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Bioshock franchise surpasses 25m units sold

Bioshock Infinite has sold 11m copies and the Bioshock franchise as a whole has sold more than 25m, according to Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick. Speaking at a conference in New York that GameSpot attended, Zelnick explained the 2K Games series has been a crucial piece for the company’s success. "It’s …

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Take-Two emphasises commitment to Red Dead and BioShock franchises

Sequels may take their sweet time in the world of Take-Two, but gamers can certainly expect more from both Red Dead and BioShock in the future. GameSpot reports that Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick told the Cowen and Company conference that it will take its time in revealing a successor to …

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Activision’s Blur IP has returned

New publishing label Marmalade Play has today released an Android racer carrying the Blur name. Blur, lest you forget, was a racer developed by Bizarre Creations and published by Activision on PS3 and Xbox 360 in 2010. Critics were reasonably fond of it, although commercially it was considered a flop. …

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Skylanders revenue hits $1.5bn

A day after Disney hailed the success of Disney Infinity, rival Activision has emphasised the on going dominance of its own toy/games crossover brand. The publisher has announced that the Skylanders IP has to date generated over $1.5bn in global revenue and has been the best selling console and handheld …

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Dead Space 4? EA maintains faith in scary space IP

Dead Space 3 is unlikely to be the last game in the series, EA has suggested. Lower than expected sales of February’s release Dead Space 3 led to claims in March that Dead Space 4 had been cancelled. These claims were not denied by EA directly although one media outlet …

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Every EA franchise to feature free-to-play in future, Moore claims

Publisher Electronic Arts is working on implementing some form of free-to-play into all of its major franchises moving forward, says Peter Moore. Speaking toEngadget, the EA COO said the business model had become part and parcel of its leading IP, and pointed to its use in FIFA and Battlefield. FIFA …

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Id’s Rage franchise will return

2011 release Rage enjoyed mixed success both critically and commercially, but Id co-founder Tim Willits insists the series is set for a return. "I’m proud of what we did, I’m proud of the universe that we built. The franchise is not dead," Willits told Joystiq. "We’re not doing anything immediately …

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GRAN DESIGNS: A close look at the Gran Turismo franchise

Given how long gamers were waiting for Gran Turismo 5, many will have no doubt been suprised to learn that a sixth entry is due on shelves by the end of the year. Sony made the surprise announcement during a special event at the UK’s famous Silverstone Circuit earlier this …

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From nearly skipping Europe to 21m sales – we explore the magic of Animal Crossing

Animal Crossing was the sort of game that should have never worked in the West. In a village filled with humanised animals, a player must set up a home, look after the garden, go fishing, write letters and perform other leisure activities. It’s exactly the sort of game that was …

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FRANCHISE FOCUS: The Witcher 2

RPGS are not cool. The genre conjures images of Dungeons and Dragons, Lord of the Rings and epic adventures that only the most dedicated gamer will ever stand a chance of finishing. And while they have always been successful (on PC World of Warcraft still reigns supreme), they are hardly …

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