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50 EA games going offline due to GameSpy shutdown

EA's efforts to transition its GameSpy-based games have been in vain, after the publisher revealed 50 of its titles are going offline once the matchmaking service shuts down. Not only is it a big list of games, but it includes casualties like Battlefield 2142 for PC and Mac, and Star Wars:...

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Dragon Quest X 'under consideration' for overseas markets

Square Enix is mulling over bringing Dragon Quest X overseas, although it's unclear if that includes markets in the West. In today's financial results briefing, the company discussed the Wii, Wii U and PC MMO in a section titled "Expansion of Overseas Businesses, primarily in Asia." However, no...

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Watch some footage of the canceled Bonk game

Bonk, Hudson Software's headstrong caveman that made his gaming debut on the TurboGrafx-16, was set to make a Stateside comeback in Bonk: Brink of Extinction on WiiWare, PSN and XBLA. Unfortunately, Hudson Software shut down before the game was released, leaving Brink of Extinction in an...

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Joystiq Discussion: How do you like your Nintendo?

Nintendo isn't in peak condition. The 3DS recovered from its debut slump back in 2011, but the Wii U hasn't found a sizeable audience. As the House of Mario announced on Wednesday, it's sold just over 6 million Wii Us since the console hit in November 2012, significantly less than the PlayStation 4...

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Activision's Q1 2014 is so good it's raising 2014's outlook

Activision's net revenue in Q1 2014 was $1.11 billion, higher than its expected $885 million, but lower than Q1 2013's $1.32 billion. Activision is raising its net revenue outlook for calendar year 2014 from $4 billion to $4.22 billion. "The increase in Activision Blizzard's GAAP outlook for...

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EA net revenue down in Q4, fiscal year 2014 [Update: Titanfall numbers]

EA reported net revenue of $1.12 billion in Q4 2014, down from $1.21 billion in Q4 2013. This marks the end of EA's fiscal year 2014, and its overall net revenue was similarly down, from $3.8 billion in 2013 to $3.58 billion in 2014. Gross profit for the quarter was even with 2013's number at...

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Joystiq Streams Special: Smash Bros Melee, Virtual Console Giveaway [UPDATE: Relive the stream!]

So they're finally here/Performing for you/If you know the words/You can join in too/Put your hands together, if you want to clap/As we take you through, this Joystiq rap! Huh! JS! Joystiq Streams!! Whoa, whoa, whoa. Whoa. That got weird fast. Bet you thought we were going to do an...

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The Great E3 2014 Giveaway: 14 free games each week until E3

Upon returning from PAX East, the Joystiq crew breathed a deep sigh of relief, content in the knowledge that some totally sweet games were being made. From Evolve to Below, from Project Morpheus to even lonely old Wii U, video games' immediate future filled us with patient curiosity. Then we got...

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Come on feel the toys: What's new in Skylanders Trap Team

Knowing full well that kids love catching them all when there are even more to catch, Activision announced Skylanders Trap Team for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Wii U, Nintendo 3DS, PS3, and Xbox 360. The latest entry in the franchise follows up last year's Skylanders: Swap Force and introduces the...

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GameStop Easter Weekend sale offers 'Buy 2, Get 1 Free' on used games under $20

GameStop is celebrating spring with an Easter Weekend event, offering a "buy 2 get 1" on a select stock of used games. The promotion begins today at all GameStop retail locations across the United States and online. The deal comes with certain stipulations, however: only games priced under $20 are...

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