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Mobile game usage growth slowed in 2014 – report

Time spent gaming on smartphones and tablets continued its upward trend last year, but at a significantly slower rate compared to 2013. Research from mobile analytics firm Flurry claims 2014 mobile game usage grew 30 per cent from 2013’s total. Not bad in a vacuum, but relatively weak when stacked …

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Kickstarter reveals 2014 totals, nearly 2,000 games funded

Kickstarter has released its annual report for 2014, showing that nearly 2,000 games were successfully funded during the period. According to the report, 2014 Kickstarter projects raised a total of $529m – beating out the $480m pledged in 2013 by considerable length. Music – Kickstarter’s most successfully funded category – …

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Company-wide layoffs imminent at Warner Bros – report

A company-wide wave of layoffs at Warner Bros is scheduled to take place later this week, according to multiple reports. Game Informer points to a staff memo written by CEO Kevin Tsujihara, which mentions imminent restructuring. Variety further reports that as many as 1,000 jobs could be cut globally. These …

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Formal reveal of Microsoft’s Mojang acquisition set for Monday – report

Microsoft’s rumoured impending deal to acquire Minecraft developer Mojang could be announced as early as Monday, according to a new report. Reuters cites a source briefed on the matter” that claims the acquisition’s formal unveiling is set for when the upcoming work week kicks off, adding that the total purchase …

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Microsoft in discussions to acquire Minecraft studio Mojang – report

Microsoft is reportedly in serious discussions to purchase Mojang, makers of indie game-turned-phenomenon Minecraft. The Wall Street Journal cites a source with knowledge on the matter, claiming that if completed the acquisition would be valued at more than $2bn – approximately the same amount Facebook dropped to buy Oculus earlier …

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Google commits to $1bn purchase of Twitch – report

Google is finalizing a $1bn deal to acquire streaming video network Twitch, a new report claims. Games Beat cites sources familiar with the matter,” who state that the purchase is official. Reports from earlier this year also claimed the deal was in the works, but still at an early stage.” …

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Game of War dev Machine Zone worth $3bn – report

US mobile studio Machine Zone is currently wrapping up a new round of fundraising that will value the developer at more than $3bn, a new report claims. Sources with knowledge of the business told The Wall Street Journallast week that the company is projecting $600m in revenue this year alone. …

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Vivendi execs mulled firing Kotick during Activision buyout – report

Vivendi executives considered firing Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick during last year’s buyout deal, according to a new report. An exclusive on Bloomberg claims to have obtained multiple emails in which Vivendi’s board discussed the move to dismiss Kotick. The emails are part of a court filing from last month …

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Four out of five App Store apps aren’t visible – report

Apps that have no visibility at all – or zombie apps” – make up 80 per cent of Apple’s App Store library, new research from Adjust shows. Joystiq reports on the mobile analytics firm’s findings, which defines app visibility as ranking on any of the 39,171 App Store top lists …

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