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Fri, May 22, 2009 | 01:18 BST
Capcom plans to release more than ten mobile titles for iPhone by March 2010.
This bit of information was dropped by the company’s chief financial officer, Kazuhiko Abe, during the Global Tech Summit in Tokyo, according to a report from Reuters.
Earlier this month, Capcom launched its first title for iPhone and iPod Touch with Resident Evil: Degeneration.
More through the link.
Mon, Feb 02, 2009 | 21:24 GMT
Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter’s called MMO players “addicts” in an interview with Reuters.
“I don’t think (online multiplayer games) get impacted at all, because people who play them are addicts,” he said.
“Losing their jobs makes them more likely to play because they have more time to play.”
There are some raw nerves in gaming, Michael, and this one’s inflamed and throbbing. Good luck.
Mon, Sep 29, 2008 | 11:55 BST
Mon, Sep 29, 2008 | 07:37 BST
Crossed wires, we’re thinking. This Reuters article claims that LittleBigPlanet will be available as a digital download on release, as well as hitting stores as a Blu-ray disc.
Not so fast, Dama Loca. Sony’s already confirmed the game will appear exclusively on Blu-ray, as you can see in this Joystiq story. Expect SCEE to do so again today.
Mon, Feb 18, 2008 | 21:40 GMT
According to this, Toshiba is expected to formally announce the demise of the HD-DVD format “within the next few days – not weeks.”
“The company source told Reuters that Toshiba was in the final stages of planning to exit the HD DVD business and that an official decision would be made soon,” said the news agency on Saturday.
Toshiba said this morning that, “We are considering our future business policies and plans, and studying the market response [to recent developments].”
Fri, Feb 08, 2008 | 09:15 GMT
Oh dear. Kojima Productions associate producer Ryan Payton has gone on the record and said that the widely reported quote attributed to him by Reuters journalist Kemp Powers (real name?) last year, which said that Konami needed to shift a million units of MGS4 on day one, isn’t correct.
The original piece said, “Payton said the new ‘Metal Gear Solid’ needs to sell over a million copies on the first day it goes on sale due to its costly production, but that may be a tough mark to hit given sluggish PS3 sales.”
Payton begs to differ. Speaking in this podcast, he said, “That million dollar figure is incorrect. I don’t even know how many figures we’d need to sell to be profitable. More importantly, that’s not something you really talk about in an interview. It’s nothing I’d ever say. It could’ve been something like, ‘You guys need to sell at least a million copies to be profitable, right?’ ‘Well, yeah, that sounds about right.’ Worldwide, obviously, right? I don’t think that’s too controversial, but it blew up. I’ve been trying to contact Kemp Powers over at Reuters to see, I don’t know if he recorded it on tape, but I’d love to hear it. So we can set the record straight.”
We’ve said it once, we’ll say it again. Learn how to say “off the record” very loudly when you’re speaking to mainstream journalists, naive development types. Thanks, Kotaku.
Fri, Feb 08, 2008 | 09:27 GMT
“Media conglomerate Viacom Inc is not in talks to buy video game maker Take-Two Interactive Software Inc, a source familiar with the matter said on Thursday, disputing reports of an offer.”
The piece continued, “Reports on the Web and a video games trade publication Web site said Viacom had offered $1.5 billion for the maker of the popular ‘Grand Theft Auto’ games franchise, citing unnamed sources. Shares of Take-Two rose as much as 12 percent on Thursday on the rumor.”
Viacom has refused to comment on the situation.
“This is very unlikely,” Pacific Crest Securities analyst Evan Wilson said of the speculation. “Video games are a hot space and media companies are interested in participating in the growth, but for Viacom, they are pursuing a completely separate strategy.”
“I don’t think any of those media companies has the appetite to get into a new business,” added super-analyst Michael Pachter.