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Report: Ouya talking to Google, Tencent about acquisition

Ouya is looking to be acquired, and it's in talks with Google, Amazon and a few Chinese companies, including Riot Games owner Tencent, Re/code reports. Re/code's sources say there aren't any offers on the table yet, but talks are proceeding. Ouya sees acquisition, rather than another funding round,...

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NBA 2K Online reaches 19 million registered ballers in China

While Take-Two was busy counting its fat stacks of cash following its healthy fiscal 2014 financial report, it also noted milestones in its collaborative efforts overseas. Namely, CEO Strauss Zelnick revealed during the company's call with investors today that "usage and player engagement with NBA ...

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Capcom plans to sell 3.9 million more copies of Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

Alongside Capcom's financial report for the 2013 fiscal year yesterday, in which it revealed an increase in net income by 15.9 percent year-over-year, it also offered some projections for the upcoming financial year (ending March 31, 2015). Given the continued success of its Monster Hunter brand, C...

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Kotick: Tencent a 'passive investor' in Activision Blizzard buyback

Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick stated in an early-morning conference call that Tencent's participation in the buyback from Vivendi is merely a sign of the company's "enthusiasm." Within last night's announcement of Activsion Blizzard's $8 billion buyback from Vivendi, it was noted that a grou...

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EA bringing FIFA Online 3 to China, TenCent publishing

EA will bring FIFA Online 3 to China with TenCent as its publisher, EA announced in its Q1 2014 financial results report. The online soccer game was published in Korea by Nexon, where it found some success; EA reported that digital net revenue from the game grew 88 percent in the first quarter (Apr...

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Activision rejoins ESA after five year absence

The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) announced this morning Activision Blizzard and Tencent have joined the trade association. Tencent (Riot Games, minority stakeholder in Epic Games) is new to the lobbying group, which puts on the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) every year, but Activ...

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Epic job listing outs unannounced 'competitive online action game'

Epic Games is currently working on two projects: the tower defense action game, Fortnite, and another game yet to be unveiled. A job listing calling for a senior systems designer mentions "an unannounced competitive online action game that includes player progression, heavy itemization, and a dynam...

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CryEngine 3-powered Monster Hunter Online headed to China

Capcom and Tencent are working on a new Monster Hunter for the Chinese market – which means that it's a free-to-play MMO for PC. The new Monster Hunter Online also diverges from the rest of the series in that it uses CryEngine 3 instead of one of Capcom's own engines. You can ... really tell...

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Call of Duty now Online in China, monetization not ready yet

An alpha version of Call of Duty Online – the China-exclusive, free-to-play game based on the Activision shooter – is now live, Kotaku reports. Monetization systems for the game (i.e. those sweet, sweet microtransactions) are unavailable in its current form; however, Call of Duty Online...

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Take-Two, Tencent collaboration 'NBA 2K Online' launches Oct. 24 in China

NBA 2K Online, the free-to-play NBA simulation created for China by 2K in conjunction with Tencent Games, will launch on October 24. The game went into beta this past June and is the first major release in China for Take-Two, which announced plans for this initiative back in 2009. The release date ...

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