Game Industry News

Microsoft's RoomAlive Transforms Rooms Into an Immersive Gaming Experience (October 6, 2014): Microsoft's new RoomAlive technology can transform any room into an immersive gaming experience.

Angry Birds Developer Rovio Cuts Jobs (October 4, 2014): Rovio, the developer of the popular Angry Birds mobile game, has cut up to 130 jobs.

Microsoft Buys Minecraft for $2.5 Billion (September 15, 2014): Microsoft has purchased Mojang, the company behind Minecraft, for $2.5 billion.

Upcoming Book About Battle Between Sega and Nintendo Optioned for Movie (February 26, 2014): An upcoming book about the console wars has been optioned for a movie by Sony Pictures.

This Year's Most Anticipated Game Titles (April 20, 2012): Nielsen has shared the results of a study on the games gamers are anticipated most later this year.

British Academy Video Games Award Winners Announced (March 16, 2012): Portal 2 won Best Game at the 8th annual British Academy Video Game Awards.

PBS Arts Explores World of Video Games (October 28, 2011): PBS Arts Off Book web series looks at the world of video games.

Video Game Sales Plunged 26% in July (September 5, 2011): Video game sales plunged in July.

Smithsonian Announces Games to be Featured in The Art of Video Games Exhibition (May 7, 2011): Pac-Man, Super Mario Brothers, The Secret of Monkey Island, Myst, and World of Warcraft are give games that will be included in the Smithsonian's The Art of Video Games exhibit.

MTV Networks Entertainment Group Launches 345 Games Unit (April 12, 2011): MTV Networks Entertainment Group has announced the launch of 345 Games, a new video gaming arm of Comedy Central and Spike TV.

Game Sales Plunged 37% in April (May 18, 2010): Marketwatch reports that data from the NPD Group indicates that April was another bad month for video game sales.

Best Buy to Launch Gaming Magazine (May 13, 2010): The Game Beat first reported on May 11 that Best Buy plans to launch a gaming magazine called @Gamer.

Batman: Arkham Asylum Wins Best Game at BAFTAs (May 1, 2010): Batman: Arkham Asylum from Rocksteady Studios won Best Game at this year's BAFTA Video Game Awards.

Video Games Sales Drop Continues. Even Madden Sales Fall (September 20, 2009): The WSJ reports that data from the NPD Group shows video game sales plunged again in August for the sixth straight month.

Bruckheimer to Develop Video Games in MTV Deal (December 20, 2007): The New York Times reports that blockbuster Hollywood producer Jerry Bruckheimer is going to try his hand at developing video games.

Activision Blizzard Formed (December 7, 2007): Guitar Hero was united with World of Warcraft this week as Activision and Blizzard joined forces to become Activision Blizzard - a company that is part of Vivendi's empire.

Wii Close to Xbox 360 in Console Marketshare (November 24, 2007): The Wii has truly been an amazing success story for Nintendo.

Study Finds Some Kids Spending More Time Gaming (October 16, 2007): GameSpot reports that a new study from the NPD Group found that 1/3 of kids are spending more time playing games than they did a year ago.

Why So Many Lame Game Endings? (June 20, 2007): A post on Destructoid discusses why it is so difficult to create an entertaining game ending.

Moral Kombat: A Documentary on Video Game Violence (February 11, 2007): The Mercury News reports that a trailer is out for Moral Kombat, a new documentary by Spencer Halpin that takes an in-depth look at the often discussed issue of video game violence.





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