6 Is it a problem when games are a second job for the unemployed?

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1 Influx of capital into eSports will force it to grow up

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3 Xbox boss admits internal goal was to sell 200m consoles

2 days ago Phil Spencer says the rough start for Xbox One was partly due to the company's misguided approach to the business at the time


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Yesterday Amazon Game Studios head Patrick Gilmore explains community-driven approach to AAA as company unveils three new titles

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Yesterday Tracking firm sees premium games getting more popular in China, with collectible card games the future of free-to-play

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2 Sony lays off employees at San Diego studio

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4 The Last Guardian delayed again

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1 Rob Pardo announces new developer, Bonfire Studios

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1 No fan left behind

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5 Apple: Mario, Pokemon and iPhone 7

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