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GameSalad Gets $6.1 Million In Funding For Non-Expert Game Creation Tools
Austin0based GameSalad, maker of an accessible game-creation tool aimed at non-programmers, has received an additional $6.1 million in funding from a variety of venture capital firms.
03.30.11 | News | Kyle Orland | 4 Number of Comments 
Gamestop To Acquire Stardock's Impulse Download Service, Streaming Tech Company
In its biggest push yet into purely digital games, major retailer GameStop announced it's purchasing Stardock's Impulse digital delivery service, as well as streaming game technology company Spawn Labs.
03.30.11 | News | Kyle Orland | 9 Number of Comments 
Sega, Just Cause Developer Avalanche Reveal Downloadable Renegade Ops
Swedish developer Avalanche Studios today announced Renegade Ops, a co-operative shooter that will be available exclusively as a digital download for Xbox Live Arcade, PSN and the PC later this year.
03.29.11 | News | Kyle Orland
Silicon Sisters' Relationship-Focused School 26 Coming To iOS In April
Vancouver-based Silicon Sisters Interactive announced today that its relationship-focused, tween girl targeted simulation School 26, will be available on iOS platforms sometime in April.
03.29.11 | News | Kyle Orland | 3 Number of Comments 
NFLPA: Next Madden To Further Acknowledge Concussion Risk To Players
The next title in EA's popular Madden series will reportedly prevent in-game players from returning to a game after receiving a concussion, highlighting an issue that has become increasingly visible.
03.29.11 | News | Kyle Orland | 4 Number of Comments 
Immersion Corp. Creates Mobile App Development Subsidiary, Haptify
Haptic technology developer Immersion Corporation has formed an independent subsidiary, Haptify Inc., which will develop and promote mobile apps and games that show off the potential of tactile feedback interfaces.
03.29.11 | News | Kyle Orland
Gamasutra Member Blogs: From Primal Fears To New Console Strategies
In highlights from Gamasutra's Member Blogs, our bloggers write about diverse topics, including a look at how games tease our most primal instincts, and the challenges facing home consoles.
03.28.11 | News | Tom Curtis
Microsoft Seeks Testers For Xbox 360 System Update, Updated Disc Format
Microsoft is seeking volunteers to test out a preview version of a new Xbox 360 System Update which will reportedly "help us prepare for an updated Xbox 360 disc format."
03.28.11 | News | Kyle Orland | 5 Number of Comments 
TGS Management: No Current Plans To Alter Show In Earthquake's Wake
With Japan still reeling from a recent massive earthquake and accompanying tsunami, the managers of the Tokyo Game Show say there are no plans to alter the annual event, set to open September 15.
03.28.11 | News | Kyle Orland
Report: THQ Wireless' Star Wars Games To Be Removed From App Store
A developer report suggests that a number of Star Wars-themed iOS games published by THQ Wireless will be pulled from the iTunes App Store at the end of the month due to the expiration of a license agreement.
03.28.11 | News | Kyle Orland | 2 Number of Comments 
Microsoft Investigating Claims Of Ratings Manipulation In Xbox Live Indie Games
Microsoft is investigating charges of manipulation of the user ratings for Xbox Live's Indie Games, after allegations that some Xbox.com users have been spamming the service with false ratings.
03.28.11 | News | Kyle Orland | 15 Number of Comments 
Apple Schedules Worldwide Developers Conference On Top Of E3
Apple has announced its annual developers conference in San Francisco will take place June 6 through 10 this year, overlapping Los Angeles' game-centric E3 Expo June 7 through 9.
03.27.11 | News | Kyle Orland | 8 Number of Comments 
Microsoft Research Details Faster Method For Identifying Player Bodies On Kinect
A new paper from Microsoft Research in Cambridge details how machine learning routines are being used to improve the speed and accuracy of limb-detection techniques for the company's Kinect sensor.
03.27.11 | News | Kyle Orland | 11 Number of Comments 
Accused PS3 Hacker Hotz Contests PSN Account Link, SCEA Jurisdiction Claim
In a newly revealed set of legal documents, accused PS3 hack George "GeoHot" Hotz refutes Sony's claim that he created a PlayStation Network account using one of four PS3s he purchased.
03.27.11 | News | Kyle Orland | 28 Number of Comments 
Gamasutra Comments Of The Week(s): From Japan's Failures To Music Comparisons
This week's selection of some of the best comments on Gamasutra includes a look at Japan's failure to emulate the style of Western game development and a thoughtful comparison between the artistry of games and music.
03.24.11 | News | Kyle Orland
AMD Walks Back Comments On DirectX Performance Impact
After saying DirectX was "getting in the way" of using the true power of PC graphics hardware, AMD's Richard Huddy has re-stated the company's commitment to Microsoft's PC game creation standard.
03.24.11 | News | Kyle Orland | 8 Number of Comments 
Full House Poker Leads Weekly XBLA Sales, Homefront Sees Top 10 XBL Usage
Recent release Full House Poker leads the week's best-selling Xbox Live Arcade titles, according to an information-filled post from Larry "Major Nelson" Hyrb, with
03.24.11 | News | Kyle Orland
British Carrier O2 Delays Release Of Xperia Play Due to 'Bugs'
Major British mobile phone carrier O2 is delaying the planned April 1 launch of the PlayStation-branded Xperia Play due to unspecified bugs in the software, which Sony Ericsson says it is working to fix.
03.24.11 | News | Kyle Orland
Gamasutra Expert Blogs: From Corporate Criticism To Giving Horror A Face
In highlights from Gamasutra's Expert Blogs, industry notables write about diverse topics, including the monsters of Amnesia: The Dark Descent, as well as the recent faults of major game corporat
03.23.11 | News | Tom Curtis
Best Buy Q4 Revenues Flat, Entertainment Sector Down Slightly
Revenues and profits for major electronics retailer Best Buy showed little change for the last quarter of the company's fiscal year, though the company saw a decline in same-store hardware and software sales for the period.
03.23.11 | News | Kyle Orland
THQ: Homefront Reaches 1M Sales, 2.4M Shipped
THQ's announced alternate history shooter Homefront has sold-through an estimated 1 million copies worldwide, with a total of 2.4 million units shipped to stores. [UPDATE: EEDAR's Divinich analyzes.]
03.23.11 | News | Kyle Orland | 7 Number of Comments 
NPD: Guitar Hero III Tops Lifetime New U.S. Sales By Revenue
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock has brought in more money in new U.S. retail sales than any game in recent history, according to new data released by the NPD group.
03.23.11 | News | Kyle Orland | 1 Number of Comments 
Google To Allow In-App Purchases Through Android Market Accounts Next Week
Google is now allowing Android app developers to begin testing in-app purchases run through the Android Market, in advance of a full roll-out of the f
03.23.11 | News | Kyle Orland
Analyst Estimates 3DS Raw Materials Cost Just Over $100
An "preliminary estimate" of the cost for the raw hardware inside Nintendo's new 3DS portable puts the guts of the system at just over $100, a cost which would see Nintendo generating significant profits from each sale.
03.23.11 | News | Kyle Orland | 20 Number of Comments 
'Play For Japan' Organizes Industry Auctions For Japanese Relief Charities
A group of game industry journalists and professionals is promoting auctions of rare game-related items to raise money for relief efforts following Japan's recent devastating earthquake and tsunami.
03.22.11 | News | Kyle Orland

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