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The Witcher 3 dev: The market is afraid of badly-polished games

When CD Projekt RED delayed The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt to May 19, 2015 earlier this week, the developer said it saw “many details that need to be corrected” in the game before it was ready to launch. The group’s President and Joint CEO Adam Kicinski ad…
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China’s mobile game market: What you need to know, from the inside

“I spoke with three Chinese mobile game publishing companies to get the latest perspective on the Chinese mobile game market and the opportunity for Western developers to publish in China.” …


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6 tips for success in the Chinese mobile game market

A quick guide to what it takes to make it in the Chinese mobile market — from partnerships to localization tips and an explanation of what kinds of games Chinese users most enjoy. …


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Xbox One Celebrates One Year On The Market With Free Downloads And Giveaways

One year ago today saw the launch of the Xbox One. In celebreation, Microsoft is offering some freebies to early-adopters, and sharing some statistics.

Over the last 365 days, players have earned over 11 billion Gamerscore from Achievements, and spent more than 2 billion communal hours playing the console. Forza Motorsport 5’s Welcome to Forza Motorsport Achievement, Titanfall’s Build Yourself Achievement, Destiny’s Ship Rite Achievement, and Call of Duty: Ghosts’ Spatial Awareness Achievement. Players should also be receiving a personalized e-mail detailing their own gaming statistics, if they opted in to that short of thing.

Freebies include a Year One Gamer Picture, new Xbox One backgrounds, a free rental of Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn, a free rental of Dragon Ball Z: Battle of the Gods, and a sampler pack of Dragon Ball Z TV episodes. There's also the chance to win free games and premium content, which you can find out more about on Major Nelson's blog.

[Source: Major Nelson]

 

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This is a pretty cool way to recognize an otherwise innocuous anniversary. I am especially excited about the chance to see
Dragon Ball Z: Battle of the Gods for free.

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GameStop down year-on-year, and the stock market doesn’t like it

Today, GameStop shared its quarterly results, and they show a year-on-year decline for the retailer, despite the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One coming into their second holiday. …


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Report: Sony Plans To Enter Chinese Market With PlayStation 4 This Year

A new report indicates that Sony is preparing to join Microsoft in the Chinese market. The company could ship up to 200,000 PlayStation 4 consoles into the China Pilot Free Trade Zone annually, beginning this December.

Bloomberg reports on a filing, since confirmed to that publication by Sony. Though according to the Sony spokesperson as reported by Bloomberg, the 200,000 unit number is not fixed and could vary.

Microsoft launched the Xbox One in China on September 29, reportedly reaching 100,000 units sold in the first day. Microsoft and its local partner, BesTV, are said to be targeting 1 million units sold in the first twelve months.

We’ve reached out to Sony for more specifics on its plans to enter the Chinese market. We’ll update should we receive a response.

[Source: Bloomberg]

 

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Now that the console ban has been lifted in China, this is the right move for Sony. The company is suffering financially, with gaming as one of the few bright spots. There have been over 10 million PlayStation 4 consoles sold worldwide, and breaching the most populated country in the world opens up an even larger, untapped audience.

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How the top iOS games market on the App Store: A breakdown

“I took roughly 300 screenshots of the screenshots from 150 games (about half from top grossing, half from top paid in the US App Store) and then analyzed them all.” …


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Titanfall adds ‘Black Market’ and in-game currency system

Respawn Entertainment added a new in-game market to Titanfall known as the “Black Market,” which allows players to redeem credits in the game for burn card packs and insignias. For instance, the game’s standard burn card pack costs 5,000 credits and…
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How Kingdom Under Fire 2 survived a shifting game market for 7 years

Kingdom Under Fire 2 is a survivor. Many games die on the vine as production passes the three-year mark, but Blue Side’s MMO sequel to the oddball action-strategy hybrid is now well into its seventh year of development. Enduring false starts, major…
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Nexon continues to chase the mobile market with Studiospiel deal

Free-to-play game company Nexon announced a partnership with Austrian studio Socialspiel today, signaling the company’s intent to continue bolstering its portfolio of Western games. …


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