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Nintendo tries out streaming on Switch in Japan
["Fortnite bundle for the console" ]
SeaWorld yanks VR from roller coaster because of wait times
[ pre-ride cleaning.... say no more... ] September 21, 2018

Sega is taking Zero Latency's multi-player virtual reality gaming to Japan
["which built a multi-player, free-roam virtual reality experience in a inner city warehouse" ]
New Sonic Comic Pays Tribute to Sega Genesis Era Share.
["a new one-shot special called Sonic: Mega Drive #1" ] June 9, 2016

Angry Birds Movie Review Roundup
[critics hate it - will make a ton of $$$ ]
China Internet Giant JD.com Dives After Mixed Q1 Earnings
[down 7% ] May 9, 2016

Activision Blizzard Gets Hoped-For Boost From King Digital
[up 7.6% ]
Sega kindly asks that you stop uploading its Sonic Boom TV show to YouTube
[a problem... ] May 6, 2016

Nintendo's tumbling profits underline need for new hardware
["fell by more than 60 per cent in the last fiscal year" ]
Gamers Are Worried About The PS4 'Neo,' And That's Bad For Sony
[VR ] April 27, 2016

GameStop Corp. will lose its spot on the S&P 500
[not good... ]
Founder of China's Tencent to give $2 billion in shares to charity
["100 million company shares, worth more than $2 billion, to a new charity fund " ] April 22, 2016

Leslie Benzies suing Rockstar over $150 million
["facilities access device had been deactivated" ]
Activision's competitive video game watching hits new record
["concurrent views hitting 1.6 million" ] April 12, 2016

Virtual Reality Headset Sales Seen Reaching $895 Million This Year
["will be lower-priced devices in which a smartphone serves as the VR screen..." ]
Wall Street tried Six Flags' virtual reality enhanced roller coaster and were blown away
[hmmm ] April 8, 2016

Sony Plans New PlayStation for Graphics-Heavy Games
["Existing PlayStation 4 owners would need to buy the new model to take full advantage of the enhanced graphics and power" ]
Oculus Rift Review
["initial annoyances..." ] March 29, 2016

Oculus Rift Is Here: What the Critics Are Saying
["is the 2016 product you hope your neighbor buys" ]
Sony Explains How ‘Star Wars Battlefront’ Will Sell PlayStation VR
["doesn’t even ship until October." ] March 28, 2016

Nintendo halting Wii U production this year - Report
[Flop... ]
Sony Launches New Company For Mobile PlayStation Games
[ForwardWorks Corporation ] March 24, 2016

Dancing 'schoolgirls' damaged the brand, Microsoft execs say
["presenting dancers dressed as "sexy" schoolgirls during its Thursday night party at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco" ]
High court won't hear appeal in NFL video game lawsuit
[EA - use of the player's likenesses was not protected ] March 21, 2016

VR devs call for restraint on horror games and jump scares
["legitimate terror. " ]
Virtual reality to 'eclipse' phones in your digital life
["It's going to be huge... says chief marketing officer of Unity Technologies" ] March 15, 2016

Hundreds Of People Are Still Playing SEGA's 'Phantasy Star Online' And You Can Too
["the Dreamcast’s 56k modem to party up with my fellow Hunters " ]
Alibaba and Tencent Extend Their Web Battle to the Gas Station
[The Chosen Ones... ] March 10, 2016

Sega Promises "Breaking News" at Sonic Event
["Sonic movie" ]
Tencent CEO Sees Tech Consolidation Continuing
[cheap... ] March 3, 2016

Meet Frank Gibeau, Zynga’s new CEO
[cash flow? ]
Video game convention loses another key player
["diminishing returns of the show." ] March 2, 2016

ESPN and Tencent team up to cover sports in China
["ESPN will have a branded section on Tencent's QQ Sports (Sports.qq.com)" ]
Sega Sammy profits up despite faltering video game sales
[" net sales fell to 245 billion yen ($2.1 billion), a year-over-year drop of 8.5 percent" ] February 5, 2016

EA Drops Out of E3
["will not publicly present its games at E3" ]
GameStop Dives Into Publishing With ‘Song of the Deep’
["will ship as a disc-based product for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 " ] January 28, 2016

Microsoft Builds ‘Minecraft’ Classroom Edition
["elementary schools through college" ]
Nintendo Thinks Smartphone Games Will Quadruple Their Profits
[up 9% ] January 19, 2016

Sega has big plans for Sonic’s 25th anniversary
["new Sonic games" ]
U.S. Supreme Court agrees to hear Microsoft appeal in Xbox case
["videogame console has a design defect that causes game discs to be gouged." ] January 15, 2016

$599 Oculus Rift headset and 100 games will kickstart VR in 2016
[or $20 cardboard... ]
Oculus: PlayStation VR addresses "a separate market"
[cardboard $20.... ] January 11, 2016

Activision acquires MLG in bid to create the ESPN of e-sports
["organizing competitions and running competitive gaming leagues." ]
Sony Reports Booming PS4 Holiday Sales
["total sales to 35.9 million globally" ] January 5, 2016

PS4 Scores Another Victory Over Xbox One For September
["Total hardware sales declined 23 percent compared to September 2014" ]
Why Did Hideo Kojima Leave Konami? By Simon Parkin
[The New Yorker? ] October 20, 2015

Sega Amusements Changes Name; Paul Williams Becomes CEO
[Sega Amusements International Ltd. ]
Why Vivendi just re-entered the video game industry
["has purchased a 6.6% stake in Ubisoft for €140 million and a 6.2% holding in Gameloft for €20 million. " ] October 15, 2015

China’s Tencent to Partner With U.S. Movie Studio Legendary Pictures
[3000 lb gorilla ]
Annual Japan show for video games opens with record exhibitors
["newcomers like YouTube, Amazon" ] September 17, 2015

Tencent’s WeChat App to Offer Personal Loans in Minutes
[$31,350 ]
AppleTV has games potential, but its limitations disappoint
["Technical limits create headaches for developers " ] September 11, 2015

Convicted Murderer Says Video Games Made Killings Easier
["it wasn't that difficult for him to because he had done so much killing in video games." ]
Wedbush's August Video Game Industry Summary
["July's U.S. console/handheld software sales were roughly flat" ] September 2, 2015

Tiananmen Anniversary Makes Money Transfers in China Trickier
[still China... ]
Could Nintendo take the Android plunge?
[would be smart... ] June 4, 2015

Zynga Needs A Hit As Employees Face Layoffs, Data Centers Shut Down
["Zynga is closing down those data centers and going back to Amazon." ]
Sega laments "weak" game sales even as hard numbers rise
["Full-year unit sales up 41 per cent, Consumer revenue up 11 per cent" ] May 12, 2015

Nintendo to Take Mario to Universal Studios
[immersive experiences ]
Game maker Activision Blizzard raises forecast as digital sales grow
[up 5% ] May 7, 2015

Tencent: New Game Pipeline, Big Data Advertising; Morgan Stanley Ups TP
["by 10% from 152.50 Hong Kong dollars to HK$168. " ]
Sony sells a chunk of its Olympus stake for a fast buck
[cross ownership... ] April 1, 2015

Zynga must face U.S. lawsuit alleging fraud tied to IPO
["lawsuit was based in part on at least a half-dozen confidential witnesses" ]
BMG Distribution Deal Is Music To Alibaba's Ears
["Bertelsmann holds the rights to over 2.5 million songs" ] March 30, 2015

Things aren’t looking great for Rovio after financials reveal a whopping 73 percent fall in profits
[tired... ]
Nintendo quashes talk of a live-action 'Legend of Zelda' series
["not based on correct information." ] March 23, 2015

Xbox For Sale - the rumours just won't quit
[Amazon... ]
Sega's mobile hits inspire a shift in strategy
[k ] March 20, 2015

CEO says Sony won't rush into resuming dividends
[no cash... ]
Smartphone, Tablet Gaming Far Outpaces Handheld Console Games
[2.2 billion install base.. ] February 25, 2015

Former Sega Exec Criticizes Company's "20 Years of Wrong Decisions"
["Tom Kalinske has weighed in with his own thoughts about what went wrong." ]
Tencent Beat Alibaba In Lunar New Year Eve Online Payment Turf Fight
[gifts in red envelopes to their employees... ] February 24, 2015

Analyst Remains Skeptical About Sony Earnings
["none of this improvement has come from new revenue streams." ]
UW students win scholarship money playing video games
["League of Legends " ] February 6, 2015

SEGA Teases Sonic the Hedgehog's next game, Sonic Runners
[ ]
China Internet: 649 Million Users, 86% On Mobile
["Close to half of China’s population" ] February 4, 2015

SEGA of America Relocates to Southern California
[how ironic... ]
Sega to Axe 300 Jobs as Focus Turns to PC and Mobile
["Future of console games business unclear." ] January 30, 2015

Nintendo's New Deal With YouTubers Is A Jungle Of Red Tape
["deciding how footage of their games is used and distributed online" ]
Angry Birds Gaming Chief Leaves Rovio
["launch a new start-up..." ] January 29, 2015

EA Is Making A Killing Off The DLC You Hate
[" $921 million out of EA’s total digital revenue of $2.2 billion" ]
Wii U still flounders but Nintendo predicts full-year profits
["Sales forecasts drop but currency shifts help target of ¥30bn for FY 2015" ] January 28, 2015

Microsoft’s Cloudier Future
["quarter is nearly $3 billion short " ]
Tencent Can Pull In 10 Billion Yuan Annually From WeChat Advertising
[crazy market size... ] January 27, 2015

Activision and Tencent Launch Call of Duty Online in China
[interesting... ]
Electronic Arts must face ex-NFL players' lawsuit over video games
["using their likenesses in the Madden NFL series without permission or proper compensation." ] January 12, 2015

18.5m PlayStation 4 units sold
[sold through... ]
Tencent Is China’s Facebook, J.P. Morgan Ups To Buy
[up 5.7% ] January 6, 2015

Sony to Start Selling PlayStation 4 Consoles in China Next Month
[Will be interesting to track sales... ]
Steam Reaches New Record Of 8.5M Concurrent Online Users
[January 4th ] January 5, 2015

Sony CEO ordered 'The Interview' toned down, Rogen objected: emails
["It depicts Kim struck by a tank shell, causing his head to explode." ]
Twitter Death Threats Against EA Exec "Not a Violation of Rules"
["rape and death threats against him and his family" ] December 10, 2014

Sony Hack Signals Threat to Destroy Data, Not Just Steal It
[huge loss... ]
Digital distribution not a holy grail - Zelnick
["impact on profit margins isn't that dramatic" ] December 4, 2014

Microsoft Halo Studio Head Issues "Heart-felt" Apology for Broken Game Launch
["we have not delivered the experience you deserve. " ]
Nintendo Says 'Super Smash Bros. for Wii U' Sold Almost 500,000 Copies In Three Days
[Good Game...good sales. ] November 25, 2014

Activision Directors Agree to $275 Million Buyout Accord
[Its called stealing Bobby... ]
ET Was Made in 5 Weeks, and Other Facts Revealed in New Xbox Documentary
[having played it - I can believe .... ] November 20, 2014

Activision Blizzard Looks to Invest in the Middle East
[“wealthy” and “educated”.... -_- ]
Microsoft Gave GTA 5 Boss A Demo Of Its Mysterious VR Tech
["you'e interacting with the characters and they're not real, and it's pretty extraordinary," ] November 19, 2014

Zynga's chairman, directors must face lawsuit over stock sales: court
["$192 million of stock in 2012 when other early investors were under a lockup agreement" ]
3 Florida guys find a career playing video games
[35 million hits in one year. ] November 18, 2014

Are there lines games shouldn't cross?
["I've seen wave after wave of intensely violent content" ]
Xbox One Gets Another Price Cut
["once-$499 Xbox makes its way all the way down to $349 " ] October 27, 2014

Activision: Noriega's Call of Duty Lawsuit Is an "Outrageous Offense" to First Amendment
["arrested for money laundering and drug trafficking in 1992" ]
Sony: 'Destiny' Led Massive Increase In Playstation Store Sales For September
["most played PS4 game and the most played in the history of PS4" ] October 17, 2014

Samsung expects lowest profit in over 3 years
["upstart Chinese brands" ]
Qihoo: China Mobile Games Growth To Slow in 2H
[Tencent...could be pressured ] October 7, 2014

Sony posts huge mobile phone loss, cancels dividend
[1.68 billion "impairment charge" ]
Internet Power Balance Tilts Toward Asia
["After Alibaba's IPO, Four of the 10 Most Valuable Web Companies Will Hail From the Region" ] September 17, 2014

Activision’s Destiny Has First Day Sales of $500 Million
["Grand Theft Auto V generated $800 million" ]
Viacom deal boosts Sony internet TV plans
["web TV" - remeber this back in 1999? ] September 11, 2014

The Dreamcast's boss reminisces 15 years later about 'The Little Console That Could'
[9.9.99 ]
Microsoft near deal to buy maker of 'Minecraft': WSJ
[Notch is for sale? ] September 9, 2014

Sega Claims Gearbox Mismanaged Aliens: Colonial Marines Marketing
[Gearbox president Randy Pitchford did "whatever the f**k he likes," -_- ]
It's Totally Normal to Watch Other People Play Video Games
[board kids... ] September 5, 2014

Nintendo launching 'amiibo' with 12 characters
["Pokemon" good move... ]
Tencent, Baidu And Wanda Form $814M Joint Venture To Take On Alibaba
[competition... ] August 29, 2014

Amazon, Not Google, To Buy Gamer Video Site Twitch
[Cash ]
Republicans Made a Video Game About Defeating Democrats
["Giopi." ] August 26, 2014

Facebook makes games reveal charges, quit inflating 'likes'
[pay to click... ]
Sony's secretive new idea division is trying to turn around '20 lost years'
["New Business Creation department" - sounds creative... ] August 21, 2014

Steve Ballmer Steps Down From Microsoft's Board
[Clippers... ]
Sony Is Mystified By Massive PS4 Sales
[miners? ] August 19, 2014

King shares dive more than 20%
[expected.... ]
Video Games Being Developed To Target Depression, Anxiety
["We can train an anxious person to pay less attention to threat" ] August 13, 2014

Swedish dad takes gamer kids to warzone
[Carl-Magnus Helgegren - good for you ]
PlayStation 4 Sells 10 Million Units, Sony Reveals at Gamescom
["sold through to consumers" ] August 12, 2014

Zynga quarterly sales slide 34%
["we aspire to do better" - really Pinky ]
EA Promises Not to Remove Games From EA Access' Free Games Vault
["freely play" ] August 8, 2014

Sega teases August 24 Yakuza announcement
["fans outside of Japan shouldn't get their hopes too high " ]
Sega's profits halved, as retail game business continues to decline
["demand for mobile games is expanding." ] August 6, 2014

GameStop Overhauling Trade-In Program, Plans to Pay More Per Game
["simplifying the process and paying more money per title on average." ]
Microsoft hires Qualcomm exec to make more deals
["after spending the past 24 years at Qualcomm Corp" ] August 5, 2014

Facebook Buys Xbox Controller Maker
[games FB ]
Tencent to buy 20 pct in 58.com for $736 mln
["online classifieds company" ] June 27, 2014

E3 2014: Five things we learned at PlayStation event
["$99 box allows players to extend their PS4 experience to a second TV" ]
Tencent to Take Breather From Buying Spree – Deutsche Bank
["travel, classifieds, autos" ] June 10, 2014

Sega's E3 lineup includes aliens, blue hedgehogs, virtual divas
[hmmm ]
Grading Microsoft's Xbox One E3 Press Event: Better Safe Than Sorry
[halo... ] June 9, 2014

Analyst: Zynga CEO Body Language and Mood Brings Caution
[you tell em were doing good... ]
Nintendo President Not Coming to E3 on Doctor's Advice
[The Ol "Doctor's Note" ehh... ] June 5, 2014

Sony Pictures Buys Film Rights to Book on Snowden
[snowjob... ]
Kinect Isn't Ready For Prime Time, And Microsoft Is Right To Cut It Loose
[bout time... ] May 14, 2014

Gates would support Microsoft spinning off Xbox biz
[Why Not? ]
Nintendo Misses Wii U And 3DS Sales Targets, Posts $229M Loss
["operating income shortfall of $455 million" ] May 7, 2014

Sony slashes profit forecast again, raising pressure on CEO
["10 percent of its initial outlook" ]
Sony Announces Slew of PS4 Indie Games
[margins? ] May 1, 2014

Microsoft Goes Hollywood With 'Xbox Originals' TV Shows
[hmmm... ]
Minecraft finds vein of money, reaches 15 million sold on PC
[wow... ] April 29, 2014

Zynga Founder Mark Pincus Gives Up Operating Duties
[Pinky... ]
World's first video game stadium gets underway
["off the coast of Macau" ] April 25, 2014

“Guitar Hero” founders going after your voice
["offers an app with access to more than 10,000 karaoke songs." ]
Microsoft's new keyboard is meant to be used with Smart TVs
[hmmm.... ] April 16, 2014

Facebook's $2 Billion Purchase Of Oculus Is Just Crazy
["Mark Zuckerberg is nuts." ]
Candy Crush maker King Digital shares sour in market debut
[expected.. ] March 26, 2014

Microsoft's CEO may come out swinging Reuters
[we stack em deep and sell em cheap... ]
Candy Crush Deal Maker Won't Get a 'Penny' From King IPO
[It turned out to be a monster investment: Apax owns about half of King Digital ] March 25, 2014

Project Morpheus: Sony announces its virtual-reality headset for PlayStation 4
[hmmmm.... jury still out on this one.. ]
EA Again Delays ‘Titanfall’ for Xbox 360
[next quarter? ] March 19, 2014

Report: Amazon's console could stream "top-tier" PC games at 30fps
[Steam? ]
GameStop Sinking As Wal-Mart Targets $2 Billion Video Game Trade-In Business
[evry last dime... ] March 18, 2014

Kotick nets $7.85 million bonus
["sales and profits slip" not bonus.... ]
'Candy Crush' maker King Digital aims for $7.6 bil. valuation
["fifth-largest video game company traded in the U.S."???? ] March 12, 2014

Titanfall gives Microsoft and Electronic Arts plenty of sales ammo
[expected to sell 10 million copies worldwide... ]
Tencent Buy Strategic Stake In JD.Com, Focus On Social Media
[complex deal... ] March 10, 2014

Sega cuts profit forecast by 36 per cent
["Slow sales in Pachislot" ]
Is Nintendo Losing Focus?
["the video game industry is one of the few industries established in Japan that spread around the world" ] March 3, 2014

Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg developing movie on Sega/Nintendo wars
["The work focuses particularly on Tom Kalinske"....mmmmk ]
Xbox One gets its first price drop, now £400 in the UK
[£400 ($665) - - robbery.. ] February 24, 2014

PS4 Will Pull Further Ahead Of Xbox One With Japanese Launch
[way ahead... ]
Report: Amazon to launch set-top box in March -- Will it play games?
[limted... ] February 21, 2014

Dan Loeb’s Third Point Drops Out of Sony’s Top 10 Biggest Holders
[no chance of Japan Corp reforms... ]
Sega to split Index Corporation
[hmmmmm ] February 18, 2014

Sony: We Trounced Microsoft’s Console Sales in January
[all boats sinking... ]
Games still present "a compelling investment opportunity" - Wedbush
["will be as big as ever" -_- ] February 14, 2014

Microsoft responds to Xbox One 1080p controversy
[HD? ]
Is it game over for Nintendo?
[innovate...innovate...repeat ] February 13, 2014

Billionaire tech exec is "disturbed" by kids who play games all day
["When I was a kid the sun rose, I was on my bike, and if my parents were lucky I was home before dark." ]
Activision Blizzard Rallies on 4Q Beat, Gaming Strength
[adding “World of Warcraft” subscribers. ] February 7, 2014

Amazon's Game Console Launch More Likely
["Killer Instinct Developer Double Helix Games Bought By Amazon" ]
As losses mount, Sony's Hirai seeks cure for TV business in spinoff
[google? ] February 6, 2014

Will Tax Incentives Make Austin The Video Game Capital Of The World?
[taxes - taxes - taxes ]
GungHo expects $1.2 billion revenue this fiscal year
[That is real money... ] January 28, 2014

Nintendo warns of loss as Wii U sales tank
[release good games, profit! ]
Nintendo thinking about "new business structure," studying smartphone market
[uh - games all platforms... ] January 17, 2014

Tencent Jumps to Record on Investment in Logistics Firm
["to boost its e-commerce business." - one ring to rule them all... ]
Best Buy shares tumble on weak holiday sales, margin forecast
[storefront idea - needs to change. ] January 16, 2014

Nintendo Announces Massive 45% Increase In 3DS Game Sales In 2013
[We own 3... ]
GameStop isn’t dead, despite Sony’s new game service
[still like the store for discovery for kids... ] January 10, 2014

Why Sony's PS4 Is Crushing Microsoft's Xbox One In Sales So Far
[5% of PS3 total sales in two months.... ]
Tencent Invests in China Cab Booking App to Tap Mobile Web Users
["Didi Taxi said in an e-mail that it had 5.2 million" ] January 8, 2014

'Candy Crush' game maker King sours on IPO prospects
["wait until it can prove it's not just a one-hit wonder" ]
Microsoft's Xbox One: 2 Million Sold in 18 Days
[expected... ] December 11, 2013

Activision CEO Kotick Threatened to Quit Over Buyout Role
["if directors didn’t allow him to lead a group that helped buy out most of Vivendi" ]
Microsoft off on report Mulally is staying at Ford
[could get ugly... ] December 5, 2013

Nintendo Seen Missing Target as Sony-Microsoft Dwarf Wii U
[another loss? ]
EA CEO: Google, Apple Are Serious Competition For Xbox One, PS4
[not news... ] December 4, 2013

Take-Two buys back Icahn stake
[stock down 4% ]
Teardown reveals Xbox One costs $90 more than PS4 to make
[$471 ouch... ] November 26, 2013

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