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Gree and LINE team up to launch a new LINE-only games company

Epic Voyage Inc. is a new company that will be staffed with Gree veterans and develop games specifically for the LINE social games platform, as LINE continues to dominate the Asian mobile game market. …


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Shinra Technologies Is A New Cloud Gaming Company (Not Final Fantasy VII HD)

This morning in Japan, Square Enix announced a new subsidiary specializing in cloud gaming. The business is named Shinra Technologies, after the antagonistic corporation from Final Fantasy VII, and will be headed by former Square Enix CEO Yoichi Wada.

Shinra is in conversations with developers to make use of its services, no specifics have yet been offered. It’s unclear so far what sets Shinra apart from other cloud gaming options like OnLive and PlayStation Now.

The service is scheduled to go into technical beta in early 2015 in Japan. North America will get its turn later in the year.

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Konami veteran Dave Cox leaves company after 17 years

Dave Cox, a Konami veteran of 17 years, has decided to leave the company to “explore new opportunities.” …


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When Company of Heroes vets build the next Age of Empires…

When Smoking Gun Interactive was offered the chance to pitch a mobile Age of Empires to Microsoft, the studio didn’t need to be asked twice. …


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Crytek CEO: company is ‘absolutely’ safe, bankruptcy ‘never the case’

If Crytek’s “transitional phase” remains sustainable, it will become a go-to example among industry insiders of how not to handle such a difficult time. Speaking with Eurogamer, Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli opens up about how the company has shifted its…
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Nintendo’s indie spokesman leaves company

Nintendo’s digital distribution business development manager Dan Adelman, who was the indie outreach specialist for the company, has left the company. Adelman was banned from Twitter by Nintendo last year for showing sympathy for gamers frustrated by…
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Report: Square Enix CTO leaves company

Yoshihisa Hashimoto has left Square Enix, citing personal reasons for the departure, according to a Game Watch report that was confirmed by Polygon. Hashimoto worked as the company’s Chief Technology Officer, most recently serving as technical…
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Square Enix CTO Yoshihisa Hashimoto leaves company

The company names senior tech staffer Remi Driancourt as leader of its Luminous Studio engine development project as it seeks a successor. …


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Blog: The quest for a legendary company structure

“I think the best way to describe it is, that we want people to feel like they are partners and entrepreneurs rather than employees.” …


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Report: Tech company files complaint to halt Wii, Wii U sales in US

Philips, the personal care, lighting and healthcare technology company, has filed a complaint for patent infringement against Nintendo, according to a document on Scribd. The complaint alleges Nintendo infringes on Philips’ patent ’379, “Virtual Body…
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