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Report: Internet Cafes Still Key Driver Of Asian Game Market
A new report from Pearl Research highlights the continued importance of Asia's more than 350,000 internet cafes in providing access to online games for millions of players.
03.21.11 | News | Kyle Orland | 10 Number of Comments 
ESRB Removes Hanging Corpse From U.S. Dead Island Box
The Entertainment Software Rating Board has asked publisher Deep Silver to remove an image of a corpse hanging from a palm tree on the U.S. box art for its upcoming zombie game Dead Island.
03.21.11 | News | Kyle Orland | 16 Number of Comments 
Gameloft Announces BackStab As A Timed Exclusive For Xperia Play
Well-known Paris-based mobile game developer Gameloft has announced BackStab, its first timed exclusive for Sony's upcoming, PlayStation-branded Xperia Play Android phone.
03.21.11 | News | Kyle Orland
Amazon Launches Android Appstore With Browser-Based 'Test Drive' Feature
The highly fragmented Android app market got a major new player today with the launch of Amazon's Android Appstore, which includes the ability to try many ap
03.21.11 | News | Kyle Orland | 1 Number of Comments 
White-Hat Hacker Helps Solve Rift Security Exploit
A player of Trion Worlds' Rift MMO has helped the development team identify and patch a security hole that opened up to 1 percent of user accounts to hijacking and griefing.
03.20.11 | News | Kyle Orland | 14 Number of Comments 
EA Expands Fan Voting Program For Madden NFL Cover Athlete
EA is once again asking fans to pick the cover athlete that will grace the cover of this year's Madden football title, expanding a public voting program started last year.
03.20.11 | News | Kyle Orland
Round-Up: Gamasutra Network Jobs, Week Of March 18
In an exciting week for new job postings, Gamasutra's jobs board plays host to roles across the world and in every major discipline, including opportunities at Blizzard, Rockstar, SCEA, Nintendo and Activision.
03.17.11 | News | Kyle Orland
AMD: DirectX Holding Back Graphics Performance On PC
While Microsoft's DirectX API has made it much easier to develop PC games that work across different hardware, at least one major PC hardware manufacturer thinks the system is holding PC game developers back.
03.17.11 | News | Kyle Orland | 34 Number of Comments 
Angry Birds Maker Rovio Aiming For U.S. Stock IPO In Next Five Years
Chairman Kaj Hed of Angry Birds creator Rovio said he'd like to see his company listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange sometime in the next five years, though the company will remain in its Finnish headquarters.
03.17.11 | News | Kyle Orland | 20 Number of Comments 
Sony Aiming For Same Day Downloadable Release For All NGP Retail Games
Sony hopes to have every retail game on its upcoming Next Generation Portable available for download from the online PlayStation Store on the day of its release, according to SCEE chief Andrew House.
03.17.11 | News | Kyle Orland | 23 Number of Comments 
Gamasutra Expert Blogs: From Restructuring MMOs To Defending Classic RPGs
In highlights from Gamasutra's Expert Blogs, industry notables write on topics like the influence of single-player titles on MMOs and how simple mechanics can add depth to traditional RPGs.
03.16.11 | News | Tom Curtis
Dynasty Warriors 7 Premieres Atop Japanese Sales Charts
Tecmo Koei's historical PS3 hack-and-slash title Dynasty Warriors 7 premiered atop the Japanese software sales for the week, with Namco Bandais' latest Rourouni Kenshin game finishing fourth.
03.16.11 | News | Kyle Orland
Zong Expands Mobile Account Payment System To PC, Consoles, Android Tablets
In-app mobile payment provider Zong has announced a massive expansion of its system, allowing payments linked to mobile phone accounts to be included in"nearly any [application] environment," including game consoles and PCs.
03.16.11 | News | Kyle Orland
Toronto Hospital Using Kinect To Help Surgeons Call Up Images During Operations
One Toronto hospital is using Microsoft's Kinect 3D camera controller to help surgeons manipulate medical images during surgery, eliminating the need for distracting and time-wasting clean-up during an operation.
03.16.11 | News | Kyle Orland | 1 Number of Comments 
MIT GAMBIT Lab Releases Improviso Game With Goal Of Training AI
The Singapore MIT GAMBIT Game Lab has released Improviso, a two-player improvisational performance game designed to capture data that will help train new, more human-like AI systems.
03.16.11 | News | Kyle Orland | 2 Number of Comments 
Activision Suit Over West, Zampella's Relationship With EA To Move Forward
A California Superior Court judge has ruled that an Activision lawsuit brought against Electronic Arts, regarding the company's relationship with Infinity Ward founders Jason West and Vince Zampella, can move forward.
03.15.11 | News | Kyle Orland | 10 Number of Comments 
Activision Publishing Announces First Kinect Game, Based On TV Game Show 'Wipeout'
Five months after the release of Microsoft's Kinect controller, Activision Publishing has announced its first title for the unit, based on a license from the ABC obstacle course game show "Wipeout."
03.15.11 | News | Kyle Orland | 3 Number of Comments 
ESRB: Majority Of 2010 Releases Received E Rating, 5 Percent Rated M
An analysis of 1,638 game ratings issued by the Entertainment Software Rating Board in 2010 shows over half of the evaluated games received an E (Everyone) rating, with only 5 percent of titles rated M (Mature).
03.15.11 | News | Kyle Orland | 3 Number of Comments 
Mass Effect 2 Wins Top BAFTA Game Award, Heavy Rain Takes Three Categories
EA and Bioware's Mass Effect 2 won the award for best game at the BAFTA game awards ceremony Wednesday night, while Sony and Quantic Dream's Heavy Rain won three other prizes.
03.15.11 | News | Kyle Orland | 4 Number of Comments 
Valve Confirms Hiring Of Thief Designer Doug Church
PC game designer Doug Church, whose credits include titles in the Ultima, Thief and System Shock series, has taken a position with Half-Life creator Valve, the company confirmed to Gamasutra today.
03.15.11 | News | Kyle Orland | 9 Number of Comments 
Gamasutra Member Blogs: From Dragon Age Criticisms To Making Games For Kids
In highlights from Gamasutra's Member Blogs, our bloggers write about diverse topics, including criticisms of Dragon Age: Origins' game world, and why children's games deserve more attention.
03.14.11 | News | Tom Curtis
EA: Nearly 1.5M Have Registered Interest In The Old Republic Beta
Close to 1.5 million people have signed up to be potential beta testers for EA's Star Wars: The Old Republic MMO, a game the company thinks has the potential to greatly expand the existing MMO market.
03.14.11 | News | Kyle Orland | 2 Number of Comments 
THQ Stock Price Down 25% Amid Poor Reviews For Homefront Release
Nasdaq traders exchanged over 6.9 million shares of THQ stock -- more than four times the daily average -- in a day that saw the stock's price drop nearly 26 percent to $4.40 per share.
03.14.11 | News | Kyle Orland | 7 Number of Comments 
More Japanese Publishers Delay Releases, Aid Relief Efforts In Earthquake's Wake
Titles including Nintendo's Steel Diver and Konami's Powerful Golf are being delayed in Japan as companies including Capcom, Sega Sammy and Tecmo Koei also pledge donations to earthquake relief.
03.14.11 | News | Kyle Orland | 3 Number of Comments 
Cloud App Service Spoon Entering Streaming Gaming Market
Cloud-based application host and server virtualization company Spoon has launched its own cloud-based game service, offering 200 games that can be played without installation through a browser-based plug-in.
03.14.11 | News | Kyle Orland

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