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PlayStation 4 sales hit 7M

Sony announced a new milestone for the PlayStation 4 today, as the company has sold through more than 7 million consoles globally as of April 6. On March 4, Sony noted that it passed 6 million consoles sold worldwide. The company, which launched the PS4 on Nov. 15, also announced today that more than 20.5 million copies of… Read More

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RealNetworks hires industry vet Atul Bali to lead video game division

RealNetworks today announced that Atul Bali, a 20-year gaming industry vet, will head up the company’s video game division beginning later this month. Bali was previously the CEO of Aristocrat Technologies, a company that supports land-based and online gaming solutions. He’ll be in charge of RealNetworks’ game portfolio, which includes the GameHouse — formerly RealGames — and… Read More

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Microsoft enables YouTube uploads for Xbox One clips, debuts GoPro app for Xbox 360

Microsoft already let Xbox One owners upload their favorite in-game highlights, but only to Microsoft’s OneDrive cloud service or Twitch. Starting Tuesday, though, the Redmond software giant will allow gamers to upload video clips straight to YouTube thanks to an update coming for the Xbox One YouTube app. Gamers will still use the Game DVR function to… Read More

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Sev Zero: Hands-on with Amazon’s Halo knock-off

GeekWire’s Amazon Fire TV arrived on Thursday, and we’ve been doing some in-depth product testing at the GeekWire Labs.  After checking out the solid ESPN and Bloomberg TV apps, we dove into “Sev Zero,” the first-person shooter created by Amazon Game Studios, which normally sells for $7 but comes for free with the Fire TV’s… Read More

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The rise of eSports: More people watch video game competitions than major sporting events

The popularity of electronic sports — or, eSports for short — is somewhat astounding, and new data from SuperData Research proves it. SuperData, a digital games market intelligence company, conducted a study of the eSports industry and found that more than 71 million people watch competitive gaming worldwide — an eight-fold increase from four years… Read More

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Oculus poaches another Valve employee, hires Michael Abrash as chief scientist

Oculus VR, the virtual reality headset technology company that was just acquired by Facebook for $2 billion, has hired another Valve employee — this time, it’s developer Michael Abrash. Less than a month after recruiting former Valve engineer Atman Binstock, Oculus announced today that it is bringing on Abrash as its new chief scientist. Abrash previously… Read More

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If new consoles from Microsoft and Sony didn’t save GameStop, then what can?

GameStop’s stock traded lower today after it reported weaker-than-expected results in the fourth quarter despite strong console launches from both Sony and Microsoft. Analysts said the disappointing results were largely driven by a switch in consumer behavior from buying games at retail to purchasing them digitally for the new consoles, as well as, playing games… Read More

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Candy Crash? King Digital slips 10% in IPO debut

King Digital Entertainment, the maker of the hit Candy Crush Saga game, is trading at nearly 10 percent below its opening share price of $22.50 in its high-profile debut this morning on the New York Stock Exchange. Shares of the Dublin-based company are currently trading around $20.23. The drop underscores investor concerns that the company… Read More

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Interview: PopCap’s John Vechey says mistakes were made, but selling to EA wasn’t one

Since PopCap was acquired by Electronic Arts nearly three years ago, the Seattle-based game maker has had its fair share of troubles: Layoffs, game cancellations, studio closures and executive departures. But PopCap’s co-founder John Vechey, who was named as the executive in charge of PopCap in January, said he can’t blame the problems on Electronic… Read More

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New job postings show Amazon developing titles for ‘avid video game players’

A few new job postings indicate the direction that Amazon is heading, at least initially, with its new gaming arm. Amazon Game Studios is now seeking a Senior Software Engineer and the job description notes how the company is “passionate about building highly creative, exciting, and innovative entertainment for avid video game players.” “Combining a startup atmosphere… Read More

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Xbox film crew’s excavation of Atari ‘ET’ graveyard gets tangled in red tape

A plan to excavate a suspected mass burial of Atari ET video-game cartridges for a Microsoft Xbox documentary has been blocked, at least temporarily, by environmental concerns at the site in Alamogordo, N.M. The Alamagordo Daily News reported this week that the New Mexico Environment Department has so far declined to give the waste excavation approval required… Read More