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Old 01-24-2018, 12:37 AM   #26
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Also Atari is up to another scam with a remake of Rollercoaster Tycoon for the Nintendo Switch.

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Old 01-29-2018, 12:17 PM   #27
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Google Hires Phil Harrison Former Xbox and PlayStation Exec


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Phil Harrison followed up almost two decades as an executive for both Sony and Microsoft as an investor in computer and video game companies. But he's moving back to the tech world with a new role as Vice President and GM of Google, Harrison announced on Twitter.

Most of his career has been involved with production or oversight of gaming platforms. Starting in 1992, Harrison spent 15 years working for Sony, some of it heavily involved with the PlayStation family in regional and global executive positions. His assurance that the PS3's holistic platform would make the PC obsolete didn't pan out, but he stayed in gaming after leaving Sony, heading Atari for a year before stepping down and joining Microsoft in 2012 to become lead for Xbox in Europe. It's unclear what area Harrison will oversee at Google, but given his investments in VR and AR companies, it's possible he will be involved with projects in those or other gaming fields at the tech giant (we've reached out for comment).
And we have people speculating on Google entering the Gaming Industry now.

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Old 01-30-2018, 03:35 AM   #28
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Three articles two from the same place



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Sega Europe to publish narrative-driven IP from former Quantic Dream lead’s studio Interior Night
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Sega Europe has signed an agreement with Interior Night, a studio founded by former Quantic Dream lead Caroline Marchal in October 2017, to publish the studio’s first game—a new narrative-driven IP, the company announced.


Interior Night, which was formed with the goal of developing narrative games aimed at a mature TV audience, has been recruiting and currently employs staff whose credits include Heavy Rain, Wonderbook: Book of Spells, and Beyond: Two Souls.


The company is not saying anything more about the project at this time, but noted that it is the third publishing partnership Sega Europe has signed in recent years alongside Playsport Games (Motorsport Manager) and Two Point Studios (Two Point Hospital). It also noted that it has not acquired Interior Night.


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John Clark, Executive Vice President of Publishing at Sega Europe
“Signing this deal with Interior Night is another great step for Sega in terms of working with talented studios whether they’re established or embarking on a new journey whilst exploring our desire to launch new franchises and experiences. We’re really looking forward to working with Interior Night as their combined talents and imaginations evolve into a really strong narrative driven gaming experience.”
Caroline Machal, CEO at Interior Night
“We are very excited to work with Sega on our first narrative game. Sega have demonstrated a strong desire to take risks, innovate and work collaboratively with studios. With their help and support, we’re confident Interior Night can deliver a great narrative experience to existing gamers and to a broader audience.”


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Microsoft acquires live games platform provider PlayFab
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PlayFab platform to bolster Microsoft Azure platform

Microsoft has acquired PlayFab, a backend platform provider of services to build, launch, and grow cloud-connected games.




The acquisition of PlayFab will complement Microsoft’s own cloud platform, Microsoft Azure. PlayFab’s backend services are said to reduce the barriers to launch for game developers, offering both large and small studios cost-effective development solutions that scale with their games and help them engage, retain, and monetize players. It is said to enable use of the cloud to build and operate games, analyze gaming data, and improve overall gaming experiences.


PlayFab currently powers more than 1,200 games with companies like Disney, Rovio, and Atari, including Idle Miner Tycoon, Angry Birds: Seasons, and Roller Coaster Tycoon Touch, and is being treated as an important step forward for video games at Microsoft.




Read more about PlayFab here.


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Rumor: Microsoft considering acquiring EA
- January 29, 2018

According to a source close to Microsoft and Polygon, Microsoft is considering acquiring Electronic Arts. In addition to EA, a few other names have...
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Old 01-30-2018, 06:05 AM   #29
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Will be very interesting to see who they end up buying with that cash pile.

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Old 01-31-2018, 04:28 AM   #30
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Two video articles






Microsoft Devours EA and Valve? - The Rundown - Electric Playground

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In the latest LIVE edition of The Rundown, Victor Lucas talks about the crazy rumours that Microsoft wants to buy EA, Valve, and Battlegrounds! We also have the first details on a
new live-action Superman TV series, give you our thoughts on the first trailer for Ant-Man and The Wasp, and finally, take a look at the final expansion for Battlefield 1.

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Nintendo Labo Discussion with Steve Tilley - Electric Playground Live

203 views6 hours ago Published on 01/31/2018

In this conversation from EP Live, Victor Lucas chats with his pal Steve Tilley about Nintendo Labo, as well as the rumours that Microsoft might want to buy EA, Valve, and
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Old 02-05-2018, 05:15 AM   #31
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Are Microsoft buying Valve? Gabe Newell says 'Not that I'm aware of'




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Update, February 4:It appears Gabe Newell isn't entertaining offers at this time.
Some concerned players have emailed Valve owner Gabe Newell to...Read more



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Old 02-08-2018, 03:47 AM   #32
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Alpha and Beta Feedback Integral to Shaping the Future of Dauntless








Posted Feb 07, 2018| News | 10 Comments




The Dauntless site has been updated with a post to provide players with insight into where the game is headed in 2018. With community feedback from both alpha and beta testing, the team is ready to work to prepare the game for open beta testing sometime this year. That work will take place in any one of seven specific areas identified by the developers. Read more











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Old 02-08-2018, 05:35 AM   #33
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Google are reportedly developing a subscription-based game streaming service


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A new report suggests that Google are getting into the game business with a new streaming service. According to business mag The Information, the...Read more



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David Gaider, former Dragon Age lead writer, leaves Beamdog




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Almost exactly two years ago, David Gaider - best known as the lead writer of Dragon Age - left BioWare to join the team at Beamdog as creative...Read more



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Activision made more than half its money in 2017 off microtransactions February 9, 2018


The publisher behind Overwatch and Destiny 2 made a record amount of cash from in-game purchases last year.Read more














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THQ Nordic acquires Deep Silver parent Koch Media
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THQ Nordic has acquired Koch Media, owner of Metro and Saints Row publisher Deep Silver, for €121 million, the company announced.
Here is an overview of Koch Media as a company, via the press release:
Koch Media is a leading, independent producer and marketer of digital entertainment products in Europe and North America with studios in Germany, the UK, and the US, and offices in several Central and Northern European cities. Koch Media’s business consists of three business areas; 1) Games, which are mainly published under the Deep Silver label with several AAA-intellectual property rights such as Saints Row, Dead Island and Metro; 2) Partner Publishing, which is the leading company in this business area in Europe and 3) Film, which is a business within movies for primarily the German and Italian speaking territories. Koch Media generated net sales of approximately SEK 2,548 million and Adjusted EBIT of approximately SEK 296 million for the period April – December 2017.
“Koch Media has a long history of profitability despite losses incurred from some less successful game releases,” THQ Nordic CEO Lars Wingefors said in the press release. “THQ Nordic is convinced that the development studios of Deep Silver as part of THQ Nordic will successfully deliver at least four ongoing AAA game projects including Metro Exodus as well as the next Volition Studio AAA release and the next Dambuster Studio AAA release, together with a number of other game development and publishing titles.”




Koch Media CEO Dr. Klemens Kundratitz added, “I strongly believe that THQ Nordic is a great strategic fit with Koch Media. In addition to having long experience within games development and publishing, THQ Nordic has the skills, willingness and capital to deliver growth in the future.”




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Atari Invest in Cryptocurrency?




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Legendary video game company Atari, best known for games such as Pong and Pac-Man, is investing in cryptocurrency, Bloomberg Technology reports. And it's working well for the game company.
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According to Bloomberg, Atari's stock jumped more than 60-percent after the company announced its crypto initiatives on February 8th. The company has plans to produce its own cryptocurrency called "Atari Coins," though it's unclear as of right now how they'll be used. To make this happen, Atari is taking stake an unnamed company "building a blockchain-based digital entertainment platform."
"Blockchain technology is poised to take a very important place in our environment and to transform, if not revolutionize, the current economic ecosystem, especially in the areas of the video game industry and online transactions,” Atari chairman and CEO Frederic Chesnais said. “Our aim is to take strategic positions with a limited cash risk, in order to best create value with the assets and the Atari brand.”
As Bloomberg points out, Atari isn't the only company benefiting from the crypto boom. Two days after announcing it would partner with a blockchain company, Eastman Kodak Co.'s stock jumped 245-percent.

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