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December 2013 Archive

    1. Back to the Future
    1. Self-Analysis: Rewriting The Future
    1. Game On: The Winners of 2013
    1. Game Over: The Losers of 2013
    1. Holiday Features Schedule
    2. FIFA 14 is UK Xmas number one
    1. Red 5 ousts Mark Kern - Report
    2. "No one cares about greater visual fidelity anymore" - Oculus' David De Martini
    3. Reviews matter most early in console cycle - EEDAR
    4. Nordic bringing back MX vs. ATV
    5. Japanese publisher CyberFront dissolved
    6. Russian MMO publisher to axe 50 jobs
    7. Crowded Out: 2013 was the year the masses ruled
    1. Perfect World launches console division
    2. Power to The People
    3. 2013 in Quotes: "Buy crap and you will get more crap"
    4. Stock Ticker: 2013 in Review
    5. Vlambeer: ID@Xbox parity clause "problematic for the indie scene"
    6. Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning shuts down
    7. Zynga founder asks President to pardon Snowden
    1. Hope Springs Eternal: Can Mobile Offer a Console Experience?
    2. Nintendo targeting Wii U marketing to kids, families
    3. Investor sues EA over Battlefield 4 bugs
    4. Happy Trails
    5. Robotron: 2084 dev honoured with AIAS Pioneer Award
    6. DayZ scores $5.1m worth of sales in 24 hours
    7. Smithsonian American Art Museum acquires Flower and Halo 2600
    8. Future PAX events to include Diversity Lounges
    9. Samsung reveals GamePad and Mobile Console app
    1. YouTube stands by Content ID system
    2. Microsoft to name new CEO in early 2014
    3. Apple names Ridiculous Fishing iPhone Game of the Year
    4. Kickstarter games top $200 million pledged
    5. Crytek's Button-Brown joins London start-up
    6. Persons of the Year: The Class of 2013 pt. 2
    7. First ID@Xbox games in Q1 2014
    8. Endemol invests $13m in social casino start-up
    1. Call of Duty: Ghosts showing sharp decline - Analyst
    2. Gamers target of 34,000 hack attacks a day
    3. Defining 2013 in Games
    4. Gamer Network sees 112% YoY traffic rise
    5. Carmack spearheading Oculus on mobile
    6. Third week at #1 for Call Of Duty: Ghosts
    7. No takers for Project Copernicus, Kingdoms of Amalur rights
    8. Valve releases SteamOS
    9. Xbox original TV content to start by Q2 2014
    10. Persons of the Year: The Class of 2013
    1. Rainbow Six Patriots scrapped and restarted
    2. PS4 launches in 16 new markets
    3. Sex scandal played role in Al Lowe leaving Replay
    4. Ueda: I feel terribly sorry I have kept my audience waiting
    5. GamesAid Christmas single released next week
    6. Turn 10: Forza 5 micro-transactions were our idea
    7. Capcom shuts down Ghosts 'N Goblins: Demon World Kickstarter
    8. ARM acquires game lighting specialist Geomerics
    9. Oculus VR nets $75m in funding
    10. Let's Not Play - The Copyright Battle Turns Ugly
    11. Nintendo 3DS surpasses 10 million sold in NA
    1. New consoles can't save software from 24% decline, but industry sales rise
    2. PS4 tops all consoles in the US for November
    3. Xbox One, PS4 drive DLC sales up 41% in November
    4. Terminal Reality reportedly closed
    5. Blockbuster's remaining UK stores to close
    6. GameHorizon 2014: First speakers announced, early bird tickets go on sale
    7. Nival raises $6 million for global expansion
    8. Yodo1 raises $11 million in series B round
    9. The Settlers creator honoured in Germany
    10. Leisure Suit Larry creator leaves Replay Games
    1. CCP cuts 15 jobs from World of Darkness team
    2. Kontagent, PlayHaven to merge
    3. Take-Two: We don't invest in headlines
    4. "Fast follow" no longer works in mobile
    5. Getting Emotional: Developing Sports Games for Next-Gen
    6. Xbox One tops 2 million sold
    7. Gran Turismo 6 sells 200k in first week in Japan
    8. YouTubers hit with wave of copyright claims
    9. Storm8 makes move into publishing
    10. nWay raises $5 million in funding
    11. Miniclip hits 250 million mobile downloads
    12. John Carmack laments next-gen push
    13. PS4 is the "leading system of this generation" - DFC
    1. What lessons can be learned from LucasArts?
    2. PS4 hosted 10 per cent of all Twitch streams in the last month
    3. Kabam: Adding the prestige to free-to-play
    4. becomes Dovetail Games
    5. Twitch users give $90,000 to Typhoon Haiyan Relief
    6. EA scores 100 per cent for workplace equality
    7. Harmonix lays off a "small number" of employees
    1. Fez sells over a million units
    2. Ubisoft expects shorter console transition
    3. King delays IPO amid one-hit wonder concerns
    4. Assassin's Creed IV, Battlefield 4 retail sales disappoint - Pachter
    5. Snowden papers allege NSA/GCHQ embedded in WoW, XBL
    6. Konami requests Skullgirls delisting
    7. Call Of Duty stays top of UK charts
    8. Tomb Raider creative director joins 343 Industries
    9. Riot reverses decision on pro-LoL players streaming
    10. Penny Arcade discontinues Report and TV
    11. Bungie sets Destiny release for September 2014
    12. Telltale confirms Game of Thrones project
    1. Sports Games: Tackling a Catch-22
    2. New editor for PC Gamer magazine
    3. Gran Turismo 6 struggles to find the line between quantity and quality
    4. Tecmo Koei implementing limits to microtransactions for the young
    5. Kabam to pay $18m for stadium naming rights
    6. Wipeout devs form Firesprite
    7. Nintendo in the Firing Line
    1. Bravely Default character designer leaves Square Enix
    2. Sony's House: PS4 could "significantly exceed" PS3 sales
    3. Sony asks users to reset passwords
    4. Microsoft Victoria studio closed
    5. Pachter: "I don't know why Iwata is still employed"
    6. Atari gets court approval for plan to exit bankruptcy
    7. Stardock sets up talent sharing company
    8. records 3.1m uniques in November
    9. Devs must be careful with "massaged" metrics
    10. Riot bans pro LoL players from streaming competitor's games
    11. Reggie: What fans want and say doesn't affect what we do
    12. Insomniac shutters Outernauts on Facebook
    1. EA puts Battlefield 4 expansions on hold
    2. Vita TV sales in Japan won't change Western rollout
    3. Mobile Controllers: Game On or Dead On Arrival?
    4. Wii U continues to improve in Japan
    5. Bigpoint founder joins Flaregames board
    6. From Japan to Finland: Indies flock to Xbox One
    7. Gaijin Entertainment: "We're not the greedy bastards here"
    8. Runescape players donate $90,000 to charity
    9. Valve joins The Linux Foundation
    10. ISM opens new office in Shanghai
    11. Playnery raises lifetime investment to more than $6 million
    12. GTA V takes gold in Sony Japan awards
    13. Mail.Ru Group launch Games@Mail.Ru publishing platform
    1. Console dominance of living room to be challenged - EA CEO
    2. PS4, Xbox One to surpass current gen within 5 years - Zelnick
    3. Fun Is Not A Metric
    4. Dragon's Crown ships 800,000
    5. Sony expected to ship 1M PS4s per month
    6. Giving Away Your Game is Hard
    7. Shaking up a franchise? Take nothing away, says Splinter Cell dev
    8. Give8-Bit YouTube channel launched to highlight industry's charity
    9. Global PS4 sales hit "record-setting" 2.1 million, says Sony
    10. Microsoft's Threshold brings operating systems together
    1. Epic: "We've yet to see the real value of the second screen"
    2. Sony looking for new board members
    3. Xbox One beats PS4 sales at Walmart, Target - Report
    4. Todd Papy lands at Crytek for new project
    5. EGX Rezzed 2014 opens Leftfield Collection submissions
    6. Amazon game discounting creeps up year-on-year during Black Friday
    7. Support SpecialEffect with latest Humble Bundle
    8. Steam hits 7 million concurrent users
    9. Update: PS4 sells nearly 250k over 48 hours in UK
    10. Update: FishLabs buyer is Koch Media
    11. Could GTA Online work as a F2P title?