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Chinese game market rivals US

A report from the China Audio-Video and Digital Publishing Association pegs the country's gaming revenues this year at about $18.5 billion, a 38 percent increase year-over-year, reports Xinhua. Mobile and social games saw the most dramatic increases to $4.4 billion (+145%) and $11.7 billion (+52.5%...

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Stiq Figures, December 8 - 14: Biggest surprise in 2014 edition

Welcome to Stiq Figures, where the sales data is after the break and the posts don't matter. A lot can happen in a year. Social media behemoths can snatch up rising tech companies, unlikely returns can happen simply because a CEO says so, and new, strong genre frontrunners can seemingly come out ...

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All but one of Sony's arguments against Killzone lawsuit dismissed

A federal judge has ruled that a class action lawsuit concerning the resolution of Killzone: Shadow Fall may proceed once the lead plaintiff files an amended complaint, according to a release from the US District Court. Lead Plaintiff Douglas Ladore's initial complaint, as reported in August by Co...

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Shadowrun Returns to Kickstarter in January 2015

A recent addition to the two-year-old Shadowrun Returns Kickstarter page reveals that developer Harebrained Schemes will return to crowdfunding in January 2015, though the reasons why aren't entirely clear. The image above is the entirety of the update. That pseudo-shamanic green dragon symbol i...

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Sony: PS4 demand is challenging European supply

The PlayStation 4 is in high demand for the second holiday season in a row, according to Sony Computer Entertainment Europe CEO Andrew House. Without offering specific sales numbers, House told Reuters that the console is potentially "going to be quite inventory challenged." Shipments for the PS4 r...

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Investors plug $6 million into Majesco

Majesco Entertainment completed an investment round that resulted in $6 million in funding, the Cooking Mama publisher announced today. $1 million of the funds were issued to the company with the rest stashed in escrow until certain, as-yet-unknown conditions are met by Majesco. The company also ap...

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Veteran producer Tak Fujii departs Konami

Veteran producer Tak Fujii announced his departure from Konami today following a "great 20 years of creation." Fujii revealed the career move via Twitter, giving thanks to "all who supported, loved my titles." Fujii's time with Konami began in 1997, serving as audio director for 11 years with the p...

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Humble Bundle milestones: $50M to charity, $100M to devs

Humble Bundle has raised more than $50 million for charity since launching its first sale in May 2010 – the Humble Indie Bundle, as it was called back then. That bundle introduced the idea of "pay what you want" pricing and offered customers power over the allocation of their payments, plus t...

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Microsoft follows Chinese PS4 reveal with Xbox One price cut

Following Sony's announcement that the PlayStation 4 will soon launch in China, Microsoft has dropped prices on Xbox One consoles in the region. According to the gaming arm of Chinese news outlet Sina (via Kotaku translation), both the Xbox One with Kinect and the a la carte version of the console ...

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We're paying for broken games, and it's unacceptable

There was a time when you bought a game, pulled it out of the box, popped it into your device of choice, and that was it. In today's video game industry, however, a single game isn't even the end product. Now we have downloadable content and expansion packs – and don't forget to buy the seaso...

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