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Steve Ballmer is retiring
Friday, August 23rd, 2013 by

Steve Ballmer is retiring

Steve Ballmer, Microsoft’s long running CEO and successor to Bill Gates, has announced that he’s retiring at some point within the next 12 months. Until then, he will continue his duties and help search for a successor. This news might […]

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Sega and Gearbox hit by class action lawsuit
Wednesday, May 1st, 2013 by

Sega and Gearbox hit by class action lawsuit

Sega and Gearbox, the publisher and developer behind the recently released Aliens: Colonial Marines title, have been targeted by a class action lawsuit, after gamers felt that they misrepresented the game in the trailer by showing unfinished demo footage. “Each […]

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Death Inc. developer is going bust
Monday, April 29th, 2013 by

Death Inc. developer is going bust

Despite a Kickstarter campaign (that didn’t reach its target) and a push afterwards for a pre-order alpha system similar to Minecraft’s model, the developer of Death Inc, Ambient Studios, is having to shut its doors, having simply run out of […]

. . . Gaming . Industry

Always on Xbox ranter doesn’t work at Microsoft anymore
Thursday, April 11th, 2013 by

Always on Xbox ranter doesn’t work at Microsoft anymore

Adam Orth, the man behind the tweets that incensed a lot of gamers last week, now looks to have been left Microsoft, though it is thought that he resigned and wasn’t fired by the higher ups. Orth drew ire from […]

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Microsoft says sorry for Orth twitter rant
Monday, April 8th, 2013 by

Microsoft says sorry for Orth twitter rant

Microsoft creative director, Adam Orth, took it upon himself last week to lash out at those complaining about always on systems and those suggesting they wouldn’t buy a next-gen Xbox if it came with such a clause. Microsoft has now […]

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GAME is going to start selling tablets
Thursday, April 4th, 2013 by

GAME is going to start selling tablets

GAME, that high-street game retailer that struggled through 2012 and is just about limping along today, is set to go down the hardware route, selling tablets from various manufacturers. The game seller has of course done this sort of thing […]

. . . . . Hardware . Industry

Blockbuster sold to Gordon Brothers
Monday, March 25th, 2013 by

Blockbuster sold to Gordon Brothers

While I must admit, I was hoping the creators of South Park would buy it, just for the laugh, Blockbuster, the video rental chain that has been left behind in the wake of DVD rentals by post, and eventually streaming […]

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EA Games’ CEO prompted to resign by board
Tuesday, March 19th, 2013 by

EA Games’ CEO prompted to resign by board

Now ex-head at EA Games, John Riccitiello, has had to hand in his letter of resignation after pressuring from the board of directors. His self admittance was that a poor financial showing for the last year was down to his […]

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Nintendo Wii U sales not as high as expected
Wednesday, January 30th, 2013 by

Nintendo Wii U sales not as high as expected

Nintendo has been forced to cut back its sales predictions for the newly released Wii U console from 5.5 million to 4 million by the end of the year. It also initially said that it would manage to push 24 […]

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THQ’s On The Out CEO’s Letter To Employees
Thursday, January 24th, 2013 by

THQ’s On The Out CEO’s Letter To Employees

Yesterday THQ was officially sold off to creditors and other buyers, with its individual properties and developers bought up. This will mean that new publishers will be managing over upcoming projects like South Park: Stick of Truth, the Warhammer 40,000 […]

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