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Destiny of Spirits global beta starts October 24

Q Entertainment's monster-collecting Vita game Destiny of Spirits will enter a beta test phase on October 24. The free-to-play RPG has players engaging in turn-based combat with their upgradable minions, which players can trade or lend to others. The game encourages players to bring their Vitas...

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Kate Edwards named IGDA's new executive director

Gordon Bellamy stepped down as the director of the Interational Game Developers' Association last July, and the organization has finally named his successor. Kate Edwards will serve as the group's new executive director, after being an IGDA member for 16 years, and founding and chairing the IGDA's...

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Video games outsell DVD, Blu-ray at retail globally

Media Control GfK International states that video game retail sales overtook DVD and Blu-ray for the first time last year. Video game sales grew 20%, reaching $32 billion globally, while DVD and Blu-ray increased 6% to $29 billion. GfK notes the popularity of the Wii has been a driving force for...

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Does Microsoft need Japan to succeed?

It's been generally known for a while that Microsoft has had trouble selling game systems in Japan, first with the Xbox and now with even slower sales of the Xbox 360. Analyst Robert Ehrenberg harps on this fact in a repetitive analysis claiming that the Xbox brand in a "bomb" that is dragging down...

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Iwata misunderstood?

MCV is reporting that the latest statements regarding a global launch of the Revolution from Mr. Iwata have been grossly misunderstood, a supposed Nintendo spokesperson told the site. “The comments have been taken out of context,” a Nintendo spokesperson told MCV. “What he’s...

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