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Square Enix beats expectations as focus is shifted to Western development

The success of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn has seen Square Enix easily beat its financial expectations for the six months ending September. The publisher had forecast an operating loss of 2bn (12.6m) but actually reported a (12.6m) but actually reported a 4.7bn (29.6m) profit. The publisher has also, …

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MICROSOFT: Respawn’s Titanfall exclusive to Xbox One

Respawn Entertainment has jumped into bed with Microsoft for its first title, Titanfall. The studio showed off its new sci-fi FPS during Microsoft’s E3 press conference. it will launch exclusively for Xbox One in spring 2014. As rumoured last week, Titanfall pits players again both human soldiers and giant robots …

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Report: Activision payout to CoD devs may be worth tens of millions

Ex-Infinty Ward employees Jason West and Vince Zampella may have received a settlement payment from Activision worth ‘tens of millions.’ The settlement came suddenly back in June, following a long run of bitter exchanges and reveals between the two parties that seemed to have them destined for a brawl in …

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Phantasy Star Online 2 seems Westward bound

Sega will today announce a European and North American release for multiplayer RPG Phantasy Star Online, a report claims. PSOWorld claims to have obtained a copy of Sega’s press release announcing the title for a 2013 release, which carries a publication date of today (July 9th). Phantasy Star Online was …

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Activision and West/Zampella could be settled out of court

The court case between Activision and former Infinity Ward owners Jason West and Vince Zampella has been delayed amidst rumours of an out-of-court settlement. LA Times reports that, as on Tuesday, the commencement of legal proceedings were delayed yesterday as both parties spent most of the morning talking behind closed …

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Kerri West joins Namco

Former EA and PlayStation product manager Kerri West has joined Namco Bandai. West joins as senior product manager following a two year stint at SCEE. Prior to this, she worked at EA for over three years on The Sims. Namco Bandai marketing and PR director Lee Kirton said: Kerri brings …

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Sega delays "finished" Anarchy Reigns in the West

Developer Platinum Games has said that publisher Sega has delayed Anarchy Reigns in Europe and North America – despite the fact that the game is finished. The date for the game has been changed to TBC even though, in Platinum’s words our work on the game is finished, localized, and …

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Modern Warfare 2 was nearly handed to Treyarch

Development duties on worldwide hit Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 were nearly taken from Infinity Ward and handed to Treyarch. That’s due to the extent of the tension between Activision and then Infinity Ward bosses Jason West and Vince Zampella, more details of which have been revealed by fresh …

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REPORT: Acti considered "fake fire drill" to hack Infinity Ward PCs

Bobby Kotick, the CEO of Activision, personally ordered the hacking of computers belonging to former Infinity Ward bosses Jason West and Jason Zampella, court documents allege. The operation was referred to internally as ‘Project Icebreaker’ and was designed to uncover any potential dirt that could be used as grounds to …

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Activision pays $42m to Infinity Ward devs

Publishing giant Activision has paid a portion of its employees $42 million in long-delayed royalty payments for Modern Warfare 2, as part of a wider lawsuit between the company and development staff. The lost bonuses were initially due after the release of Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2, which broke …

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