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Kinect's 'Project Draco' Is Unreal-Powered Dragon-Riding
Grounding Inc. has announced it will be using Epic's Unreal Engine 3 for its upcoming Kinect dragon-based action game "Project Draco," helmed by members of Sega's Panzer Dragoon development team.
10.19.11 | News | Kyle Orland
EA Revives Blitz Under NFL's Watchful Eye
EA Tiburon's Dave Ross and Yuri Bialoskursky tell Gamasutra how an increasingly image-conscious NFL factored into a game that involves "over-the-top" arcade action.
10.19.11 | News | Kyle Orland | 4 Number of Comments 
ICHEG Museum Receives Gifford Collection Of Over 8,000 Game Magazines
Game magazine collector Kevin Gifford has donated his collection of more than 8,000 computer and video game magazines to the Strong Museum's International Center for the History of Electronic Games.
10.19.11 | News | Kyle Orland | 5 Number of Comments 
PapayaMobile, Android Developers See Funding From DCM's A-Fund
Menlo Park, CA-based investment firm Doll Capital Management has announced seven startups that will receive funding from its $100-million Android-focused A-Fund, including mobile social gaming network PapayaMobile.
10.19.11 | News | Kyle Orland
Free Realms Hits 20M Registered Users
Sony Online Entertainment has announced that its free-to-play, kid-friendly PC and PS3 MMO Free Realms has registered over 20 million players since launching in April 2009.
10.19.11 | News | Kyle Orland
Frogster To Shut Down European Servers For Troubled Mythos MMO
Berlin-based publisher Frogster has announced it will be shutting down the European servers to troubled, free-to-play MMO Mythos on October 27 after an April launch failed to show "long-term success."
10.19.11 | News | Kyle Orland | 1 Number of Comments 
CCP Cuts Staff By 20%, Refocuses On EVE Universe
EVE Online maker CCP has announced it will be reducing its staff of over 600 by roughly 20 percent as part of a "realignment" away from long-in-development MMO World of Darkness.
10.18.11 | News | Kyle Orland | 8 Number of Comments 
EA Resurrecting NFL Blitz As Downloadable Title
EA has announced a new, EA Tiburon-developed version of Midway's popular arcade American football franchise NFL Blitz will be coming to Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network in January.
10.18.11 | News | Kyle Orland | 1 Number of Comments 
Report: 51% Of HD Console Owners Bought Downloads In Last Year
A new report from industry analysis firm EEDAR estimates that a slim majority of North American Xbox 360 and PS3 owners have paid for downloadable games or add-on content in the past 12 months.
10.18.11 | News | Kyle Orland | 2 Number of Comments 
Microsoft Research's Depth Camera Makes Any Surface A Touch Screen
A new project from Microsoft Research and Carnegie Mellon University combines Kinect-like depth-sensing camera with a projector to turn any flat surface into a potential multi-touch interface.
10.17.11 | News | Kyle Orland | 8 Number of Comments 
Research: iOS5 On 33% Of All Compatible Devices, iPad Sales Accelerate
Estimates from mobile industry research firms suggest Apple has seen quick but uneven adoption following last week's release of iOS5, as well as accelerating shipments for its popular iPad tablet.
10.17.11 | News | Kyle Orland
Opinion: How 'Checklists' And In-App Purchases Can End Up Extorting Players
In a new blog post on Gamasutra, indie developer Adam Saltsman argues that checklist-style achievements and in-app pur
10.17.11 | News | Kyle Orland | 3 Number of Comments 
Facebook Introduces Streamlined Option For In-Game Friend Requests
Facebook has introduced a new option to its friend request interface allowing game players to quickly fill out their maximum daily requests with a single click, potentially making it easier for games to spread virally on the network.
10.17.11 | News | Kyle Orland | 2 Number of Comments 
Irish Legislator: Education, Funding Key To Game Sector Growth
Irish parliament member Paschal Donohoe used a recent Dublin meeting of senior executives from high-profile publishers to push for increased funding and education to grow the size of the country's game sector.
10.16.11 | News | Kyle Orland
French Pub Anuman Planning New XIII Game
Montreuil, France-based publisher Anuman Interactive has announced plans for a new game based on French comic series XIII over eight years after the property was first adapted as a video game.
10.16.11 | News | Kyle Orland
Facebook Changes Method For Measuring Active App Users
Facebook has changed in the way it measures and reports the widely cited "active user" numbers for Facebook apps, a move that has reduced the reported user counts for many popular Facebook games.
10.16.11 | News | Kyle Orland | 2 Number of Comments 
Court Clears Creators Of Austrian Anti-Mosque Game
An Austrian court has cleared the creators of an anti-mosque political ad-game and the politician that commissioned it on charges of incitement, saying the game did not encourage real world violence.
10.16.11 | News | Kyle Orland | 7 Number of Comments 
Zoo Entertainment Receives Default Notice On $1.17M Debt
Troubled game publisher and IndiePub parent Zoo Entertainment reports it has received a notice of default from Panta Distibution LLC on $1.17 million owed under a June agreement.
10.16.11 | News | Kyle Orland | 2 Number of Comments 
BeSeen Mobile Game Promotes Social Network Safety For Children
A joint project between Carnegie Mellon University and non-profit Web Wise Kids seeks to help educate children about the dangers prevalent of social networks through a mobile game interface.
10.13.11 | News | Kyle Orland
Zynga Stock To Be Listed On NASDAQ
In a new filing with the SEC, social gaming giant Zynga has indicated its upcoming initial public stock offering will be listed on the tech-heavy NASDAQ stock exchange under the symbol ZNGA.
10.13.11 | News | Kyle Orland | 7 Number of Comments 
EA Considering Closure Of Harry Potter Dev Bright Light
Publisher Electronic Arts says it has entered into talks with the members of Guildford-based Bright Light Studios, makers of the company's most recent licensed Harry Potter games, in advance of a potential closure.
10.13.11 | News | Kyle Orland | 7 Number of Comments 
THQ, Others Offer Free Game Downloads For Charity Promotion
Game publishers THQ, Encore and inXile are teaming up to offer five casual PC titles as free downloads, in order to attract attention and donations that will go towards care packages for members of the U.S. military.
10.13.11 | News | Kyle Orland
UKIE: Creative Industries Aren't Risky Investments
A new report, funded in part by British trade group UKIE, argues that creative industries, including game development, are are actually less risky than other sectors of the economy, despite appearances.
10.09.11 | News | Kyle Orland | 1 Number of Comments 
Report Lays Out Plan To More Than Double Size Of Irish Game Industry
A report commissioned by Irish minister for jobs, enterprise and innovation Richard Bruton lays out a plan to more than double the size of the game industry in the country in the next few years.
10.09.11 | News | Kyle Orland | 1 Number of Comments 
Mass Effect 3 To Include Series First Co-Op Multiplayer Mode
Bioware's Mass Effect 3 will be the first title in the series to feature a multiplayer mode, according to new magazine announcements. [UPDATE: Mode confirmed as co-op.]
10.09.11 | News | Kyle Orland | 9 Number of Comments 

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