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Capcom Increases Earnings Estimates On Mobile, Arcade Performance
Capcom has updated its public expectations for revenues and earnings in the first half of the fiscal year, citing stronger than expected performance for its Japanese arcades and mobile titles like Smurfs' Village.
09.14.11 | News | Kyle Orland
Report: Revenue From PC Game Subscriptions Fell For First Time In 2010
A new report from IHS Screen Digest estimates that annual, industry-wide reve
09.14.11 | News | Kyle Orland
Chinese Outscourcer Virtuos Acquires 3D Animation Studio Sparx
Shanghai-based outsourcing specialist Virtuos has acquired the core team from visual effects and animation studio Sparx, allowing the new subsidiary to reopen its Vietnam studios.
09.14.11 | News | Kyle Orland | 1 Number of Comments 
Indiecade Festival Names 36 Finalists For October Show
The organizers of the fifth annual Indiecade Festival have chosen 36 finalists from nearly 450 indie game submissions to be playable on the event's GameWalk October 8 and 9 in Culver City, CA.
09.14.11 | News | Kyle Orland | 3 Number of Comments 
Psychology Researchers Argue Gamer 'Improvement' Studies Are Flawed
A new article from a trio of psychology researchers criticizes the methodology of many previous studies that claim to show playing games leads to important cognitive benefits.
09.14.11 | News | Kyle Orland | 7 Number of Comments 
BioWare, Zynga, EA, Playdom Vets Launch Action-Focused Freemium Startup
Game industry veterans from BioWare, Electronic Arts, Zynga and Playdom have teamed up to create Rumble, a company focused on merging fast-paced action games with the casual free-to-play PC market.
09.13.11 | News | Kyle Orland | 1 Number of Comments 
Grand Theft Auto IV Passes 22M Shipped, Franchise Above 114M
Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick has revealed updated sales numbers for many of the publisher's key games and franchises, including over 22 million lifetime shipments for Grand Theft Auto IV.
09.13.11 | News | Kyle Orland | 1 Number of Comments 
NaturalMotion Transitions To Free-To-Play Model With My Horse
Despite success selling games such as Backbreaker Football to iOS gamers directly, NaturalMotion Games is making the leap to the free-to-play model with the upcoming My Horse.
09.13.11 | News | Kyle Orland
PayPal to Power Real Money Transactions In Diablo III Auction House
Blizzard and PayPal have announced that PayPal will serve as the payment-service intermediary allowing players to spend and earn real money in the  
Brathwaite, Romero, Schell Among Speakers At IGDA Leadership Forum
The International Game Developers Association has formally announced its lineup of keynote speakers for next month's IGDA Leadership Forum in Los Angeles.
09.13.11 | News | Kyle Orland
New Reports Show Significant Games Spending In Emerging Markets
A collection of new reports from market research firm Newzoo shows significant spending on games in the developing markets of Russia, Brazil and Mexico, which combine to represent a $4.7 billion gaming market.
09.12.11 | News | Kyle Orland | 2 Number of Comments 
Ngmoco Buys NBA Legend Maker Lionside Inc.
Gamasutra has confirmed that mobile gaming firm and DeNA subsidiary ngmoco has purchased San Francisco-based Facebook sports game developer Lionside Inc. for an undisclosed sum.
09.12.11 | News | Kyle Orland
Decreasing Gaming Sales Flatten Best Buy's Q2 Revenues
Major electronics retailer Best Buy reported revenues were flat year-over-year for the second quarter, with sales declines in the gaming segment helping to offset growth in mobile computing and other areas.
09.12.11 | News | Kyle Orland | 3 Number of Comments 
Apple Removes Game Critical Of iPhone Production Process From App Store
Phone Story, an iOS game designed to highlight workers rights issues in the supply chain and production of Apple's iPhone, has been removed from the App Store due to a violation of Apple's review guidelines.
09.12.11 | News | Kyle Orland | 16 Number of Comments 
Windows 8 Preview Shows Off 'Touch-First' Interface, Gaming Capabilities
Microsoft has revealed a developer preview version of its upcoming Windows 8 operating system, showing off a "touch-first" interface and improved hardware integration aimed at game-makers.
09.12.11 | News | Kyle Orland | 9 Number of Comments 
SOE: PlanetSide 2 Adopting 'Free-To-Play' Model
Sony Online Entertainment president John Smedley has confirmed that the upcoming sequel to MMO shooter PlanetSide will use a free-to-play model, possibly like the one used in League of Legends.
09.11.11 | News | Kyle Orland
Bigpoint Buys Out Console Sports Dev Team At 49Games
German online games publisher and developer Bigpoint has acquired the 43-person development team at Hamburg-based sports specialists 49Games gmbh, expanding its stable of Unity3D developers.
09.11.11 | News | Kyle Orland
Feral Interactive Bringing Deus Ex: Human Revolution To Mac
Macintosh game publishing specialist Feral Interactive has announced it will be porting the recently released Deus Ex: Human Revolution to Apple's computer platform sometime this winter.
09.11.11 | News | Kyle Orland
Analysis: Players 25 And Over Make Up 80 Percent Of Mobile Freemium Spend
A new report from mobile app analysis firm Flurry finds that nearly 80 percent of all spending on free-to-play mobile games comes from players 25 or older, according to the company's stats.
09.11.11 | News | Kyle Orland
Mind Candy To Begin Selling Songs Based On Moshi Monsters
Moshi Monsters publisher Mind Candy is preparing to make its first foray into the music publishing business, selling songs based on the game and its characters on iTunes.
09.11.11 | News | Kyle Orland
THQ Among Investors Putting $1.4M In Fingerprint's Mobile Learning Games
Educational mobile gaming startup Fingerprint Inc. has secured $1.4 million in funding from investors including publisher THQ, K2MediaLabs, Reed Elsevier and Suffolk Ventures, the company reports.
09.08.11 | News | Kyle Orland
Feature: SpyParty's Chris Hecker On Balancing Originality, Marketability
In a new Gamasutra feature, SpyParty creator Chris Hecker says he doesn't see any inherent conflict between a project being interesting to work on and being
09.08.11 | News | Kyle Orland | 2 Number of Comments 
Wada, Kimura Have Left Grasshopper Manufacture
Gamasutra has confirmed media reports that Harvest Moon creator Yasuhiro Wada and Little King's Story creator Yoshiro Kimura are no longer part of No More Heroes dev Grasshopper Manufacture.
09.08.11 | News | Kyle Orland | 2 Number of Comments 
EA Wins Dismissal In NCAA Player Likeness Suit
Electronic Arts has won a dismissal in a case brought by Rutgers University quarterback Ryan Hart that alleged the company didn't have the legal right to use his likeness in its NCAA Football titles.
09.08.11 | News | Kyle Orland | 14 Number of Comments 
Kinect Used To Help Detect Increased Fall Risk In Elderly Patients
Researchers at Missouri University are using Microsoft's 3D depth sensing Kinect to help gauge changes in behavior that could indicate increased risk of a fall in elderly patients.
09.07.11 | News | Kyle Orland | 4 Number of Comments 

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