Category Archives: Trade
Tue, Nov 26, 2013 | 22:06 GMT
Curt Schilling, former head of 38 Stuios, believes that the company which purchases the Kingdoms of Amalur IP in the upcoming auction, will have a “billion dollar” franchise on its hands.
Tue, Nov 26, 2013 | 14:40 GMT
Take-Two has repurchased 12.02 million shares in its company back from Icahn Group. The firm dished out $203.5 million to repurchase the stock. “This share repurchase reflects our confidence in the Company’s outlook for record results in fiscal 2014 and continued Non-GAAP profitability every year for the foreseeable future,” said CEO Strauss Zelnick. A reason for the sale of the shares was not provided, and Icahn’s Brett Icahn, Jim Nelson, and SungHwan Cho have resigned from the Take-Two board.
Sun, Nov 24, 2013 | 22:32 GMT
The upcoming auction of assets belonging to shuttered developer 38 Studios, including the Kingdoms of Amalur IP and unfinished MMO Copernicus, has attracted expressions of interest from several games companies, according to auction organisers.
Sat, Nov 23, 2013 | 19:50 GMT
Thu, Nov 21, 2013 | 21:35 GMT
DFC Intelligence, which provides worldwide market forecasts for the videogame industry, has lowered its Wii U lifetime global sales forecast to 25 million.
Thu, Nov 21, 2013 | 16:50 GMT
GameStop has posted its Q3 2013 financial results and the firm reported an 18.8% increase in revenue of $2.11 billion compared to $1.77 billion year-over year. Earnings were up 45.3% to $68.6 million.
Fri, Nov 15, 2013 | 13:48 GMT
Nintendo has purchased 612,200 shares in Japanese firm Dwango Co. which owns the video content platform Nico Nico Douga – or Japan’s answer to Twitch if you will.
Fri, Nov 15, 2013 | 05:58 GMT
The NPD’s October report of US new game sales showed overall growth for the third month in a row, thanks to strong performances from Grand Theft Auto 5 and Pokémon X & Y.
Wed, Nov 13, 2013 | 23:56 GMT
The indie revolution is already over and done, according to Shahid Ahmad, best know as the man who gets excellent indie games onto PlayStation platforms – especially the Vita.
Tue, Nov 12, 2013 | 22:33 GMT
DICE isn’t battling Call of Duty to get bums on seats in front of Battlefield 4 – it’s fighting everything that chews into your gaming time.
Tue, Nov 12, 2013 | 18:01 GMT
Ubisoft has published first half 2013-14 earnings, noting a 5% year-over-year increase to €293 million, and a Q2 sales increase of 46.6% to €217 million compared to €148 million year-over -year. Rayman Legends will also be released on next-gen systems in February, Ubisoft has announced.
Mon, Nov 11, 2013 | 23:45 GMT
Disney Interactive co-president John Pleasants has tendered his resignation, citing the untenability of twin leadership.
Mon, Nov 11, 2013 | 02:53 GMT
Kingdoms of Amalur is still in limbo, with the remaining and most expensive of the shuttered 38 Studios’ assets to be auctioned next month.
Thu, Nov 07, 2013 | 09:31 GMT
Activision has reported Q3 2013 revenues of $691 million, down 18% compared with $841 million during Q3 2012. Net revenues from digital channels were $409 million and represented a third-quarter record, making up 59% of the company’s total net revenues.
Wed, Nov 06, 2013 | 18:56 GMT
Call of Duty: Ghosts has sold-in $1 billion at retail stores worldwide since its release yesterday, Activision has announced.
Wed, Oct 30, 2013 | 00:46 GMT
Nexon chief financial officer Owen Mahoney says the international publisher isn’t interested in consoles, because in a few years they’ll be largely irrelevant.
Wed, Oct 30, 2013 | 00:24 GMT
Mobile “whales” – those who spend big on microtransactions in free-to-play games – are important to developers in more than one way, according to a new report from research firm EEDAR.
Fri, Oct 25, 2013 | 15:46 BST
Xbox One and PS4 shipments in Q4 2013 are expected to hit between 2.5 to 3 million each, according to analysis by Robert W. Baird & Co.’s Colin Sebastian.
Thu, Oct 24, 2013 | 22:30 BST
Former Jawfish creative director Tadhg Kelly has joined the team behind Android-based microconsole Ouya, bringing his free-to-play experience to bear.
Wed, Oct 23, 2013 | 04:19 BST
The Canadian games industry is the third largest in the world, adding a significant amount to the nation’s GDP.