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Yoshida baffled by gamers who shun indie titles

PS4 is still riding the crest of its strong launch wave but there is one criticism the machine has regularly faced it’s concerning the lack of triple-A releases for the machine thus far. With The Order: 1886, Bloodborne and Uncharted 4 not due until next year, the already delayed DriveClub …

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Over 50 Unity games are on the way to Wii U, Nintendo claims

Nintendo has attempted to assert that while mainstream publishers may be shunning Wii U, the indie community is not. Speaking toSiliconeraat GDC, Nintendo of America’s senior manager of marketing Damon Baker said the console firm was showing off nine games during the week, but that there were another 17 in …

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Skylanders figure releases to become more evenly distributed

Activision is to reduce the annualised focus of the Skylanders brand. The revised strategy will apply to the remaining figures in its Swap Force range, Activision’s Glenn Oliver has told Polygon, which will be released in small groups every few months or so”. There will also be more re-releases of …

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Take-Two: We don’t need to release GTA yearly

Publishing giant Take-Two has told MCV it has no plans to increase the number of Grand Theft Auto games it releases. The firm launched GTA V last year, which instantly became the fastest selling game in UK history. But Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick says it is important not to over-saturate …

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Miyamoto: Nintendo has ‘overcome the challenge’ of first party game shortages

Nintendo IS releasing enough first party games to propel its platforms forward. That’s the message from senior MD Shigeru Miyamoto, who when accused of releasing insufficient titles to support Wii U told investors: I interpret the question as asking whether we are making the same mistake every time we launch …

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Nintendo to prioritise digital for new IP

Nintendo says it will focus on digital releases for its new IP given the platform’s flexibility. The firm’s president Satoru Iwata suggested during Nintendo’s Q2 earnings Q&A that customers were hesitant to buy boxed releases of new IP. Instead, Nintendo will focus on digital launches and its wide flexibility in …

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Ubisoft promises increased focus on open-world gaming

Yves Guillemot has said that his company must increase its open-world gaming output as it looks to capitalise on the upcoming arrival of the next-generation. "We have put to the market nine open-world games over the last seven years, including two in 2013,” the CEO told investors, as reported by …

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EA pledges at least another 4 years of support for PS3 and Xbox 360

Publisher EA has reassured Xbox 360 and PS3 owners that it will continue to support the consoles. Speaking at the Stifel 2013 Technology Conference, EA CFO Blake Jorgensen said that it will continue to develop and release titles for both machines until at least 2017, according to GameSpot. Of course, …

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Koch plans 15 to 25 cinema releases every year

Forget games – Koch Media wants to make 30m a year from the cinema. The firm began distributing movies earlier this year, and has started well with Richard Gere flick Arbitrage generating 1.5m and Red Dawn returning 1m at the box office. But this is just the start, says Koch’s …

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Microsoft slow on digital game releases to appease retail

So why exactly are triple-A digital releases on Xbox 360 so much slower to appear than they are on either PS3 or PC? Because Microsoft doesn’t want to upset retail, according to Xbox Games on Demand senior business manager Erik Yeager. "We have a lot of strong partnerships with retailers," …

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