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Nexon makes quality pledge after poor Q1

Nexon has promised shareholders to renew its focus on quality this week as itsfirst quarter resultsshow revenue and profit growth have slowed. The Korean-based F2P publisher earned 47.5bn in revenue, up seven per cent year-on-year, but down three per cent on a constant currency basis in the three months to …

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Marvel makes new quality pledge for video games output

Fewer games that are better and are only released when they’re ready – that’s the message coming from Marvel. Titles from recent partners such as Activision and Sega on consoles, as well as digital releases from Gameloft and Gazillion, have typically not fared well with critics. But with Marvel increasingly …

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Konami says Phantom Pain may not arrive until 2016, it cannot bridge PES quality divide

Konami’s gaming arm has reported a 62 per cent decline in operating income to 70.6bn (427m) for the nine months ending December 31st. Sales for the period fell 11 per cent to 6bn (36m). Analyst David Gibson reported on Twitter that Konami acknowledged concerns about the length of Metal Gear …

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EA’s next-gen launch games "were better quality" than on PS3/Xbox 360

The simplified architecture of PS4 and Xbox One allowed EA to reach a higher quality benchmark with its launch titles than it managed last time out. That’s according to EA CEO Andrew Wilson who made the statement at the Credit Suisse 2013 Annual Technology Conference, Videogamer reports. "One of the …

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JJ Abrams "emotionally hurt" by quality of last Star Trek game

Hollywood director JJ Abrams believes that the poor quality of April’s Star Trek video game was detrimental to the success of movie Star Trek Into Darkness. The game has a Metacritic average of just 42 per cent on Xbox 360, receiving harsh criticism from reviewers. The last game, which was …

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Sony: ‘Killzone Mercenary will fill quality-FPS void’

Killzone Mercenary will deliver the console-grade FPS experience currently missing from handhelds, says Sony. The platform holder believes the latest entry in its Killzone franchise is capable of mimicking the console shooter experience and offering it on Vita. Killzone Mercenary will deliver an truly uncompromised, home console-grade experience on a …

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Reduced demand for console Q&A

Game quality assurance firms have felt a sizable decrease in their console projects, which has put pressure on some companies to seek new business from other parts of the entertainment sector. Parallel to this reduction in console projects, there has been an increase in tablet and mobile games, which is …

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EA admits that Medal of Honor: Warfighter was not good enough, but series will be back

Medal of Honor may have been taken out of rotation”, but expect to see more of the series in the future. Last month EA confirmed that the series has been shelved with the intention being to make Battlefield a Call of Duty-rivalling annual series. Yet despite claiming in October that …

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Microsoft emphasises new IP quality, not quantity

With its 2012 release state still mostly under wraps, Microsoft has said that it is focusing on the quality of possible new IPs as opposed to the quantity. "I do think that it’s [about] quality and impact, not number of releases in a year," corporate VP of Microsoft Game Studios …

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