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Head of Xbox Japan resigns following weak Xbox One sales

Takashi Sensui is resigning from his role as head of Xbox Japan, according to Kotaku's translation of a report from Famitsu. Sensui has held his status since 2006, but rather than departing from Microsoft entirely, Kotaku reports he will support Xbox Japan and serve as General Manager for the Inter...

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Report: Pokemon ORAS tops three million sales in three days

If the past two decades of endless merchandising, cartoons and video games haven't tipped you off, people really like Pokemon. So much so that the latest entries in the core roleplaying series, Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, have reportedly sold over three million copies in their first thre...

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Sony to shift focus from TVs, smartphones to PlayStation

Following a recent forecast that predicts Sony's mobile division will lose up to 30 percent of its sales by next Spring, the electronics giant has opted to increase its focus on the perennially successful PlayStation brand. According to a Reuters report, Sony has instituted a three-year plan for...

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Sony to refund Vita customers in FTC settlement over false ads

Sony Computer Entertainment America has settled with the FTC over charges that it produced false and misleading advertisement during the Vita's launch campaign from late 2011 to early 2012. Sony will provide refunds to Vita customers who purchased the device before June 1, 2012 – either a $25...

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Ron Gilbert's new 2D adventure game passes crowdfunding goal

Last week we brought you word of Thimbleweed Park, a new yet classically-styled 2D adventure game from Maniac Mansion designers Ron Gilbert and Gary Winnick. At the time the duo were seeking $375,000 to fund the game's development - a goal they reached just this morning. Anticipating the possibi...

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Stiq Figures, November 10 - 16: Best communities edition

Welcome to Stiq Figures, where the sales data is after the break and the posts don't matter. Modern gaming is seemingly more about online play with each month, and though that apparently means we'll see plenty of rocky launches, it doesn't seem like a design convention that's going to change anyt...

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Overdog matchmaking app to pair up online players with similar interests

If you play against an opponent in Halo: The Master Chief Collection, it's safe to assume you found someone who has similar taste in games. But what about the rest of life? Are they still trying to unravel every last plot point of Lost like you? Are they big on the Seattle Seahawks, and can they g...

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World of Warcraft once again tops 10 million subscribers

The last time we checked in on Blizzard's wildly successful online roleplaying game World of Warcraft, the MMO was bleeding players and subscriber numbers had fallen to 7.7 million. Thanks to the newly-launched Warlords of Draenor expansion, however, the game's fortunes have turned around. Accor...

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Activision, Vivendi lawsuit settlement amounts to $275 million

Activision Blizzard reached a settlement this week over a shareholder's lawsuit in regards to the Call of Duty publisher's October 2013 buyout. As a result, Vivendi and others will pay $275 million to Activision to settle the litigation, which began in August 2013 before Activision's $8.2 billion p...

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GameStop stock drops on declining sales, despite new hardware

GameStop's third quarter financial results show global sales are down for the quarter ended November 1, 2014, totaling $2.09 billion, compared to 2.11 billion over the same period last year. Net income fell to $56.4 million, as compared to $68.6 million during the third quarter last year. Despit...

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