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Take-Two is going to the movies

Films based on properties owned by Take-Two may be on the way. In an interview with the publishing giant’s CEO Strauss Zelnick, the exec said that the firm has licensed some of its IP for film, but isn’t able to announce anything just yet. However, Zelnick pointed out that the …

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Devcom will showcase European development community

The organisers of new games trade show Devcom have said their aim is to show off the status quo” of Europe’s development community. The show has been developed by Aruba Events, Koelnmesse and German games trade body the BIU, with support from former UBM MD and current International Business Media …

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Resident Evil 7 claims second No.1 in Japan

Capcom’s new Resident Evil title is once again No.1 in Japan according to market data from Famitsu. The game saw a 82 per cent decline in sale in its second week on shelves, with 42,165 units shifted. The horror title still charted ahead of Pokmon Sun and Moon, which sold …

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Fire Emblem Heroes made $5m in its first five days

Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima has given some insight into the company’s new mobile business. In an extensive interview with TIME, the exec says that its latest mobile release, Fire Emblem Heroes, has generated $5m in its first week on digital storefronts. If reports from Sensor Tower are to be believed,$2.9m …

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Take-Two net revenue up 15% for fiscal Q3

Take-Two once again saw better than expected results for the quarter ending December 31st. The 2K Games and Rockstar parent firm reports net revenue rising 15 per cent to $476.5m, thanks to GTA V, Grand Theft Auto Online, WWE 2K17, NBA 2K17 and Civilization VI. Meanwhile digital revenue soared 64 …

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Resident Evil 7 holds top spot, Hitman debuts at No.4

Capcom’s Resident Evil 7 is once again No.1 in the UK charts. The title saw a respectable 68 per cent dip in sales in its second week on shelves. GfK says that one more week at the top of the charts will see the title match the series’ longest run …

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PS4 sales up 24% as Resident Evil 7 debuts at No.1 in Japan

Capcom’s new survival horror game has infected the Japanese Top Ten and gone straight to the top. That’s according to market data supplied by Famitsu, which indicates that the PS4 version of Resident Evil 7 went to No.1, selling 231,188 units in its first week on sale. The title charted …

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Going underground: The story of Dinosaur Polo Club’s Mini Metro

Back in 2001, brothers Peter and Robert Curry joined the games industry working at developer Sidhe Interactive. The duo went on to work on titles such as Adidas Football Fever, Rugby League and Gripshift. After a five-year stint, along with fellow programmer Lloyd Weehuizen, they set up an indie studio …

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Ex-Disney and Mattel exec heads up Activision’s new Consumer Products arm

Activision Blizzard has announced the creation of a brand new Consumer Products division, and that it has hired Mattel and Disney vet Tim Kilpin to head it up. In this new role,Kilpin will be tasked with working on new products to expand and deepen audience engagement” with the firm’s brands …

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Take-Two acquires Spanish mobile dev Social Point for $250m

Rockstar and 2K Games parent company Take-Two has made a sizeable investment in its mobile strategy. The firm has acquired Barcelona-based mobile developer Social Point for $250m (197.7m). That amount is comprised of $175m (138.42m)in cash, as well as roughly $75m (59.3m) in shares. Founded in 2008, Social Point has …

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