Tag Archives: yahoo!
Mon, Feb 18, 2013 | 22:29 GMT
Mobile publisher Gree and Yahoo Japan have teamed up to open a new developer of social and mobile games, GxYz Inc. GamesIndustry reports the two companies began laying the foundation for the new developer in November 2012, and have fronted ¥200 million ($2.1 million) in capital. Gree holds 51% of shares in the new company, while Yahoo holds the remaining 49%. The board of directors is composed of two members of each company, and Gree’s Tomoyuki Isaka will act as CEO. Social network provider Gree is a major force in mobile gaming in Japan and is expanding operations in the west. It’s responsible for Metal Gear Solid: Social Ops.
Fri, May 21, 2010 | 10:22 BST
Mind that mindblowing announcement Square Enix and Yahoo! had for today that would “change Japanese history”? Yeah, about that…
Tue, Dec 08, 2009 | 09:47 GMT
This is brilliant. An article on Yahoo! Finance about Christmas gifts has claimed that PS3′s pads must be replaced after running out of charge.
“It’s all fun and games until the battery dies,” said author Anne Kadet. “Unlike its competitors, which use replaceable AA batteries, the PS3′s remote control is glued shut. When the battery goes, Sony customers have to blow $55 on a new controller.”
You’re right, Anne. That really is a glaring design fault.
The frantic hole-digging continues: “Sony says there’s an ‘environmental benefit’ since gamers don’t have to toss their batteries on a regular basis, but Isidor Buchmann, president of battery-equipment maker Cadex Electronics, says captive batteries are becoming common because it’s cheaper for companies to eliminate the battery housing and hatch.”
Spectacular. Merry Christmas. Thanks, mart.
Mon, Mar 23, 2009 | 09:03 GMT
According to this All Things D story, former Yahoo COO Dan Rosensweig has now been placed as CEO and president of the entire Guitar Hero franchise.
Rosensweig previously worked at CNET and Ziff-Davis before Yahoo.
There’s no confirmation of this at the moment, but there’s plenty of background through the link.
Sun, Sep 21, 2008 | 10:21 BST
David Marcus, of Yahoo! gaming video magazine Playback, has said that after going from first to last place in just two console cycles, “Sony is in serious trouble this generation.”
Playback’s latest instalment is supposed to be a handy guide to buying a console this Christmas, and reckons that Blu-ray no longer justifies PS3′s high price tag as cheaper players are now entering the market.
On the other hand, Wii demand is going to stretch stocks again this Christmas, says the programme, and apparently “there’s never been a better time to buy Microsoft’s concave console,” after 360′s latest round of price cuts.
Full thing after the break.
By Mike Bowden
Thu, Jan 31, 2008 | 20:39 GMT
Those Americans given to voting are going to have to pick candidates for presidential elections very soon, and should obviously eschew fly-by-night issues like defence and welfare and concentrate on the heart of the matter when picking the right people to rule the world: where do they stand on gaming?
Luckily, this guide from Yahoo! should put you on the right path. We’d just vote for Clinton, to be honest, because she always looks as though she’s on ecstacy in photographs. As good a reason as any.