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Gamestop: 'Xbox has said that they do support' used games market

Gamestop's approach to the Xbox One's nebulous pre-owned game policies – which may include charging players a fee for booting up a used game – involves emphasis on digital adaptation, and letting Microsoft do the talking. "I figured that question would come up," Gamestop President...

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Activision Blizzard closes out Q1 2013 with $1.32 billion net revenue

The first quarter of Activision Blizzard's fiscal 2013 has come to a close, with the massive developer/publisher reporting $1.324 billion in net revenue for the three months ending March 31, 2013. This figure is $164 million beyond Activision Blizzard's prediction for the quarter ($1.16 billion),...

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Disney Interactive was Disney's least profitable branch in Q1 2013

Despite revenues of $291 million during the three month period ending December 29, 2012, Disney Interactive's remaining $9 million in operating revenue (read: pre-tax profit) made it the entertainment giant's least profitable division during the first quarter of the fiscal 2013. Still, this was a...

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Mutant Mudds plops onto Wii U in Q1 2013, is 'even more unique'

Mutant Mudds on Wii U has a launch plan for Q1 2013, bringing unique content to the console, Renegade Kid co-founder Jools Watsham tweets. "Well, it's going to have even more unique content for a start! And, out Q1 2013," he says. Watsham outed something called Mutant Mudds Deluxe on Wii U in...

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Blizzard 'working hard' to launch StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm in first half of 2013

Blizzard is hoping to push the first StarCraft 2 expansion, Heart of the Swarm, out the door during the first half of 2013. Blizzard head Mike Morhaime made the announcement during Activision's earnings call, saying the studio is "working hard towards a first half 2013 launch." Heart of the Swarm...

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Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon delayed to 'first half of 2013'

Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon apparently won't be spooking Nintendo 3DS owners until some point in the 'first half of 2013," says Nintendo. The game was originally planned for a holiday 2012 launch, per an announcement at this year's E3, but now won't be making that window. It's unclear if the game...

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Sega Sammy sees losses in gaming sector, StarHorse3 sales continue unabated

Sega Sammy Holdings is a ginormous company; one that, on the whole, is doing pretty well for itself, having ended the first quarter of fiscal 2013 in the black to the tune of ¥2.544 billion -- a massive increase over the ¥2.224 billion loss the company reported last year. When broken down...

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Indie shooter 'Gunblitz' blasts Ouya in March, PC in September

Will the new Ouya game console have at least one shmup? Oh, yeah. Indiana-based developer Rapture Game Studios plans to put its first game, the horizontal scrolling shooter Gunblitz, on the diminutive Android console in March. Before that console is finally Kickstarted into existence, Rapture...

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Nintendo posts $220 million net loss for first quarter

Another year, another not-great first quarter for Nintendo. Although not as bad as last year's (and the year before's) net loss of ¥26 billion ($332M), the company still reported a loss of ¥17.23 billion ($220 million). Nintendo acknowledged 3DS sales had "only reached" 1.86 million for...

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Gears of War: Judgment launching on March 19, 2013 [update]

Gears of War: Judgment will see Baird and Cole head to the clink at some point in March 2013, according to Epic Games Director of Production Rod Fergusson. The news was revealed to G4's X-Play and confirmed on the show's Twitter account – apparently Fergusson wouldn't allow any more specifics...

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