Category Archives: Trade
Mon, Sep 30, 2013 | 07:25 BST
Screen Australia has announced the 21 games which have won production funding for their development teams, with a grand total of $2.6 million awarded.
Fri, Sep 27, 2013 | 03:42 BST
GameStop executive vice president Mike Hogan is excited by the wave of fresh IP coming with new consoles, as he believes it shows the industry is on track.
Wed, Sep 25, 2013 | 23:22 BST
Jenova Chen, the man behind Flower and Journey developer thatgamecompany, wants to combat a trend of giving up and games as players grow older.
Tue, Sep 24, 2013 | 23:09 BST
Long-serving Bungie writer Joe Staten has parted ways with the developer.
Tue, Sep 24, 2013 | 06:31 BST
Thu, Sep 19, 2013 | 10:21 BST
The state of Rhode Island is set to auction the Kingdoms of Amalur IP via a website that’ll be offering its 38 Studios’ general assets.
Thu, Sep 19, 2013 | 04:47 BST
The Delaware Chancery Court has issued an injunction preventing Activision Blizzard and Vivendi from closing a deal that would see the twin publisher go independent of its French overlord.
Thu, Sep 19, 2013 | 20:16 BST
Sega Sammy Holdings has acquired Index Corporation, the parent company of Shin Megami Tensei developer Atlus. It is now called Sega Dream Corporation, and Atlus has release comment on the matter,
Wed, Sep 18, 2013 | 00:54 BST
Wed, Sep 18, 2013 | 13:33 BST
EA’s Board of Directors has announced Andrew Wilson as its new CEO, filling the vacancy left by John Riccitiello.
Tue, Sep 17, 2013 | 21:28 BST
Nexon has announced its subsidiary Neople has entered into an agreement to acquire all outstanding shares of Korean PC game studio Thingsoft, developers of FIFA Online 1 & 2. The team is currently developing several news titles as well as the cel-shaded Anime themed MMO, Project NT which is expected to launch in 2014. Thingsoft is led by Sangwon Chung, who serves as CEO and executive producer, who was previously the SVP of game development at Neowiz Games.
Fri, Sep 13, 2013 | 14:06 BST
NPD released its August figures for the US overnight reporting a rise in software sales of 21% and a 40% year-over-year decline in hardware sales.
Thu, Sep 12, 2013 | 13:55 BST
Activision Blizzard is being sued by a shareholder in order to stop the company and the investment group headed by CEO Bobby Kotick and Brian Kelly from buying back stock in the firm
Fri, Sep 06, 2013 | 15:19 BST
Madden 25′s year-over-year decline in sales reflect a “softness” during a console transition year, according to an industry note from Robert W. Baird & Co. analyst Colin Sebastian.
Fri, Sep 06, 2013 | 01:16 BST
GameInformer PC editor Adam Biessener has announced his defection; after ten years with the GameStop-owned publication, he’s jumping ship for Fallen Enchantress developer Stardock, which sounds like a match made in heaven for the strategy fan. All the best in your new position, Adam; please send us lots of leaks. Biessener is one of a handful of games media figures who have made the transition to an insider role including Borderlands 2 writer Anthony Burch, formerly of Destructoid.
Wed, Sep 04, 2013 | 23:44 BST
Kojima Productions’ Jordan Amaro has said the Japanese games industry has not “gotten worse”, as Mega Man and Mighty No. 9 creator Keiji Inafune claimed this week, and suggested detractors might do better to stop ‘complaining to journalists’ and get to work making it better.
Tue, Sep 03, 2013 | 12:02 BST
Microsoft has dropped $7.2 billion to buy out Nokia’s smartphone business.
Fri, Aug 30, 2013 | 21:17 BST
Majesco Entertainment has been given a 180 day grace period to bring its share price up in order to avoid being delisted by Nasdaq. The grace period ends on February 24, 2014, so hopefully the firm can raise its share price to at least $1 for 10 days in order to remain listed. The firm was threatened with delisting in March, after its stock dropped below the $1 minimum on January 14. The original deadline was set on August 28, and was the third time Majesco was faced with a possible delisting. Thanks, GI International.
Fri, Aug 30, 2013 | 05:07 BST
Thu, Aug 29, 2013 | 16:20 BST
EverQuest, Planetside 2 and DC Universe Online publisher Sony Online Entertainment has confirmed a round of lay-offs, although the number of affected employees has been kept under wraps.