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Apple posts biggest quarterly profit ever for a public company

Apple posts biggest quarterly profit ever for a public company

£11.9bn – that’s how much profit Apple made in its last quarter, representing the highest ever number for a publicly traded company.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 29th 2015 at 10:54AM in News
Nintendo Creators Program wants to recruit YouTubers with new ad sharing offer

Nintendo Creators Program wants to recruit YouTubers with new ad sharing offer

Wii U and 3DS platform holder Nintendo is taking another step toward repairing relations with video creators by launching a new ad revenue sharing video model.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 29th 2015 at 10:10AM in News
Sony removing PS Vita features

Sony removing PS Vita features

Sony will discontinue a few notable PlayStation Vita features in its upcoming series of system software updates.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 29th 2015 at 3:08AM in News
Exploding Kittens sets Kickstarter backer record

Exploding Kittens sets Kickstarter backer record

Exploding Kittens has taken just over a week to become the most backed Kickstarter project in the crowdfunding site's history.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 29th 2015 at 2:53AM in News

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Rovio's games head Laes leaves company - report

Rovio's games head Laes leaves company - report

Angry Birds studio Rovio has reportedly parted ways with its chief of games, Jami Laes.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 29th 2015 at 2:33AM in News
Sony partners up with Spotify for PlayStation Music

Sony partners up with Spotify for PlayStation Music

Sony has joined forces with Spotify for new digital music service PlayStation Music.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 28th 2015 at 4:22PM in News
New Nintendo and Bandai Namco titles depose Yokai Watch 2 and Pokemon in Japan

New Nintendo and Bandai Namco titles depose Yokai Watch 2 and Pokemon in Japan

Three new entries in the Japanese software charts push down previous top dogs Yokai Watch 2: Shinuchi, and Pocket Monster Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 28th 2015 at 1:00PM in News
Dragon Age Inquisition is fastest-selling BioWare game yet, says EA

Dragon Age Inquisition is fastest-selling BioWare game yet, says EA

Electronic Arts told investors last night that its latest Dragon Age game marked the biggest launch for a BioWare game in the company’s history.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 28th 2015 at 11:53AM in News

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Digital sales help EA make $1.1bn during Q3 period

Digital sales help EA make $1.1bn during Q3 period

FIFA Ultimate Team and SimCity BuildIt helped EA generate $1.1bn in GAAP revenue in the quarter ending December 31st 2014.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 28th 2015 at 11:51AM in News
Pokemon, Smash Bros and Mario Kart fire Nintendo back to profit, but 3DS sales slow

Pokemon, Smash Bros and Mario Kart fire Nintendo back to profit, but 3DS sales slow

Nintendo posted a huge increase in profits and raised its earnings forecast, but cheap yen is masking weak sales.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 28th 2015 at 10:43AM in News
International Factfile 2015: Spain

International Factfile 2015: Spain

The Spanish market is one of the largest in Europe.

on Jan 28th 2015 at 10:29AM in News
Deactivated Far Cry 4 keys were bought via EA Origin

Deactivated Far Cry 4 keys were bought via EA Origin

Copies of Far Cry 4 that have been deactivated from gamers’ accounts were originally acquired from EA’s Origin retail platform.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 28th 2015 at 9:49AM in News

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Unreal Engine 4 support comes to Ouya

Unreal Engine 4 support comes to Ouya

Developers utilizing Unreal Engine 4 can now make games specifically for Ouya, the microconsole company has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 27th 2015 at 11:36PM in News
Oculus debuts first in-house film at Sundance

Oculus debuts first in-house film at Sundance

Oculus VR's Story Studio has debuted its first film – an animated short dubbed “Lost” – at the Sundance Film Festival this week.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 27th 2015 at 11:26PM in News
Hyrule Warriors ships 1m units worldwide

Hyrule Warriors ships 1m units worldwide

Hyrule Warriors has shipped a million copies internationally since its launch last year, publisher Koei Tecmo has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 27th 2015 at 11:15PM in News
'The malware threat to online games is growing'

'The malware threat to online games is growing'

Chris Boyd, malware intelligence analyst at Malwarebytes, reveals the latest tactics being adopted by cyber criminals in their attempts to steal from gamers

on Jan 27th 2015 at 3:52PM in News

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'Bad coding leaves developers patching 
up damaged reputations'

'Bad coding leaves developers patching up damaged reputations'

A new Government-funded organisation has been set-up to help developers stamp out bugs and online issues in their games. Tony Dyhouse, director of the Trustworthy Software Initiative, explains

on Jan 27th 2015 at 3:43PM in News
Dragon's Dogma Online announced for PC, PS4 and PS3

Dragon's Dogma Online announced for PC, PS4 and PS3

A free-to-play entry in Capcom’s Dragon’s Dogma series has been unveiled for release in Japan later this year.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jan 27th 2015 at 3:11PM in News
New Year, New Job: Building your CV with experience from around the industry

New Year, New Job: Building your CV with experience from around the industry

Cryss Leonhart, community manager at online game company Aeria Games Europe, tells us the lessons he has learnt moving from journalism to indie development, and eventually, community management. 

on Jan 27th 2015 at 1:00PM in News
Housemarque on making niche downloadable games and the success of Resogun

Housemarque on making niche downloadable games and the success of Resogun

If you’ve heard of Finnish developer Housemarque, it’s likely the result of sci-fi shoot-em-ups Resogun and Super Stardust. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 27th 2015 at 12:54PM in News
Accessories Update: Hori Real Arcade Pro 4 Kai and Turtle Beach XO Seven Pro

Accessories Update: Hori Real Arcade Pro 4 Kai and Turtle Beach XO Seven Pro

This week, we get ready to rumble with a new fight stick for the PS4 and experience Superhuman Hearing with Turtle Beach’s new headset

on Jan 27th 2015 at 12:26PM in News
EA Mobile partners with WWF for fundraising campaign

EA Mobile partners with WWF for fundraising campaign

A range of in-app purchases in EA’s mobile titles will be used to collect for wildlife charity WWF over the next week.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jan 27th 2015 at 12:09PM in News
Japanese mobile firm Mobcast acquires Lumines IP

Japanese mobile firm Mobcast acquires Lumines IP

Japanese smartphone developer Mobcast has purchased the rights to Q Entertainment's Lumines and Meteos puzzle franchises.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 27th 2015 at 12:00PM in News
Who won 2014? Last year's biggest publishers, games and accessories revealed

Who won 2014? Last year's biggest publishers, games and accessories revealed

2014 was the first full year for the New Generation, and you could tell.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 27th 2015 at 10:30AM in News
6.6m Xbox consoles sold during Q4

6.6m Xbox consoles sold during Q4

Microsoft says it shifted 6.6m Xbox consoles during the last quarter of 2014.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 27th 2015 at 9:42AM in News