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GameView Sees Potential In Android After 500,000 Tap Fish Installs
The 500,000 installs for the recently launched Android version of Tap Fish might not yet stack up with over 10 million downloads on iOS, but publisher GameView still sees great potential in publishing on Android.
04.18.11 | News | Kyle Orland
SOCOM 4 To Charge Used Buyers $15 For Certain Game Types, Weapons
Sony has announced that gamers who purchase a used copy of this month's SOCOM 4 will have to pay $14.99 for certain multiplayer game types and weapons that are included with new copies of the game.
04.18.11 | News | Kyle Orland | 20 Number of Comments 
Amazon Clarifies Android App Store Terms, IGDA Says Concerns Remain
Amazon has clarified the contents of an Android App Store Developer Agreement that has drawn the ire of the IGDA board, though the group says the changes do not fully allay its concerns.
04.18.11 | News | Kyle Orland | 9 Number of Comments 
Zynga Removes Second-Ranked Mafia Wars From MySpace
Zynga has removed its popular text-based crime simulator Mafia Wars from MySpace, effective Monday, directing players to a Facebook-connected version of the game at MafiaWars.com instead.
04.18.11 | News | Kyle Orland
THQ's Farrell Talks Up Digital Distribution, New Business Models
While not entirely dismissing the idea of the $60 AAA game, THQ CEO Brian Farrell seems to be focusing on digital delivery of games and content as the real revenue driver for his company going forward.
04.17.11 | News | Kyle Orland | 6 Number of Comments 
Minecraft-Like Xbox Live Indie FortressCraft Sells 16K On Launch Day
Developer ProjectorGames claims its Xbox Live Indie Game FortressCraft saw 16,000 sales on its April 8 launch day, selling to a full 70 percent of players who've tried out the demo so far.
04.17.11 | News | Kyle Orland | 44 Number of Comments 
Microsoft E3 Press Conference Announced For Morning Of June 6
Microsoft will hold its annual pre-E3 media briefing at 9 a.m. Pacific on Monday, June 6 at Los Angeles' Galen Center, just ahead of a previously announced S
04.17.11 | News | Kyle Orland | 3 Number of Comments 
Sonic Generations To Combine Classic 2D, Modern 3D Gameplay, Styling
Nearly twenty years after the release of the first title in the Sonic the Hedgehog series, the newly announced Sonic Generations will include gameplay both in the classic 2D and modern 3D styles.
04.17.11 | News | Kyle Orland | 9 Number of Comments 
Major U.S. Retailers Drop Wii Price To $170 Online
Numerous major American retailers have dropped the online price of the basic Wii system from $199.99 to $169.99 in recent days, though Nintendo has not officially announced a new price for the system.
04.17.11 | News | Kyle Orland
Gamasutra Expert Blogs: From Complex Genres To Simulated Co-op
In highlights from Gamasutra's Expert Blogs, industry notables write about diverse topics, including the complexities of "role-playing" games, and how NPCs could simulate multiplayer co-op.
04.14.11 | News | Tom Curtis
Penny Arcade Launching Developer-Focused 'PAX Dev' Gathering In August
The people behind the Penny Arcade Expo and its PAX East spin-off have announced PAX Dev, a new conference dedicated to the developer community to be held for the first time this August.
04.14.11 | News | Kyle Orland | 1 Number of Comments 
Digital Extremes Gets $2.5 Million Grant From Ontario Government To Help Fund Move
London, Ontario-based Digital Extremes, known for their development of the Unreal titles, has received CDN$2.5 million from the provincial government to help fund an intra-city move to a larger space.
04.14.11 | News | Kyle Orland | 10 Number of Comments 
EA To Expand Louisiana Presence In New, $30 Million LSU Facility
Louisiana State University is expected to sign off on allocation of $30 million to build a new, 94,000 sq. ft. Digital Media Facility which will house an expanded game testing presence for Electronic Arts.
04.14.11 | News | Kyle Orland | 6 Number of Comments 
NPD: New Retail Rev Down 4%, Pokemon Black/White Top Software In March
Overall new retail spending on U.S. console retail games was down 4 percent in March 2011, as two new Pokemon releases displaced Call of Duty: Black Ops from the number one spot.
04.13.11 | News | Kyle Orland | 9 Number of Comments 
Reports: HD Wii Successor To Be Announced At Or Before E3, Launch In 2012
Persistent rumors about Nintendo's plans for a follow-up to the Wii have begun to leak out in press reports, with multiple outlets citing unnamed sources regarding the system's imminent announcement and features.
04.13.11 | News | Kyle Orland | 31 Number of Comments 
Best Buy Planning Dedicated Game Sales Clerks, In-Store Gaming Desks
Major electronics retailer Best Buy will be adding sales clerks and in-store sales desks exclusively for the video game department in the current fiscal year, the company said at a presentation today.
04.13.11 | News | Kyle Orland | 1 Number of Comments 
Nintendo 3DS Sells Just Under 400,000 In First Week Of U.S. Sales
Nintendo revealed that their new 3DS portable sold "just shy of 400,000 units" in the U.S. during its first week of availability, behind  
NPD: Digital Growth Offset Decline In New Retail Software In 2010
Newly released data from the NPD group shows that massive growth in U.S. spending on digital games and associated content helped offset a previously reported decrease in new retail game sales for the year.
04.13.11 | News | Kyle Orland | 1 Number of Comments 
Direct Carrier Billing Coming To Sprint's Android Marketplace
Android users on Sprint's U.S. network will soon be able to bill Android Marketplace purchases directly to their Sprint accounts, simplifying the process for buying apps including games for millions of U.S. Android users.
04.12.11 | News | Kyle Orland
Microsoft, Namco Bandai Release HTML5 Pac-Man With User-Created Levels
Arcade classic Pac-Man received a decidedly modern update today with a new, free-to-play version that incorporates HTML5-based web play, Facebook account linking and user-created levels.
04.12.11 | News | Kyle Orland
Madden Release Pushed To Late August To Align With Planned NFL Start
The release of this year's Madden NFL title will come on August 30, slightly later than expected, and closer to a planned NFL season start that could be delayed. [UPDATE: Date effective for future years.]
04.12.11 | News | Kyle Orland
Kinect PC SDK To Include Full Skeleton Tracking, Directional Microphone Support
Microsoft's upcoming official PC SDK for its Kinect 3D camera will include access to automatic skeleton tracking and use of the unit's directional microphone, the company revealed today.
04.12.11 | News | Kyle Orland | 3 Number of Comments 
Gamasutra Member Blogs: From Camera Angles To The Importance Of 'Fun'
In highlights from Gamasutra's Member Blogs, our bloggers write about diverse topics, including how camera angles affect immersion and why games don't always have to emphasize 'fun.'
04.11.11 | News | Tom Curtis
Angry Birds, iPhone FarmVille Among Webby Award Nominees
Rovio's Angry Birds and Zynga's FarmVille for iPhone and HalfBrick's FruitNinja are among the nominees announced today for best handheld device game in the 15th annual Webby Awards.
04.11.11 | News | Kyle Orland | 2 Number of Comments 
EA: Latest Tiger Woods Sells 225K In Week One, Series' Best Performance
The latest release in EA's 14-year-old Tiger Woods PGA Tour series sold approximately 225,000 units across all platforms in its first week on sale, EA announced today.
04.11.11 | News | Kyle Orland | 2 Number of Comments 

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