunding efforts in July as originally planned, the studio has now...

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Future shutters last official Nintendo UK magazine

The Official Nintendo Magazine in the UK will be shut down on November 11, Future Publishing and Nintendo announced today. The magazine's staff will be shifted to other positions within the company. "Nintendo will continue to speak directly to fans via Nintendo Direct, our social media and...

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Stiq Figures, September 22 - 28: Do you like collectibles edition

Welcome to Stiq Figures, where the sales data is after the break and the posts don't matter. So you've just built a world worthy of an adventure, but how do you decorate its less-traveled paths? What do you use to pull the hero away from a direct point A-to-B trek to topple the central...

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PewDiePie talks management, considers starting network

If you made more than $4 million a year handling all production elements of your own content, wouldn't you consider venturing outside an established network? YouTuber Felix "PewDiePie" Kjellberg has entertained the idea after communication issues with two prominent networks, as detailed in an...

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Twitch seeks transparency for promotional broadcasts

Twitch will begin instituting new policies that clearly label sponsored broadcasts on its channels, the video streaming platform announced on its blog. "We want complete transparency and unwavering authenticity with all content and promotions that have a sponsor relationship," Twitch wrote. Copy...

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Angry Birds studio cuts 130 jobs to 'simplify' company

With profits down and an announced executive shuffle for year's end, it's not surprising that Angry Birds publisher Rovio is flinging some jobs into the dumpster. Outgoing CEO Mikael Hed announced today that the company will cut about 16 percent of its workforce, which is a "maximum of 130 people."...

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Stiq Figures, September 15 - 21: Winners don't use drugs edition

Welcome to Stiq Figures, where the sales data is after the break and the posts don't matter. Wondering through the glowing pathways of a thunderous arcade has yet to get old, but watching the style of play steadily recede into obscurity certainly has. Online play is now immensely more popular...

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Starbreeze acquires 'toys-to-life' studio for $7 million in shares

Payday 2 and Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons publisher Starbreeze Studios has purchased Geminose, a developer working on a new, toy-incorporating IP that's comparable to the Skylanders and Disney Infinity franchises. The acquisition, made via North American subsidiary Starbreeze USA Inc., is worth $7...

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Amazon completes Twitch acquisition

Since Amazon Prime's two-day delivery apparently doesn't apply to business acquisitions, Amazon's acquisition of streaming service Twitch, which was announced on August 25, has only just been finalized. A filing with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission has confirmed the $970...

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Kiss lip lawsuit against Activision goodbye

Activision Blizzard has announced that the United States District Court, Central District of California, has invalidated all patents claims made by McRO Inc., which conducts its business as a production and effects company called Planet Blue. The claims sought financial restitution against...

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