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Reports: Chinese online giant Tencent acquires majority stake in Riot Games

China's biggest Internet company, Tencent, has reportedly acquired a majority stake in Los Angeles-based Riot Games for the sum of $350 million. Tencent has already acquired a number of other Western properties, including Crytek's free-to-play FPS and Take-Two's NBA 2K Online, and also runs the QQ...

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God of War III gets a Japanese release date

We've known that God of War III would be arriving on the Playstation 3 in March for a while now, but Sony has blessed Japan with an actual date: March 26, 2010. There's no official date for the rest of the world yet, but we'll let you know when we see one. The good news is that it's possible the...

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Former Medal of Honor designer forms mobile development studio

Chris Cross*, a 16-year gaming industry veteran who worked as game design director for the Medal of Honor series, is branching off into the increasingly popular mobile gaming sector. He recently unveiled Tarver Games, a dev studio co-founded by Cross which will focus on creating new IPs for the...

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Broodworks: new Santa Monica studio with focus on Sony handhelds

Santa Monica-based development studios interested in "medium casual video game development" for Sony handhelds, watch out! There's a new cat in town and, even though it lacks opposable thumbs, this kitten can code. Enter: Broodworks, a new independent studio headed by former Sony Santa Monica...

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God of War team recruits online programmer

A job posting for an Online Gameplay Programmer to join "the team behind the critically acclaimed AAA titles God of War and God of War II" (oh, just say it: the team developing God of War III) suggests that Kratos' next romp in Neverland may require some expertise in networking protocols and...

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