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Flappy Bird creator pulled game over addiction concerns

Dong Nguyen has spoken publicly for the first time since the high profile removal of his hit title Flappy Bird from the world’s app stores. And it transpires that the decision was caused simply by the Vietnamese developer’s concerns about the amount of time people were spending playing the simplistic …

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Microsoft dismisses Xbox One OS concerns

Rumours doing the rounds about development difficulties with the Xbox One’s operating system are untrue, according to Microsoft. As well as a rush of whispers and gossip regarding alleged resolution disparities between third party titles on PS4 and Xbox One, there has been a developing narrative claiming that bugs in …

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Bethesda’s Hines admits to "concern" about pre-owned

Will the next-generation of consoles kill pre-owned? Only time will tell. And interestingly in the interim talk of pre-owned’s place in the market has lessened. But speaking to Destructoid Bethesda vice president Pete Hines has admitted that the pre-owned market continues to be a worry. Absolutely it’s a concern," Hines …

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Ouya team responds to early hardware criticisms

Problems with Ouya units sent out to early backers will be eased come the official launch in June, the company has insisted. A review of one of the first available Ouya units on The Verge was full of criticism, highlighting hardware quality issues, the UI, the game installation process, the …

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Maxis finally responds to SimCity AI concerns, admits there is a problem

After a frustrating silence, SimCity developer Maxis has finally conceded that there are AI issues troubling its game. Now that the server woes that blighted the game’s launch are seemingly over with, attention has turned to a number of AI oddities that are dampening many player’s enjoyment of the game. …

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Concerns about HMV escalate as investment group Apollo linked to takeover

HMV’s admission last week that it may well breach its bank lender covenant has led to a weekend of fervent speculation in the media. Retail Week reports that Apollo Global Management last week acquired ten per cent from Allied Irish Banks, sparking rumours that it is lining up an acquisition. …

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Worrying signs from THQ as it scraps guidance, shuns investor Q&A

THQ may have reported better than expected sales for its last quarter, but the signs are anything but positive for the troubled publisher. Sales for the quarter ending September 30th reached $91.8m, beating expectations. But that’s where the good news ends. Darksiders II sales stand at 1.4m copies, far below …

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Notch is concerned by Steam’s PC dominance

Have you ever noticed that Minecraft isn’t on Steam? Well, it isn’t. Which is odd as Steam is the biggest digital PC distributor and Minecraft is one of the PC’s biggest success stories. The reason, it transpires, is that the game’s creator Markus ‘Notch’ Persson remains concerned about Steam’s grip …

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EA aware of fans’ Dead Space 3 concerns

We definitely do not want to piss off our fans by taking [Dead Space 3] too far from horror." That’s according to EA Labels president Frank Gibeau, who has admitted to CVG that the publisher is aware of the less-than-ideal reception its E3 Dead Space 3 trailer received from the …

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EA hopes MOH beta quiets concerns

Publisher EA has confirmed a release date for the open PC beta of Medal of Honor – and added that it hopes the release will help calm some of the concern that has dogged the game to date. The new beta will go live on October 4th ahead of its …

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