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Forbes lets slip the reveal of Sony’s PS4 VR headset

An apparently premature report posted by Forbes indicates that Sony will reveal a Virtual Reality headset for Playstation 4 at GDC today.

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Forbes headlines

  • Microsoft's Xbox brand will be "sold to someone like Sony", failure is "inevitable"

    The analysts are at it again. This time, a US firm predicts Microsoft’s Xbox brand is on a downward spiral.

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  • Forbes lists six games industry stars in 30 under 30

    Half a dozen video game creatives have made Forbes‘s influential 30 under 30 list this year. Our rising stars are Borderlands 2 lead producer Matt Charles and lead writer Anothony Burch; Humble Bundle co-founder John Graham; Quantum Conundrum and Portal creator Kim Swift; Skylanders coder Dan Gerstein; and thatgamecompany concept artist Matt Nava. Thanks, Polygon.

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  • Ballmer tops Forbes' "5 CEOs that truly deserve being fired" list

    Forbes has named Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer as the number one CEO “that truly deserves being fired.” Ballmer beat out other CEOs such as Walmart’s Mike Duke, the head of Sears and Cisco’s John Chambers.

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  • Report: Sony working on new console using AMD tech

    Sony is working on a new, unannounced console that will implement AMD graphics technology, according to a Forbes report.

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  • Steam is hugely profitable, has up to 70% of market: Forbes

    An analyst at IHS Screen Digest has estimated Steam’s 2010 revenue at “high hundreds of millions of dollars,” while Gabe Newell has said the company is “tremendously profitable”.

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  • Forbes applauds Activision Blizzard share performance

    Premiere business magazine Forbes has published a short assessment of Activision Blizzard’s recent financial performance, highlighting top-line growth and greater than expected adjusted earnings increases.

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  • Gabe Newell makes Forbes Magazine's "Names You Need to Know in 2011" list

    Valve bossman Gabe Newell’s moniker has been dubbed by Forbes Magazine as one of the “Names You Need to Know in 2011″, and the reason has everything to do with Steam.

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  • Nintendo is world's sixth most reputable company, says Forbes

    According to Forbes, Nintendo is the sixth most reputable company in the world. Only the likes of Johnson & Johnson with its ultra-trustworthy baby products and Ikea with its really rubbish furniture beat the Kyoto monster. Have you ever been in an Ikea on a Saturday? It’s like Revelations come to pass. Hit the link.

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  • Forbes writer defends Rock Band "shameless knockoff" accusation

    After calling Rock Band a “shameless knockoff” in an article profiling Guitar Hero boss Bobby Kotick, Forbes writer Peter Beller has defended the accusation, saying his assessment was appropriate. “If you define knockoff as ‘a copy or imitation of someone or something popular’ the way Merriam-Webster does, then I think Rock Band fits the bill […]

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  • EA shrugs off Forbes Rock Band plagiarism accusation

    EA’s refused to get involved in a Forbes accusation that Rock Band is a Guitar Hero rip-off. “Unfortunately we can’t comment on this,” a senior spokesperson told us yesterday. Forbes claimed that Rock Band was a “shameless knockoffā€¯ of Guitar Hero in its latest issue, which featured Activision boss Bobby Kotick on the cover. The […]

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  • Forbes: Rock Band is "shameless knockoff" of Guitar Hero

    Say what you mean, Forbes. Don’t hold back. In a spotlight piece on Activision supremo Bobby Kotick, the US mag’s accused EA of ripping off Guitar Hero with Rock Band. “EA… teamed with MTV to sell Rock Band, a shameless knockoff of Guitar Hero that added drums, bass and a microphone to the world of […]

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  • Core gamers being "nudged aside," says Forbes

    According to this Forbes article, the modern games industry is becoming increasingly less tolerant of the “core” gamer. That’s you, probably. “The ongoing paradigm shift in gaming is expanding the industry’s audience, giving the sector steady growth at a time when many others are shrinking,” says author Chris Morris. “But growth doesn’t come without cost. […]

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  • Iwata apologises for lack of "hardcore" Nintendo games at E3

    We skipped this yesterday as we got blinded by ubiquity of the whole Nintendo E3 casual hardcore disaster “thing,” but Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has actually apologised for the company’s E3 press conference in general. “If there is any perception that Nintendo is ignoring the core gamers, it’s a misunderstanding and we really want to […]

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  • Forbes: Europe has biggest potential as games market

    According to Forbes, Europe has the greatest potential for growth as a games market. The business site referred to market research from IDG showing that the European market generated $17.9 billion in revenues in 2007 – less than the $18.8 billion in revenues generated by the US – despite having more than twice the population. […]

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  • San Andreas is biggest game in American history

    According to Forbes, GTA: San Andreas is the biggest selling game in America ever. Crime pays, clearly. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (9.43 million) Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock (8.2 million) Madden NFL 2007 (7.7 million) Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (7.3 million) Madden NFL 2006 (6.65 million) Halo 2 (6.6 million) Madden NFL […]

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  • Apple could kill DS with iPod, says Forbes

    There’s a feature on Forbes speculating that iPod and iPhone – and the software-delivering App Store – could bring trouble to Nintendo’s dominace of the handheld market. “Apple is the first to master a pair of tricks that have made Nintendo’s latest products so compelling – a touch-screen interface and the ability to pick up […]

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