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Preview: GameHorizon 2014

5 days ago From NaturalMotion to tax breaks to Innovation Awards, GameHorizon is ready for another triumphant year

1 CCP cancels World Of Darkness

2 days ago 56 jobs at Atlanta studio cut

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16 PS Vita doesn't deserve bad reputation - Drinkbox

2 days ago Guacamelee studio's Chris McQuinn on why Sony's handheld gets short shrift, fear of mobile market, and the importance of staying small

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The game that saved a life

An hour ago The real life drama behind High School Story's cyberbullying storyline

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1 Elevator Pitch: A Game to Make You More Creative

Yesterday Will Luton's card game for developers who need fresh ideas

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Dungeon Defenders studio names Darrell Rodriguez CEO

2 days ago Trendy Entertainment will look to the former LucasArts president to lead the company

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Unity acquires Playnomics - report

An hour ago The middleware firm has purchased the predictive analytics company for an undisclosed sum

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App Store garbage isn't the problem - Canabalt designer

An hour ago Adam Saltsman says discoverability issues driven more by quality of competition than quantity, laments ingrained industry prejudice

SuperAwesome and Bin Weevils sign exclusive ads deal

An hour ago "This is a landmark deal for the kids industry"

Second Stand Up for GamesAid raises 9000

2 hours ago UK charity event packs out London's Comedy Store

1 Sony sells all Square Enix stock

4 hours ago Sony Computer Entertainment to record an expected gain of $48 million due to sale

5 Free-to-play dominates Steam

6 hours ago Valve's free-to-play titles are the most played games on the service by a wide margin

Xbox One expected to sell 100k in China - report

8 hours ago Launch set for July, details of Microsoft's joint venture with BesTV emerge

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2 Halo composer fired "without cause"

8 hours ago Martin O'Donnell let go, but Bungie says the termination is friendly

GungHo has four games earning $1 million a month

8 hours ago CEO Kazuki Morishita expresses need for more innovative and profitable titles

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Fable lead designer departs Lionhead

9 hours ago Ted Timmins had recently been appointed Fable's franchise manager

Transgaming gets into publishing

20 hours ago Mac technology house now handling all aspects of bringing successful PC titles to Apple platform

Education

7 "Games making should appeal to children as much as games playing"

Yesterday Ian Livingstone on how to make sure education is serving the industry and getting away from "academic snobbery"

1 CCP drops into red, losing $21m in FY 2013

Yesterday R&D expense spike thought to be written-off costs of World of Darkness

1 85,000 Oculus Rift dev kits sold

Yesterday Latest model has sold 25,000 since March

1 EverQuest veteran's MMO encounters trouble

Yesterday Development of Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen halted after funding runs dry

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Crytek hires Mail.ru exec

Yesterday Ilya Mamontov joins German developer as director of games operation

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Square Enix shuts down India studio - Report

2 days ago Plug pulled on mobile game development operation a year after group's formation

3 Nintendo cuts price on 3DS best-sellers

2 days ago Five first-party hits including Mario Kart 7 and Super Mario 3D Land will drop to $30 next week

Future Publishing launches Kotaku UK

2 days ago Leon Hurley joins the team as news editor

2 Titanfall beats Hobbit on UK chart

2 days ago 360 release pushes EA's mechs back to top spot

GaymerX 2014 will be the last

2 days ago Organisers blame high costs, but could hold smaller events in the future

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Devil Inside writer joins Visceral's Star Wars project

2 days ago Todd Stashwick joins Amy Hennig at EA studio

1 Capcom investing $80m in new facilities

2 days ago Two R&D buildings will help push headcount to 2,500 internal devs by March 2022

Wargaming: Free-to-play on Oculus Rift needs 10m users

5 days ago CEO Victor Kislyi says that once Oculus hits the right numbers, he'll be there

EA sees eSports opportunities in its franchises

5 days ago New CEO Andrew Wilson says company is looking beyond the obvious

1 SOE Player Studio user earns $100,000

5 days ago Sony Online Entertainment's player-generated content initiative yields impressive results

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14 Microconsoles: Back for Round Two

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Education

11 Spector aims to build "Navy SEALs of game development training"

6 days ago Industry veteran hoping to fill a critical void in the games business; he wants to cultivate the next round of leaders

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2 Zynga appoints Best Buy exec to CFO

6 days ago David Lee will be replacing Mark Vranesh as chief financial officer and chief accounting officer

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4 Community is a double-edged sword

6 days ago Kerbal Space Program's director of PR on the power of fans, and why building community goes a lot further than forums

1 Infamous: Second Son tops 1 million sold

6 days ago PlayStation 4-exclusive action game fastest-selling entry in series history

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8 Game publishing should be driven by fun, not sales - Grey Box

6 days ago New publisher Grey Box and developer Petroglyph share their thoughts on business getting in the way of games creation

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2 Kickfailer: How one studio is asking fans for help

6 days ago "The idea was to shout about our desperate situation and try to get some support from the community"

GTA V wins big at the European Game Awards

6 days ago Rockstar North honoured alongside Ubisoft and Goodgame Studios

2 World of Tanks leads the way in average revenue per user

6 days ago SuperData report puts Wargaming's ARPU at $4.51

GTA Online attracts 70 per cent of connected GTA V players

6 days ago Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick says post-launch performance is a series first

Sony and Bossa sponsor Stand Up for GamesAid

6 days ago "It is a rallying point for the industry and brings people together to contribute to important and deserving charities"

14 Double Fine warns indies against deep discounting

6 days ago COO Justin Bailey argues for premium pricing to avoid the same fate as casual games

1 Minecraft: Pocket Edition up to 21m sales

6 days ago Mojang developer Jens Bergensten shares new figures

Quiet week on Japanese charts

6 days ago Mario Party moves up to #1, sales down

16 Traditional games are the real bait-and-switch - Cousins

7 days ago Scattered Entertainment GM says critics of free-to-play ethics driven by fear and snobbery

Kabam expands with new Berlin office

7 days ago Free-to-play company says that the office reinforces its commitment to the European market

16 Only 2.2% of free-to-play users ever pay - Report

7 days ago Swrve research finds 46% of all revenue comes from .22% of player base, two-thirds of people stop playing after one day

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Sega cuts staff at London office

7 days ago Restructuring to consolidate aspects of Sonic, mobile business in US results in "limited number of redundancies"

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TabTale: "We don't believe in virtual currency for kids"

7 days ago CEO Sagi Schliesser on finding success in the complicated business of making games for children

4 Telltale named gaming's most innovative company

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