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September NPD: Destiny leads as software sales decline

The gaming industry continues to grow with each passing month, though the rate of said growth in North America seems to be slowing, according to the NPD's latest report. Though sales of video game hardware jumped an impressive 136 percent year over year - which makes sense given that the Xbox...

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Majority share in Warframe dev purchased by Chinese companies

The majority of shares in Warframe developer Digital Extremes have been acquired by two Chinese companies, Multi Dynamic Games and Perfect Online Holding. As a subsidiary of Sumpo Food Holdings Limited, Multi Dynamic Games purchased 58 percent of Digital Extremes' shares for $69.6 million, whereas...

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Stiq Figures, September 29 - October 5: Favorite controller edition

Welcome to Stiq Figures, where the sales data is after the break and the posts don't matter. Decades of consoles and peripherals have given us a pile of play styles to get comfortable with, and even if there's nothing suited to your tastes in there, modifying a shoe box isn't out of the question....

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Report: Sony to ship 200K PS4s to China by December

Sony plans on bringing 200,000 PS4 systems to China by December, Bloomberg reports. The number comes from a filing on the Chinese (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone website, which reportedly notes that Sony intends on shipping that many consoles to the region on an annual basis. Sony Computer...

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Report: Google among potential buyers of Unity gaming engine

Unity, the little gaming engine that could, may soon have new owners, according to a Cnet report. For those unaware, Unity is an increasingly ubiquitous engine on which a diverse cast of developers have built a number of popular, wildly disparate games including hits such as Blizzard's...

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Square Enix sues SNK over past copyright infringement allegations

Square Enix announced that it brought a declaratory judgment suit against SNK Playmore as a response to previous accusations of copyright infringement. SNK sued Square Enix in May, claiming the Final Fantasy publisher used copyrighted SNK characters without permission in the High Score Girl manga....

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Myst creators ink deal to turn adventure game into TV series

Legendary Entertainment and Myst developer Cyan have reached an agreement that will see the seminal adventure game leap from the PC (and a dozen other gaming platforms) to your television. Variety claims Rand and Robyn Miller - the duo most commonly cited as the creators of Myst - will be...

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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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