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Factor 5 sued by former employees

Former staffers are claiming bankruptcy fraud; unpaid wages total over USD 900,000

By Frank Cifaldi

Legendary Status

Tim Schafer on Brutal Legend, humour over violence, Casablanca and It's A Small World

By Frank Cifaldi

Halo: ODST most anticipated game post-E3

God War III and Wii Sports Resort also score highly in latest purchase intent report from Neilsen

By Frank Cifaldi

Majesco reports 60% Q2 revenue increase

Cooking Mama publisher saw increased sales year-on-year, but took a loss on increased marketing spend

By Frank Cifaldi

Game industry to grow 5.8% annually

PricewaterhouseCoopers analysts say videogames will outpace other entertainment in North America

By Frank Cifaldi

Guillemot: Game budgets to hit $60 million next gen

Ubisoft CEO says game budgets will approximately double in the next hardware generation

By Frank Cifaldi

Citigroup: In-game ads to reach $1 billion in 2014

Analyst claims in-game advertising is growing substantially, in terms of revenue and advertiser 'appetite'

By Frank Cifaldi

Stardock adds Ubisoft, Activision games to Impulse

Publisher's Impulse games-on-demand service beefs up catalogue with Call of Duty 4 and Prototype, more to follow

By Frank Cifaldi

Nintendo confirms implementation of 'demo play' tech

This holiday's New Super Mario Bros. Wii will be the first title to implement auto-play tech

By Frank Cifaldi

Next Zelda may require MotionPlus peripheral

Miyamoto confirms in an interview that his 'goal' is to make the tech a requirement

By Frank Cifaldi

Analyst: Modern Warfare 2 to sell over 11 million

Janco Partners' Mike Hickey estimates that shooter sequel will be 'largest videogame release' of 2009

By Frank Cifaldi

Nintendo patent infringement suit dismissed

Case over a parental control patent by Guardian Media Technologies dismissed by LA District Court

By Frank Cifaldi

Microsoft boasts five-month hardware growth

Company claims a 22 per cent five month year-on-year growth in Xbox 360 hardware sales

By Frank Cifaldi

Wii sells 20 million units in US

Nintendo's home console crosses the 20 million milestone in its 31st month on the market

By Frank Cifaldi

NPD: UFC 2009 leads slow May software sales

THQ's first Ultimate Fighting Championship game sells over one million combined units in debut month

By Frank Cifaldi

NPD: DS leads struggling May hardware sales

Tough comps are to blame for a 30 per cent decline in hardware sales year-on-year

By Frank Cifaldi

EA confirms new Battlefield, Need for Speed

Burnout developer Criterion developing new Need for Speed Title, DICE working on Battlefield 3

By Frank Cifaldi

GameGround secures $4.1 million in funding

Israeli game company adds funding, has not yet announced a product

By Frank Cifaldi

GungHo licenses BigWorld for Grandia Online

Developer GameArts to reintroduce classic RPG franchise in MMO form on BigWorld tech

By Frank Cifaldi

Dungeons and Dragons Online to switch to free-to-play

Turbine announces that an upgrade this summer will change the subscription-based MMO to a microtransaction model

By Frank Cifaldi

The Sims 3 sells 1.4 million units in first week

Title sets EA PC launch record, despite heavy piracy two weeks prior to debut

By Frank Cifaldi

Blue Fang names Alex Chouls creative director

Former technical art director's first game in the new role will be the just-announced World of Zoo

By Frank Cifaldi

NFL retiree suit settled for $26.25 million

Players Association agrees to pay group of former US football players in an out-of-court settlement

By Frank Cifaldi

Analysts predict drop in May software sales

EEDAR and Wedbush Morgan anticipate a 15-17 per cent decline year-on-year

By Frank Cifaldi

New iPhone announced, 3.0 upgrade dated

iPhone 3GS released in the US June 19; 3.0 iPhone software available June 17

By Frank Cifaldi

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