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Survey: Tablet Users Report Playing Less On Consoles
A survey of tablet owners finds that a slight majority report using traditional game consoles less since getting the device, more than the ratio reporting declines in usage of other traditional media.
10.06.11 | News | Kyle Orland | 6 Number of Comments 
EnVie Interactive Partners With BitRaider, BigWorld For Virtual World Title
EnVie Entertainment is using technology from streaming data company BitRaider and middleware maker BigWorld Technology in developing its upcoming VIE: Virtual Island of Entertainment.
10.05.11 | News | Kyle Orland
Analyst Sees Growth Potential For EA, Wider Industry
Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter continues to see Electronic Arts as a strong contender to beat sales projections as the game industry enters what he sees as a coming period of growth.
10.05.11 | News | Kyle Orland | 3 Number of Comments 
Xfire Announces $4M In New Funding, New Executive Team
San Francisco-based social game chat and middleware firm Xfire has completed a $4 million round of funding led by Intel Capital, and has named a new executive team to lead the newly independent company.
10.05.11 | News | Kyle Orland
Ubisoft Producing Animated Series Based On Rabbids Characters
The floppy-eared, buck-toothed, screaming Rabbids characters from Ubisoft's popular game franchise will be the stars of a computer animated series to be broadcast on Nickelodeon starting in 2012.
10.05.11 | News | Kyle Orland
Report: NYC Suburb Leads Major U.S. Cities In Per Capita Video Game Spending
A new analysis of U.S. spending habits finds that residents of Long Island suburb Huntington, NY, spend four times more than the national average on video games, while Seattle, WA, has a much lower game spending rate.
10.05.11 | News | Kyle Orland | 4 Number of Comments 
Sega Bringing Zombie-Themed Yakuza Game To The West
Sega has announced that it is bringing its Japanese zombie-themed crime game Yakuza of the End to North America and Europe next March under the new title, Yakuza: Dead Souls.
10.04.11 | News | Kyle Orland | 1 Number of Comments 
Microsoft Unveils Dozens Of New Video Partners For Xbox Live
Microsoft has unveiled the names of dozens of new content partners that will be bringing video content to Xbox Live, including major cable providers and TV networks. [UPDATE: Limited content details.]
10.04.11 | News | Kyle Orland
Windows Phone App To Let Users Search For, Control Xbox 360 Media
Microsoft has announced that Windows Phone 7 users will be able to search for and control certain content on the Xbox 360 using an upcoming, free Xbox Companion App.
10.04.11 | News | Kyle Orland
Opinion: Microsoft Squandered Opportunity For Xbox Live TV
In this news analysis, Gamasutra news editor Kyle Orland looks at Microsoft's newly announced partnerships for Xbox Live TV service, and sees a squandered opportunity for the company to leverage its Xbox Live userbase.
10.04.11 | News | Kyle Orland | 16 Number of Comments 
UK Studios Expect PC Declines, Increased Hiring
An extensive survey of British game studios finds that developers expect the PC market to contract in the coming year, as demand for mobile, social and casual games increases.
10.03.11 | News | Kyle Orland
Proun Creator Disappointed With 'Pay What You Want' Results
Though Proun creator Joost van Dongen has made nearly $20,000 off of his artistic, indie racing title, overall he says he's been disappointed by the results of the game's "pay what you want" distribution model.
10.03.11 | News | Kyle Orland | 42 Number of Comments 
Apple Announces iOS5 Launching As Free Update October 12
At a "Let's Talk iPhone" keynote event today, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced that iOS 5 would be launched as a free update for iPhone (3GS+), iPod Touch (3rd Gen+) and iPad devices on October 12.
10.03.11 | News | Kyle Orland | 3 Number of Comments 
Apple Announces Dual-Core iPhone 4S, Coming October 14, Starting At $199
At a "Let's Talk iPhone" keynote event today, Apple senior VP Phil Schiller announced the iPhone 4S, an upgrade for the popular game-playing smartphone that offers a new, more powerful dual-core processor.
10.03.11 | News | Kyle Orland | 11 Number of Comments 
Analyst Bullish On Expected EA, GameStop Performance
In a new analyst note, Wedbush Morgan's Michael Pachter calls Electronic Arts stock a "top pick" in the near term, and also expresses confidence that GameStop will continue to make inroads in the digital space.
10.02.11 | News | Kyle Orland | 2 Number of Comments 
Nintendo Applauds French Ruling Against Game Copying Devices
Nintendo has praised the Paris Court of Appeals for ruling against six companies that sell "linkers," such as the R4, that allow players to run illegal copies of copyrighted Nintendo DS software.
10.02.11 | News | Kyle Orland | 10 Number of Comments 
Supreme Court Sends ESA Request For Legal Costs Back To Lower Court
The U.S. Supreme Court has asked the lower Ninth Circuit Court to rule on an ESA request for $1.4 million in legal costs it incurred arguing the Brown vs. EMA case, which established First Amendment protections for video games.
10.02.11 | News | Kyle Orland
Adobe Unveils Collaborative Tools, Touch Apps, HTML5 Acquisition
At the AbobeMAX Conference today, Adobe announced a new initiative allowing for collaborative development using the company's tools, the acquisition of mobile HTML5 tool maker Nitobi, and more.
10.02.11 | News | Kyle Orland | 1 Number of Comments 
Interview: Float Hybrid Plugs Into The Matrix With Kinect
Academy Award-winning visual effects designer John Gaeta tells Gamasutra how tech like Microsoft's Kinect is just a hint at a Matrix-like level of immersion for interactive media consumers.
09.28.11 | News | Kyle Orland | 6 Number of Comments 
Unity Announces Version 3.5 Improvements, New Canadian Office
At its Unity 11 conference today, Unity Technologies unveiled version 3.5 of its popular game development environment, to be released later this year, with a raft of new features.
09.27.11 | News | Kyle Orland | 3 Number of Comments 
Amazon Announces Kindle Fire, A $199, 7-Inch LCD Tablet
At a Gamasutra-attended press event, Amazon has confirmed earlier reports that it will be bringing an 7-inch, Android-based LCD tablet to m
09.27.11 | News | Kyle Orland, Leigh Alexander | 15 Number of Comments 
Microsoft To Manufacture Xbox 360 In Brazil, Reduce Local Price
Microsoft has announced it will begin producing up to 17,000 Xbox 360 systems every week in Manaus, Brazil this October, allowing it to offer the system at a severely reduced price in the country.
09.27.11 | News | Kyle Orland | 9 Number of Comments 
Fruit Ninja Creator Targeting 70M Chinese Downloads
Australian mobile developers Halfbrick Studios are hoping localized, ad-supported versions of its popular title Fruit Ninja can attract an additional 70 million Chinese downloads for the game in the next six months.
09.27.11 | News | Kyle Orland | 1 Number of Comments 
U.S. Commerce Department Grants $500K For Mass. Game Dev Support
The U.S. Department of Commerce has awarded a five-year, $500,000 grant to the Massachusetts Digital Games Institute, to aid in the organization's efforts to promote game development in the state.
09.27.11 | News | Kyle Orland
AMD, Happy Cloud Partnering To Stream Windows Games To Connected TVs
A partnership between AMD and streaming services provider Happy Cloud aims to bring streaming versions of high-end Windows games directly to compatible internet-connected TVs in the next year or so.
09.26.11 | News | Kyle Orland

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